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- 1 WE ARE YOUR FRIENDLY, LOCAL EXPERTS
- 2 Cockroach control includes folk and professional methods
- 3 How to Get Rid of Cockroaches
- 4 Why get rid of roaches?
- 5 Best Ways to Kill Cockroaches
- 6 Identification and Top ways to Get Rid of Cockroaches
- 6.1 The American cockroach prefers moisture and warmth, which explains why it is so commonly found in boats, bathrooms, basements, and sewers.
- 6.2 The German cockroach can thrive in just about any environment and is less reliant upon moisture than other roaches.
- 6.3 The brown banded cockroach, like the German cockroach, prefers warmer, drier climates, thus making them a problem in the upper floors and attics of your home.
- 6.4 The Oriental cockroach is less common than either the German or brown banded cockroach and prefers very wet environments.
- 6.5 The smoky brown cockroach is primarily an outdoors roach that will wander indoors only if there is a food source.
- 7 Roach Poisons and Roach Baits
- 8 Best Natural Cockroach Control Methods
- 8.1 Wash everything with soap and water.
- 8.2 Caulk any cracks or gaps between pipes (gas and water), walls, baseboards, cabinets, and countertops.
- 8.3 Weatherstrip windows and doors to prevent the migration of cockroaches from outdoors to indoors.
- 8.4 Store your food and garbage in sealable, roach-proof containers, making sure to take your garbage out on a regular basis.
- 8.5 Dust with boric acid powder in inconspicuous places.
- 9 German Cockroach Control
- 10 German Roach Control & Treatments
- 11 German Roach Control Measures: Using Baits, Non-Repellent Insecticides, Insect Growth Regulators (IGR’S), Dusts and Roach Traps
- 11.1 German Roach Spray Kit (Combines Non-Repellent Insecticide, Insect Growth Regulators and a Flusher)
- 11.2 Roach Bait Gel Kits (Combine Roach Gel Baits and Insect Growth Regulators)
- 11.3 Roach Dust Baits
- 11.4 Roach Bait Stations
- 11.5 Where Do I Place These Baits?
- 11.6 Suggested Bait Placements
- 11.7 What are Insect Growth Regulators?
- 11.8 How do I use insecticide dusts for German roach control?
- 11.9 What are the purpose of Cockroach Traps?
- 11.10 Aerosols and «Bombs» to Kill Cockroaches
- 12 German Roach Control in Restaurants
- 13 German Cockroach Identification
- 14 German Cockroach Diet
- 15 Habits and Biology of German Cockroaches
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How to Get Rid of Cockroaches
Updated — June 29, 2019 / Julianne Ragland
Of all the pests we’ve studied and written about, none is more ubiquitous than the cockroach. Cockroaches have been with us since the dawn of humanity–the pesky roommates we couldn’t get rid of no matter how hard we tried. And we’ve been trying. Getting rid of cockroaches is no easy thing. There’s a reason scientists say one of the only creatures left after a holocaust will most likely be the cockroach. To say the cockroach is resilient is like saying water is wet–obvious and understated. But that’s not to say getting rid of cockroaches is impossible. It might take some time, but the best ways to control cockroaches are really quite simple and generally apply to all species of cockroach. However, there are some subtle differences in the approaches to cockroach control based on the species…we’ll get to those.
There are roughly five common pestiferous species of cockroach in North America, and each species varies somewhat in preference to environment and appetite. The German cockroach, for example, is as comfortable indoors as it is outdoors and will eat just about anything; while the smoky brown cockroach prefers to live outdoors and is considered primarily a vegetarian. Below we will provide for you a clear picture of the possible cockroach that is infesting your home, tell you a little bit about its behavior, and then offer pest control suggestions specific to that species of cockroach.
But before we begin, your first step should be to set out some sticky traps (like the ones we use for mice) around your house. This will accomplish two things: first, it will help you get a better look at the roaches that have infested your house, so you can identify them, and second, it will give you an idea of where the “high traffic” areas are for cockroaches in your home, so if you choose to use roach sprays, roach baits, or roach poison, you’ll know where to apply it.
Why get rid of roaches?
You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out why people want to get rid of cockroaches. Cockroaches leave saliva and excrement on your dishes, your cookware, your countertops, and any other surface they cross. But it’s not just the food poisoning, dysentery, and diarrhea that cockroaches may cause. There’s also the threat of childhood asthma.
