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|Whine about cockroach barrier spray
The girl's got crabs!
I just need to complain.
My house was crawling with roaches. It happens a lot. Every year we put barrier spray around the doors and windows in early spring and that stops them coming in the house. They still swarm around the backyard, but that is ok.
This year, wanna know what I did?
I left my syphons hanging right near the back door. All of my various diameters and lengths are now useless. I can't even easily replace them because Bunnings now only sells by the roll, not the metre *sulk*
Add to this I cannot carry buckets. I can barely carry a teacup. I've gone and damaged my neck/shoulder to the point that one is visibly lower than the other, and everyone is pointing at my habit of carrying 20L buckets and suggesting perhaps I shouldn't be doing that so much. At all. Ever again.
I'm currently draining my tanks using the garden hose with a short length of non-comtaminated hose attached to the end. The hose is covered in cockroach spray, the endy bit isn't. I'm 99% sure it'll be fine, but you never know with insecticide.
I'm not quite there yet, but I am starting to see the appeal of the Python.
|Posted 24-Oct-2009 12:33
*Ultimate Fish Guru*
They are possibly breeding in the house any way. The barrier is only stopping new ones coming into the house.
To completely remove them it might have to be a complete house fumigation.
20lt water containers I stopped carrying them years ago 15lt is a perfect size (Ex Bunnings)
I never lift a bucket for a top refill either I bought a plastic watering also Bunnings
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|Posted 25-Oct-2009 00:30
Show me the Shishies!
Have you tried Clark Rubber for the tubing?
Insects are a pain arent they? I had an ant infestation last year and ended up having to get someone in to fumigate. It drove them into the house even more for a while but they eventually left/died. Rotten things!
Before you criticize someone walk a mile in their shoes. That way you're a mile away and you have their shoes.
|Posted 25-Oct-2009 00:38
Small Fry with Ketchup
Would you be allowed to use a bucket on wheels, or are there steps involved from your back door (I cant remember)
We use a powerhead connected to hose and a really big empty trash bin (unused obviously). I'm also thinking of my parents shop vac, that had the bucket part on wheels (r2d2's body). Fill that from the tank, roll out to the back door, plug in powerhead pump water out where needed?
Course this all depends on you finding hose
|Posted 25-Oct-2009 01:17
Surely there are other hardware stores around?
|Posted 25-Oct-2009 21:43
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|Posted 26-Oct-2009 02:42
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