Avert Dry Flowable Cockroach Bait


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Avert Dry Flowable Cockroach Bait

Avert Dry Flowable Cockroach Bait has been called one of the most attractive and economical baits on the market today. Avert Dry Flowable bait with .05% Abamectin readily attracts and controls both bait-averse and non-bait averse cockroaches. Since it is a dry powder, it will not dry out like gel baits. In fact, Avert Dry Flowable Cockroach Bait is guaranteed effective up to one year and in most cases the bait will stay effective for several years! Apply in small dabs around kitchens, bathrooms and other areas where roaches tend to flourish. 1 tube = 1.06 ounces

Active Ingredient: Abamectin 0.05% 1.06 ounce tube
Target pests: Cockroaches
Pet safe: Yes; when used as directed
Yield: 4 to 6 bait points per 100 sq ft for moderate infestations; 12 to 24 bait points per 100 sq ft for heavy infestations 1 tube yields approx. 200 bait placements
Manufactured By: Whitmire Micro-Gen (Manufacturer Product Number: 59011792)

How Avert Dry Flowable Cockroach Bait Works

Avert Dry Flowable clings to roach bodies when they walk through it. The powder is later ingested when the roaches preen themselves. The active ingredient Abamectin B1 interferes with the insect's nerve impulses and begins affecting cockroach populations within 24 hours. This type of insecticide allows the cockroach time to return to the colony, where the insecticide can be passed to other cockroaches, which minimizes reproduction and ultimately reduces and controls the population.

Target Pests


PESTS CONTROLLED: Ants, Booklice, Carpet Beetles, Cockroaches (including carbamate, organophosphate, organochlorine and pyrethroid resistant strains), Crickets, Drugstore Beetles, Earwigs, Flour Beetles, Grain Weevils, Pillbugs and Sowbugs

Target Uses of Avert Dry Flowable Roach Bait

Avert Dry Flowable Cockroach Bait is guaranteed effective up to one year, making it a great economical choice. The powder formula can also be easily applied deep into cracks, crevices, and wall voids where other gels and baits don’t reach. This makes Avert Dry Flowable a great choice for areas at high risk of infestations or re-introductions, especially since bait can be applied in hidden areas where roaches can find it before having the chance to establish a population. Avert Dry Flowable has the formulation and low application rates of dusts paired with the speed and transfer affect of baits. The enclosed crack and crevice tool also makes application easy as no other equipment is needed to apply. Be sure to eliminate water sources since this is a dry bait (also consider using it in conjunction with a gel bait).

Avert Dry Flowable’s labeling does not exclude any roaches, and it includes additional pests like ants, earwigs, pantry pests, and carpet beetles, making it a great choice in any Integrated Pest Management program. Baits are also always a great choice in areas where the use of sprays is prohibited or undesirable. (Do not apply sprays on top of Avert or in areas where Avert will be applied.)

ACTIVE INGREDIENT: Abamectin 0.05%

Application Instructions

The closer you can put the bait to where cockroaches live and breed, the more likely they are to consume it. Avert Dry Flowable is intended for application with the supplied hand duster to hiding and runway areas and those places where pests are found. Apply insecticide directly into cracks and crevices. Apply lightly and uniformly to infested areas. Pay particular attention to cracks and crevices; service ducts; false floors and ceilings; wall voids; around electrical and telephone fittings and equipment; around water and sewer pipes; under and behind cabinets, refrigerators and sinks; around window and door frames; and in attics and crawl spaces. The amount to be applied will vary with the site. Concentrate treatment at insect activity sites. For light infestations, a minimum of 4 - 6 bait points is recommended per 100 sq. feet of treatment area. For heavy infestations, a minimum of 12 - 24 bait points is recommended per 100 sq. feet of treatment area. Inspect bait placements and reapply when necessary.

To Apply

* Follow the instructions (found in the plastic bag) for inserting the plastic extension tube into the Avert Dry Flowable hand duster.
· Let the hand duster lie across your fingers with your palm facing upward. Place your thumb in the middle of the tube or over the “R” in Avert. While holding the hand duster parallel to the floor and pointed away from you, begin to lightly shake the tube.
· Continue to shake the tube between each “puff” to keep the powder in an airborne state.
· For your first application, give the tube a few quick shakes, then a light but firm press of the thumb.
· As the tube of Avert Dry Flowable starts to empty, you will gradually begin tilting it more and more downward. By following the shaking technique and the “parallel-to-gradual-tilting” of tube technique, you will be using Avert Dry Flowable at its peak efficiency.

*Always read the product label completely before use.

Each 30 g tube yields approximately 200 bait placements.

