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 Control Products
(Invict Gold or Vendetta Gel Baits and Tekko Pro IGR)
Invict Gold Cockroach Bait Gel-InVict Gold Cockroach Gel is formulated for rapid control of roaches. The bait matrix in Invict Roach Bait contains 11 food attractants to combat bait aversion and maximize roach control.
This kit combines the Invict Roach bait with Gentrol Point Sources for the best combination for German Roach Control, with no mixing. Killing the adult population and preventing new births.
Vendetta Roach Bait Cockroach Bait Gel 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.
This kit combines the Vendetta Roach bait with Tekko Pro IGR for the best combination for German Roach Control. Killing the adult population and preventing new births.
Both Vendetta Roach Bait and Invict Gold Roach Bait are proven effective on German roaches and are comparable in prices. The Tekko IGR Pro is an excellent product to prevent roaches from becoming adults (insect growth regulator). In fact , Tekko Pro IGR is superior to other insect growth regulators due to its combination of active ingredients. We highly recommend the use of Tekko Pro IGR as an addition to the roach bait gels.
Vendetta Roach Bait and Invict Roach Bait have 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.