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Cuddy writes,
11/23/2010:

Is there a can of fogger that you can get to spray into small areas such as cupboards for a cockroach problem?

Answer:

No. Canned fogging products require a lot more space for applications and would not be an appropriate choice for treating inside a cupboard. You do have other options that would work very well. The most commonly used approach in cupboards is roach bait gel. You can use a roach bait gel like Advion and put small dots about every 12 inches directly in the cracks and crevices and around the door hinges. Gel works best in this situation because the roaches will eat the gel and return to the nesting area and spread the gel to the other roaches, eliminating many roaches instead of just the ones that came into contact with the gel. The other option would be to use an aerosol insecticide such as D-Force HPX or Cy-Kick. Both of these come with a straw attachment that you could use to get into all of the cracks and crevices. The drawback here is that you must completely empty out the cupboard for the application and only the roaches that come into contact with the treated area will die. We would also recommend using an IGR like Gentrol Point source for best results. IGRs (insect growth regulators) interrupt the life cycle of juvenile roaches and will help stop the breeding cycle while you are trying to get rid of the infestation. We have put together a roach kit that contains both the Advion and the Gentrol that will help save you a few dollars.

Answer last updated on: 11/23/2010

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