Finally!!! We Win!!!
This is a product review as well as a life lesson.
Okay, the reality is, I live in an older apartment building and after moving in, we realized, that we moved into a place that already heavily populated; Buggies, Roaches, Ruthless Survivors. It is an embarrassing situation to be in, I have to be honest. It was driving me insane. We tried everything.
We tried camphor
We tried raid
We tried roach motels
We spent a lot of money covering all cracks and holes and painted over it all
We had a monthly sprayer come in
We tried diatomaceous earth
I was feeling so very defeated
I was feeling like the only solution left was to abandon ship and move
I was told about this stuff called Advion Cockroach Bait. I bought it on amazon for about $20. I was skeptical at first, because I had tried something in the same family previously, and it didn’t work. But I have to give everything a try.
So, first try. The gel looked a bit dark. It is given to you in a syringe looking applicator. I put it everywhere. The Gel was a bit ugly to look at once applied. It dried a dark brown and if you over apply, it drips.
This first attempt was a fail, I really didn’t see much improvement. I didn’t see the miracle that the reviews were spouting. But I already had a second round on it’s way in the mail.
The second attempt, was completely different. I thought
“Hell, why not”
This batch looked different. It was a beige color and seemed a tad thicker. It dried tan as well, and make sure you put it places where gravity won’t take its toll because once it hardens, it doesn’t necessarily stick as well, and some of my lines of application fell off the corners I placed them in.
Let me tell you…this batch was a miracle worker.
Just as the reviews stated, the day after I set the bait down, the roaches were eating it and dying. As gross as this might sound, it was like a roach graveyard on my floor and any roaches that were still alive, were walking around like they were zombies.
It has been about a week since I put the bait down and I haven’t seen any live roaches. Even after the dark and turning on the light, NOTHING.
I’m sure I will have to periodically continue to lay this bait down, because this must be an apartment wide problem considering the age of the building. But the fact that they were gone in a week is amazing.
What this has taught me in life, is that, you may get to the point where you feel fully defeated. The point where you just want to throw your hands up and say, “fine, you win, I give up”
You may have contributed to it or it could completely be outside forces that you cannot help.
But don’t give up.
Because there will finally be that moment where you triumph over the hardships……
and have a home free of roaches.