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  1. Bug Bombs!
    by psgardne-at-magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu (Paul S Gardner) (16 Apr 1995)
  2. Bug Bombs!
    by tigershado-at-aol.com (Tigershado) (18 Apr 1995)
  3. Bug Bombs!
    by GWLANG-at-ccmail.Monsanto.com (Gary Lange) (19 Apr 1995)
  4. Bug Bombs!
    by deadfish-at-netcom.com (Bruce Hallman) (Wed, 19 Apr 1995)
  5. Bug Bombs!
    by heutinck-at-hookup.net (17 Apr 1995)
  6. Bug Bombs!
    by "David W. Webb" <dwebb-at-ti.com> (17 Apr 1995)
  7. Bug Bombs!
    by pgrace-at-ea.com (Paul Grace) (Mon, 17 Apr 95)
  8. Bug Bombs!
    by deadfish-at-netcom.com (Bruce Hallman) (Mon, 17 Apr 1995)
  9. cucarachas
    by Frauley Elson <fraulels/minet.ca> (Sun, 01 Oct 2000)

Bug Bombs!

by psgardne-at-magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu (Paul S Gardner)
Date: 16 Apr 1995
Newsgroup: rec.aquaria,alt.aquaria

   In article <3mrguf$ijo-at-nntp4.u.washington.edu>,
   Erik Olson (e-mail) wrote:

   >I'd like to know what you've done to protect your tanks when bug-bombing
   >your house or apartment.

I had to do this a few times while living the undergraduate life.  I just
turned off the pumps, wrapped the top of the tanks and filter boxes with
plastic wrap and bombed away.  Of course, I made sure none of the nets or
other equipment were exposed to the mist.  I never had any problems.
Basically this is just a problem of keeping the poisonous aerosols out of
the water.

   >Erik D. Olson                          Job-O-Meter:
   >(e-mail)              YES!

Congratulations!  Hope you're not losing your internet access.

________________________________
Paul       gardner.113-at-osu.edu


Bug Bombs!

by tigershado-at-aol.com (Tigershado)
Date: 18 Apr 1995
Newsgroup: alt.aquaria

I prefer to use carpet powder for the most part. You can buy the powder
that Fleabusters uses & diy. If you have fleas remember to get rid of your
vacuum cleaner bag as soon as you're done vacuuming. I've had better luck
with the powders lasting longer than the sprays & generally doing a better
job.


Bug Bombs!

by GWLANG-at-ccmail.Monsanto.com (Gary Lange)
Date: 19 Apr 1995
Newsgroup: rec.aquaria,alt.aquaria

In article <deadfishD77BG2.Cnq-at-netcom.com>, deadfish-at-netcom.com (Bruce
Hallman) wrote:

> Erik Olson ((e-mail)) wrote:
> : I'd like to know what you've done to protect your tanks when bug-bombing
> : your house or apartment.  
> 
> This is obviously a personal choice, IOW, do at your own risk... but I
> have bug bombed for fleas in a room with a covered freshwater tank with a
> trickle filter, and have taken no precautions at all. (snip)

Can't decide whether "DEADFISH"'s post is just a really late arriving
April Fool's joke or whether it's just a fool!  There's a lot of NET CRAP
& the deadfish post is a perfect example of it.  Newbies beware!  Bug
bombs are dangerous and can kill your fish.  People in my fish club, who
should know better have killed their fish with these.  We also had a guy,
who did know better but forgot that he moved his air supply out of the
fish room.  He specifically forbidded any spraying by the exterminators in
his fish room but when they did their thing by his air pump... you know
the rest.  It's too bad that there are people out there that care so
little for the lives of their fish that they won't even bother to do the
basics for them!

I unfortunately had my first round of flea infestation last fall.  We used
PreCor (TM) products, both the concentrated and the combined poison spray
treatment (be careful where you spray, note others suggestions for
protecting aquaria) That along with the use of a flea comb solved the
problem.  I've been pretty lucky to avoid roaches considering all of the
boxes that I get from other aquarists and wholesale shops where the roach
populations are legendary.  If I had them I would try the juv. hormone
roach treatment first followed by careful placement of boric acid.  It is
also a poison but it is a powder that can be swept up and is used around
food areas where poison sprays can't be used.  You know though, if you
live in an apartment your bugs will just go over to your neighbor's
dwelling until the coast is clear!


Bug Bombs!

by deadfish-at-netcom.com (Bruce Hallman)
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 1995
Newsgroup: rec.aquaria,alt.aquaria


: Can't decide whether "DEADFISH"'s post is just a really late arriving
: April Fool's joke or whether it's just a fool!  There's a lot of NET CRAP
: & the deadfish post is a perfect example of it.  Newbies beware!  Bug
: bombs are dangerous and can kill your fish.  

Please re-read my post, all I say is that I have bug bombed twice in a
room with a covered freshwater tank while taking no special precaution
with no apparent harm to the fish.  I don't see how me reporting my first
hand experience is "NET CRAP".  What precaution you choose to take with a
bug bomb is up to you.  I can say that bug bombs do not mean certain death
to fish in a tank, at least in my experience. 

