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Old 9th December 2014, 12:25   #76
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Quite funny to see how one letter can make such a difference. ISIS is a terrorist outfit

About pest control, for a 2BHK, my regular pest control fellow charges me about Rs. 700. For new customers he charges more.
The basic idea is he would create a paste which has biscuits + some poison/ medicine for cockroaches.
Last time he experimented with another medicine and the cockroaches came back in a couple of months. I had to call him again. By then he received other complains and had changed the medicine. So he came back and applied the new 'formula' in the kitchen and the sink areas, where we had a problem.

After that, there are no more cockroaches. So, yes, the 'herbal' paste does work, though I don't think there is anything herbal in it.

The typical guarantee is 6 months, but practically protection lasts longer.

For house flies, I am still searching for some solution.

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Anybody planning to use rat poison (HIT rat kill etc) please handle them with extreme caution. They are made of slow acting anti-coagulants and kill the rat after 4 - 6 days, so the rat's peers do not suspect what he ate and will continue to feed on it. The rat's blood vessels rupture internally and he peacefully bleeds to death.

The drug can enter our blood stream through the skin or lungs. Such a dosage will be too small for humans, but still we must be careful. Pets may eat the dead rat and the drug will enter their blood stream. Symptoms (such as nose bleeds) may appear only after four or five days. The only antidote is vitamin-k, in repeated doses.

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Need some advise on exterminating termites (not the wood specific ones, the type which grow any where on walls, corners, etc.).
Ours is a flat on top floor of the apartment with plenty of sun, yet seeing these growth since last few months.
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Came across this decent piece of info on termites, posting for reference - Howe to Get Rid of Termites.
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Big problem with those creepy buggers in my home now. I had got the treatment done from Hi Care and it was okay for a month and then it went bad. I called them and they did it again for free. But it did not help and I saw those again within 7 days.

Any ideas what can I do now? I am tired of killing them.
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Anyone here installed pigeon nets in balconies? What was the cost involved. I checked with 2 vendors and the rates vary wildly (one quote was for rs.5600/- and other for rs.3900/-). the lowest per square feet cost quoted was 15/- for the exact same material.
I saw these nylon nets available in amazon for less than 8/- per square feet. Ofcourse installation will be a problem and also getting the exact same dimensions as I need (one available online are fixed dimensions).
Any suggestions? Are there any installers are cheaper? BTW, this is near bannerghatta road in Bangalore.
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For cockroaches, if you are averse to using any of the chemical/ poison based stuff, and are Ok to use beer , then you could try this -- take any old bottle and fill half of it with beer. Then drop a little vegetable oil. Keep it near the roaches' favorite hideout. In 2-3 days, you should see a bunch of them dead in the bottle. Of course, you should be able to handle the yuck factor of flushing down a bottle full of dead roaches. I do this and works like a charm - so no more HIT and other paste based stuff.
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Anyone here installed pigeon nets in balconies? What was the cost involved. I checked with 2 vendors and the rates vary wildly (one quote was for rs.5600/- and other for rs.3900/-). the lowest per square feet cost quoted was 15/- for the exact same material.
I saw these nylon nets available in amazon for less than 8/- per square feet. Ofcourse installation will be a problem and also getting the exact same dimensions as I need (one available online are fixed dimensions).
Any suggestions? Are there any installers are cheaper? BTW, this is near bannerghatta road in Bangalore.
Hi,
We have installed nets at our place in Mumbai. There is a market which sells fishing nets and other nets near Crawford Market. Basically those people can cut and put a border around the net based on dimensions that you need.
For a large window, we paid about Rs. 600 and intalled on our own.

There must be similar market in Majestic or some other area in Bangalore.
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