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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 aerosol like CB 80. It is very difficult to use roach bait in restaurants.

Do You Have German Roaches or American Roaches?

Quick Glance Roach Comparison Chart

Not sure what to pick? Go to Catagories and click on Recommendations From Licensed Exterminators to see what our professionals recommend.

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  1. General Pest Control Kit
    $92.10

    General Pest Control Kit-This kit contains everything you need for pest control around your house at a discounted price.

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  2. Invict Roach Bait Gel

    Starting at: $14.25

    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
  3. Ultimate Roach Bait Kit
    $69.95

    InVict Gold Roach Gel Kit + Gentrol IGR+ Invade Bio Zap (qt) + Trapper Moniotr Glue Boards + Insect Bait Stations (to hold the Invict Bait)

    This Ultimate Roach Kit contains Invict Roach Bait Gel, Gentrol IGR, Invade Bio Zap, Trapper Monitor Glue Boards and Insect Bait Stations (to hold the Invict Gold Bait Gel) 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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  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. 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 Granules LP Granules-25 lbs

    Starting at: $25.23

    ****Due to changes in shipping weight policies from all major package delivery services, we have worked with the manufacture to make a smaller bag to keep the price per lb the same.  We still offer the Bifen in 25lb bags but we will not have the same price breaks for multiple bags. Please contact for bulk purchases with the 25lb bag.

     One 25lb bag of Bifen Granules will cover about 5,000 to 10,000 square feet and is safe for non-target animals such as pets, mammals, birds, and reptiles. Bifen LP with its unique sand core structure is used to control fleas, ticks, crickets, ants (including imported fire ants), roaches, spiders, worms, and almost all other insect pests. Compare Bifen LP to Talstar PL Granular with the same active Ingredient, Bifenthrin 0.20%. Both Bifen LP and Talstar PL have the same label; Bifen LP is more economical.

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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. Revenge Ant Killer Granules

    Starting at: $10.50

    Out of stock

    Revenge Ant Killer Granules not only kills ants (including Fire Ants), but kills cockroaches, fleas, palmetto bugs, waterbugs, silverfish, crickets and more. With 0.04 Lambda-Cyhalothrin, Revenge Ant Killer Granules start killing listed insects within 24 hours. Learn More
  9. MotherEarth Granular Scatter Bait-4 lb

    Starting at: $32.25

    MotherEarth Granular Scatter Bait is a long-lasting granular bait. It is mined from the earth with Boric acid 5% in a blended bait matrix. Boric Acid targets the insect's metabolism, so insects can not develop resistance to it. MotherEarth Granular Scatter Bait has a high bait acceptance. It's bait matrix is a blend of attractants for high bait acceptance among roaches, ants, silverfish, crickets and other occasional invaders.

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  10. Bonide's  Dura Turf Insect & Grub Control

    Starting at: $35.95

    Out of stock

    Bonide's Dura Turf Insect & Grub Control with both imidaclorprid and Lambda Cyhalothrin kills kills 43 types of lawn damaging insects above and below the soil surface. Some ot the insects that this long lasting and quick kill granulated insecticide include grubs(Japanese Beetle Grubs, Green June Beelte Grubs) , fleas, Billbugs, pill bugs, chinch bugs, cutworms and more. This turf insect and grub control product has a wide application window for best results, since timing is not as critical.

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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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