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Killing Roaches Part 2… The Flowtron Bug Fighter Plus PR-2

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I have edited everything I previously wrote about eradicating cockroaches (along with some new research) and published it as a FREE online book.

Now, instead of piecing together my advice from the posts and comments on this blog, you can read everything you need to know in one place – a step-by-step plan is included. I call it the “Cockroach Assassin Report.” The book has been published as a stand-alone website with a table of contents and the full text. A print edition is available for people who prefer a physical book over digital books.

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My success with banishing cockroaches from our new Manhattan apartment is still modest. We’ve seen some ebb and flow in the total number of sightings in the past week, but we are still finding roaches daily. Many of them are dead or dying, but they are not gone and not all dead either.

In my first post on the subject I mentioned an electronic device that my wife had ordered as a possible long term help with keeping roaches out of the apartment without chemicals. The specific name of the device is the Flowtron Bugfighter Plus model number PR-2. It claims to work by sending a magnetic signal through the wiring in our home which agitates the bugs and drives them away along with an ultrasonic sound that does much the same thing.

Our PR-2 arrived in the mail today!

It may be a longshot that this has any effect, but (for $15US) I’m willing to give it a try. We had a similar device in our last apartment and I never saw a roach there the whole time I lived there. According to what I’ve read, one of the ways you can determine that the device is working is by a temporary increase in roach activity due to them leaving the nests and looking for new nesting places without the irritating magnetic waves and sounds.

I’ll be plugging the Flowtron Bugfighter Plus into the kitchen outlet tonight and watching closely for changes in the roach activity in that room.

Safe, non-toxic pest control - Eartheasy.comOver the weekend I also ordered some Diatomaceous Earth to use as a non-toxic long term solution to the problem as well. I will be opening up holes in the stud cavities in the kitchen walls and blowing in a mixture of this product and Boric Acid. The expectation is that this will create a very hostile environment within the major pathways the roaches are traveling along and kill them before they ever get into our home. Since these products don’t lose potency over time they should help combat future infestations as well. (One of the primary benefits of both of these products is that the roaches track them back into the nests where they kill others.)

My quest for a roach-free home continues.

The Go-To Guy!

P.S. If you have an idea I haven’t mentioned, leave a comment and let me know. I’m looking for a long term and non-toxic solution to killing the roaches and keeping them from coming back. Organic is even better. (I also ordered some mint oil based roach spray to replace the chemical sprays I’ve been using.)

Andrew Seltz

Andrew was born in Michigan, raised there and in Tennessee, and has since lived outside Orlando, in Chicago, New York City, and now Birmingham, Alabama. He produces videos and websites for a living and is married to a beautiful, generous, loving woman who also happens to be a talented actress and writer - www.ellenseltz.com. They have two daughters.

4 thoughts on “Killing Roaches Part 2… The Flowtron Bug Fighter Plus PR-2

  • suzanne loomis

    Thankyou for the information. Living in a cold state, WA, I figured cockroaches were nix here. But alas, not! The first one showed up in the bathroom, and now in the kitchen. My question is, what is boric acid and where do I get it? My thought was it was borax that you purchase to cure fish eggs in. Maybe not?
    Their disgusting little creatures and ready to get rid of them. Please help!

  • Suzanne,

    You are welcome.

    Boric Acid is, well… Boric Acid. It can be purchased at your local hardware store or online (just follow the links.)

    The big benefit of Boric Acid as a roach killer is that it is about as toxic to humans as salt, so it is relatively safe (always follow manufacturer instructions) and roaches can’t develop immunity to it like they can with poisons.

    Roaches love the very same conditions as people, which is why they exist pretty much everywhere that people do. They can hitch a ride into your home in many ways and, when the weather turns colder, they start showing up inside more.

    If you haven’t already done it, the first thing you should do is seal every crack and crevice in your kitchen and bath. Seal around pipes, around electrical boxes and switch/plug covers, along baseboards, and along the joints in cabinets to seal off the roaches pathways from inside the walls into your living spaces.

    Please come back and leave a comment letting everyone know what worked for you.

    The Go-To Guy!

  • Hey have you heard of the Las Vegas roach trap? You should google it, it is non toxic and supposedly works really good.

    What you do is get a glass jar and fill it with used coffee grounds after you brew some coffee and then put it inside the jar along with water so they will drown. Put the glass tilted near a wall or where ever they can crawl into. Once they fall in, they can’t climb out because the glass is very slippery.

  • Peter,

    I’ve heard of the trap you describe, but didn’t see placing dozens of greasy water-filled glass bottles around my apartment as a workable option. Glue traps are just as effective and you don’t need to do any maintenance on them – just throw them out when they are full (they’re very cheap.)

    When I did my research I found many solutions that would work from a technical standpoint, but were not workable practically.

    The Go-To Guy!

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