For serious roach control, supplement your roach control program with Magnum. Maxforce FC Magnum is the newest and fastest-acting roach bait ever by Maxforce. With Maxforce Magnum you get five times the fipronil, plus a new technology called ContactX(TM) which kills roaches by contact as well as ingestion. That combined with Maxforce Magnum's irresistible formulation that attracts even the most finicky roaches, and you've got the next generation in roach killer bait gel. Maxforce FC Magnum comes in a 33-gram syringe, with 10% more bait than other bait gels that only come in 30 gram sizes. Whether roaches eat it, touch it or share it, Maxforce Magnum kills more roaches faster than any other Maxforce product. One plastic plunger is included per order, not per tube.
|Active Ingredient:||Fipronil .05%|
|For use in:||indoors or outdoors, in commercial or residential areas. Keep tightly capped and use within 2 years.|
|Application:||Do not spray near baits, do not use heavy detergents or cleaners, or do not use in very dusty area. Gel will dry out and get a dry skin on top but roaches will still eat it up to a year. However, if contaminated or gone, reapply.|
|Pet safe:||yes, when used as directed.|
|Yield:||Good IPM program does rotate baits (bait with different active ingredient) as roaches may not be attracted to the bait matrix of what is being used anymore.|
How Maxforce FC Magnum Works
Maxforce FC Magnum roach bait gel is the newest bait from Maxforce by Bayer. It has the same great active ingredient as the other Maxforce products - Fipronil. Only this time, you get five times the active ingredient, plus a new technology called ContactX that kills roaches even when they just touch the bait. Other roaches touch or eat the dead roach and spread the bait again, controlling the entire colony, even the roaches you can't see. For serious roach control, supplement your roach control program with Magnum.
The active ingredient Fipronil is in the Phenylpyrazole family of insecticides and is used in many products when a delayed kill is desired, such as ant and roach baits. Fipronil disrupts the insect central nervous system, causing hyperexcitation of nerves and muscles. Maxforce FC Magnum still has a delayed kill to allow bait to be passed to other roaches, but it moves more quickly than baits with less active ingredient for faster clean-out. Results will be evident as quickly as overnight (complete control will vary with level of infestation, overall sanitation, and other control methods used).
Most common roaches
PESTS CONTROLLED: Cockroaches including American Roaches, Smoky Brown Roaches, Oriental Roaches, German Roaches, Brown Banded Roaches; Pantry pests including adult stages of beetles: cadelle, cigarette beetle, confused flour beetle, dermestid, drugstore beetle, flat grain beetle, granary weevil, lesser grain borer, lesser mealworm, mealworm, merchant grain beetle, red flour beetle, rice weevil, rusty grain beetle, saw-toothed grain beetle, spider beetle, or warehouse beetle
Target Uses of Maxforce FC Magnum
Use Maxforce FC Magnum as a crack and crevice or spot treatment for almost any roach infestation. Because Magnum has more active ingredient than other baits, it is ideal for heavy infestations, larger roaches, or more sensitive areas where other control methods such as sprays may be difficult. Maxforce FC Magnum stays effective up to a year after application, so it is also appropriate for quarterly or other maintenance programs in high-risk areas, such as apartments. Maxforce FC Magnum can also be used to control adult stages of many stored product beetles.
ACTIVE INGREDIENT: Fipronil 0.05%
Use Maxforce FC Magnum as a spot or crack and crevice treatment for indoor and outdoor control of listed roaches and stored product pests. Application rate varies according to the level of infestation and species to be controlled. Apply gel as round spots or thin beads into cracks and crevices or as a spot treatment. Place bait close to cockroach harborages, foraging and feeding areas such as corners and cracks and crevices. Numerous smaller bait placements provide faster control than fewer larger placements. In cases of severe infestation and areas with excessive clutter or alternative food sources that cannot be eliminated, use the higher rate of application.
Pest population reduction will be apparent within 1 day for German roaches and 3-4 days for American roaches.
Prior to using, gel may need to be shaken well if any separation has occurred. Unscrew the black cap (or break off the tip) and replace with included open tip. After use, replace the black cap before storage.
Always read the product label completely before use.
Each 33 g tube yields approximately 33 bait placements and treats 11 to 44 square yards, depending on infestation.
