La cucaracha, la cucaracha...
June 15, 2014 11:40 PM Subscribe
I don't have a cockroach problem in my apartment exactly, but there are cockroaches outside and I want to keep them far enough away from the door that they don't periodically follow me inside. Difficultly level: Please don't kill my cat in the process.
posted by cheerwine to Home & Garden (3 answers total)
I live in Albuquerque, NM, and cockroaches love the outdoors here. I have a balcony outside of my bedroom on the 2nd floor, and occasionally a cockroach manages to make its way inside from the balcony doors. They seem to be sealed perfectly well, so I'd assume that they're just getting in when I walk in and out. Of course I'm being more careful to enter/exit quickly and watch for unwanted guests as I do, but I'd also like to find a way to deter them from being on my balcony to avoid the whole problem (also, hanging out on my balcony with cockroaches makes me feel crawly and gross).
I have an indoor cat, so I'm afraid to use boric acid, lest they track it inside and she decides to finally be a good hunter and eats one of the wayward cockroaches. I'm open to all other (natural or not) suggestions. Please hope me, I hate these critters.