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Old 07-08-2019, 04:11 PM   #1
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cockroach bait and domino effect


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I'm suffering from a german cockroach infestation. I seem to be having success killing them with 1) raid baits 2) DIY baits with various combinations of sugar and flour (as the bait) and baking soda and boric acid (as the poison). There are corpses everywhere!

My question: do I leave all the corpses in the hopes that they poison the remaining cannibalistic cockroaches, or do I clean them up to avoid attracting more of them into my home?

Apologies if this has been asked elsewhere - I've been searching all day and can't find a definitive answer ANYWHERE.
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Old 07-08-2019, 04:42 PM   #2
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I know carpenter ants will collect their dead and i assume they re-purpose them. I would leave a few out to see if they disappear.

Also not sure if the concentration they would get would be fetal or not. Since your bait is working that may be the best place to focus your efforts.

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Since they can carry disease, I'd clean them up. Dead cockroaches break down & break apart into pieces & dust.
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The poison bates work via cannibalism, you may eliminate the infestation faster if you don't clean them up.
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I had a rental once that was infested. That boric acid was the bomb. I left the dead until I didn't see any more live ones then cleaned up and sprinkled a bit more clean boric acid. Job done.
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If I were living in the space, I would have to clean them up. For every one you see dead, there will be exponentially more unseen for the live critters to digest.
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Vacuum vacuum vacuum! If the bait is readily available they will eat that before they eat each other. Keep a fresh supply of different baits out.
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