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Gentrol Point Source is a special Roach control device that contains the Gentrol Insect Growth Regulator (IGR) hydroprene for 90-day control of roaches and other stored product pests. Activating Gentrol Point Source is as simple as squeezing the raised end of the plastic, adhesive-back device. This releases Gentrol IGR onto a filter paper. From there, it moves up to 75 square feet, damaging adult roaches and preventing them from reproducing. 20 units per box. Gentrol Point Source should never be used to eliminate a roach population by itself. Gentrol will not kill roaches...it only prevents them from reproducing. You should use roach baits and roach sprays in conjunction with the Gentrol Point Source.
|Active Ingredient:||(S)-Hydroprene (CAS 65733-18-8) . . . . . . . . 90.6|
|Target pests:||Roaches, and stored product pests|
|For use in:||Food Handling Establishments, Nursing Homes, Hospitals, Areas Where Spraying Isn't Acceptable|
|Pet safe:||Yes, if kept out of reach from Children and Pets|
|Yield:||1 disc treats up to 75 sq. ft. Repeat application every 3 months.|
|Shipping Weight:||0.43 lbs|
How Gentrol Point Source Works
Gentrol Point Source Stations discreetly release microscopic particles of the active ingredient Hydroprene into the treatment area once activated. Target pests do not need to contact the device directly since the active ingredient moves into a localized area. Hydroprene is a biorational Insect Growth Regulator (IGR) – similar to insect growth hormones that occur naturally in roaches and stored product pests - that disrupts the life cycle of certain insects in the egg and larvae stages of development, essentially making it a type of birth control for insects. Gentrol Point Source Stations do not act as an adulticide, so they should be used as part of a broader Integrated Pest Management approach. The IGR helps to keep target insect populations under control, which is especially useful in areas where conventional sprays and foggers are not appropriate or where baits are less effective due to competing food sources. Gentrol Point Source helps to achieve more rapid results than using adulticides alone since surviving insects are not able to re-establish the population.
Gentrol Point Source Target Pests
Roaches, stored product pests
PESTS CONTROLLED WITH GENTROL POINT SOURCE: Roaches, Stored Product Pests (red, confused flour, and merchant beetles)
Target Uses of Gentrol Point Source
Use Gentrol Point Source in areas where roach or Stored Product Pest activity has been observed. Gentrol Point Source may be used in areas where conventional sprays or foggers are not appropriate, such as in sensitive areas like daycare centers or food handling establishments. While Gentrol Point Source may control target pest populations over time, they are most frequently used in conjunction with other control methods such as baits or residual sprays to expedite treatment. Gentrol Point Source is an especially helpful tool when treating advanced roach infestations and also can be purchased as part of our Roach Control Kits.
ACTIVE INGREDIENT: S-Hydroprene 90.6%
Gentrol Point Source Application Instructions
Do not activate stations until ready to use. To activate Gentrol Point Source, press firmly between thumb and forefinger on the pouch located on the side of the device, until a snapping sound is heard indicating that the contents of the Gentrol capsule have been released. Place the device in any orientation (vertical or horizontal). Do not place in areas accessible to children. Place the Gentrol Point Source in areas where roach or SPP activity has been observed.
Gentrol Point Source Stations will treat up to 75 square feet, but more stations may be used for heavy infestations or when many treatment areas are enclosed, such as in cabinets. Keep Gentrol Point Source device a minimum distance of 3 feet from exposed food in food-handling establishments.
Always read the product label completely before use.
Each Gentrol Point Source Station treats up to 75 square feet for 90 days. Each box contains 20 stations.
Gentrol Point Source is for use in the following areas:
Buildings including restaurants, homes, hotels, kitchens, laboratories, apartment buildings, day care centers, machinery, equipment, greenhouses, hospitals, mausoleums, nursing homes, office buildings, schools, and warehouses; modes of transportation including but not limited to aircraft, buses, trucks, trailers, rail cars, and marine vessels; areas where food is handled or processed such as areas for receiving, storage, packing, edible waste storage, machinery and enclosed processing systems (mills, dairies, edible oils, syrups), serving areas
The discreet delivery system of Gentrol Point Source is ideal for sensitive accounts like these: Food Handling Establishments, Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Areas where spraying isn’t acceptable (e.g., Electrical Boxes and Computer E quipment)
Place Gentrol Point Source Stations in areas where roach or SPP activity is observed. Specific areas of activity may include cabinets, closets, pantries, drawers, refuse areas, electrical boxes, equipment, false ceilings, and around doors, expansion joints, pipe chases, dressers, windows, heating and air conditioning ducts, refrigerators, and voids where pests are active. After activation, each station will remain active for up to 90 days. For easy maintenance, each station has a diagram where the month activated can be marked.
