Thursday, October 23, 2008

Get rid of roaches

Roaches are not a pleasant thing to deal with, in fact, most people panic when they find them in their home. They worry about how they got them and if they are dirty etc. The fact is roaches can come from anywhere. You can bring them home on a shopping order or one can hitch hike home with you on your shoe. One gravid roach, or roach with children, can get bad fast. So what is one to do when faced with such a problem? I can tell you what not to do. Do not spray and do not set off foggers. This will only spread or push the roaches deeper into hiding. Yes you may kill some, but the drawbacks are worse. Baiting is the best way to control them. Gel baits work best. Maxforce or avert gel are good ones. Avert dry flowable bait is good also. Bait stations work effectively also. The best way to handle bait gel is to put dots in corners of cabinets or behind splash boards, always using caution and keeping safety in mind. Another good tool is the victor roach pheromone traps. One very effective tool to incorporate into your plan is gentrol. This is a growth regulator that will prevent the roaches from reproducing. A comprehensive and integrated approach is the best way to go with roaches. You can buy some of these products at your local home store or hardware store, or online at a do it yourself website. Good luck.

5 comments:

pest control lancashire said...

excellent info, we use gel on roaches too over here in the uk for pest control and this seems to have the most success!

triprolo said...

One thing that we use is an aerosol called invader. Customers like to see dead ones when you leave. Invader is a quick knockdown and takes out a huge percentage on one visit.Unfortunately, it has no residual.

I don't agree with an all baiting program. It doesn't work. In order to rid a house of a roach infestation, there needs to be a program with many different chemicals; baits, aerosols, residuals, and sprays, and if necessary bombs.

Gerry Weitz said...

While baits work well for cockroaches, they are not the best way to go for fast relief. For a large infestation and customers that despirately need a fast solution (for example, renters moving into an apartment that was roach infested), spray treatments are great. The roaches will not spread to other areas if you eliminate them all. So you've got to be thorough. Certain spray treatments will not only kill many roaches, but also flush them out. This allows you to determine all their hiding places. I am not kidding about being thorough, walls, appliances, etc. Foggers will get into all the tiniest places to both kill and flush. At Hearts Pest Management (www.heartspm.com), we have eliminated extremely large infestations this way. We use bait for maintenance and for ultra-sensative accounts.
Now, although it requires a few days to resolve the infestation, we use the Phantom, a non-repellant. This product acts like a bait in that it is a colony killer where the roach assists in the treatment using insect contact.

Toronto Pest Control said...

Gerry has a point. For large infestations require spray treatments for sure.

Pest Control Medford said...

Hi there, another information is that roaches aggravate certain diseases like asthma... isn't that a great reason to get rid of them?