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    Exclamation Cockroaches YUK !!!!!

    Hi - not sure where to put this, sorry if it's in the wrong place.

    Last year I woke up in the middle of the night to find a bl**dy great big cockroach on the bedside table!!! To say it disturbed me would be an understatement and it did in fact spoil the holiday. We are coming to PR again in 10 days and I just wondered if anybody had any tips to stop them coming into the apartment.
    We do all the normal things like not leaving food out etc.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Many thanks
    Ann xx

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    Buy a spray - green can - and spray around door frames, window frames, edges of room (especially the kitchen) If poss, keep your windows and doors closed.
    Most complexes are pretty good and spray regularly. Around the time of a spray you'll see more around as they are flushed out by the spraying (not the one you'll do though)
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    That spray is brilliant. We used it one year when we stayed at Canary Bungalows (they had a lot of cockroaches!) and it was a god send!

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    Put plugs in the plugholes of the sinks and baths - they can come through the drains.
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    Thank you so much - Where do I buy the spray from? Can I get it from the Netto at the Europa Centre.
    Thanks
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    Like Mary says the green can (baygon) is the best bit more expensive, but does the job.

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    You have been unlucky. We very rarely see any in the apartments. Always leave a light on in the rooms, even when you go out, i was told this works. Blocking the sinks is a good idea as Owen says but i always forget.A mate once took a shower and one came out of the shower head and fell on him... AGH!!!! lol

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    Im not sure of the time of the year , But when the female ones are in season, They fly through the air. I hate that and keep the windows closed.

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    My husband went to the loo in the middle of the night and one was crawling round the inside of the bowl GROSS!!!! It took about 6 flushings to get rid of it as well!!!
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    lemongrass pure arometherapy oil, the smell is digusting and its suppose to work brillantly they( cockroaches) hate it.dab it all around your balcony, window frames etc.i used to work in a arometherapy shop and loads of customers bought it to use abroad.

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