How To Get Rid of Roaches and Kill Cockroaches
Cockroach control can be tricky because there are two main types of roaches (American and German), and they are eliminated using different techniques. If you need help identifying the type of cockroach, call us at 1-800-476-3368, and we can explain the treatment options.
The smaller roaches are the German roach and the Brown Banded roach. The German roach is the most common of the smaller roaches and the most difficult to control. German roaches are a health hazard because they carry bacteria that is transmitted to humans. The main diseases are gastroenteritis including food poisoning, dysentery, and diarrhea.
The most common larger roaches found in the United States are the American, Australian, Smoky Brown, Oriental Roaches and Woods Roaches. The most common of the larger sized roach is the American roach. All the treatment options for the larger roaches are similar.
An important identifying distinction is that the common German cockroach breeds inside and contaminates its living environment while most larger cockroaches do not breed inside. The most common larger roaches breed outside and are more of a nuisance than a danger. These larger sized roaches are not known to spread disease. Treatment options are different based on the type of cockroach. German roaches are primarily treated using roach baits and insect growth regulators. Other types of roaches are treated using insecticide concentrates.
On the left and right, you will see links that will describe the most common cockroaches in the United States and information for recommended cockroach control. You can also refer to this Roach Treatment Chart, for a quick glance.
Certain roaches gain resistance over time to pesticides so it is important to stay current with the best treatment options available on the market.
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Recommended German Roach Baits
Both Maxforce Impact Roach Bait and Invict Gold Roach Bait are proven effective on German roaches. Invict Gold and Maxforce Impact bait acceptance is superior to other professional roach baits on the market and has seen some fast results. Place these roach baits in their harborage areas. Typical areas include, behind kitchen cabinets, counter tops, under stoves, around pipes and cracks and crevices.
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Recommended American Roach Control Products
LambdaStar Ultracap 9.7 (Broad label, long lasting and odorless). It may be used inside or outside and will dry invisibly. LambdaStar Ultracap will last longer outside and adhere to the surface better due to its encapsulated technology. It will yield 20-40 gallons
Spray outside around doors, windows, pipe openings, and dryer vents. Apply also on the inside on the baseboards near the entry points. 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.
Intice 10 Perimeter Bait not only works well around the perimeter, but would also be excellent choices for crawl spaces and or attics.
Intice 10 Perimeter Bait has 10% boric acid combined with a proprietary bait matrix of both carboyhdrate and protein oils for wide acceptance by roaches.It also will kill crickets, earwigs, sowbugs, and more insects.
This bait is a NOP compliant insecticide and is considered a green solution.