Standard Application Rates
*0.75 g per square yard – maintenance programs for continuous control (will not provide fast control of existing infestations)
*Up to 1.5 g per square yard – light to moderate infestations, retreatments
*Up to 3.0 g per square yard – clean out of severe or heavy infestations
*1-2 g per square yard – large cockroaches such as American, Smoky-Brown, or Oriental
**0.1 g equals approx. ¼ in. diameter spot; 1.0 g equals approx. dime-sized spot.
For use in the following areas:
Indoor and outdoor (adjacent to homes and structures) control in residential areas and the non-food/non-feed areas of institutional, warehousing and commercial establishments, including warehouses, restaurants, food processing plants, supermarkets, hospitals, nursing homes, motels, hotels, apartment buildings, bakeries, beverage plants, breweries, bottling facilities, candy plants, canneries, cereal processing and manufacturing plants, dairies and dairy product processing plants, frozen food plants, schools, laboratories, computer facilities, sewers, ”aircraft,“ buses, boats/ships, trains, homes, houses, industrial buildings, office buildings, kennels, kitchens, manufacturing facilities, spice plants, stores, wineries and similar structures, mausoleums, meat processing and packaging plants, meat and vegetable canneries, pet shops and zoos; food/feed areas of food/feed handling establishments
Place bait under baseboards, sinks, countertops, seats, around water pipes, water heaters, dishwasher equipment, in crack and crevices as well as voids where insects harbor. Inspect bait placements and reapply as needed.
Stored Product Pests: After removing infested foodstuffs and cleaning up spilled foodstuffs and dust, applications of this product will kill adult stages of beetles remaining in area. Apply in voids, cracks and crevices, behind and under cupboards, and other difficult to reach areas where insects may hide. Application rate is dependent on level of infestation.
Food/Feed Handling Establishments: Apply only as a crack and crevice treatment in food/feed handling areas. Do not apply to areas that are routinely washed, exposed surfaces, or in ways that will contaminate food/feed, utensils or processing surfaces. Apply bait in small amounts between different elements of construction, between equipment and floors, openings leading into voids and hollow spaces in floors, walls, ceilings, equipment legs and bases, around plumbing pipes, doors and windows, behind and under refrigerators, cabinets, sinks, closets, stoves and other equipment where cockroaches hide. Inspect bait placements and reapply when necessary.
Place bait in areas adjacent to structures where large roaches may nest or breed. Apply bait to potential points of insect entry, such as eaves, sills, and expansion joints. Apply bait in protected areas whenever possible. Environmental stresses such as direct sunlight and water will reduce the residual effectiveness. Priority treatment areas may be identified by visual inspection of such areas listed above or aided by trapping techniques or spot flushing. Bait may also be applied in reusable bait stations to protect from weathering and contaminants.
Maxforce FC Magnum Features
*Five times more active ingredient than other Maxforce baits.
*10% more bait in each tube.
*ContactX technology kills roaches not just by ingestion, but also by contact.
*Attractive to roaches up to a year if not contaminated.
*No vapor, fumes, or odor.
*See visible results overnight.
*Low toxicity to people and pets, ready-to-use and easy to apply.
Extra Tips for Using Maxforce FC Magnum
*Store out of extreme temperatures. Use within 2 years of purchase.
*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 on how to get rid of Roaches, see our Roach Control page.
*Apply bait away from air currents to prevent drying. Avoid placement on paper, cardboard, or other porous surfaces such as unsealed concrete.
*Good programs rotate baits to avoid resistance. Change baits every few months or alternate with different bait (and different active ingredients) for best results.
*May stain textiles, fabrics, or porous surfaces.
*Do not apply bait to areas where the temperature exceeds 130 degrees F as bait may run.
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99 of 103 people found this review helpful:
Only product that has worked for me
By Derick on July 28, 2008
After trying several extermination methods to treat a major infestation, Maxforce FC Magnum is the only product that has worked. I would come out to the kitchen at night and find hundreds of German cockroaches having a party. After 3 days, the only roaches I've seen are belly up, twitching on the floor. If anything, the only problem with this product is that it kills them too fast.
64 of 66 people found this review helpful:
Big results for a big problem.
