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Cockroach Control

 

Controlling Your Cockroach Problem

 

The first and most important step to controlling your cockroach problem is properly identifying what kind cockroach you have.  Believe it or not, you can not treat all cockroaches the same. The easiest way to distinguish them is their size. 

Select your cockroach:

American, German, and Smoky Brown Cockroaches sizes compared to quarter

American and Smoky Brown Roaches (larger)

German Roaches (smaller)

Choosing a roach control product is easier when you know what type of roach you have. We carry Aerosols, Insecticides, Dust/Dusters, Gels, Granulars, Baits , Traps , Insect Growth Regulators (IGR's), German Roach Kits.

1. Are they smaller(1/2"), golden brown, with 2 dark distinctive stripes behind the head?

These smaller roaches are called German Roaches. The German Roach is found primarily in the kitchens and bathrooms. They are brought in from other locations, such as grocery stores or other infested locations. They are common in apartments, as they transfer from one unit to the adjoining unit. They are also the most common roach found in restaurants. Use a high quality bait such as Maxforce Impact or Invict Gold to get rid of these roaches. Cleanup and sanitation is important when using roach baits. The bait should be their only food source. For bait application tips, go to Bait Placement Tips

 For German Roach control in restaurants, use a combination of Orthene PCO and Tekko IGR and a flushing aersol like CB 80. It is very difficult to use a roach bait in restaurants.

Quick Glance Roach Comparison Chart

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  1. Ultimate Roach Bait Kit
    $69.30

    This Ultimate Roach Kit contains Invict Roach Bait Gel, Tekko Pro IGR, and Invade Bio Zap as a complete combination to ensure your success in treating German roaches. Included in this kit is Invade Bio Zap that will remove the allergens left behind by roach droppings. Invade Bio Zap is a microbial, natural probiotic liquid to eat away organic odors. It leaves a fresh citrus scent.

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  2. German Roach Spray Kit
    $60.65

    This kit for german roach control contains all that you need if you prefer to spray for German roach control. It contains a non-repellent insecticide called Advion WDG, an IGR called Tekko Pro and a contact/flushing aerosol called Stryker 54.

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  3. Invict Roach Bait Gel

    Starting at: $13.96

    Invict Roach Bait can begin to kill roaches in twenty minutes. Invict Gold Cockroach Bait Gel contains 11 attractants (without the top eight food allergens) to combat bait aversion and maximize control, providing lightning fast results to kill roaches. Active ingredient in Invict Gold Cockroach Gel Bait is imidacloprid 2.15% . Invict Gold Roach Bait doesn't run in hot weather and is easy to apply in cold weather. Invict Gold Roach Bait kills German roaches fast. May be used inside or outside. Learn More
  4. Maxforce Professional Insect Roach Killer Bait Gel (FC)-1 Box

    Maxforce with it's domino effect is designed to get rid of roaches rapidly.. The inert protein source found in the bait as the attractant is very irresistible.
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  5. Tekko Pro -16 oz

    Starting at: $21.90

    Tekko Pro is an innovative new insect growth regulator from Control Solutions. Tekko Pro prevents fleas and listed cockroaches from developing to egg-laying adults. It provides long-term and effective control of fleas, ticks, flies, roaches, gnats, mosquitoes,crickets, litter beetles, and ants by disrupting the life cycle.

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  6. Orthene PCO Acephate Pellets-Box

    Orthene PCO Pellets Insecticide contains : 10 - 1/4 ounce packets. Orthene PCO  Pellets are uniquely designed to target and exert control over even the most stubborn household pests that tend to be resistant to other products, like the German Cockroach
    Active Ingredient: Acephate 97.4 %

    Packaging: Box(contains 10 packets)
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  7. Lambdastar UltraCap 9.7-16 oz

    Starting at: $49.90

    LambdaStar UltraCap 9.7 is a micro-encapsulated lambda-cyhalothrin formulation that is easy to measure and mix. It has a long residual protection with excellent results. Compared to Demand CS, also a lambda-cyhalothrin 9.7% formulation, LamdaStar UltraCap has a higher mortality rate after 12 weeks of testing.  

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  8. Spectre PS

    Spectre PS aerosol can be compared to Phantom Aerosol with the same formulation of 0.5% Chlorfenapyr. Both Spectre and Phantom products are classified as non-repellents. As a non-repellent insecticide, the insects cannot detect its presence, allowing the insects to cross over its chemical placements, instead of avoiding the area. Spectre PS does not stain and may be combined with any roach baiting program and is an excellent product for fabric pests.

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  9. Vendetta Roach Bait Kit
    $41.95

    Get the best of both classes of German roach control products with Vendetta Roach Bait Gel and Gentrol Point Sources IGR combined in this economical kit. Kill the roaches with Vendetta and keep them from reproducing with Gentrol Point Sources.

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  10. Advion WDG

    Advion WDG is a water-dispersible granule that contains 20.0% Indoxacarb. This flexible and non-repellent insecticide may be applied both inside and outside in both residential and commercial locations. Advion WDG with indoxacarb is the only sprayable insecticide in its class (Oxadiazine chemistry). It is perfect for the control of pyrethroid-resistant insects and controls over 20 different crawling and flying insects including roaches, ants, crickets, stink bugs, house flies and more.

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2. Are your roaches bigger (1"-1.5" ) long, with wings?

Many people call these bigger roaches ,"Palmetto bugs".

The larger roaches include the  American, Smoky Brown, Oriental, Australian and the Wood Roach. The most common large roach in the USA is the American Roach. These larger roaches inhabit cool and damp locations, such as mulch, leaves, and wood piles and organic debris. They may be found in attics, basements, sewers, and landscape timbers. These larger roaches do not inhabit inside living quarters like the German Roach. They simply wander inside the building looking for water.

Use a residual insecticide such as LambdaStar Ultracap 9., D-Fense SC, or Cyper WSP as a perimeter spray around your home. Spray about 3 feet up the side of the structure and 3 feet out from the structure. The LambdaStar Ultracap 9.7 adheres well to surfaces and will stay active longer due to its encapsulated technology.

You may spray inside with the products for extra protection. Spray under the sinks, behind the refrigerator, dishwashers, freezers, washers. Spray inside the garage and along door thresholds.

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