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Pet-Safe Roach Killers?

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Today was the third time in two weeks I've seen a cockroach. I live in the basement of a two-story house and I think we're starting to have a bit of a problem with roaches. Naturally I want to get rid of them--without hurting any pets.

I don't have a cat (wish I did), but my roommates have dogs. I figured that anything cat-safe ought to be dog-safe, too; so if anyone here knows about a way to get rid of roaches that won't kill cats, that'd be great.

Don't have money to spare, so anything really expensive (like getting the house fumigated or something) is out of my reach.

Oh, and mods--if this doesn't belong here, move it to wherever it *does* belong?
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We had a HUGE problem with ants. We found "safer" brand bug killer. We got the ant killer, but they make cockraoch killer too. You can get it at pretty much any Ace hardware store. They use natural ingrediants, so it's safe for pets. We sprayed it all over inside the house, and the ants were gone in a few days.
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Originally Posted by Bijou's Mom View Post
We had a HUGE problem with ants. We found "safer" brand bug killer. We got the ant killer, but they make cockraoch killer too. You can get it at pretty much any Ace hardware store. They use natural ingrediants, so it's safe for pets. We sprayed it all over inside the house, and the ants were gone in a few days.
Do you know the name of the ant killer? And really works? Did you have to reapply?
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The brand is actually called safer. It comes in a bright yellow can- hang on I'll go look for it. OK, there is a website. It's www.victorpest.com. Go in and click on insect traps and more and it brings up the page. You should be able to get it at any Ace store though. We live in a small town and it was easy to find. We did have to reapply it a few times, but I think that was because we had a nest under the house. The ant one is just pure mint oil and that repels them. I dont know exactly what the cockroach one contains, but I know that they make one. Also, it isn't very expensive.
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I forgot to tell you it REALLY worked! I was skeptical, but it did work.
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One more thing, I just read the ant killer can and it says it does kill roaches too, along with waterbugs, silverfish, crickets, spiders, centipedes, and other crawling insects for up to 4 weeks. I had to spray it pretty heavy, but it doesn't stain and it has a fresh mint smell. It didn't bother my dog, cat, or fish one little bit! Hope this helps!
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Living in the South on the coast waterbugs or giant flying cockroaches are a major nuisance. I usually see them in the evening on my porch or patio. I am terrified of them and was totally freaked out when I saw a couple of them in my kitchen a few years ago. I used the roach motels and haven't seen one since...knock on wood!!! I put them in places my cats couldn't get to like under the stove and fridge. I also put them in the back of the cabinets under the bathroom and kitchen sink and above the stove. They really did work for me.
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Originally Posted by Bijou's Mom View Post
The brand is actually called safer. It comes in a bright yellow can- hang on I'll go look for it. OK, there is a website. It's www.victorpest.com. Go in and click on insect traps and more and it brings up the page. You should be able to get it at any Ace store though. We live in a small town and it was easy to find. We did have to reapply it a few times, but I think that was because we had a nest under the house. The ant one is just pure mint oil and that repels them. I dont know exactly what the cockroach one contains, but I know that they make one. Also, it isn't very expensive.
Thanks, I'm going to pick some up today We had our place sprayed once, but I don't like the pest control stuff, I want something safe for pets. Thanks again.
post #9 of 9
I would suggest here that you remove your cats from the areas you intend to spray. Spray and let it dry completely before you put the cats back in these areas. Good luck.
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