By Sonia on January 14, 2009
This stuff really works! I bought Maxforce FC Magnum along with Roach Control Kit # 1 (which has the much needed birth control and gel bait) and the Maxforce 72 pack bait stations. The best $$ I've ever spent! I saw fewer roaches in 3 days, and none, yes none, in a week! I still do surprise spot checks at 2 AM in the kitchen & no more roach parties! The tubes are smaller than I expected but they pack a powerful punch. Whatever you do, buy the birth control so they can't reproduce! Thanks to rep. "Philip"!
47 of 48 people found this review helpful:
By Nj on November 22, 2008
Maxforce FC Magnum is excellent. It has worked each time I have used it. My only drawback is that I can't find it locally to buy it. I strongly recommend this. Buy it and you won't regret it. Good luck.
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By Travis on April 6, 2009
I had always considered myself a very clean person, but I live in a multi-unit apartment complex. A few weeks ago my kids started seeing little black bugs hanging around our 30 gallon fish aquarium. To my surprise they were baby German cockroaches. I flipped out! I started doing research on the Internet and came across this website. Maxforce FC Magnum seemed to be the one for me. Great price, easy to use, and excellent customer service. I used the product as directed, and at night you could see them eating it up. Three days later NO roaches at all. No roaches ANYWHERE!! Amazing product. Highly recommend.
37 of 37 people found this review helpful:
This stuff is great!!!
By Adrianne on July 19, 2010
Please understand that roaches can travel through clothes,bags,purses,or even cars.I had recently let two friends move with me. Their car was infested with roaches and the home that they were living in before moving with me. Well wouldn't you know that after a month of them staying with me. I began to see roaches. And I keep my home very clean. It started to really get on my nerves. I was furious to the point where they had to leave. But to make a long story short. I put this Maxforce down with in 8 days I didn't see one roach. This stuff in great. I would suggest if you have a house purchase about 4 tubes. If you have a apartment 2 tubes. This stuff is the best. I will purchase this again. Thank you so much
By BB on October 12, 2014
Its good on heavy infestations ...very good and notice reduction level in a day or 2 you might see one here and there but other than that its great ..i rate it 5 stars
Bigtime roach killer
By Terry on September 24, 2014
I moved into this apt with the understanding it had been sprayed by a pro to exterminate all bugs but within a week, I had roaches so bad they were getting in my drinks,bed,everything until a friend told me about maxforce magnum and within 10 days, there aren't any signs of roaches anywhere. I had used foggers,boric acid, u name it, but this stuff is kick.. yeah it will get rid of them and I was pretty much infested. I am thrilled.
By Loretta on September 20, 2014
We had been fighting roaches for 13 years since we bought our home. I did a search on Google last month and came up with this site. I had my mom order some Maxforce after reading other reviews . It has been three weeks. And we don't see near as many as we used to.We did not use the birth control so have tiny ones. Just got more Maxforce & Gentrol point source.Thank you DMOPC ! I am so happy to have this problem under control.
Maxforce FC Magnum
By Billy on September 15, 2014
I am a Pest Management professional and have been using this product for many years. I work in the tropics where the conditions are prime year round for all kinds of insects. MF Mag is a superior product. It really works, and fast
This product really works
By Marco on September 10, 2014
We had a nasty infestation in the kitchen, I had tried several products but none of them did much good. After using MaxForce, in two days there were a lot less cockroachs and after a week I haven't seen any. I highly recommend this product.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
They're not all dead yet... but making progress.
By Amy on September 7, 2014
We followed the video about cleaning out the cabinets and then placing the roach bait. After one week, we are finding a lot of dead roaches. Yay!! It's working. They are not all dead yet, though. Our next step is to try to eliminate other food sources, such as the toaster and cat food. Will get back on that. I believe this product will work to eradicate all of the roaches, but constant vigilance of keeping other food sources out of reach is vital. We are also drying the sinks and tub up every night and plugging them up. Then we place a baited trap in each sink and tub.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful:
Amazing results !!!
