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#4751976 - 05/09/18 12:25 PM Do Roaches Eat Oil Filters?
Ducked Offline


Registered: 10/25/12
Posts: 4471
Loc: Taiwan
They seem to have been chewing the box. The AC Delco one I have in storage has plastic film over the base which is tight-fitting and would keep them out, but the local brand filter has a rigid transparent lid which doesnt fit so well.

been meaning to pre-oil them, and I suppose this might be another reason to do it. Just need to score a suitable oilproof container.

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#4751979 - 05/09/18 12:27 PM Re: Do Roaches Eat Oil Filters? [Re: Ducked]
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Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 10481
Loc: OH
Keep them stored in hard sealed plastic containers. Roaches like to eat cardboard and brown paper bags. So be careful what you bring into the house and garage.

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#4752009 - 05/09/18 12:53 PM Re: Do Roaches Eat Oil Filters? [Re: Ducked]
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Registered: 01/21/17
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Loc: Toronna
You have a filter stash in a developing country, and you are concerned about roaches eating them?

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#4752010 - 05/09/18 12:54 PM Re: Do Roaches Eat Oil Filters? [Re: Ducked]
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Decent zip loc bags should do the trick. We used them for a variety of things while we were in that region.
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#4752025 - 05/09/18 01:14 PM Re: Do Roaches Eat Oil Filters? [Re: Ducked]
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Registered: 09/19/08
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Loc: Pennsylvania
Taiwan is probably more developed than we are!!!
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#4752036 - 05/09/18 01:31 PM Re: Do Roaches Eat Oil Filters? [Re: SatinSilver]
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Registered: 02/28/03
Posts: 6003
Loc: Cajun Country, La.
Originally Posted By: SatinSilver
Keep them stored in hard sealed plastic containers. Roaches like to eat cardboard and brown paper bags. So be careful what you bring into the house and garage.

Why is this SS?
When I lived in FL. there were, what I call cock roaches, that would fly. But, the locals call them PALMETTO BUGS. HATT, you live in FL. Do you know of these "ROACHES?"

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#4752053 - 05/09/18 02:00 PM Re: Do Roaches Eat Oil Filters? [Re: Ducked]
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When I think of a Cockroach I think of the large ones that can fly and look sort of like Scarabs.

In reality, the ones around here are German Cockroaches and I have only seen a few of them that I can remember.

When I think of a roach, the first thing that comes to mind is not an insect.

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#4752054 - 05/09/18 02:06 PM Re: Do Roaches Eat Oil Filters? [Re: BlueOvalFitter]
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Registered: 01/24/08
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Loc: OH
Originally Posted By: BlueOvalFitter
Originally Posted By: SatinSilver
Keep them stored in hard sealed plastic containers. Roaches like to eat cardboard and brown paper bags. So be careful what you bring into the house and garage.

Why is this SS?
When I lived in FL. there were, what I call cock roaches, that would fly. But, the locals call them PALMETTO BUGS. HATT, you live in FL. Do you know of these "ROACHES?"


I live up North, Wayne. That's about all I know about them with out researching them further. Which I prefer not to do. smile

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#4752064 - 05/09/18 02:17 PM Re: Do Roaches Eat Oil Filters? [Re: SatinSilver]
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Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 6884
Loc: Texas
When the roaches get very old they can only eat Purolator media

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#4752087 - 05/09/18 02:57 PM Re: Do Roaches Eat Oil Filters? [Re: Ducked]
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Registered: 08/13/11
Posts: 1992
Loc: Lakeside, CA
Roaches love the glue on boxes. Back when we owned a Bar we had to watch our beer deliveries as the roaches would hitch a ride on the beer truck.
Pain to get rid of once they make it in to your place of business.
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#4752101 - 05/09/18 03:13 PM Re: Do Roaches Eat Oil Filters? [Re: Ducked]
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Loc: Upstate NY
And mice like Toyota wiring. Mice around me prefer the Subaru over my pickup.
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#4752121 - 05/09/18 03:43 PM Re: Do Roaches Eat Oil Filters? [Re: Ducked]
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Registered: 04/03/05
Posts: 357
Loc: CT
Put the filters in ziplock bags. Then put the filters in a deep freezer for 2 days to kill any off that might be inside.
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#4752144 - 05/09/18 04:04 PM Re: Do Roaches Eat Oil Filters? [Re: Ducked]
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Registered: 06/04/02
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Loc: Texas
Roaches here refuse to eat on the ocd.
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#4752185 - 05/09/18 05:03 PM Re: Do Roaches Eat Oil Filters? [Re: Ducked]
Rhymingmechanic Offline


Registered: 08/13/04
Posts: 1347
Loc: VA
They might at least try the filters if the box is tasty. At any rate, you wouldn't want them dying inside the filter.

I would seal the filters up in some kind of plastic bag.

FYI, I found a colony of ants and either larva or eggs in a cabin air filter stored in my shed. It was a used one, luckily. I had put it back into the box, planning to run it for the worst few weeks of pollen season.

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#4752202 - 05/09/18 05:25 PM Re: Do Roaches Eat Oil Filters? [Re: Ducked]
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Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 6543
Loc: USA
Do roaches live in Purolator's factory? hide

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