Let me start by saying that I live in a tropical/humid climate. Which means that EVERYONE around here has to fight roaches to keep them out of there homes. Cleaning DOES NOT keep them away. I clean my house everyday, I do not leave food, crumbs, or dirty dishes around. But neither do most of my neighbors and they are suffering as well. The people who don't have roaches are the ones that get there houses professionally sprayed a few times a year.
I have been trying to avoid getting my house sprayed with toxic chemicals. I have looked online and tried some of the methods mentioned: D/E powder, baking soda/sugar, bay leaves, sticky pads, organic sprays, even those motel things that you hide in the cabinets and underneath the fridge. Nothing has worked. I am really overwhelmed with the whole situation now after so many failed attempts to control and eliminate these pests.
I have 2 small children, two parrots, and I am pregnant. I REALLY REALLY don't want to bring all that poison in my home for the safety of my children. But I can't find an alternative that works for us and I can't live like this anymore!
Does anyone have any tips that actually work? Maybe something YOU have actually tried?