By Mariana on August 29, 2014
I usually don't write reviews, but I had to do it this time. I had a very bad roach infestation and I tried everything...Boric acid. roach motels, bombs, I even paid $600 for Pest Control. All they did was made the roaches move around and seems that it got even worse. I was skeptical at first about this product, since the Pest Control Company couldn't get rid of the roaches, but decided that at this point I have nothing to loose but a few dollars. I purchased 4 tubes and went on rampage. I put it everywhere...in my cabinets, under the sinks, around the windows, doors, every wall corners, under my bed, couches, furniture, inside and out. Granted it was a lot of work, but it paid off. It's been 2 1/2 yrs since I did this and I haven't seen one single roach...FINALLY ROACH FREE!!! Now I can turn the light on and don't see one roach running out of my sink or crawling on the walls like before. This is AMAZING product, it works just as they say and I can't thank them enough for finally helping me get rid of that nasty problem!!! Thank you, Thank you !!! Give it a try I guarantee you that you will not regret buying this product.
Kills them dead.
By KA on August 22, 2014
I bought one in January 2013 when I just moved into a new apartment and saw some roaches from a previous tenant. I have not seen one since the first application. It is now August 2014 and I saw one baby roach. It has worked over the one year guarantee. I would recommend this to every person with a roach problem. It kills them dead.
The only one really works
By Weimin on July 23, 2014
I have tried many other products to kill the ranches, but this is the only one that really works. The only thing bothering me is that I need find the bodies and clean them.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful:
THIS STUFF IS AMAZING !!!!!!!
By Ann on July 22, 2014
This by far is the best stuff for german cockroaches I have ever used for pest control. This is much better and cleaner the the powders and better than RAID. It's been only 2 weeks since I put the product out according to the instructions. I have not seen one roach, spider or any insects inside my home, I did pair this up with Suspend SC for the outside of my home. I 've even order some for my mother who really have a terrible roach problem
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March 21, 2011 Patricia asked:
QWe have a large roach infestation in an empty house. What should we use?
I have German Roaches in my rental property. We have thrown out the refrigerator and stove. There is nothing left in the house. We have bombed with 3 different types and still have them rain down on us when we open the front door. They are collecting in the upper corners of rooms and on any door that remains shut they get on the top. I have bought new appliances but cannot put them in until the roaches are gone. Please help. We are in Orlando, Fl.
AMost bug bombs do not leave a residual behind so it will only kill the roaches that are out in the open when the bomb is set off. Before starting a roach treatment program you must thoroughly sanitize the house. Even the best insecticides on the market cannot overcome poor sanitation. You must use products that will leave an active residual behind and products that will eliminate roaches where they hide. You will need to use 3 products together to eliminate roaches. You will need to use an insecticide such as Cy-Kick CS mixed with an insect growth regulator such as Gentrol IGR around door frames, window frames, baseboards, under and behind appliances and counters and any other cracks or crevice where roaches harbor. The other product you will need is a roach bait gel such as Maxforce FC Magnum. Place the bait gel in areas where insecticide sprays would not be appropriate, such as in cracks and crevices on counter tops, in cabinets, in drawers, around sinks and in cupboards. It is important to remember that a large roach infestation did not pop up over night and it will not go away over night. It can take several months to get rid of a large infestation.
August 26, 2009 Sharon asked:
QHow do you use the Maxforce FC Magnum in the reservoir if it does not come with a plunger?
AThe actual box of Maxforce FC Magnum does not come with a plunger, but we provide one with every order free of charge for you to push the gel out. We also sell the plungers individually if you would like additional units. If you happen to lose the plunger that comes with your order, you can always use your finger or a highlighter marker to advance the gel out of the tube.
June 12, 2010 Gregor asked:
QWhat is the best bait brand for Roaches?
I treat local stores in my area. For example Dunkin Donuts and average Pizza place etc. I have tried using Talstar 1 but does not seem to get rid of the roaches and i keep getting call backs. So i was wondering which gel bait would be the best to use for my situation. Thanks a lot for taking your time out and sparing your knowledge to me and others.
AWe would recommend baiting very heavily using Maxforce FC Magnum roach gel. Small dabs in a ton of places is the key. In addition you should use Gentrol Point Source, which is an IGR which will prevent the roaches from maturing and reproducing which in turn will slow down the life cycle and the numbers of small roaches you are dealing with. You should use both the gel and the gentrol point source in places off of the ground. Around the floor area and underneath things you should apply Phantom liquid which is a non-repellent product that roaches can pick up when they walk over it and transfer it to other roaches in hiding areas that you cannot reach, like inside wall voids. The use of these three key products should start to knock down large numbers of roaches unless there is some major sanitation issues that have not been corrected. Obviously any food or water sources that are not cleaned up and taken care of will prolong the problem indefinitely. Please let us know if you have any further questions.
