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how to get rid of cockroaches or ants at home?
« on: July 17, 2016, 10:05:49 am »
argh. hate cockroaches!!
especially those that flies.
Trying not to resort to those spray insecticides, as they are quite bad for us, no?

Any suggestions?

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Re: how to get rid of cockroaches or ants at home?
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2016, 04:57:31 pm »
Older folks might suggest putting pandan leaves to ward off roaches but I find it quite useless.  I've also noticed that during certain months when it's very hot, there seems to be a lot of ants.

Keeping the house super clean is the best way to keep those roaches away.  I have seen a cockroach dining on grease stains in the kitchen, so they literally can eat anything!

Alternatively, you can keep a young active cat.  It will play-kill anything that moves at night.
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Re: how to get rid of cockroaches or ants at home?
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2016, 09:23:19 pm »
I don't see roaches at home but alot lizards... do u live on the first or second storey?

I think most impt is proper disposal of food waste daily plus hygiene ba. prevention better than cure.
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Re: how to get rid of cockroaches or ants at home?
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2016, 10:53:17 pm »
I don't see roaches at home but alot lizards... do u live on the first or second storey?

I think most impt is proper disposal of food waste daily plus hygiene ba. prevention better than cure.

i stay 7th floor and my kitchen was once infested! everynight we kill 1 or 2. think is the refuse chute not closed tight, so they crawl in.
previously at my old house we forgot the seal the refuse chute (with gaps) with duct tape when town council came to do fogging, my kitchen kena infestation also. 9th storey they can also crawl up, very powerful.


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Re: how to get rid of cockroaches or ants at home?
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2016, 11:09:26 pm »
I don't see roaches at home but alot lizards... do u live on the first or second storey?

I think most impt is proper disposal of food waste daily plus hygiene ba. prevention better than cure.
I live on 12th floor but also have roaches lah.. you are lucky in that all your adjacent neighbours maintain  a certain standard of hygiene.  If your neighbours bochup, you keep clean also not much use.  Some of them will still visit you once in a while, especially if they just kena sprayed insecticide by your neighbours.
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Re: how to get rid of cockroaches or ants at home?
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2016, 02:42:15 am »
i stay 7th floor and my kitchen was once infested! everynight we kill 1 or 2. think is the refuse chute not closed tight, so they crawl in.
previously at my old house we forgot the seal the refuse chute (with gaps) with duct tape when town council came to do fogging, my kitchen kena infestation also. 9th storey they can also crawl up, very powerful.

maybe they fly leh? gt check whether they hv wings haha. upper storeys many 小飞. lower storeys many 小爬.

the only kaka I'm scared of is lizard bcz when I'm young play block catching got one fly to my hand. I don't even know how it fly. so gross. 😭

I forgot to mention praying mantis too. no matter how many objects I throw over to shake it's position it stay on the spot. (it was right at my door and I cannot go out)
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Re: how to get rid of cockroaches or ants at home?
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2016, 10:59:21 am »
the only kaka I'm scared of is lizard bcz when I'm young play block catching got one fly to my hand. I don't even know how it fly. so gross. 😭
The lizard probably jumped from somewhere lor.. just yesterday I saw a huge lizard jumped from my dining table to the wall.  I wonder what it was eating on the table..  I think these house lizards do eat fish/prawn.

I forgot to mention praying mantis too. no matter how many objects I throw over to shake it's position it stay on the spot. (it was right at my door and I cannot go out)
Gotta love those flying praying mantises. :P
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Re: how to get rid of cockroaches or ants at home?
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2016, 01:18:59 pm »
haih.. how to get rid of rats at warehouse ah?
my warehouse is surrounded by a hill and natural area, where the rats are coming.
the building management has called pest busters in the past.... but eventually they will be back.

any traps / glue that is good for even the super large rat?
i gave up on the normal glue traps coz its too small for a large rat

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Re: how to get rid of cockroaches or ants at home?
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2016, 01:46:54 pm »
haih.. how to get rid of rats at warehouse ah?
my warehouse is surrounded by a hill and natural area, where the rats are coming.
the building management has called pest busters in the past.... but eventually they will be back.

any traps / glue that is good for even the super large rat?
i gave up on the normal glue traps coz its too small for a large rat
If pest busters can't do the job, better look for another place when the lease is up.  I think rats shouldn't be your primary concern, you should be wary and keep a look out for pythons.
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Re: how to get rid of cockroaches or ants at home?
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2016, 08:14:29 pm »
If pest busters can't do the job, better look for another place when the lease is up.  I think rats shouldn't be your primary concern, you should be wary and keep a look out for pythons.

HAHHAHA
actually rats are quite common in most industrial park where i visit for work

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Re: how to get rid of cockroaches or ants at home?
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2016, 02:00:31 pm »
maybe they fly leh? gt check whether they hv wings haha. upper storeys many 小飞. lower storeys many 小爬.

the only kaka I'm scared of is lizard bcz when I'm young play block catching got one fly to my hand. I don't even know how it fly. so gross. 😭

I forgot to mention praying mantis too. no matter how many objects I throw over to shake it's position it stay on the spot. (it was right at my door and I cannot go out)

the lizard leaped or dropped to your hand bah? i've seen a lizard leaping from walls before. really scary. really look like they can fly.

the cockroaches that infested my kitchen mostly is crawling ones. if all flying i think i would have moved out liao.

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Re: how to get rid of cockroaches or ants at home?
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2016, 12:13:38 am »
the lizard leaped or dropped to your hand bah? i've seen a lizard leaping from walls before. really scary. really look like they can fly.

the cockroaches that infested my kitchen mostly is crawling ones. if all flying i think i would have moved out liao.

the Lizard went from the railing to my hand.
think shud be leap but that's really a distance 😞 ever since then I hv phobia of lizards.
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Re: how to get rid of cockroaches or ants at home?
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2016, 12:48:04 pm »
the Lizard went from the railing to my hand.
think shud be leap but that's really a distance 😞 ever since then I hv phobia of lizards.
How about monitor lizards?  I don't think they can jump or fly.
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Re: how to get rid of cockroaches or ants at home?
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2016, 04:42:00 pm »
just use rat trap. if catch the rat. take them far away fr ur office and release them.

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Re: how to get rid of cockroaches or ants at home?
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2016, 06:13:51 pm »
just use rat trap. if catch the rat. take them far away fr ur office and release them.
Amituofo.. release them near NEA headquarters.  :P
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