Standard Application Rates:

*4-6 bait placements per 100 sq. ft. – moderate infestations

*12-24 bait placements per 100 sq. ft. – heavy infestations

For use in the following areas:

Apartments, Campgrounds, Garages, Food Storage Areas, Homes, Hospitals and Nursing Homes (non-occupied patient areas), Hotels, Meat Packing and Food Processing Plants, Motels, Resorts, Restaurants and other Food Handling Establishments, Schools, Supermarkets, Transportation Equipment (Buses, Boats, Ships, Trains, Trucks, Planes), Utilities, Warehouses, and other Commercial and Industrial Buildings.


Exact placement of bait should be based on complete monitoring and inspection. See our Indoor Roach Control Guide for images and more details.

COCKROACHES, ANTS AND CRICKETS: Apply thoroughly to all areas where these pests crawl and hide, especially in cracks and crevices and hidden surfaces around sinks and storage areas, behind baseboards, around doors and windows, cabinets, stoves, behind refrigerators and in attics and crawl spaces. 

EARWIGS, PILLBUGS AND SOWBUGS: Apply in cracks and crevices around doors and windows and other places where these pests may enter premises. Treat voids and other enclosed locations where these pests are found. 

PANTRY PESTS: Including Drugstore Beetles (exposed adult and larva stages), Flour Beetles and Grain Weevils: Remove all food and shelving paper before treatment. Treat cracks and crevices and/or voids where these insects may be harboring or hibernating. Infested areas include, but are not limited to, cracks and crevices in cabinets, pantries and wall voids. During follow-up visits, inspect bait placements and reapply when necessary. Cover shelves with shelving paper after treatment. Destroy infested food packages. 

CARPET BEETLES: Including Black, Furniture and Varied: Apply to cracks and crevices where these insects are found. 

AIRCRAFT CABINS: Apply bait in suspected and infested cockroach areas. Place a bait placement in areas between elements of construction. Use 12 - 24 bait placements per 100 sq. feet. Do not apply any bait in cockpit area.

APPLICATIONS OF AVERT DRY FLOWABLE IN FOOD AREAS OF FOOD HANDLING ESTABLISHMENTS ARE LIMITED TO CRACK & CREVICE TREATMENT ONLY. Food areas include areas for receiving, storage, packing (canning, bottling, wrapping, boxing), preparing, edible waste storage and enclosed processing systems (mills, dairies, edible oils, syrups). Serving areas (when food is exposed and facility is in operation) would also be considered a food area. Apply product according to the level of infestation as prescribed in the General Instructions into cracks and crevices associated with wall voids, pieces of equipment, stainless steel tables, drains, storage equipment and dining tables. Also apply between elements of construction. During follow-up visits, inspect bait placements and reapply when necessary. Do not contaminate feed or food products or food preparation surfaces, dishes, kitchen utensils or food containers.


Use for control of ants, cockroaches, crickets, earwigs, ground beetles, pillbugs and sowbugs. Inject into cracks and crevices around windows and doors, porches, screens, eaves, patios, garages, under stairways and in crawl spaces and other areas where pests hide, such as tree holes and cracks in fences.

Avert Dry Flowable Cockroach Bait Features

*Dry formulation stays effective up to 1 year or longer.

*Enclosed straw makes crack and crevice treatment easy.

*Extremely economical bait: long residual and 200 applications per tube.

*Labeled for additional pests, not just roaches.

*Labeled for use as crack and crevice treatment in food handling areas.

*Dry formulation does not lose effectiveness from drying or become runny in high temperatures like gel baits.

*Unique formulation unlike any other bait.

Extra Tips

*Do not apply to humans, animals, clothing or bedding.
*Do not use on or contaminate fruit, vegetables or other food or feed crops.
*Do not contaminate feed or food products or food preparation surfaces, dishes, kitchen utensils and food containers.
*Do not dispense this product with power dusters in confined areas (i.e. attics, hot water heater closets, furnace rooms, etc.) in the presence of open flames, such as pilot lights.

*Do not use sprays, heavy detergents or cleaners near baits as this can make baits less attractive.

*Sanitation should always be the top priority when treating for roaches! For more information, see our roach control page to learn how to get rid of Roaches.

*Good programs rotate baits to avoid resistance. Change baits every few months or alternate with different bait (and different active ingredients) for best results.

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  • 12 of 12 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Avert Flowable
    By Fred in Seattle, WA. on April 30, 2010
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    Without a doubt the finest roach inhibitor available. Works in small, hard to get areas and, when used in conjunction with "Avert" liquid, rids the area completely regardless of the degree of infestation.

