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by penny4309
Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Pest Control Dangerous to Crabs?
Replies: 15
Views: 3499

Re: Pest Control Dangerous to Crabs?

I never came back and updated! All seven crabs are alive, healthy and happy.

Other than the one visit from the Orkin man, we took care of the problem ourselves with non-aerosal gels and baits. Roaches gone, crabs happy.

Thank you everyone for your advice. :-)
by penny4309
Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Pest Control Dangerous to Crabs?
Replies: 15
Views: 3499

Re: Pest Control Dangerous to Crabs?

Opinions. .. If the crabs don't die, should we clean or the row out all their supplies (wood, etc) that is stored around their tank? Clean out their humidity/air regulator?
by penny4309
Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Pest Control Dangerous to Crabs?
Replies: 15
Views: 3499

Re: Pest Control Dangerous to Crabs?

Bad news. Our landlady sent Orkin out! The exterminator sprayed in the kitchen, bathroom, and near the doors (whatever he sprayed has a very strong odor and almost taste)! The crabs' tank was covered with a beach towel, but otherwise there were no precautions. Now we have a HEPA filter running near ...
by penny4309
Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Pest Control Dangerous to Crabs?
Replies: 15
Views: 3499

Re: Pest Control Dangerous to Crabs?

One more quick question. If diatomaceous earth cuts the insects exoskeletons, could it also do this to crabs (somewhat negated if the vaseline keeps roaches out, but still very good knowledge to have).
by penny4309
Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Pest Control Dangerous to Crabs?
Replies: 15
Views: 3499

Re: Pest Control Dangerous to Crabs?

Thanks for replying so quickly! We are definitely not going to fog and will try to avoid spray unless the problem gets bad. We just got the 40 gallon breeder and foot of sand set up in the new place. Would hate to move everything and stress the crabs out again. Fantastic to know about the vaseline! ...
by penny4309
Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:01 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Pest Control Dangerous to Crabs?
Replies: 15
Views: 3499

Pest Control Dangerous to Crabs?

We've had our seven crabs for some time. We got the oldest four in 2008 and three rescues since then. We love them! And we don't want to kill them with pesticides! We just moved into a new condo and discovered that there are German cockroaches. We can't let it get out of hand. I am also allergic to ...