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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. 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
  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Shockwave 1 Flushing Killing and Residual Aerosol

    Shockwave 1 Aerosol combines two residual insecticides, two synergists (for a powerful synergy), and an IGR (insect growth regulator) for a total aerosol. Shockwave 1 combines flushing action (flushes them out of hiding areas and kills on contact) with a residual action (long-term action) and an IGR to cut growth cycles.

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  5. Vendetta Cockroach Gel Bait

    Vendetta Cockroach Gel Bait, a professional roach killer bait is highly attractive to roaches.Vendetta roach bait quickly and effectively kills hard-to-kill cockroaches.  Vendetta roach bait attracts both bait-averse and non-averse cockroaches. It comes with a plunger for easy application. Easy to use; dispenses smoothly and easily. Shelf life is approximately 3 years or more stored at room temperature.
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  6. Bifen LP Insecticide Granules

    Bifen LP covers covers 5,000-10,000 square feet. Bifen LP is used to control ants (including imported fire ants), roaches, spiders, fleas, ticks, worms, crickets, and almost all other insect pests. Compare Bifen LP to Talstar PL Granulars with the same active Ingredient: Bifenthrin 0.20%, they both have the same label.

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  7. Invict Xpress Granular Bait - 8 oz, 4 lbs and 25 lbs

    Starting at: $16.58

    Invict Xpress, with Imidacloprid kills a broad spectrum of insects at top speed. The listed pests it kills include ants, roaches, crickets, mole crickets, silverfish, firebrats and earwigs.

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  8. PT Cy Kick CS Aerosol

    Cy-Kick "CS" Aerosol differs from Cy-Kick Aerosol, giving a longer residual and superior coverage due its SmartCap Technology(micro-encapsulation). Cy-Kick Aerosol and Cy-Kick CS Aerosol have Cyfluthrin 0.1%. Cy-Kick CS Aerosol has a crack and crevice tip, which is handy in getting the tiniest cracks and crevices where insects hide. It may also be applied as a spot treatment. It is labeled to kill such insects as ants, bedbugs, roaches, pantry moths, carpenter ants, carpet beetles, scorpions, silverfish, pantry pests and more in residential and commercial buildings. It is labeled for food handling establishments and has a low odor.

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  9. EcoVia CA Contact Aerosol

    EcoVia CA contact aerosol is made of botanical ingredients and is part EcoVia's green solution line of products. It is a 16 oz can with a crack and crevice tip to inject in the smallest spaces. It is an effective product to combat a variety of insects such as moths, mosquitoes, flies, beetles, ants, cockroaches, spiders, and other listed crawling and flying pests.

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  10. PT Fendona Pressurized Insecticide

    PT Fendona Pressurized Insecticide with alpha-cypermethrin as its active ingredient kills over 65 arthropod pests providing a fast knockdown and long-lasting control. Alpha-cypermethrin is three times more powerful than cyfluthrin, even with a less active ingredient. PT Fendona Pressurized Insecticide kills such key pests as houseflies, Indian meal moths, wasps, silverfish, black and brown recluse spiders with a 100% mortality rate in 5 minutes.

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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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