July 27, 2011 Jeff asked:
QHow can I get roaches out of my electronics?
I have roaches in some of my electronics, some newer stuff, still under a warranty, and don't want to void it by opening it up. For example a Playstation 3. What is the best thing to do to get them out of there?
AYou can place a roach bait gel such as Maxforce FC Magnum on a piece of tin foil or plastic wrap and set it on and under the electronics. The roaches should be attracted to the gel, eat it and this will help kill the roaches. It will not stop them from dying in the device however. You could also surround the device with insect glueboards to trap the roaches as they leave to feed. Unfortunately there is nothing that we can recommend to spray into electronics because of the chance something could be damaged.
November 11, 2011
Heather from Bells,tx asked:
QDo cat litter boxes attract German roaches?
ACat litter boxes that are not cleaned daily could indeed attract roaches. Be sure to follow the instructions on the litter product that you choose to learn how frequently you should change the litter.
November 13, 2014
QDoes Maxforce FC Magnum kill the roach eggs/sack as well?
November 12, 2014
QWhich bait for roaches neutralizes(either kills or paralyzes) them the quickest?
I live in a attached row house with a roach infested neighbor, I'm trying to bait them inside my wall in order to neutralize them before they get to my house. I want to put some type of bait inside my wall that they will ingest and kill them quickly. Which chemical works the fastest, Imidacloprid, Indoxacarb, Fipronil, Hydramethylnon, or something else?
Maxforce Magnum is considered our fastest acting roach bait gel. Maxforce FC Magnum is the newest and fastest-acting roach bait ever by Maxforce. With Maxforce Magnum you get five times the fipronil, plus a new technology called ContactX(TM) which kills roaches by contact as well as ingestion. Please also review the video on the Maxforce Magnum product page for application instructions.
October 17, 2014
Nancy from Harpers Ferry Wv asked:
QCan we use maxforce to prevent infestations if we know our neighbors have a problem with roaches?
A Maxforce FC Magnum can be used to treat active roach issues. We woul recommend to put up a barrier using a product like Demon WP. You can apply Demon to the cracks crevices and entry points as a barrier.
October 10, 2014
Mrs. from Houston,texas asked:
QI am trying to get rid of roaches.
I keep in tight containers, keep kitchen and bathroom clean, take out trash everyday but still seem to have a present in both area what else can I do? Frustrated
We would recommend using a variety of products to combat the roaches. Maxforce FC Magnum is a very good bait gel to use. You will put the gel in small place points in problem areas, such as around stove, microwave, counters, drawers, etc. You should also use Temprid SC insecticide. You will use 8 mL per gallon of water. This will be sprayed along the baseboards and cracks and crevices indoors and around the perimeter of the home. We would also recommend mixing Temprid SC with an IGR, such as Gentrol. This will stop the roaches from reproducing. For longer control, we would recommend using Delta Dust Insecticide inside the wall voids with a bulb duster. You will take the light plates and electrical sockets off the wall and do a couple of puffs per hole. You will make sure that you are not spraying in places where the bait is. It will contaminate the bait and the roaches will not be attracted to it. All of these things will help to contain the roaches and eliminate them. This is not an instant process but the combination of these products should definitely take care of your roach problem.
We would recommend using a variety of products to combat the roaches. Maxforce FC Magnum is a very good bait gel to use. You will put the gel in small place points in problem areas, such as around stove, microwave, counters, drawers, etc. You should also use Temprid SC insecticide. You will use 8 mL per gallon of water. This will be sprayed along the baseboards and cracks and crevices indoors and around the perimeter of the home. We would also recommend mixing Temprid SC with an IGR, such as Gentrol. This will stop the roaches from reproducing. For longer control, we would recommend using Delta Dust Insecticide inside the wall voids with a bulb duster. You will take the light plates and electrical sockets off the wall and do a couple of puffs per hole.