According to a study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, cockroach allergens, which come from the saliva, feces, cast skins, and dead bodies of cockroaches, can exacerbate asthma in children–more so, even, than dust mites or pets.
Getting rid of cockroaches isn’t just about sanitary standards, it’s about your child’s health, too.
Best Ways to Kill Cockroaches
Killing cockroaches is easy. You just stomp on them, right? Wrong. Besides the obvious mess you’ll leave behind, cockroaches (when they’re hungry enough) will eat the remains of other cockroaches, so squishing them isn’t the best way to do it.Kill cockroaches by dehydrating them. This doesn’t sound easy, but most roach killing sprays first abrade the exoskeletons of the roach and then deliver a neurotoxin to turn off their brains. Most roach-killing dusts, like boric acid (borax) also abrade the exoskeleton but do not deliver any other chemical; they simply allow the roach to dehydrate and die of thirst.So, how you kill a cockroach depends on how long you want them to suffer. See the section below about roach poison and roach baits to help you make a more informed decision.
Identification and Top ways to Get Rid of Cockroaches
The American cockroach prefers moisture and warmth, which explains why it is so commonly found in boats, bathrooms, basements, and sewers.
The American cockroach is one of the larger species of pestiferous roaches in the U.S., but luckily for you it is less common in homes and apartments. However, if you’ve identified the American cockroach as your problem pest, perhaps the best way to get rid of the American cockroach is to cut off access to your home and reduce the amount of residual moisture in your home. Caulking cracks and crevices in your foundation as well as in your baseboards and walls in the first floor of your home is paramount. Using a dehumidifier to keep relative humidity to a minimum will also help deter American cockroach populations from getting out of hand. Something like the Eva-dry at Amazon may work, but you’ll want to probably get something a bit larger if you’re going whole-home instead of closet or bathroom. Dusting those areas where you notice roach traffic most often with boric acid (borax) will help to get rid of roaches that are still troubling you.
The German cockroach can thrive in just about any environment and is less reliant upon moisture than other roaches.
For these reasons, the German cockroach has become the most common pest in the American household, far beyond any other cockroach in North America. The German cockroach has one weakness and that is its preference for warm air (like that of its native North Africa). Heating vents and furnaces are some of their most common hiding places. Sanitary standards are, of course, one of the most effective ways to get rid of German cockroaches, but simply putting out roach baits that use boric acid as their active ingredient will usually take care of the problem. Following the natural roach control regiment in the right sidebar is often your best recourse for controlling German cockroach problems.
The brown banded cockroach, like the German cockroach, prefers warmer, drier climates, thus making them a problem in the upper floors and attics of your home.
The brown banded cockroach is a notorious eater of clothes, fabrics, glue, and other starchy substances, which is why you’ll often find clusters of them in shelf spaces and warm, upstairs closets–especially bedrooms. To control brown banded cockroach populations immediately, you may want to wait until dark, then turn on the lights and follow the skittering roaches to their hiding places, and spray with a pyrethrin- or permethrin-based roach spray. Follow this up by vacuuming your rooms thoroughly, using a crevice attachment to suck roaches and their eggs from their hiding spots. Then dust with boric acid powder in those inconspicuous places. Caulking cracks beneath baseboards and around cabinets and shelving will stop brown banded roaches from returning.
The Oriental cockroach is less common than either the German or brown banded cockroach and prefers very wet environments.
You will often find the Oriental cockroach feeding on decaying food, in garbage containers, and anywhere else food has been dropped. These particular roaches are considered the perfect vector for food borne illnesses because of their appreciation for rotting food or leftover scraps, rather than starchy foods and sugars. Because of the Oriental cockroach’s affinity for sewers, drains, refrigerators, basements, cellars, and any other cool, moist environment, your best option for comprehensive roach control is to keep your home warm and dry. A dehumidifier set to high in a basement or on the first floor of your home will help take much of the moisture out of the air, leaving the floors and other surfaces dry enough to dust with boric acid as a secondary precaution. You should replace all garbage containers with sealable bins, take out the trash regularly, and avoid leaving scraps of food or compost heaps near your home. This also will help get rid of other pests besides cockroaches.
The smoky brown cockroach is primarily an outdoors roach that will wander indoors only if there is a food source.