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  • 11 of 12 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  THIS STUFF WORKS!!!
    By Rachel in Gresham, OR on December 3, 2012
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    This stuff works. Lost our house and due to now bad credit had to move into a crappy old apartment building. Turns out it had cockroaches and the Orkin guy that they have on contract is a joke. Being an old apartment builidng not sure how bad the infestation was. In the matter of sheer numbers, would only see maybe a couple at a time, but would also see them during the day which is a sign of a bad infestation. Also they were not treating the other apartments because no one fessed up to having them. Total BS. Anway, tried some gel baits from Home Depot and home remedies found on google. Was only seeing one or two a week by that time, but could not live with the fact that they were still there. After hours of internet research over several weeks, finally came across Avert Dry Flowable Cockroach Bait. Just sorry this treatment didn't pop up in my google results at the beginning! Great price and it arrived a day ahead of schedule. I used this in every conceivable crack or whole in this crappy apartment. I had seem them coming out of the molding in my sons bedroom as well as the door frames of the laundry room and bathroom in addition to the obvious spots in the kitchen. It comes with a little straw (think DW-40) and you just squeeze it in all the cracks and crevices. I took off every outlet cover and stuck it way in the wall and sprayed there. That was 2 1/2 weeks ago and I have not seen a cockroach dead or alive since!! Thank you AVERT! The product is supposed to be effective up to a year or more.

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  • 10 of 10 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Averted most of the roaches!!!
    By Venetia in Byron, GA on September 2, 2010
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    It is wonderful to be able to walk into the kitchen and not start chasing roaches with my fly swatter. The very next day I could see a big difference. They are mostly all gone now but I am going to bait them again to be sure. Wonderful stuff, this Avert!

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  • 10 of 12 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  FINALLY!!!!
    By Diona in Clute, Texas on May 9, 2011
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    WOW!!! I cannot say enough about this product or this site. Product received just a couple of days after order placed. One tube was more than enough to treat my 4 bedroom, 2 bath home. I tried so many different products before: foggers, sprays, some gel stuff that turned a weird color and was hard to remove later, concentrated powder you mix that was supposed to be "professional strength". None of them combined has worked as well as the Avert did to get rid of German roaches and even a few of the large tree roaches! The next day after treatment I started seeing dead roaches, and each day since I have found more dead ones. I have seen less and less live activity and what little I've seen appears to be coming from areas I didn't treat initially (the attic and the garage area). It took a little practice to figure out how to get the powder to come out, but it was so easy to squeeze/blow into the tiniest cracks. Such a relief to finally find something that actually WORKS! I spent so much money on cheaper products, wish I had found out about this first! Plus, the DoMyOwnPestControl.com site was easy to find the information I needed, easy to place the order, and I received it quickly. Highly recommend!!!

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  • 7 of 7 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Avert Dry Flowable
    By Jose in New York City on October 17, 2012
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    Well the first day or two I was upset because I did not see not cockroaches dead ,,,but let me tell you,, this product work like magic..this is the first time that i write something about any product...I had so many roaches in my apartment that my wife . my daughter were getting upset....this is the way it worked,,, the first week it kill about half of the roaches,,, the week after 85% disappered and this is my third week and I only see one or two,, but those are going too,,, I just bought one avert,, and still have some left but soon I will order another one to have at hand,,, this product is amazing,,,,for the last two months I have been trying to kill all those roaches and all the products did not work,,, I tell anyone who read this ,,, this one work,, take it from me..I assure anybody who buy this product that by the second week you will be happy like me..that is all I have to say about this product.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  Worth the money
    By John in Kaufman, Texas on March 15, 2015
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    About two months ago I began having a serious cockroach problem. I'm talking about the big ones, too. I started using this product as soon as I got it. Took every thing out of the closet and dusted the corners. Took switch plates off the walls and dusted inside the walls. Anywhere where my pets couldn't get to it. This sounds gross, but as long as the roach was dead and out of sight I left it. They will eat the dead and this increases the chances of the bait spreading. The only roaches ( two) I have seen in the last 4 days have been dead. This stuff works.

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  • 4 of 5 Stars  avert dry flowable
    By Bob in Cleveland, Ohio on January 8, 2015
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    its hard to rate the success of a german roach bait product since I use it along with the gel baits but the avert dry flowable bait is a bait that is a puffable powder and much easier to use in cracks and behind and under stoves and refrigerators than the gel baits. I am a pro and use it a lot for german roach jobs.