You will make sure that you are not spraying in places where the bait is. It will contaminate the bait and the roaches will not be attracted to it.
All of these things will help to contain the roaches and eliminate them. This is not an instant process but the combination of these products should definitely take care of your roach problem.
September 16, 2014
Mike from Queens New York asked:
QI live in basement apartment which has "water bugs"(large) roaches
Exterminators have come and sprayed, but this was ineffective. Most recent exterminator visit he used a roach bait, which seemed to work pretty well. I do have 2 young children visiting me 2x a week, so I heed a bait which is safe, and approved for use in New York.
A We would recommend using Maxforce FC Magnum. It is a very good bait gel that can be placed in cabinets, drawers, counters, etc. We would also recommend an IGR (insect growth regulator). This stops roaches from reproducing. The Gentrol Point Sources can be placed around the apartment in various places. They last for up to 3 months. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
September 13, 2014
Michael from St Petersburg asked:
QPalmetto bugs daily
We keep finding Palmetto a bug daily in my house. I have a baby now and can't spray. What can I do?
A We would recommend using a bait called Maxforce FC Magnum. This can be placed inside cabinets, in bathrooms, under the refrdgerator, and other places where the roaches can be found. They will eat the bait and become diseased. Once it becomes diseased, since roaches are social creatures, they will travel around each other and the others become diseased as well. This product is safe around children if it is used as directed. We would also recommend Gentrol Point Sources. This will stop them from reproducing. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
September 10, 2014
Raul from Asheboro, Nc asked:
QDoes Maxforce FC Magnum comes in any other different color ex. clear or white
A Due to the food attractants in Maxforce FC Magnum, it is only available in the peanut butter type color it comes in. Please let us know if you have any more questions.
July 12, 2014
Donna from Cleveland, Tn. asked:
QHow long does Maxforce FC Magnum last once applied? I read that it lasts for months, but I have seen a couple.
I saw a roach 4 times recently, and was only able to kill one. I don't know if it was the same one each time, as I haven't seen any since. I also have not seen any dead ones since the few I saw within the first week of applying gel May 1st. I think it was a pretty small infestation. Should I wait for a while before using the new stuff I just ordered? The one(s) I just saw were very much alive and active, so I don't know if it was a case of waiting for it to eat the bait. I saw it/them 3 nights in a row before I killed it. Then no more. Please let me know, and thanks for your time.
A While roach gel can stay active for a long time, it is also possible that it can be contaminated by cleaning products, ciggarette smoke, perfume and cooking oils. We do recommend that you put down new bait every 2 weeks during an active infestation. We also recommend you use an insect growth regulator such as Gentrol Point Source to prevent hidden roaches form reproducing.
May 28, 2014
Sharon from Merrillville, In asked:
QApplied maxforce fc magnum bait, when can items be returned to kitchen cabinets?
we don't have a huge problem with these pests.
A Since the maxforce magnum bait is only applied in small pea sized dabs along just the crevices of the cabinets, you can return the items immediately after application. We would suggest if you put some in silverware drawers to have the silverware in a tray to keep it from getting in the gel or wash the silver off just in case before using it.
February 13, 2014
Joel from Brooklyn, Ny asked:
QWe need help choosing DIY pro exterminating products for infestation... Brooklyn, NY
We have been looking for DIY pro exterminating products. We exterminated 2 years ago due to a nasty neighbor who had an infestation. Spent a grip and recommended to neighbor to get exterminated. Now infestation seems to be back due to new neighbor moving in, in December. We noticed all kinds: oblong shaped, rounded, light brown, dark brown, tiny to smaller size. 2 days in a row we noticed large black (2 sightings) it driving my wife nuts. She is constantly wiping and cleaning. Highest occurrence in the kitchen which is lined up next to neighbor on left by floor plan. We are stuck on what brand to buy. Max force or Vendetta. Our house is attached on both sides by neighbor houses. It's winter and snow everywhere so exterior spraying not suitable right now. Last time exterminator used a light brown gel which worked great. Please Help!
A To treat a roach infestation you want to use Maxforce Fc Magnum. We also recommend using Gentrol Point Source to break down the reproductive cycle. Please see our roach control page. To put up a barrier around your home you want to also use a crack and crevice spray like Phantom.