Cockroaches cannot swim so for any further dispatches I find that flushing them down the toilet is a clean and efficient method. To deter them I periodically spray round all doorsteps and windows.
I know this is not the point of your post but thought you might be interested. Thanks.
Gracie and I are delighted that our three golden retriever friends have been visiting for almost two weeks now and with the heat hovering around the century level there is nothing that Mama Bear and Kali enjoy more than going in the pool and retrieving a tennis ball. They are very clever beasties and have figured out a way to absorb about five percent of a 15000 gallon pool each time they make an exit from a fetch. Naturally, this water has to go somewhere and it does – all over the cool deck that surrounds the pool.
Now in the backyard there is a strip that allows accumulated water, whether from the pool or our infrequent rain storms, to runoff into the rock bed that abuts the deck. Because there are slits in the strip it serves as an excellent cover for a variety of insects to use it…
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