The smoky brown cockroach prefers plant matter as its primary food source, so you will often see these roaches in gardens and greenhouses–rarely in areas where humans tend to dwell. Because of the smoky brown cockroach’s love of rotting fruits and vegetables, it’s a good idea to begin a roach control regiment by cleaning away any organic matter from doorways, windowsills, and edges of buildings. Ground level walls and foundations should be inspected and caulk should be used to seal any cracks that are observed. You may even want to consider lining the perimeter of your home with an organic desiccant like food grade diatomaceous earth.
Roach Poisons and Roach Baits
Determining which poison or bait to use comes down to the question of how large your problem is. If you’ve laid out sticky traps and they’re getting completely covered, or if you see cockroaches during the day on a regular basis, the chances are you’re dealing with a rather large cockroach population. Cockroaches only feed during the day if the population is too great to support a strictly nighttime feeding schedule.
If you have a large population of cockroaches you’re going to want to use roach poisons, dusts, and sprays.
Dusts and sprays are considered more effective for large cockroach infestations than baits because they not only cover a larger area, but there is no need to lure the cockroach to the poison itself. Many roach poisons, dusts, and sprays are what we call desiccants. A desiccant doesn’t need to be ingested to take effect. Desiccants basically scratch the exoskeleton of the cockroach (that hard surface that keeps moisture and the cockroach guts inside), allowing moisture to seep out slowly–eventually killing the roach who comes into contact with it. It’s not a quick death, unless of course the dust or spray you’re using contains a secondary ingredient like a neurotoxin to kill the roach more quickly. Such sprays and dusts to be considered are Raid’s line of roach and ant sprays, Drione Dust (which uses silica aerogel to abrade the exoskeleton), Shellshock (which uses diatomaceous earth to dehydrate the insect), and Diacide (diatomaceous earth + pyrethrin). Boric acid, or borax, is also considered a desiccant.
There are, of course other poisonous sprays and dusts that you can use, but those insecticides that use desiccants are considered the least harmful to humans and pets.
If you’re having trouble with just a few roaches, then roach baits are probably your best option.
They’re easy to keep out of view, and they’re quite effective at keeping cockroach populations at a relatively unnoticeable level. They’re also good for taking care of scouts who may have wandered indoors looking for a better place to eat and lay eggs. Almost every cockroach bait uses boric acid as it’s active ingredient. Examples of such products would be: Alpha 3 Roach Baits, Niban, Triad Granule Bait, and It Works Roach Killing Stations. These roach bait options are best for dealing with roaches in houses where either pets or small children are present. Amazon has niban in a 4lb shaker for a reasonable price.
Roach foggers are effective, but you have to assume that your home will be covered with pyrethroids–a family of synthetic insecticides that may or may not be carcinogenic, depending on who you ask!
Best Natural Cockroach Control Methods
Wash everything with soap and water.
Clean your entire apartment or living space down to the very last surface. This can be done in an ecologically-sound manner by using products made by companies like Ecover and and Seventh Generation. These companies provide cleaning products for just about every surface and situation.
Caulk any cracks or gaps between pipes (gas and water), walls, baseboards, cabinets, and countertops.
Sealing these areas will give cockroaches fewer places to hide, and when cockroaches have nowhere to hide, they’ll find somewhere else to live.
Weatherstrip windows and doors to prevent the migration of cockroaches from outdoors to indoors.
Mending any broken or torn window screens is also a good idea.
Store your food and garbage in sealable, roach-proof containers, making sure to take your garbage out on a regular basis.
You know, before it starts to smell like crap. For the food, we’d recommend Rubbermaid Modular containers sold at Amazon. They’re stackable!
Dust with boric acid powder in inconspicuous places.
These include places like behind cabinets, your refrigerator and oven, and any other nooks or crannies where children and pets may not be able to reach. Amazon sells Boric Acid Roach & Ant Killer if you want to try this option.
German Cockroach Control
The German cockroach is one of the most common roaches found in apartment houses, restaurants, and hotels. German cockroaches (eggs included), are brought inside or hitchhike on man’s belongings, luggage, boxes or packages. A large German roach population will produce a foul odor. These roaches prefer moisture, food, and warmth. Sanitation measures are critical in controlling German roaches. German roaches can be a serious health hazard in restaurants.
All it takes is bringing in one egg capsule, and in six months you will have an infestation.
German roaches are mainly seen during the night. If you see these types of cockroaches during the day, there is a substantial infestation present. They also leave excrement droppings that look like black pepper. It is important to take note of the location of the excrement to treat in these areas, however, remove it with a vacuum cleaner as soon as possible. The bacteria from these excrement droppings have been known to trigger asthma and allergies. The majority of the roach population is found in the kitchen or bathrooms.