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  • 4 of 5 Stars  great stuff
    By Charlie in hope hull Alabama on October 31, 2014
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    This stuff works period.....started seeing results the next day.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  Great!!
    By Sabrina in Gastonia, NC on October 28, 2014
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    I bought this product after seeing an exterminator leaving my neighbors house and this in his pocket (I live in a condo) instead of spending $105.00 like she did. I have NOT seen any new babies since I put this out. I had a small problem with German Roaches and had already started using a gel bait and a birth control and this was the icing on the cake. I will buy more and I will buy from DoMyOwnPestControl since the delivery was on time and the price was perfect.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  Love this stuff
    By Michaelene in Phenix City, Al on October 15, 2014

    Love this stuff. When we purchased our home it looked clean when moved in found out within a week it had Roach's. Have been fighting them for years and spending so much money on foggers, sprays, baits and more. Till now. They are just about gone and I am thrilled. We had a fogging done by Orkin to kill out what it would and then they came in with this stuff. I found in here from this company and bought more and put all thruout the house and the roach's just keep dying. It is great. Would highly recommend it. I bought several other items as well. Bait stations 2 bags. And both of the kinds of gel baits with different ingredients. Can't say enough about how good they are working.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  Great product thus far!
    By Anonymous in Riverdale, NY on September 28, 2014

    Had used the gel form of this in the past for an aweful infestation; and a new problem has surfaced this summer so I returned to AVERT! I absolutely love this dry powder formulation……it takes a few squeezes to ensure that the product is coming out and then a few puffs, intermittently spaced under the countertops was all we needed. We observed wobby, dying roaches 1-2 days after application, and since that NOTHING. The real test will be to see how long this one application lasts, but based on our experience with the gel formulation - we are predicting a long time. The little tube to direct the spray is awesome and really enables one to get deep into cracks and spaces, but it is easy to loose it, so we taped on to keep secure. We have also shared our tube with neighbors in our building so ensure maximum control.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  Already Working!
    By Debra in Aiken,SC on August 1, 2014
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    It has been less than 24 hours and the massive amounts have stopped crawling. I am hoping that this works for a long time. I may have to get another tube, as my husband only did one end of the house. I know the bathrooms could definitely use a dose.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  The Best Cockroach Bait period.....
    By Erick in Miami, Fl on February 26, 2014
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    The cockroach bait is great and effective. If it stays dry it can last a year without reapplying. It is my main arsenal for the combat of cockroaches.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  kills them all
    By Charles in lawton,oklahoma on February 6, 2014
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    works great excellent product I use it for my rental property

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Thoroughly impressed!
    By Anthony in Longview, TX on December 16, 2013
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    I've used demon powder outside which has always kept them out but this time we had an infestation inside that I couldn't get rid of with Ortho or Raid. I put a little of this Avert powder out here and there for them snack on and less than a week later, they are finally gone! I haven't seen 1 for weeks now. I didn't even use that much. It's very convenient the way the tube blows a little powder out so you can get it into cracks and crevices. Obviously, this stuff works! Didn't have to set off a bomb or pay a high price for an exterminator.

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February 19, 2011Iris asked:

QIs Avert Dry Flowable Cockroach Bait just a bait product or does it kill the roaches?

AAvert Dry Flowable Cockroach Bait is both a roach bait product and an insecticide. Avert Dry Flowable Cockroach Bait contains food based ingredients to attract the roaches and entice them to feed. It also contains the active ingredient, Abamectin, which will kill the roach that consumes the bait and other roaches that come into contact with the roach that consumed the bait.

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May 19, 2011Tammy asked:

QCan you mix Avert powder with Gentrol Concentrate together?

ANo. Avert Dry Flowable cockroach bait cannot be mixed with Gentrol IGR concentrate. These two products have two very different formulations and they are not made to be mixed together. To make the application easier for your self you can choose to use Gentrol Point Source instead of the concentrate. Using Gentrol Point Source is as simple as squeezing the raised end of the plastic, adhesive-back device, no mixing or spraying required. This releases Gentrol IGR onto a filter paper. From there, it moves up to 75 square feet, that way roaches never need to come in contact with the device.

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January 2, 2014Oswaldo from Houston Tx asked:

QCan Avert dry flowable be use together with Invict gold bait or will they cancel each other out?

AYes you can use both products together and they will not change the effectiveness of either. Both are baits so they are both items that the roaches will use as a food source. You would not want to use a bait where you had already placed an insecticide spray.

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September 4, 2013Clyde from Mobile,alabama asked:

QI just asking do you sell a product called Avert Liquid.

AUnfortunately the Avert liquid has been discontinued by the manufacturer and is no longer available.  Please consider the new Alpine line of products like Alpine Cockroach Gel Bait as a replacement for this product.

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October 21, 2014Velma from Florida asked:

QOur cat ingested a small amount of this that had fallen on the floor when our exterminator was here.
It was being put behind our electrical outlets. What toxic symptoms should we look for? Our vet wasn't very helpful and didn't know what dangerous chemicals the product contains.

AThe great news it that your cat should be fine if it only ate a small anount of Avert Dry Flowable Cockroach Bait. The residual and poisons in the products are only enough to kill something the size of a roach. A pet would need to eat large amounts of the bait directly to have an effect from the bait.

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