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I had a cockroach scare and closed off the opening where the drain pipe of my washing machine drains into another pipe. Would this cause the washing machine to flood water out the bottom of the washing machine? I don't like any pipe openings as I am monitoring for cockroaches!

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No it would not cause the water to flood from the bottom. As a pest control professional i suggest u use a dust pesticide (boric dust or D.E). It last longer and works great for roaches. One of the biggest reasons you would see a roach come out of the pipe opening is because it is a moisture source, and all insects need moisture(water), it is also a nice dark area possibly cool, for them to be content in. Now what you do is using a "bulb duster" u lightly apply dust down into that spout you have your machine house into, be sure not to use to much. then put a couple glue traps behind youre machines to help you monitor insect activity.
knowing what kind of roach you are dealing with helps greatly as well.

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Unfortunately a lot of us have the straight pipe for a drain that you describe. With no trap it is a source of entry for bugs from the sewer and vent pipe. I have the drain from my washer in the pipe with the rest of the opening covered over with duct tape, As long as you don't block or kink the drain pipe you should have no problem closing the area around the drain pipe. I've been running mine that way for over 20 years now! Thanks for using fixya!

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