One of The best ways to get rid of German Roaches is place out a high quality roach bait like Invict Gold to kill the adult German roaches and an insect growth regulator (IGR) like Tekko Pro to stop the reproduction of roaches. We have both products in a kit , Invict Gold Roach Kit for savings.
German Roach Control & Treatments
German Roaches & Sanitation
When beginning your German roach control program, sanitation is one of the first things to consider. German roaches only need a small amount of food to sustain them.
- Remove indoor trash or keep them emptied.
- Keep trash dumpsters clean.
- Make sure food is not left in sink stainers and frequently run the garbage disposal.
- Food containers should be sealed.
- Keep dishes clean, no residue of food remaining.
- All kitchen appliances (microwaves, toasters, ovens, refrigerators and stoves) should be maintained in a clean condition so that it is food free and grease free.
- All pet food needs to be picked up.
- No food left out in the open.
- Sweeping or vacuuming of any food particles or crumbs.
- Get rid of empty soft drink bottles, paper bags and cardboard boxes.
Inspection : Look for Evidence
When inspecting for German cockroaches, thoroughness is very important. It is important to place the baits and IGR’s or insecticides as close to their runways and harborages as possible.
Their excrement looks like black pepper.
German Roach egg cases (Oothecae)
(Photograph by James Castner, University of Florida.)
A flashlight would be a handy tool to inspect evidences of German roaches the following places.
- Cracks and Crevices
- Behind and under refrigerators
- Behind and under stoves
- Behind and under microwaves and toasters
- Under tops of tables
- Behind and under sinks
- Cabinets-corners and cracks and crevices
- Motors of refrigerators and soft drink dispensing machines
- Switchboxes and electical outlets
- Under and behind cafeteria counters and soda fountains
- Cash registers
- Vegetable bins
- Recycling bins
- Meat counters and check-out stands
- Meat cutting blocks
- Anywhere else conditions are favorable.
- Every situation may be different, inspect all places with favorable conditions.
German Roach Control Measures: Using Baits, Non-Repellent Insecticides, Insect Growth Regulators (IGR’S), Dusts and Roach Traps
We recommend using gel baits, non-repellent insecticides, dust baits, roach bait stations, insect growth regulators (IGR), dusts and roach pheromone traps for residential and commercial areas.
Very often high levels of control can be achieved by baits alone for the typical homeowner. Several very effective bait products are on the market today. However, like any chemical control, resistance to the ingredients in baits can occur. The products we recommend have not had a resistant problem. For locations with a continued problem, it is recommended to rotate baits.
- Insecticides do not control German roaches well unless they are classified as non-repellent insecticides such as Advion WDG. The roaches can not detect the presence of a non-repellent insecticides, so it has a chance to work. For best results, combine with an IGR like Tekko Pro.
- Gel baits have quicker results than bait stations. The top recommendations are Invict Roach Bait Gel or Vendetta Roach Bait Gel. Bait Stations are perfect for ongoing maintenance after the use of gel baits. The top recommendation in the roach bait station catgegory is Advion Arena Roach Bait Stations.
- A flowable bait, such as Avert Dry Flowable is a long lasting dry formulation. It is be be applied in areas where you can not reach to apply a gel bait.
- IGRs (Insect Growth Regulators) reduce the ability to reproduce. You may apply IGRs with any bait or any insecticide without conflict. Tekko Pro or Gentrol IGR Point Sources are the top recommendations among all of the insect growth regulators
- Do not apply repellent insecticides( liquids or dusts) near gel baits or bait stations, they would contaminate them.
- Commercial kitchens and restaurants may be an exception of using just roach baits.
For German Roach control in restaurants we recommend the use of insecticides, aerosols, dusts, and insect growth regulators instead of baits. There is too much competing food sources for effective control of german roaches in restaurants with bait.
German Roach Spray Kit (Combines Non-Repellent Insecticide, Insect Growth Regulators and a Flusher)
This kit combines a non-repellent insecticide called Advion WDG with the top rated IGR, Tekko Pro. After spraying cracks and crevices, use Stryker 54 as a flushing aerosol.
Roach Bait Gel Kits (Combine Roach Gel Baits and Insect Growth Regulators)
This kit contains Invict Roach Bait with Tekko Pro IGR for the best combination for German roach control, it kills the adult population and prevents new births. InVict Gold Cockroach Gel rapidly kills roaches with its bait matrix of 11 food attractants as a lure. It is known to maximize roach control and fight against bait aversion.
