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    Blasted Weeds Tude's Avatar
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    Freaking @#%^@#$#$@%1 MAD!

    A certain high up person in my office is playing office politics here and finally got her way, more or less, after a few years of BS (hey! don't we work for the same team?). And so my and my boss's office are moving downstairs - which at first thought - will be nice - suite of offices (we're adding a third person) - our own conference room and a DOOR that shuts out the clamor of the other offices.

    Nice ... until the person who presently occupies the area said it is has roaches. And not JUST roaches - the big CITY ROACHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    OK, my boss and I freak out - and then breathe and relax and think of what needs to be done cause we have move in and so tell them it needs to be sprayed by a professional, etc. (and then I remind my boss that it will need spraying on a regular basis, etc). OK, so I was informed when I left last Friday that - yes indeed - it's being sprayed as I speak - said the person playing office politics with us.

    Not. My boss left a message on my machine that I swear she was hyperventilating by the time she was done.

    A. No one sprayed.
    B. She was informed it was "against the law".
    C. They will put down "humane traps" aka glue traps used for mice.
    D. Since they are sewer roaches, they are taking it up with the building management to clean the sewers.

    This is so much a bunch of BS!!! Helped run an apartment complex for 3 yrs - 52 apartments and it was terrible when we moved in (husband was out of a job) and the owners wouldn't spring for anything - then 6 months later - new owners and we had a service come in and spray everything - I witnessed one of the worst apartments (it was NOT a good building btw - used to be a fancy place years ago and then city blight took over) that was next to the elevator shaft - and oh lord - the whole thing was full of crawlies. And there was a monthly service where they came in to manage them too. These were for the little ones (German) roaches and the sewer roaches (American).

    BS on being against the law.

    I'M FUMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Here, have a cookie.



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    Tude, that sucks! keep us posted.

    ... any way you could sneak in a few of your own INhumane traps?

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    Nuking them from space is the only real answer.

    In the interim, buy some pointy toe Cowboy boots, (in Texas we call this style "roach killers" as they allow you to get the ones in the corner), and a Bic lighter and a case of some sort of cheap aersol spray cans. Torching them with a Lysol powered flame thrower is good clean fun.
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    Why is it illegal? Buy a bunch of roach bombs and spray the goddamn place!!! Then set up roach hotels and put roach poison in the corners.
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    You need to call Dale Gribble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Torching them with a Lysol powered flame thrower is good clean fun.
    WD-40. Nothing works better. Just be careful you don't burn the place down.
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    WD-40 is exspensive these days.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Illegal to spray for roaches? Not bloody likely! Give her this image!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    WD-40 is exspensive these days.
    Pfft! Can you put a pricetag on a really good roach bonfire? Spring for the damn WD-40, you cheapskate!
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    There has to be at least a couple of pages of exterminators listed in the yellow pages that would have an arsenal of chemicals available to them that would be legal... I can't imagine a minicipality where it would be illegal to get rid of roaches.

    Well, I could imagine one. Do you live in Berkeley?
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    Borax the perimeter. Technically you're not "spraying"

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    Try Cedar Oil, not sure if it works on roaches, but maybe worth looking into.
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    napalm sticks to roaches
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    Quote Originally Posted by wyeast View Post
    Borax the perimeter. Technically you're not "spraying"
    Borax works, as does diatomaceous earth. The crystalline structure of the stuff gets into their joints and causes wounds, which in turn allow bodily fluids to leak out. This is not good for anything with an exoskeleton, as it allows the buggy to dry out and die.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluebottle1 View Post
    Pfft! Can you put a pricetag on a really good roach bonfire? Spring for the damn WD-40, you cheapskate!
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tude View Post
    I'M FUMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    As long as you're not fumigating. That would be grounds for dismissal, and probable jail time evidently.
    Has anyone else noticed that 47 is a magic number?

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    Flower City Pest Elimination.

    Do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wyeast View Post
    Borax the perimeter. Technically you're not "spraying"
    [NYCer checking in]

    Yup - Borax the hell out of your area. Every nook and cook.

    By the way - even the professional exterminators will use the kinds of gel you see in a supermarket. The trick is to not use a lot, under an inch in areas where they're likely to go. Cracks in walls, dark areas, etc...

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    Yup, do the Borax. When I was a kid, we once had problems with roaches in our house. Borax got rid of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Air View Post
    [NYCer checking in]

    Yup - Borax the hell out of your area. Every nook and cook.

    By the way - even the professional exterminators will use the kinds of gel you see in a supermarket. The trick is to not use a lot, under an inch in areas where they're likely to go. Cracks in walls, dark areas, etc...
    Even betta ---- the suite shares a common room with another attached suite. And that common room is TA DA!! A kitchenette. With a sink.

    I am soooo pleased. Boss keeps saying - well with the food cleaned up it will be OK.

    BZZZZZZZZZZT!!! Water. Ya gots water. Plus they eat anything.


    Waiting to see the Facility Manager and challenging them about the "unlawfullness".

    I know what it is - if they spray for one place then they'll have to do two floors.

    However, a nice challenge might make me feel better.

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    Great for getting out stains too, especially for vintage stuff.

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    Memo: to Tude

    Clean up your desk area, your bringing in roaches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hos13 View Post
    Memo: to Tude

    Clean up your desk area, your bringing in roaches.
    Should be ... taking home the roaches.

    The people who are currently occupying the suite we're taking over - and who informed us of what's going on in there are coming up to my area. And will be right across the hall from the person playing office politics.

    I sure hope they don't bring any friends with them <she says sarcastically>

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    maybe is your lunch
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