Gentrol Point Source Stations are not for outdoor use.
Gentrol Point Source Features
*All the benefits of an insect growth regulator in a discreet, non-spray formulation.
*Contains the insect growth regulator hydroprene for 90-day control of stored product pests.
*Pre-adult stored product pests don’t need to come in contact with the device to be affected.
*Ideal for food handling establishments and other sensitive accounts.
*No need to vacate areas during treatment.
*Also target cockroaches.
Extra Tips for Using Gentrol Point Source
*Gentrol Point Source Stations do not kill adult insects, so they should be used in conjunction with other treatments.
*Gentrol Point Source devices must not come into direct contact with any food preparation surfaces.
*Keep device a minimum distance of 3 feet from exposed food.
*Do not activate until ready to use.
*For vertical placement of Gentrol Point Source Stations, expose sticky surface by removing paper backing and pressing the device firmly in place.
*Avoid spraying insecticides directly onto Gentrol Point Source, though the stations may be used in areas where contact or residual sprays have been used.
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14 of 15 people found this review helpful:
By E.k. on 04/09/2008
Gentrol Point Source has worked effectively for me for years. When I start seeing roaches I check the date and three months have passed. It isn't easy to control roaches in Florida. Great product.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful:
By Marie in myakka city, fl. on 05/25/2012
I live in Florida where roaches can be a real problem. I was infested with German Cockroaches. After a deep cleaning (roach feces is nymph food) and placing Max force gel bait to kill the adults, I place Gentrol around my house where the roaches seemed to be vacationing. It's been 1 month now and I can say I think I have won the war of the roaches, I highly recommend this product.
10 of 13 people found this review helpful:
Great Effective Products
By Lucinda in Tampa Fl on 02/03/2013
I live in a apartment that when I first moved into had a German Roach Problem. When I went on a massive detail house cleaning, first I found that previous tenant, well.. were'nt the cleanest of people. After getting all cleaned I DID have professional come in to help start the getting rid of the problem. Once I saw them slowing up , I dicided to do MY OWN Pest Control. I found this site and ordered my own home defense. I ordered the Advion Roach Bait and the Gentrol Point Source. AMAZING!!.... It was like the bugs just disappeared completely. I would see one every once in a while but it would be just barely alive. I like that I am able to control where baits and gentrols are placed since I have a small pet and I can be secure in knowing he does not have access. I HIGHLY recommend these products to anyone, products work fantastic, they are easy to use, totally worth purchasing. I Have ZERO bugs since using this product.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful:
By Cici in Hilton Head Island, SC on 12/18/2011
I have rescue birds and fish so I can not use harsh chemicals. Construction on a new addition on an old building shook some critters out. This is safe for my birds and you can see the difference when the wings crinkle up on the bugs and no new ones emerge.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful:
Gentrol Point Source is Very effective!
By Debbie in Houston, TX on 11/03/2010
I have been battling pantry pests (Indian Meal Moths) for what feels like forever. Since they were in the pantry, we were hesitant to use pesticides in there. These are perfect - no pesticides - you just put them in a few places and that's it. A week or so after putting them out, I started seeing moths that were either flying funny, or seemed unable to fly at all. It has been 2 weeks now and I'm seeing far less moths and the ones I'm seeing have definitely been affected. The only drawback is that they don't die rapidly. But the only alternative is to use pesticide and we didn't want that around stored food for obvious reasons.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful:
A great product!
