LESLIE: Ah, just the mention of what this call is about gives me the heebie-jeebies. David in Texas has roaches.
David, how many and are they on you right now? (Tom chuckles)
DAVID: Well, I don’t know. I’ve got a few of them in my kitchen and they’re these big roaches; I mean like about an inch or so long.
TOM: Texas-sized roaches he’s got. (Leslie chuckles)
DAVID: I’m just wondering if there’s anything good out on the market out there that can – that I could stop them with.
LESLIE: Sure, David. Well, not to freak you out but I’ve heard that for every one you see there are thousands you don’t. (Tom gasps and chuckles) Gross. David, do you do any sort of pest management yearly?
DAVID: No ma’am, not really.
LESLIE: Hmm. That is where you should start.
TOM: This is not a do-it-yourself project. If you put down – if you hire a pest management professional and they put down the right product, they know where to put it, they know how much of it to put in there. And there are products on the market today that are not detectable by the roaches and that’s good news because they take it back to their nest, they pass it from one Texas-sized roach to the next (Leslie chuckles) and pretty soon the whole colony is wiped out.
LESLIE: Yeah, a good one in your region is Phantom by BASF.
DAVID: What about these bait trays; these …? Somebody said it’s Combat or somebody makes …
LESLIE: Do you want to see them? Do you want to pick it up and put it in a bag and only catch the ones that stick to it? (Tom chuckles) Because I don’t.
TOM: Yeah, you’re in the Houston area?
DAVID: I’m about 20 miles from Beaumont.
TOM: I would suggest that you go to a website and put in your zip code and you can find a pest management professional in your area. Here’s the website: it’s TermidorHome.com – T-e-r-m-i-d-o-r-Home.com. And you can go to the Termidor home website, put in your zip code, and they’ll refer you to a pest management professional in your area that I could apply this Phantom and that will get rid of them.
David, thanks so much for calling us at 1-888-MONEY-PIT.