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Looking for a good exterminator. We haven't had this done in years and thinking we should be proactive before they invade. Any references would be appreciated.

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For that type of spraying I liked Victor Vargas Tapia 33-1331-4242. The liquid he used had no smell and also eliminated the critters.

Carmen at Fumi-Tech also is an exterminator but their chemicals did leave a lingering odor. 333-369-3737

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11 minutes ago, John Shrall said:

For that type of spraying I liked Victor Vargas Tapia 33-1331-4242. 

By all means call Victor.  I have him come automatically every other month.  He's thorough, and has the right equipment for each situation/area.  He's an engineer and licensed. Not the cheapest, but very good.

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2 hours ago, jonnyintrouble said:

A tip:  When he comes ask him to see the label of the insecticide.  Then run to your Google and search it.  There are no regulations here.  Very likely the stuff is banned in all first world nations.  I once met and had a drink with an American guy, a distributor.  His shipment came from Nigeria and never passed through the USA, prohibited to the max.  

Same thing happened to me when I was looking for a wood preservative. Stuff they had here was unavailable everywhere else. 

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3 hours ago, Jreboll said:

Same thing happened to me when I was looking for a wood preservative. Stuff they had here was unavailable everywhere else. 

Yes, they use pentachlorophenol here like it's something benign, no mask, no gloves. Known carcinogen. It's locked up in Canada and you need an applicators license to buy it.

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5 hours ago, Alpha1 said:

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Great stuff available everywhere. Just check the expiry date .

 

 

Use it.  Works great.  Inexpensive.

 

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A DIY option for roach control is (Ortho) Home Defense available at Costco and Super Lake. Victor's service does a much better job controlling all sorts of insects but for a cheaper option the Home Defense spray works pretty well.

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9 hours ago, Alpha1 said:

cynoff-40-wp-10-grs-cipermetrina-D_NQ_NP

Great stuff available everywhere. Just check the expiry date .

 

 

Highly toxic to fish and bees. Just in case anyone cares.

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I spray OUTSIDE along the perimeter and across doorways with Cynoff every 6-weeks. The only roaches we see are dead or doomed. Yes, it is toxic to bees, but few bees walk along the bottom edges of walls as they're too busy enjoying the many lavender plants we have to repel scorpions and the bottle brush tree that overhangs from the neighbor's. This house was overrun and disgusting when we bought it. I don't know how people can live in filth and see roach poop everywhere without acting.

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Still owed a refund from my exterminator. Spray was totally ineffective. Told me it was my fault because I didn't know what type of cockroach I had. LOL!

Apparently being a entomologist is a requisite of the customer, not the "professional."

I used boric acid, powders, sprays all to no avail until I got Bayer's Maxforce.

Knocked out the problem in 2 - 3 days.

I bought it at the Ferreteria on the lakeside of the Carretera on the Chapala side (East) of Mirasol.

Maxforce FC Magnum Roach Bait 1.16 oz

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When Bayer, Monsanto, Dupont, and the like get their carcinogenic products banned in other places, you think they're just going to throw them away? Hell no, just send them to Mexico.

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