By Amber in Burleson, Tx on 09/06/2014
Here recently, German cockroaches were brought in from a family member's belongings. I hate roaches! I've never had them in my home, so I had no idea how to treat them. I sprayed a high quality, professional barrier spray all over the house, but would still see them here and there. I was at my wits end! I'm terrified of roaches and I was worried that if we had company one might be spotted. How embarrassing that would be! So I got online, found this site through a Google search and this product was recommended to use, in conjunction, with the poison barrier. I've had them for a couple of weeks now and have not seen ANY of those nasty roaches again! I'm so thankful I found this site! I can finally sleep well knowing those nasty roaches aren't scampering around my kitchen at night! Great product and well worth EVERY penny!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful:
Effective and painless
By Karla in Boston, MA on 05/14/2014
I'm a girl and I hate roaches. I started seeing roaches on the kitchen counter every night. Found this site, and bought the Gentrol and the Max Force Bait gel. Then, 1) Spent 6 hrs cleaning the kitchen -insided refrigerator, emptied every shelf, oven, stove top, counters, floors. Wiped everything w/diluted Pinesol. Discarded open sugar/pasta/flour containers. 2) Squeezed tiny dots of Max Force every few inches inside cabinets, dishwasher, under counter, around floor. 3)Put 1 Gentrol in each full cabinet. 3 days later, started finding dead roaches, 3 medium-big INSIDE dishwasher. Very happy. Tip: professional squeeze gun not needed at all. Just use regular inc. plunger.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful:
Excellent at bringing an infestation to an end
By Rob in Warrington, Pa on 05/09/2014
I have used Gentrol Point Source in combination w/Demon WP and Dupont Advion gel bait to bring several infestations to an end over the years. I do maintenance on a number of apartments and these three products, when applied together, will stop an infestation dead in its tracks. I used to pay for an exterminator but once they failed to stop an infestation after 3 treatments I started treating myself using these products and I save $$$ by doing it myself. And I have had some really bad infestations where the roaches were falling off the tops of doors, coming out of plumbing / electrical penetrations in the walls, and on the walls during the day.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful:
part of German successful cockroach treatment
By Relaxtoday in Fort Lauderdale, FL on 03/10/2013
There had been German cockroaches for 15 years. Treatment included monthly Demon WP spray, Advion bait, Delta Dust inside the walls and appliances, and these disks. The roaches are gone after a year, but we continue to treat for 2 years because of the eggs inside the walls. It was a long haul, but worth it. These discs are the easiest part of the treatment.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful:
By Cb in Cincinnati, OH on 11/27/2012
I love this stuff because it solves the second problem of roach infestation....the roaches breeeding and coming back. I got rid of the roaches in my apt with the Advion bait gel and then used these little 'birth control for roaches' disks all around the house to keep them from being able to make babies which would infest us again. You can tell when it's working because you'll start seeing the dead bodies from the bait and the live roaches you do see will be a little funny looking. They look as if they are sick and they are always very immature looking. So I have to say I love this product and Im glad I finally got rid of these roaches for good.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful:
Gentrol Point Source
By Pam in Winterville, Ga. on 07/15/2012
I'm giving 5 stars for benefit of the doubt, because I used these in conjunction with Advion bait gel in one apartment, and with Maxforce gel in another. Both units had German cockroaches, and neither has them now. Even if the gel's doing the job, I like to think the Gentrol is working toward prevention of further infestation. I'd better call my new tenants and make sure they don't throw them away.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful:
Still see alot of pregers running around
By Christina in texas city, texas on 06/12/2012
even with the Gentrol Point Source i still see a lot of pregnant roaches trying to have their babies before they die.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful:
Best Product Ever!
By Stephanie in Columbus, OH on 05/30/2012
I probably had thousands of roaches inside my walls. I put these on the walls near the hiding spots (behind pictures, around electrical outlets, near cabinets), around electrical appliances, under the fridge and stove, and in the inside of the cabinet doors in the kitchen and the bathroom. Three months later, and I very rarely see a roach. If I do, I know that I missed a hiding spot. I like that this can be used in the kitchen where the majority of roaches probably hang out. I also have cats which seem to have been unaffected. I used a very small amount of bait too, but I only saw a few dead roaches near the bait. I think that it was the Gentrol that did it. You just need the patience to wait the 3 months (average life span of a roach).
5 of 5 people found this review helpful:
no more "baby"roaches or roaches carrying egg sacks!
By Lottie in Atlanta, Georgia on 05/26/2012
I wished I had known about these products a long time ago. Everywhere you move there are roaches, but no more. I have just the stuff for them now!