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Bug Bombs!

by heutinck-at-hookup.net
Date: 17 Apr 1995
Newsgroup: rec.aquaria,alt.aquaria

In <3mrguf$ijo-at-nntp4.u.washington.edu>, (e-mail) (Erik Olson) writes:
>I'd like to know what you've done to protect your tanks when bug-bombing
>your house or apartment.  I've got an infestation of something (brought
>in by my cat, no doubt).  So, any success or failure stories?  I'll
>archive the info on the Krib, and put a lucid summary into the FAQ.
>
>Thank you!
>
>    - Erik


What I've done in the past is shut of all air pumps, and tape a split green
garbage bag over the aquarium. This should do for 24 hours if the tank is not
to heavily stocked.

If your woried about the oxygen too much, or if the tank is heavily stocked,
you might try renting a small bottle of oxygen and hooking it up to an airstone,
with one small pinhole in the bag to let the oxygen escape.

Tim


Bug Bombs!

by "David W. Webb" <dwebb-at-ti.com>
Date: 17 Apr 1995
Newsgroup: rec.aquaria,alt.aquaria

(e-mail) (Erik Olson) wrote:
>
> I'd like to know what you've done to protect your tanks when bug-bombing
> your house or apartment.  I've got an infestation of something (brought
> in by my cat, no doubt).  So, any success or failure stories?  I'll
> archive the info on the Krib, and put a lucid summary into the FAQ.
> 
If it's just fleas, you can get a sprayer at the pest supply store and
use PreCor (TM).  It's a flea hormone that prevents juvenile fleas 
from reaching adulthood.  It's perfectly safe <facial tic> to use 
because the hormone isn't poisonous.  You probably don't want to spray
it directly into your tank (of course) because the hormone is 
doubtless packaged with preservatives.

Vacuuming, a bath for the pet, a dursban flea collar, washing the 
pet's bedding, and PreCor on the carpet eliminates any flea problem 
I have had in about a week.  The PreCor lasts about six months.

For roaches, I use a roach growth regulator and combat extra strength 
roach bait.  

I don't have any bugs in my apartment except spiders.  They kill the
flying bugs.

---------------------------------------------------------
David W. Webb      
dwebb-at-ti.com

Any correlation between my opinions and those of Texas 
Instruments is purely coincidental.  (I don't speak for
TI)
---------------------------------------------------------



Bug Bombs!

by pgrace-at-ea.com (Paul Grace)
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 95
Newsgroup: rec.aquaria,alt.aquaria

(e-mail) (Erik Olson) wrote:
->I'd like to know what you've done to protect your tanks when bug-bombing
->your house or apartment.  I've got an infestation of something (brought
->in by my cat, no doubt).  So, any success or failure stories?  I'll
->archive the info on the Krib, and put a lucid summary into the FAQ.

I can route my air pumps outdoors and run an length of extra long tubing into the
tank, thereby minimizing decreases in O2 levels.  I then seal the tank as much as
possible, (and don't forget your trickle filter.)  I use saran wrap over all the
openings (except the top of the skimmer, which blows air from the pump...)




Bug Bombs!

by deadfish-at-netcom.com (Bruce Hallman)
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 1995
Newsgroup: rec.aquaria,alt.aquaria

Erik Olson ((e-mail)) wrote:
: I'd like to know what you've done to protect your tanks when bug-bombing
: your house or apartment.  

This is obviously a personal choice, IOW, do at your own risk... but I
have bug bombed for fleas in a room with a covered freshwater tank with a
trickle filter, and have taken no precautions at all.  Twice so far
successfully, (or at least) without any visible harm.  My wife plans to
bomb tomorrow after she leaves for work, and I intend to take no
precaution again.  Wish me luck with my third bombing, I'll keep you
posted if I have any problems. 

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cucarachas

by Frauley Elson <fraulels/minet.ca>
Date: Sun, 01 Oct 2000
To: apisto/listbox.com

I'll answer on the list, because these things happen around aquariums. I
remember my lovely new apartment, and my discovery of the neighbours in
the wallpaper... I had a landlord who sprayed without informing us after
entering the apt illegally. I lost a lot of fish, especially as it took
me a week to find out why. That was a worst case scenario, and I lost
all my surface fish. Still, the bottom dwellers were unaffected.
Later, with plastic covered tanks (tight) and the filters turned off to
not suck in air, I had zero mortality.
A friend with a huge set-up and exotic roaches from his importations
had the exterminator use a paste type bait. Within a week, the place,
which had been crawling, was relatively roach free. His fish had no
problems with that stuff, but while effective, I think it cost more.
Good luck and check your cornflakes...
-Gary

dominic stones wrote:

> I must apologise in advance for this rather tenuously linked topic,
> but I need help. My home has recently become the target of a cockroach
> invasion. It looks like my landlord is going to have to spray, and I
> was wondering what I should do to protect my fish. I called the pest
> control guys, but they were not particularly helpful. Has anyone been
> through anything like this? What did you do? All of my aquariums are
> in my basement. They range in size from 2 to 130 gallons. Some are
> sponge filtered, others cannister and/or wet-dry. Are there particular
> chemicals they might use that would be more dangerous? Since this
> isn't a particularly apisto-linked topic, please feel free to send me
> any suggestions etc at my email. Thanks to all Dominic
> Stonesapisto@planeteer.com




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