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  1. omsachdev

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    Posted 8 years ago
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    Hello,
    I noticed couple of tiny insects in my microwave, I am not sure if these are bed bugs or german roaches or something else.

    I have never been bitten so far, I inspected my bed and didnt find any stains or bug...

    Please see the picture and let me know what you think...

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Sun Jan 16 2011 2:52:51
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    Hi,

    100% sure they are roaches.

    Hope that helps you sleep better.

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    Posted 8 years ago
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    bed-bugscouk - 6 minutes ago  » 
    Hi,
    100% sure they are roaches.
    Hope that helps you sleep better.
    David Cain
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    Thanks a lot for that!
    it will certainly help sleep better...
    One question though, what do I do of these roaches, they are in microwave and I am not sure how did they get in there I am also not sure how can I reach them

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    Posted 8 years ago
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    You are spot on with your identification. It's a young cockroach nymph, and almost certainly a German cockroach.

    As for how to get it out, you need an engineer more than an entomologist or PCO! I guess you might be able to draw them out with baited sticky traps, but I don't like your chances.

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    Put some drops of roach gel bait near to their harbourage... during the night they will come out, eat them and die...
    Glue traps, even if baited, are not so effective for German cockroach.

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    Posted 8 years ago
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    Hi,

    The reality is that if you can see these ones there are likely to be more roaches inside the rest of the microwave.

    I would start off by cleaning all grease and oils off any surfaces in the kitchen, securing all food stuffs in sealed containers and then looking into treatment options. I would recommend a combination of gel based bait and pheromone baited sticky traps although some of this may be accessible only by a PCO.

    The other option may be to simply treat the rest of the kitchen and replace the microwave as I can assure you that these are not the only 2 roaches in the area.

    Roaches are not my subject though so if available through your property or building management your local PCO may have more insightful ideas.

    David

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    Posted 8 years ago
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    Before the BBs resurgence, more than the 80% of my work was related with German cockroaches.
    In my experience, sticky traps are almost useless against them, and I've seen serious domestic infestations without a single specimen stuck.
    A single gel baiting treatment, if properly done, wipes off the visible part of infestation in 1-2 days, and eradicate it definitively in 2 weeks, lasting for months to avoid re-infestations( if you're in contact with another infested home).

    I posted a good scheme for a DIY treatment against German cockroach using gel baits, but it's in my italian forum and it's obviously written in italian... maybe pictures will help...
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    Posted 8 years ago
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    Posted 8 years ago
    Sun Apr 10 2011 1:40:55
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    Thank you all for the responses.
    I saw another strange creature today, could you please identify this fellow?
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    Posted 8 years ago
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    Beetle of some kind, definitely not a bed bug anyway.

    Perhaps one of the experts (not me) can say which particular kind of beetle.

    Maybe a carpet beetle?

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    Sun Apr 10 2011 8:22:13
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    Regarding last images of a beetle: That's a rather large dermestid beetle (estimating from its general makeup in the photo, no ruler), probably genus Dermestes.

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