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Pat writes,

Is Maxforce FC Roach Bait Gel effective for Palmetto Bug Control?


Yes, the Maxforce FC Roach Bait Gel is labeled for American Roaches, which are typically called Palmetto bugs or Water bugs.  Although the bait will kill an American roach if it eats it, 99% of the time these American Roaches come from the outside and can be prevented by spraying the outside perimeter of the home.  This way they do not get inside at all, and if they do make it inside they will be dead or close to it when you find them from walking across the outside protective barrier.  If you only use roach bait first of all they have to find it and also the roach bait is a delayed reaction and will take much longer than if they walked across a spray you have applied that will start working right away.  This being said, if you are interested in protecting your home from the outside where they are, our most popular product for that is Demon WP.  It is a powder that you mix in a one gallon sprayer with water and apply all around the home 2-3 feet up onto the house, and 2-3 feet out onto the ground.  It is safe around children and pets and can even be used inside the home where you have a problem with any pests.  It will not only keep roaches out, but all other insects as well.  It should be applied every 30 days for best results.

Answer last updated on: 10/28/2009

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