Monday, June 01, 2009

Water Bugs and Shads and how to control them.

The oriental roach goes by a couple of different aliases. The water bug, the shad, the black beetle to name a few. They can be scary to stumble upon, in the dark, scurrying around the floor. Some people experience them crawling up the walls of neighborhoods or along the pavements. No doubt they are creepy. So how do we get rid of them. IN the good old days, there was a great product called Baygon Bait, which recently was re-released under the same name. This was a granule bait that pest controllers would sprinkle under water heaters or corners of the basements, or in cracks and crevices of the outside areas they are being seen. The next day would be like a mass grave. Dead shads all over. The control is pretty much the same these days. The scatter baits seems to be the best to control these roaches, another bait is called niban bait. This too is a granule that works well. A good inside perimeter spray also will help control the roaches, since their tendencies seem to be to crawl along the floors, although they will cluster on walls and in between joists as well. Like all insect control you want to be careful and safe and thorough. Good luck and happy hunting.

5 comments:

Louie said...
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Louie said...

I thought that water bug is the american Roach since we find them around water.

Anonymous said...

I'm having a major problem with these large roaches, aka water bugs! My landlord treated the crawl space and exterior of loft. How long will it take to see results, because I'm staring at a large one on my bedroom ceiling right now! Scared out my wits to kill them. Is there something I can do inside to keep them out? A friend of mine has those plug ins that create some type of noise or radiation that keeps them out. I need something because I'm losing it over here. Please help!

Anonymous said...

The electric devices are not proven, but using glue traps and having your place sprayed around the inside perimeter will help.
-Billy Mac_

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