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Roaches in my pc.

I have roaches in my computer and I’m wondering how to get them out. Could I take all the parts out and spray the inside of the case with water or sit it in the tub to get the roaches out that way? If so where do I place my motherboard and graphics card where static doesn’t damage them? Ps. I have roaches in my house and plan on getting it sprayed and bombed.
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  1. MERGED QUESTION
    Question from crackedvaultgaming : "How do I remove roaches from my computer?"

    crackedvaultgaming said:
    Okay so I built a gaming computer and I put everything together and my power supply blew. I’m waiting for a replacement power supply but it’s gonna take awhile and I notice there’s roaches in my pc and also in the graphics card. How do I get them out? Also I plan on bombing the house and also getting it sprayed but how do I remove the roaches from my pc? Can I leave the pc uncovered when I bomb the house? Will it damage the components?


    SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Computer Pest Control.


    ex_bubblehead said:
    If they're taking up residence in your PC then they have taken up residence elsewhere as well. For every one you see there are 200 or more that you don't see. Time to bomb the house


    Anonymous said:
    Yep, they don't come out of nowhere. Also, they could have caused the PSU failure. Insects touching exposed metal traces in PC parts can cause short circuits.


    Insomniac Jack said:
    I don't think the bomb will hurt the PC anymore than the roaches already have. The problem with them is that they poop on the circuitry. You're basically going to need to disassemble every component down to the circuit boards and clean everything with isopropyl alcohol to remove the bodies and their poop. I wouldn't put the new PSU into it until the roaches are dead and you've cleaned all components and the case or they'll just fry the PSU and maybe even other components again.
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  2. Just burn your house down and get it over with.

    Trolling the masses for fun and profit.
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  3. Mark RM said:
    Just burn your house down and get it over with.

    Trolling the masses for fun and profit.


    Dilly Dilly!
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  4. Mark RM said:
    Just burn your house down and get it over with.

    Trolling the masses for fun and profit.


    haha I would but it'd be more expensive and i'd be homeless lmao I really need some help tho and no ones helping.
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  5. Best answer
    "I don't think the bomb will hurt the PC anymore than the roaches already have. The problem with them is that they poop on the circuitry. You're basically going to need to disassemble every component down to the circuit boards and clean everything with isopropyl alcohol to remove the bodies and their poop. I wouldn't put the new PSU into it until the roaches are dead and you've cleaned all components and the case or they'll just fry the PSU and maybe even other components again." Step one would to be pest control because I'm sure that it's not just your PC with has roaches. Next step would to clean your pc through. You are going to be lucky if nothing has gone bad.
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  6. Allright, I'll give you the benefit of the doubt.

    When I used to run my PC's at sub zero temps 24/7 the boards would be coated with dielectric grease. At some point that had to come off. I even had a mineral oil bath cascade at one point.

    Anyhow, disassemble the unit and spray it with brake cleaner from the auto store (outside, fumes man) and it will come clean, allow to dry 24 hours and put it back together. I mean even take the heatsink off the gpu disassemble , throw the PSU in the trash, you shouldn't play with those unless you're tech savvy.

    Don't douse it too heavy and spray at an angle.

    I've done this about 100 times or more.
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  7. WiiUMasterGman said:
    "I don't think the bomb will hurt the PC anymore than the roaches already have. The problem with them is that they poop on the circuitry. You're basically going to need to disassemble every component down to the circuit boards and clean everything with isopropyl alcohol to remove the bodies and their poop. I wouldn't put the new PSU into it until the roaches are dead and you've cleaned all components and the case or they'll just fry the PSU and maybe even other components again." Step one would to be pest control because I'm sure that it's not just your PC with has roaches. Next step would to clean your pc through. You are going to be lucky if nothing has gone bad.

    you're just repeating what others are saying. I know i have roaches in my home but i'm getting it sprayed soon. i'm looking for help on how to clean out the computer.
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  8. Actually several people have told you what to do so you're either trolling, refusing to read, or looking for an easy way which there isn't an easy way in this case.
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  9. Insomniac Jack said:
    Actually several people have told you what to do so you're either trolling, refusing to read, or looking for an easy way which there isn't an easy way in this case.


    Actually, I have read every response and they're either trolling or just telling me i have roaches else where and to bomb my house. I'm not getting answers on how to safely clean my pc case and parts to remove the roaches from there.
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  10. I gave you a very specific answer actually and treated it seriously.

    I'm still 50/50 about the trolling part.
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  11. How hard can it be? Disassemble the PC, outside your home. Blow out the case, don't use water. I use one of those squeeze bulbs people use to blow dust off lenses. Check each component, which can be stored in a cardboard box while you work, for roaches or roach related material. Use alcohol to clean off any gunk that you see. Reassemble the computer. I'd wear gloves and a cheap face mask/air filter, or use a bandanna. As long as it blocks out the roach dust that will fly around. Don't bother doing this until after the house is clean of roaches or your computer will get infested again.
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  12. I posted this earlier
    Insomniac Jack said:
    I don't think the bomb will hurt the PC anymore than the roaches already have. The problem with them is that they poop on the circuitry. You're basically going to need to disassemble every component down to the circuit boards and clean everything with isopropyl alcohol to remove the bodies and their poop. I wouldn't put the new PSU into it until the roaches are dead and you've cleaned all components and the case or they'll just fry the PSU and maybe even other components again.

    So again you've been told
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