likebugs Posted April 1, 2011 Share Posted April 1, 2011 I have had an ongoing problem with Periplaneta americana in my kitchen area. Last night I found one in the bedroom and that is the last I ever want to see of them. I recently posted about hatching an ooth of that species, but I am over my curiosity about them. I plan on using pesticides, but I don't want to hurt my pet invertabrates. Does anyone use pesticides in their home and still keep their pets safe? I have sprayed Ortho Home Defense in my kitchen area before, when I was only keeping mantids and a couple of other things in the bedroom that is across the house, all mantids were fine. Also, we used to get extermination for termites and the other stuff, before I started keeping many insects. The exterminator sprayed in the same room,(and all of the rooms in the house)that I kept my tree crab in, and she was fine afterwards. I can put my cultures in the shed/garage that we have( maybe for a few weeks), but I don't want to keep them there too long because it can get pretty hot in there. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can solve my problem? I am at a loss as to the best way to go about it. I am afraid that somehow some of the poison will get to my pets if I use it in every room, but I think that I will need to do that. I am afraid to discuss this matter with the eterminator service we use, because anyone that I tell about my pet roaches is usually disgusted. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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