Tekko Pro is a new insect growth regulator that prevents immature cockroaches from development. After application, cockroaches with twisted wings will begin to appear indicating that they are unable to reproduce. This new IGR (insect growth regulator) has combined chemistry of active ingredients to increase its effectiveness as compared to other insect growth regulators.
- Invict Gold Cockroach Bait Gel -Box of 4 x 35g syrings + 1 plunger
- Tekko Pro IGR -4 oz
Contains all of products in the Invict Roach Kit plus Invade Bio Zap.
- Invict Gold Cockroach Bait Gel-Box of 4 x 35g syrings + 1 plunger
- Tekko Pro IGR -4 oz
- Invade Bio Zap-32 oz
- Quart Sprayer
Invade Bio Zap is a ready to use spray that is used after the treatments to sterilize the roach feces that cause allergens. Invade Bio Zap is also a probiotic formula (biodegradable and non-pathogenic) that removes stains and odors. It as a citrus scent.
This kit combines the Vendetta Roach bait comes with the insect growth regulator, Gentrol IGR . Vendetta Roach Bait has both proven to be extremely effective on German Roaches. Vendetta roach bait quickly and effectively kills hard-to-kill cockroaches. Vendetta roach bait, with Abamectin B1 0.05%, attracts both bait-averse and non-averse cockroaches.
Invict Gold, Alpine, Advion and Vendetta Roach baits have great roach bait acceptance and are superior to other professional roach baits on the market with some very quick results.
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Alpine Cockroach Gel Bait in a piston can. This can is the best of both worlds, the convenience of spraying, but in a gel bait form. Contains the reduced risk insecticide Dinotefuran. It is free of the Big 8 Allergens
Roach Dust Baits
Avert Dry Flowable Cockroach Bait
Remains effective for more than one year after initial treatment.
The dry formula reaches void areas that gels and bait stations cannot reach.
Avert Dry Flowable Bait Placements
- Avert Dry Flowable is intended for application with the provided crack and crevice bait extension tube. Apply insecticide directly into cracks and crevices.
- Apply lightly and uniformly to infested areas.
- Pay particular attention to cracks and crevices and hidden surfaces around sinks and storage areas, behind baseboards, around doors, and windows, behind cabinets, stoves, and behind refrigerators.
- For compete application instructions, please read : Avert Dry Flowable Product Label.
Roach Bait Stations
Advion Arena Roach Bait
Advion cockroach bait arena can be used to control cockroach populations indoors and outdoors with the active ingredient indoxacarb, an insecticide that acts through ingestion by cockroaches. Advion Roach Bait Arena (60 ctn)
Maxforce Roach Bait Stations are both useful as a roach bait. The use of the roach stations are slower acting than the gel forms, but will last for several months without drying out.
These bait stations do not work as quickly as the roach bait gels, but they do not dry out.
- Advion Arena is our top recommendation.
- It would be perfect in maintenance situations.
Where Do I Place These Baits?
Typical harboraging areas for German Roaches and places for treatment of Roach Bait :
- German roaches will exist under favorable conditions of food, water or warmth.
- Before treating any area, it is best to first take a flashlight and check areas for harborage sites. Look for their excrement droppings (looks like black pepper).
Suggested Bait Placements
Cracks and crevice placement, as opposed to placement on exposed surfaces is preferred because roaches do not travel far from their harborage. These precise placements result in better control because you have placed it in areas that the roaches spend most of their time.
- Behind kitchen cabinets and counter tops.
- Behind anything hanging on the wall, such as pictures, clocks, posters, etc.
- Behind, next to, and under the stove.
- In the corners up under the sink and other cabinets.
- In stored paper bags and boxes.
- Around pipes, cords, and cables that come out of the wall.
- Behind and under bathroom fixtures.
- Behind the medicine cabinet and vanity.
- In any cracks or crevices around shelves or wood trim.
Roaches are cannibalistic and will eat other dead or dying roaches.
The roaches are not social insects like ants and termites, they do not carry the bait back to feed the young. The bait is passed through by excrement or eating the dead roaches.
It is important to re-bait in the areas where the the roaches are taking the bait. Paying attention to this will speed up the treatment.
What are Insect Growth Regulators?
- Using insect growth regulators like Gentrol IGR’S and Tekko Pro break the roach growth cycle.