5 of 7 people found this review helpful:
By Viv in Dallas, TX on 01/19/2012
I live in an old part of town. When we first moved into our rental, the roaches were (no kidding) about two inches in length and they would just hang out with you like it wasn't a big deal. I put this out about two weeks ago. I've only seen a couple of roaches and their wings looks smaller than usual. So far so good, but I am using the bait and the barrier treatment recommended by domyownpestcontrol.com. I can easily see myself saving so much more money using this plan than having an exterminator come out and charge 200.00 to 300.00 per visit.
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QWhat if my cats walk on areas where Gentrol Point Source may have landed then groom themselves?
I am using Gentrol with bait stations for an Oriental roach issue we are having. One of the places they have been seen is an area where my cats have their litter box. If my cats walk on the formula the Gentrol point disk emits, and then lick their paws, is this harmful? I don't see this addressed in the enclosed information.
AThe tiny minute amounts of Gentrol the cats would pick up on their paws would not cause any issue whatsoever. According to the MSDS "Due to the unique nature of the product form, acute toxicity hazards are not anticipated". This means that unless the cats actually get a hold of the disc and eat the vial inside before it is crushed, there would be no concern that they would ingest enough product to cause any type of toxicity issues.
QOur bathroom and kitchen share a wall so they are close. Should we use a Gentrol Point Source in both places?
Also, you are supposed to keep them at least 3ft away from food. Our kitchen is small so where can we place one? How long should we wait to come back in the house? Can we use one in the car for carpet beetles or will it be too concentrated? When you press it, does it immediately release into the air you breathe? I'm pregnant, so we really want to be safe.
AYou should place a Gentrol Point Source disc in each room. For the kitchen area, you can use the sticky tabs included in the package and place the disc on the side or behind the fridge or place it to the side of the cabinets or pantry. You only need to keep the disc away from food prep areas not from stored food product. According to the manufacturer, there is almost no hazard from inhalation. There is no need to leave the house when using the Gentrol Point Source discs. Gentrol Point Source is labeled to be used in modes of transportation, but we have not heard of any one using it in a car. To get rid of the beetles in your car you should be able to thoroughly vacuum and spot spray a pyrethrin product such as 565 Plus into cracks and crevices.
10/22/2013 Jo from Ft. Myers Fl
QI have seen deformed roaches carying egg cases months after I have treated some areas..
Since this is a growth inhibitor, how is it mature deformed roaches have the capacity to reproduce? What happens to the nymphs that hatch from these egg cases or is it that the eggs do not hatch? A roach is a roach, deformed or not. Please, I'm confused!
AGentrol Point Source Stations will cause the roaches to become deformed. It also will prompt the females to prematurely lay their eggs (the eggs will also be affected by the product). It sounds like the product is working and doing exactly what it should. If you need additional information on the product or roach control, please contact us at 866.581.7378.
03/26/2013 Tammie from Lusby, Maryland
QDoes the Gentrol Point Source affect Carpet Beetle Adults or Larvae or both?
We are at the point in trying to get ahold of our infestation where adult beetles are emerging from prior larvae and soem adults have laid eggs and tiny larvae are emerging. Since these work for 90 days, I need to know WHEN to put them out. If they only work for the adult beetles, I may be too late.
AYes. According to the manufacturer Gentrol Point Source is effective for carpet beetle larvae. The active ingredient is a juvenile growth hormone mimic and more or less stunts the proper growth of the larvae. Activating Gentrol Point Source is as simple as squeezing the raised end of the plastic disc. This releases Gentrol IGR onto a filter paper. From there, it moves up to 75 square feet, damaging pests and preventing them from reproducing.
QWhere can Gentrol Point Source be used? How about animal shelters and zoos?
AYou can use Gentrol Point Source almost anywhere, especially sensitive accounts, such as food handling establishments, animal shelters and zoos. It is also commonly used around sensitive electrical equipment such as computers and case registers. Please refer to the label for additional application sites.
04/04/2015 Eneyeray from Denton, Tx
QDoes using air cleaning HEPA filter units in all the rooms of my home affect the effectiveness of the discs?
03/21/2015 Erica from Vancouver, Washington
QAre Gentrol Point Sources safe in sleeping areas?
