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Old 07-02-2013, 03:52 PM   #1
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found "waterbug" in coach

staying in an RV park outside of Houston and just found a "waterbug/cocroach" running thru our bedroom. Where do they usually get in from and how to stop the from coming in again.. We keep a clean home and do not have food lying around. any suggestions???
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Old 07-02-2013, 03:58 PM   #2
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Roach Balls
1 cup borax
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon water
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thanks that was quick.... sounds almost edible!!!!!
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Do you put these in basement or hide the behind the counters in the coach? I have a couple of small grandkids that I think would play with them if they seen them...
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Do you put these in basement or hide the behind the counters in the coach? I have a couple of small grandkids that I think would play with them if they seen them...
Please be very, very careful with Borax. Children’s smaller bodies metabolize it differently than adults. It is NOT safe. As little as a teaspoon ingested can kill a 5 year old!
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Thanks, I think they will be put in basement.
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staying in an RV park outside of Houston and just found a "waterbug/cocroach" running thru our bedroom. Where do they usually get in from and how to stop the from coming in again.. We keep a clean home and do not have food lying around. any suggestions???
We spray our motorhome with the same stuff we use in the stick house. Home Defense... No bugs Palmetto bugs usually hitch a ride inside on clothes or other things..
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When my coach came up from Florida it had a couple "BIG" surprises in it that surfaced. I was told they can travel in the holding tanks. Come in through the vent stack then through sinks, etc.
These bugs I had were scary BIG/HUGE.
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Waterbugs and the South...aren't those two things synonymous? Sooner or later your going to see one in your house, on the patio, or somewhere in your path????
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DW pointed out she had one crawl up her pants while she was very pregnant in College Station TX...ever see a 7 month preggie strip in less than 10 seconds? And then jumped up on the pedestal sink? It didn't break...nor did she go into labor
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We used to live in the Houston area. Any of the above will kill them inside. The problem with these bugs is they live outside & they can fly.The only way we found to keep them from flying in the door at night was to move to a drier climate.
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