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Paul

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Does anyone have a solid referral on an exterminator who services Oceanside?

Thank you.
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Maybe you have something simple like spraying for ants.  Every house I ever sold needed to be termite tented (~$2,000 - $3,000) until the last.  I tented one house twice in ten years, less than 2 years before the sale and the termite inspectors said it needed to be tented again.  Plateau Pest Solutions estimated my last house at $340.  Less than the $600 roof insurance I usually buy.  Your situation may be different, but they don't automatically jump to termite tenting. 

Plateau Pest Solutions, Terry

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Thanks but it is simple. The tenant has noticed cockroaches. I know she keeps the house very clean, but it's an attached house and could be the fault of the neighbor. I'm looking for someone trustworthy who's not going to push the big monthly sell. 
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I don't know anyone in Oceanside.

Depending on the seriousness of the infestation, I have had luck with those roach bombs.

I bombed one kitchen and was shocked to find that it killed a rat there.  I didn't know that the chemicals were that strong.  (This was a unit I was selling, so I think the rat was just trying to get out of the cold).
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Thanks Larry. I found a product on Amazon that has over 10,000 reviews and almost five stars. It's a gel and hopefully works as well as reviewed.
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That's interesting, Paul.

I have gone on Amazon and Don't see it.

I have read somewhere that Amazon weights the search results so you don't necessarily get the best products. (For example, they don't have a ranking by # of reviews).

Did you just have to review alot of pages?

I recall that Ward used to rely on a roach gel too.  Can't recall the name.

Actually, Ward Hannigan had this post on his website:

Roach-Proofing a Kitchen/Pantry

by Ward Hanigan

Roach-proofing a kitchen or pantry is extremely effective, cheap, odor free, and a snap to do very quickly. It always works, and lasts a long, long time.

All you need is a tube of Combat’s roach gel, a small stepladder, and your forefinger as an applicator.

Nothing has to be removed or covered since all you’re going to do is sporadically smear a few 1/2 inch long segments of the gel to the hidden backsides and bottom sides of the cabinet drawers, and the backsides of the rails and stiles that frame the openings for your kitchen cabinet doors.

The reason you apply the gel to the backsides of the drawers and doorframes is so the unseen gel won’t be cleaned away by some overly conscientious homemaker…like Joan Crawford or Martha Stewart.

You only have to roach-proof your kitchen cabinets and pantry since that’s where all of your opened food packages are typically stored. And of course, avoid using it in those areas that are easily accessible to kids or pets.

And really, don’t fret if you’re limited to treating just the upper cabinets and the backsides of drawers…the gel will still work it’s magic just fine.

By the way, don’t keep your tubes of roach gel in your car trunk because high heat will make it too runny.

Over the years I preventively renew my roach-proofing whenever one of my dingbat rentals goes vacant…on average about once every 16.2 years!

Since it’s so quick and easy to do, we roach-proof all the short-term properties that we flip too. 

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Larry, Here's the product. They claim 10,060 reviews. It sounds similar to Ward's wonder gel. Leave it to Ward, he always provides great information. Thanks for finding that.

BTW, I have seen Amazon reviews where it gets weird because they conflate products and group them under one brand name. I didn't check close enough to see if this is the case here.

CLICK HERE FOR ROACH GEL THAT HOPEFULLY IS AS GOOD AS WARD'S STUFF...heh
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What is clever about Ward's suggestion is that he does NOT recommend putting the roach gel on surfaces where it might come into contact with food---and/or removed by the homeowner.




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Hi Paul and Larry,

Thanks for the tips from Ward. That's very clever, and thanks for the link to the roach gel. I'm going to implement this on all of my rentals from now on.

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Update. I had the roach gel sent to the tenant, and she's let me know twice how awesome it is.
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