We have a variety carpet beetle infestation. And finding them in the kids room. Is it safe to put these discs under their bed? It doesn't give out any fumes that could be harmful to growing babies? Also it says it works for 75 sqf...that means a radius of 75 right? We can't put it in the corner of a room and expect it to work on a 75sqf room.
AYes, Gentrol Point Sources are safe to place inside rooms with sleeping children. They are an insect growth regulator that stops the life cycle of pests.
12/31/2013 Kimberley from Va
QHow long does the Gentrol Point Source last? I've had them for a month, when should I get a new box?
AThe Gentrol Point Source stations when unused will have a shelf life of at least a year or so. Once activated, each station will continue to give out the growth inhibiting vapor for 3 months before each station would need to be replaced.
10/02/2013 Susan from Bernardsville, Nj
QWill using Point Source in a Welcome Center with Reptiles and Insects on display hurt them?
We have turtles, frogs, walking sticks, Luna Moth larvae pupating and crickets all for observation. Will Point Source hurt any of them? We are eliminating mealy moth infestation from birdseed)
08/06/2013 Milton from Fayetteville, Nc
QWill constant air limit Gentrol Point Source ?
I sometimes open doors/windows for fresh air. Also have fans running. Will this limit the 75sf coverage area ?
AGentrol Point Source works best by having some air movement. We recommend placing them up high so that the product can "flow" down over the given space. Occasional open windows or doors should not have a negative effect on the product.
QWhat is the difference between using Gentrol Point Source and Gentrol Concentrate?
I have a residence and problem with roaches. The liquid is a better price and seems to be able to cover more areas-- but is it not as strong as the point source?
AThe Gentrol Point Source and the Gentrol IGR concentrate are going to provide the same results for roach control. The Gentrol Point Source are great for situations when spraying is not allowed and this formulation is also very convenient as there is no mixing or spraying required. The Gentrol Concentrate on the other hand is definitely more economical.
QDoes Gentrol Point Source work for clothes moths?
My pest control company has been using Gentrol for my cloth moth infestation. I decided to cut out the middle man and save some money and buy Gentrol myself. Now I can't find anywhere on the label that Gentrol will work for clothes moths.
AAccording to the manufacturer, Gentrol Point Source will not work for cloth moth infestations. We do understand how there could have been some confusion. Clothes moths do in some cases fall under the "stored product pest" category and Gentrol is indeed labeled for stored product pests, but in this case the manufacturer did not include clothes moths in this category.
QHow does Gentrol Point Source move up to 75 sq. ft? Why is it not listed for bed bugs?
Can I try it for no see-ums that are biting me?
AFirst, you must properly identify the insect you are trying to get rid of to know for sure if Gentrol will work for it. You can get a sample of the insect and go to your local cooperative extension office to request an insect identification. Gentrol Point Source has an active ingredient that is slightly more dense than air and actually is carried a small distance on the air because of this density. After the insect you are dealing with is properly identified, you must also make sure you are using the correct formulation of Gentrol (also available in a concentrated liquid and an aerosol)as the Point source is only labeled for select insects. Gentrol will not give you immediate relief. Gentrol works gradually over time to interrupt the insects breeding cycle.
QIs Gentrol Point Source good for carpet beetles?
AYes. According to the manufacturer Gentrol Point Source is effective for carpet beetles. The disc contains the Gentrol Insect Growth Regulator (IGR) hydroprene for 90-day control of roaches and other stored product pests, like carpet beetles. Activating Gentrol Point Source is as simple as squeezing the raised end of the plastic disc. This releases Gentrol IGR onto a filter paper. From there, it moves up to 75 square feet, damaging pests and preventing them from reproducing.
QI have a PCO who wants to use Gentrol Point Source to treat bedbugs. I read on here that it says its for roaches. Is this product effective on bedbugs or are they just trying to get my money?
A Gentrol Point Source is not labeled for treatment of bed bugs, it is only labeled to treat roaches and pantry pests. However, we do sell the Gentrol IGR in the liquid form in all of our Bed Bug Kits and the liquid IGR is labeled for treatment of bed bugs.
Gentrol Point Source is not labeled for treatment of bed bugs, it is only labeled to treat roaches and pantry pests. However, we do sell the Gentrol IGR in the liquid form in all of our Bed Bug Kits and the liquid IGR is labeled for treatment of bed bugs.