- Tekko Pro stops the reproduction and reduces the survival of the German roach with two different modes of action. It effects the molting process, making the German roach vulnerable to survival and it stops it at the larvae state.
- Gentrol attacks the male nymph roach(mutating reproductive abilities) and causes the pregnant female to consume the bait when she would normally not want to consume food during part of her pregnancy.
- Our top recommendation is the Tekko Pro
Tekko Pro IGR has changed the industry of Insect Growth Regulators. It has two different active ingredients to provide two different modes of actions to combat the most serious german roach populations. There has been reports of the complete elimination of the German roach population inside of two weeks, when used alone. Combined with the Invice Roach Gel, Maxforce Impact, or Orthene PCO provides the greatest impact.
Comes in 4 oz and 16 oz containers.
1 pint yields 16 gallons. Mix 1 oz of Tekko Pro per gallon of water, per 1,500 square feet.
All the benefits of an insect growth regulator in a discreet, non-spray formulation.
Gentrol Point Source is a special device that contains the Gentrol Insect Growth Regulator (IGR) hydroprene for 90-day control of roaches and other stored product pests. Gentrol Point Source covers 75 square feet.All the benefits of an insect growth regulator in a discreet, non-spray formulation.
Gentrol IGR Aerosol : Dissipating foam assures complete coverage. 16 oz. can cover 1200 sq.ft of surface area.
Gentrol IGR Liquid Concentrate is an insect growth regulator.
Prevents developing roaches to reach sexual maturity; by inhibiting their growth
Comes in 1 oz bottles/10 bottles per box
Each bottle makes one gallon of finished product
How do I use insecticide dusts for German roach control?
The key to insecticide dust application is to use a minimal amount, applying it in a thin layer. It should be hardly visible to the naked eye and never applied to open areas. Dust under and around appliances. If you apply dust in heavy applications, the German roaches will walk around the pile or accumulation of dust. Use a hand-held duster for accurate dust placement. Only fill the duster half full when dusting. You want airspace on the top of the dust container to shake it and puffed out more easily. It is helpful to place a couple of pennies inside the dusting container to break up clumps of dust. Applying an insecticide dust with a spoon is insufficient.
- Dust should only supplement any insecticide of bait control program for German roach control, not as a stand alone solution.
- Sometimes, bait alone will not be sufficient for roach control. Restaurants will need a good dusting/liquid insecticide program because baiting will not work.
- Those that live in apartments might benefit from dusitng behind the plumbing area under their sinks and electrical outlets for long-term management..
- When you apply them to recessed and dry areas, they give you long lasting results. Typical areas to dust would be electrical outlets, so a hand duster with a plastic tip would be needed.
- Do not place these dusts in the exact same location of any roach baits, as it would contaminate the baits.
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The CimeXa dust is a very fine dust made of silica gel. It is very safe, lasts up to 10 years undisturbed, and acts as a dessicant. It dries up the insect. It is so fine, that a hand duster is necessary for application.
This dust is particulary helpful as a mop solution in restaurants. Can be used as a dry dust or wet mop solution.
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D-Fense Dust :D-Fense Dust is a ready to use insecticide dust which gives an effective knockdown and residual control of up to 8 months if undisturbed. This dust will contaminate any roach bait gels. Do not apply this dust in the same location as the roach gel baits.
The B&G 1150 Dust-R Bulb Duster comes with plastic extension tubes that provide safe crack-and-crevice application around electrical outlets, and one extension can be used as a siphon tube in the bulb when applying granules
What are the purpose of Cockroach Traps?
These not only trap roaches, but is an excellent monitoring tool. Cockroach infestations can be monitored with these pheromone traps. These low profile traps can be placed under cabinets adn kitchen appliances. They can be placed out of view, but close to harborages. It is recommended that traps ve placed flush against surfaces. As those placed 3/4 inch from walls cach about half as many cockroaches as those placed flush against them.
- Catches roaches by pheomones and a food scent.
- The 330 has been designed with 3 entry points, a silicone surface to prevent escapes and a low profile to fit into small, tight corners.
- Catches roaches by pheomones and a food scent.
- The M 327 has multiple access points, two catch areas, and patented roach pheromone attractant provide twice the trapping power and catch of the leading competitive monitors
Aerosols and «Bombs» to Kill Cockroaches
Spectre PS is the top recommendation in the aerosol category. It provides a long residual and is a non-repellent (the roaches can’t detect its presence). As a non-repellent insecticide, the insects cannot detect its presence, allowing the insects to cross over its chemical placements, instead of avoiding the area
Sprectre Aerosol may be used with roach baits and will enhance your German Roach control.
