Need some help with a old trailer house

Old 07-15-20, 06:39 AM
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Need some help with a old trailer house

Ok, so I bought an acre of land down in Arkansas and it came with a old trailer house. The house didnít look to bad at first but upon further inspection I noticed it had had roaches at one point. So a week later Iím tearing out some of the kitchen due to dry rot and damage and start to find the problem was worse than I expected. Pull open a wall and thousands of dead ones fall out. Iím a bit strapped for cash and need to try (if possible) to make this place work for 6 months or so otherwise myself and my family wonít have a place to live. I did see two little live ones in the bathroom the other day. Iím wondering what the chances are of rebuilding some of this and getting rid of the roaches on a budget or is it a lost cause. Could provide pics if it would help.
Old 07-15-20, 06:55 AM
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So are you asking about how to kill the roaches or rebuilding of the trailer or both?

I'b be looking into the fumigation/bug bombs, thats what they do with homes when they cover them with big tarps!
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I have had good luck with Advion Cockroach Gel Bait. Make sure you follow the instructions and do NOT apply another pesticide on or around the bait. You want them to take it and eat it. Often when treating with the roach bait I will do a spraying of just an insect growth regulator (IGR) to help break their life cycle and it also helps control other insects.
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If all you are seeing is dead roaches you might not have anything to worry about. When I lived further south I used those bug bombs to keep roaches at bay.
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The roach gel baits as Pilot described are good. Again, don't spray anywhere near baits as you're working against yourself. If you should choose to spray only, then a good active ingredient would be : deltamethrin as a concentrate that you mix with water in a compressed air sprayer. Can sometimes be bought in the big box stores as well as online.

You can purchase insect growth regulator to mix with the spray or you can buy a stand alone IGR such as Gentrol Point Source which come as a box of single use IGR and wick which you snap open such as an ampule of smelling salts. Place one every 75 square feet., replace 90 days.

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