What about coakroaches

by Asif Arain
(karachi, Pakistan)

I live in front of sea as for too much humidity/dampness here and I have a cage placed in my main launge besides a washbasin when ever I clean the cage I can see the roaches on the bottom of the cage and on the floor. My question is how I can keep them away from the cage and grate because they have eatables in the grate,any solution please help..

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Apr 11, 2013
Cockroaches under bird cage
by: Tracie

I don't know if diatomaceous earth is available there, but that works for safely killing bugs without harming humans or animals.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diatomaceous_earth

The only danger with this is if it gets in the eyes or lungs. So you want to spread it in a way that it doesn't become airborne. It is safe if the bird ingests it, in fact some folks put it in their wild bird feed to kill seed moths.

Hopefully you have a cage that has a grate that keeps the bird from the poop tray and paper. If so, sprinkle the DE under the paper and you can even sprinkle it all around the edges of the inside of your house to keep the bugs from walking in.

I pull back the carpet in our home and sprinkle it against the wall boards. If you don't have carpet, then this would be more difficult to do.

I know some use boric acid in the same way.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boric_acid

(Boric acid was first registered in the US as an insecticide in 1948 for control of cockroaches, termites, fire ants, fleas, silverfish, and many other insects. The product is generally considered to be safe to use in household kitchens to control cockroaches and ants.[16] It acts as a stomach poison affecting the insects' metabolism, and the dry powder is abrasive to the insects' exoskeletons.)

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