Do German Cockroaches infest house plants?
I have just moved from my relatively cockroach-free existence in Nashville to a German Cockroach infested sublet in New Orleans. My husband and I are moving into our permanent place down the street next month, and I am concerned about accidentally transporting the roaches from this place to the next. I have already cleaned and laid baits in this place to no avail, but my new landlords are more... clean. They're having an exterminator come before we move in, and I would like to keep things bug-free.
I have a LOT of houseplants, and wondered
1. Do cockroaches ever live in house plants? I saw one walking across the soil of one the other day, but I couldn't tell if he was on his way to somewhere else.
2. If they do, what is the best way to get rid of them without getting rid of the plant? Are there safe sprays that will do the job? Some kind of effective immersion or roach-leaching process?
Thanks in advance for your help!