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Sanitation and Inspection
German cockroaches are the most challenging roaches to manage and eliminate. These cockroaches need water, food, and warm areas to survive.
First, make sure that your area is clean; sanitation is necessary for German roach control measures to succeed.
After sanitation and an inspection of the harborage areas, you can begin control measures. Keep in mind that these roaches need food, water and warmth. These are the areas to inspect and place insecticides.
The German cockroach has been able to adapt to chemicals and develop resistance to these chemicals. They also reproduce at a very high rate. Entomologists call it a "high reproductive potential."
Control measures have changed from the use of liquid insecticides and aerosols to the use of roach baits and insect growth regulators, where there is much less resistance.
High quality roach baits like the ones that we recommend will work a lot better than liquid insecticides for residential locations.
Recommended Products for German Roach Control
Baits, Insect Growth Regulators (IGR'S), Dusts
and Roach Traps
using gel baits,
dust baits, roach bait stations, insect growth regulators(IGRS), 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.
Commercial kitchens and restaurants however 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.
Roach Bait Gels
Cockroach Bait Gel has both proven to be extremely effective on German
We have had very good reviews of Invict Roach Bait Gel.
German Roach Kit (Invict)
This kit combines the Insect Growth Regulator IGR with the Invict. Killing the adult population and preventing new births.
Vendetta Roach Bait Gel is another recommended bait for bait-averse roaches.
Alpine Cockroach Gel Bait Piston Can
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
Invict Gold, Alpine, Advion and Vendetta Roach baits have roach bait gel acceptance and are superior to
other professional roach baits on the market with some very quick
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Roach Dust Baits
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
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)
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.
It would be perfect in maintenance situations.
Where Do I Place These Baits?
Typical harbor aging 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
checkareas 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,
- 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 Pivot 10 IGR break the roach growth cycle.
Gentrol IGR'S 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.
Insect Growth Regulators for Cockroaches: Gentrol and Pivot 10
Pivot 10 IGR
As an IGR (Insect Growth Regulator) Pivot 10 IGR (3.72 oz.) Concentrate contains Nylar which stops the reproduction cycle. Pivot 10 IGR provides control of fleas, stored product pests, listed roaches, crickets, litter beetles and flying insects
Yields 9- 36 gallons. Pivot 10 will treat 6,000 to 13,000 square feet of area depending on infestation and application method.
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
Gentrol IGR Aerosol :Dissipating foam assures complete coverage. 16 oz. can cover 1200 sq.ft of surface area.
Gentrol Point Source
All the benefits of an insect growth regulator in a discreet, non-spray formulation.
How do I use dusts for German roach control?
Dust should supplement any insecticide of bait control program for German roach control.
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 dusing behind the plumbing area under their sinks and electrical outlets.
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.
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.
J.T Eaton Boric Acid Dust
This dust is particulary helpful as a mop solution in restaurants. Can be used as a dry dust or wet mop solution.
99.0% Orthoboric Acid
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.
B&G Dust-R Duster #1150
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.
Victor Roach Pheromone Trap #330
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.
Victor's Pheromone Trap Model M327
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
Other Aerosols and "Bombs" to Kill Cockroaches
HPX Aerosol if you need a slightly quicker start before killing
the entire roach population with your roach baits.
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 Evercide Bombs so 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 roach control 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.
The top recommendation for restaurants
In restaurants, you may have to still
spray with a residual insecticide such as :
Orthene PCO instead of 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 Pivot IGR mixed with Orthene PCO insecticide to stop the reproduction.
Another product that is recommended for restaurants is:
Eaton's Boric Acid Powder.
A mop rinse insecticide that leaves an odorless, invisible residue which
cockroaches cannot detect.