However the recommeded roach baits are so effective,many find they don’t need to use such an aerosol.
When using this residual insecticide (D-Force HPX Aerosol), don’t place the bait out yet, because it would contaminate it; wait about 10 days.
D-Force contains Deltamethrin.
We also carry other insecticides, baits, and dust not listed here
Aerosol «bombs» such as Fogasol Foggers are commonly referred to are actually total release aerosol cans.
They are very popular because they are perhaps the easiest way to kill exposed roaches without much effort, just push the button and leave the premises for a couple of hours.
Unfortunately, «bombs» do not contact many roaches that are well hidden and they have no residual killing power.
German Roach Control in Restaurants
Many times, german roaches in restaurants require insecticides as opposed to baiting. Using baits in German roach control requires that their is no competing food sources. In restaurants, it is almost impossible to eliminate all competing food sources.
In restaurants, you may have to still spray with a non-repellent residual insecticide such as Alpine WSG. You can also use roach baits and aerosols like Spectre PD in commercial kitchens.
Use Alpine WSG by itself or combined with roach baits. Alpine WSG will not conflict with the roach baits.
We encourage you to call us for recommendations, in that we have had a long history of helping restaurants solve their problem, but needs to be handled on a individual basis. Use Tekko Pro IGR mixed with Alpine WSG insecticide to stop the reproduction.
The Commercial German Roach Kit combines several products together for savings and is optimized for commercial kitchens and restaurants or for property managment.
Another product that is recommended for restaurants is Eaton’s Boric Acid Powder Eaton’s Boric Acid Powder may be applied as a mop rinse insecticide that leaves an odorless, invisible residue which cockroaches cannot detect.
German Cockroach Identification
Adult German roaches range in size from 1/2 inch- 5/8 inch long. They are light to medium brown. They have an oval shape that is flattened and long antennae. They have two distinctive dark stripes behind the head.
German cockroach, Blattella germanica, Photo credit: Gary Alpert, Harvard University, Bugwood.org
The immature young German roaches (nymphs) are smaller than adults and do not have wings. These immature roaches have a light stripe on their backs and are darker in color.
If you are unsure if you have German roaches, place sticky traps such as Victor Pheromone Traps #327RPT on the kitchen counters at night and take a picture. Send email with the picture attachment and we will be glad to help you with identification.
German Cockroach Diet
These roaches will eat a broad range of foods and prefer to stay close to food and water sources.
Habits and Biology of German Cockroaches
Biology-Adaptability and Survival
Females produce one egg capsule every 3-4 weeks. Each capsule contains 25-45 eggs, the largest capsule of all roach species that would infest a building. The female will carry the egg capsule with her until it is ready to hatch, making it less hazardous for the nymph to survive. The female German roach also has the shortest period to develop from hatching until sexual maturity. The populations of German cockroaches will build up faster than other species. The young (nymphs) will be able to breed in as little as 36 days. A combination of these traits produces what entomologists call a «high reproductive potential.»
Adult German roaches can live up to one year. They adapt quickly to changing environments, and evolve to survive.
Where German Roaches Are Found
German roach infestations are usually are generally found in kitchens and bathrooms. If the population is large enough, they will spill over to other rooms. These roaches are mostly active at night. If German roaches are seen active during the day, it most likely is due to overcrowding in their hiding places or a shortage of food and water supply. Cracks and crevices are their harborage areas; they spend about 75% of their time in such harborages. First instar nymphs require a crack of about 1/32″ whereas, adults require an inch width.German cockroach nymphs are smaller than most other cockroaches; thus, they are able to conceal themselves in many places and remain protected.
How German Roaches Enter A Building
The German cockroach can move well within a building. They also can travel from a neighboring apartment or location to another and can pass through small openings like light switch plates. Many times they are brought in with grocery items, grocery bags, cartons, handbags, and luggage.
An inspection is important to find all potential harborages and a determination if it had been brought in with certain items.
If insecticides have been used in a building, there is a possibility that the German cockroach simply scattered to another area. These harborages need to be located and treated. It may not be possible to eliminate all the German cockroaches in a building completely if a consistent supply of cockroaches is carried into the premises via packages or food shipments.