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    I have had problems with ants and have used baits that the ants take back to the nest from a packet and then kills them there. Has done the trick with ants so perhaps a similar product would work in your case.
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    Another vote for boric acid, sometimes marketed as Roach Prufe. It sure worked like a champ at my friends house in San Diego. I hear the crystals scratch their exo-skeleton and then they absorb water. This kills them. When I build walls around my house, I leave boric acid in the walls. This keeps the ants to a minimum.
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    Ok, how do you use boric acid (assuming I can find it over here)?
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    It comes in a powder form, and you put it by the door, maybe along the edges of the walls and floors. Years ago, I lived in a roach infested dorm in Brooklyn, NY when I was in college, and it really worked. Nothing else came close!

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    Ari,

    Cockroaches are bad, finding a snake skin is worse for me. Particularly when I found it over the door of my darkroom (that part has an unfinished though enclosed ceiling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmdavis
    Ari,

    Cockroaches are bad, finding a snake skin is worse for me. Particularly when I
    What will work with spiders? I found a black widow on my patio last week. I'm sure this is something under my enlarger table.

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    Hi ari,

    maybe this link is helpfull http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/IG105

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    Again, boric acid.

    Florida is the palmetto bug (as we call them here) capital of the world. In addition to the other suggestions, take off the covers from your light switches, electrical outlets, etc,. and put a couple of spoonfuls of boric acid into each. That gets the ones crawling in the walls.
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    Bump the boric acid. One of my former hats was overseeing a housing area infested with roaches. We're talking turn on the lights to find the kitchen counters covered with a living rug that evaporated before your eyes. We took advantage of a remodel (walls off) to sprinkle boric acid between each stud in every room. Never saw another one. So Juan's advice of removing all the switchplate covers is a good start. If you can go so far as getting into the framing of the room, even better.

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