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American Cockroach Control

(Periplaneta americana)

Biology, Habits, American Roach Control

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D-Fense SC

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American Cockroach Control-How To Get Rid of American Roaches


Sanitation and Exclusion

Sanitation and exclusion are the first things required for this type of roach. If you eliminate food sources, moisture or their harborages, it will put such pressure on the roach population, leading to better results with your pest control measures.

Sanitation and Home Repairs:


  • Caulk all penetrations through ground level walls.
  • Remove rotting leaves from window wells and gutters.
  • Stop water leaks, screen equipment overflow drains, and take overflow water away from buildings; keep drain traps full or capped.
  • Store firewood as far away from the house as you can. If you can lift it off the ground, it will help eliminate harborage areas.
  • Discard old boxes and piles of papers where roaches can hide.
  • Use a tight fitting lid on your trash can.
  • Move garbage cans out of preferred moist habitat.
  • Clean kitchen appliances thoroughly to eliminate food sources.
  • It is not wise to allow pet food to sit out overnight for indoor pets. For outdoor pets, pick up the food after they are finished eating.
  • .Ventilate moist spaces
  • Remove rotting leaves from window wells and gutters.


Although the American roach has many places to habitat outside, it will enter if there is an entry point.

  • Seal as many exterior cracks and holes as possible on the outside of the home
  • Caulk all penetrations through ground level walls.Caulk and repair holes around doors, windows, water pipes and baseboards.
  • Place mesh screens over windows, floor drains, and vents. Seal any cracks or holes leading indoors with caulk or other sealants.These places serve as roach locations.
  • Make sure that doors and windows fit securely inside the frames, to eliminate entry.

Pest Control Products To Use For American Cockroaches

Outside Treament

Insecticide Sprays:

Generally speaking, control measures should concentrate on the outside of the building and points of entry of the American Roach.

This is called a "perimeter or barrier" treatment.

You may use concentrated residual sprays : D-Fense SC, Cyzmic CS, Cyper WP or Demon WP inside or outside. Spray a 3-6 foot band around the entire house. Spray outside around doors, windows, pipe openings, and dryer vents.

Recommended products are in the table below. They would require a pump sprayers.

Insecticide Granulars : You may apply granulars around the base of the house, particularly in areas of pine straw and mulched areas.

Granular Insect Baits:

Insects baits like Invict Xpress Granular Bait can be used indoors, outdoors or in turf areas. Invict Xpress has multiple food attractants to attract not only the American Roach, but also Crickets, some Ants, Silverfish, Earwigs and Firebrats


Indoor Treament

Insecticide Sprays:

Apply also on the inside on the baseboards near the entry pts.

On the inside-apply around the plumbing under the sinks and washer and dryer connections. You don't have to spray all the interior baseboards, just the corners and baseboards inside the garage and basement areas.

Insect Baits:

If you have these larger cockroaches entering inside your home from the attic area (due to trees that overhang the attic or gutters that are not clean) using baits like Invict Express Insect Baits, would give you very good results. This insect bait would also be excellent choices for crawl spaces and or attics.


Dusting with a hand duster where the American roaches would be traveling. Such places would be behind baseboards, wall outlets, wall voids and underneath appliances. The recommended dust is D-Fense Dust.


The residual insecticides: D-Fense SC, Cyzmic CS, Cyper WP, and Demon WP as well as the residual granulars, Bifen LP Granules should be repeated every three months during the season.

The Invict Xpress Granular and D-Fense Dust last from 6 months to a year, free from rain.


Insecticide Concentrates & Granulars

d fenseD-Fense SC *Top recommendation
Broader label and longer lasting-may be used inside or outside and will dry invisible. D-fense has no smell.
cyzmic csCyzmic CS Insecticide

D Fense and Cyzmic will dry invisibly on dark surfaces.The wettable powders in Demon WP or Cyper WP residue may be seen against dark surfaces.
bifen lp granules 

Bifen or Wisdom Granulars

Cyper WP

Cyper WP and Demon WP have the same label, but you can get smaller amounts with the Demon WP

Demon WP

Insect Baits & Insect Dusts

invict express

Invict X Press Insect Bait

D-Fense Dust

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