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Do you throw a pot of boiling water down sink for anti-bugging?

I did this almost daily. Was nervous that pvc would crack, but it's super durable. This has kept our kitchen bug free for 16 yrs. Just go ahead and boil 2 pots of water, and down the drain it goes. It surely would kill whatever is lurking within. : )

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:33 PM on Sep. 30, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • that's what my mom did for a long time. it helps in the bathroom too. she would pour it in the sink and the tub in there.

    Answer by jennifer588 at 9:37 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • Just curious, What are you thinking lives in there? I didn't know I was supposed to do this. What crawls out of the drain?

    Answer by dancinintherain at 9:38 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • Baby alligators, mice, rats, and especially termites.

    No, just kidding, but most likely roaches and from the tubs since they are full of moisture.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 9:40 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • I have never heard of this nor have I had problems with bugs in the kitchen. However, if in the future I do have bugs, I now know what to do!


    Answer by JeremysMom at 9:41 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • Yep, I do it twice a week. We had drain flies a couple of times in our place, even though I enver left dishes in the sink for more than a few hours. One time, despite the boiling water, they wouldn't go away.

    Draino fixed that real quick....

    Answer by katzmeow726 at 9:44 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • never even heard of it. never had any bugs in our drain either.

    Answer by frat_twin_mama at 9:54 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • wow, never thought of doing that! Thanks!

    Answer by duckigrrl at 6:21 PM on Oct. 3, 2010

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