Maxforce FC Select Roach Bait Gel

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Maxforce FC Select Roach Bait Gel
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Maxforce FC Select Roach Bait Gel kills roaches by ingestion and contact, and spreads from roach to roach through the Domino Effect of Fipronil. Maxforce FC Select will kill even the most bait adverse and finicky roaches. With the broadest label available, the best bait acceptance, and virtual population elimination, it is no wonder Maxforce Roach Killer Gels are some of the most popular roach baits among professionals. Each box comes with 4 x 30 gram tubes.

We provide 1 Plunger PER ORDER to expel the bait from the tubes.  You can purchase extra plungers or you can purchase a bait gun for use with this product. We recommend using the Masterline Professional Bait Gun.

See our entire selection of roach bait products for additional options

How Maxforce FC Select Roach Bait Gel Works

Maxforce FC Select combines a unique, highly attractive bait matrix with the power of Fipronil. 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's exclusive Domino Effect delayed killing action enables one contaminated roach to kill many others where they live and breed. A foraging roach will receive a lethal dose from a single feeding, but lives long enough to return to the harborage where its poisoned feces are consumed by other roaches. Maxforce FC Select has better bait acceptance compared with many other baits, among normal and bait averse roaches, and it even works where other food sources may be available. Either way, the Domino Effect works through ingestion and through contact in hard-to-reach and inaccessible areas.

Target Pests

Most common cockroaches, bait averse German Roaches

PESTS CONTROLLED: Cockroaches including American Roaches, Oriental Roaches, Brown Roaches, Smoky Brown Roaches, German Roaches

Target Uses of Maxforce FC Select Roach Bait Gel

Maxforce FC Select can be used for virtually any roach infestation, even in sensitive areas. Because of its newer bait matrix, Maxforce FC Select is a good choice for bait averse roaches or as one bait among many in a long-term bait rotation, such as in apartments, restaurants, or similar areas highly susceptible to reinfestations.


Application Instructions

Use Maxforce FC Select Roach Bait Gel as a spot or crack and crevice treatment indoors and/or as a crack and crevice treatment outdoors adjacent to structures. Application rate is dependent on level of infestation and species to be controlled; see application rate table.

Apply bait as a spot or as a bead in cracks and crevices. The lower application rate should be used for low to moderate infestations or re-treatments, and the higher rate for more severe infestations or where the population occurs in inaccessible areas. Gel placements should be at or near harborages or aggregation areas, such as corners, or cracks and crevices. Numerous smaller placements will provide faster control than fewer larger spots, especially for German cockroach control.

Place bait under baseboards, sinks, countertops, seats, around water pipes, water heaters, dishwasher equipment, in cracks and crevices as well as voids where insects harbor.

Pest population reduction will be apparent within 2 or 3 days for German roaches and 8 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 box of 4 x 30 g tubes will yield approximately 120 bait placements.

Standard Application Rates:

*1-2 spots (dime sized) or 1.5” – 3” bead: Moderate infestations or re-treats for German or Brown-banded roaches

*2-4 spots (quarter-sized) or 3” - 6” bead: Severe or heavy infestations

*1/3” to ½” spots: Large roaches such as American, Smokey-brown or Oriental

For use in the following areas:

Indoors and outdoors (adjacent to structures) 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, mausoleums, meat processing and packaging plants, meat and vegetable canneries, pet shops and zoos. Non-food/non-feed areas include bedrooms, living rooms, bathrooms, closets, media rooms, garbage rooms, lavatories, entries, vestibules, offices, locker rooms, machine rooms, boiler rooms, garages, mop closets and storage (after canning or bottling); food/feed areas of food/feed handling establishments


See our Indoor Roach Control Guide for images of placement examples. Below is a general placement guide for Maxforce FC Select Roach Bait Gel. Exact placements should be based on a complete monitoring and inspection.

Kitchen Placements
* Drawers: Alongside the interior of the door frame
* Cupboards: Underneath selected cupboards where frame meets wall
* Counter: Underneath counter where sink is located
* Fume Hood: Along the inside rear corner of hood (ensure no gel will drip onto stove top)
Bathroom Placements
* Sink: Upward angle into the overflow drain
* Condensation Surfaces: Places where condensation can build up such as the tops of doorframes and medicine cabinets, and alongside decorations

Other Rooms
* Interior piping: Around all exposed interior pipe channels (such as hot water heater inlet)

Food Handling Establishments: Treatment is limited to crack and crevice treatment only. Place applicator tip 1/2 inch into cracks, crevices, holes and other small openings where roaches may be a problem. Apply small amounts of gel per spot. Do not apply bait to areas where food/feed, utensils or processing surfaces may become contaminated. Do not apply bait to areas that are routinely washed such as cracks and crevices in tops of tables, food/feed preparation and prepared food holding surfaces as bait may be removed by washing. 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 as necessary.


Place bait in areas adjacent to structures where 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 can also be applied in refillable bait stations every 20 to 30 feet around the perimeter of the structure. Use approx. 2 stations per side of a typical single family home. Do not exceed 2-4 spots (3”-6” bead) per station. Do not exceed up to 1 tsp. per station. For best results, place stations near: air conditioning units, water faucets, foundation vents and weep holes, decks, utility entryways (e.g. electrical, cable TV) and wherever cockroaches are frequently found. Regularly inspect and replace bait as needed.

Maxforce FC Select Roach Bait Gel Features

*Best overall bait acceptance (kills finicky and normal roaches).

*Works even where sanitation is poor and other food is available.

*Fast control of even large roaches.

*New bait gel retains moisture content.

*Labeled for both indoor and outdoor use, including commercial kitchens.

*Sticks to vertical surfaces for flexible, easy application.

*Stable over a wide temperature rage.

Extra Tips

*Use within 2 years of purchase. Use a tube within 1 year of opening.

*Apply bait away from air currents to prevent drying. Avoid placement on paper, cardboard, or other porous surfaces such as unsealed concrete.

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

*Do not apply bait to areas where the temperature exceeds 130 degrees F as bait may run.

*May stain textiles and clothing.

*Sanitation should always be the top priority when treating for roaches! Read all the bullets under step 1 on our roach control page to learn more about how to get rid of roaches using sanitation.

*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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  • 35 of 37 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Great product
    By Brian in AL on 10/15/2010
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    I was a bit desperate after a long, hot and dry summer turned our house into a swingers' pad for roaches. The night that I saw ten roaches in the mud room, I knew it was time to do something since the store-bought products just weren't cutting it. I found and ordered what I hoped would control a quickly worsening problem and we weren't disappointed. We used the Maxforce bait stations together with the Maxforce FC gel, boric acid powder in the basement and attic and the Cyonara LP granules outside. Don't let the $35 price of this gel scare you off. The stuff is great and is easy to apply behind toilets, by pipes and any other hard to reach place. It simply works. After just a few days, no more roaches. I'm very satisfied with the products and with They are a vendor I will use again.

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  • 21 of 22 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Best I have ever seen!
    By Icedsweetrose in Rockford, IL on 04/11/2011

    This is the best roach killer product I have ever seen and purchased. I live in a trailer in which I didn't think I would ever see the end of the roach problem, but after purchasing this product, I recommend to others this is the best ever and works fast. I purchased a 4pk, I decided to just try it out in the bathroom, after a few days I didn't see anymore roaches. They were disappearing all over, down the hallway, even in the kitchen. I was going away for the weekend so I put more through out the trailer, we don't see them anymore unless it is a dead one. Well worth the money I spent.

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  • 20 of 21 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  GREAT PRODUCT!!!
    By Larry in Taylorsville,lNC on 06/17/2010
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    I purchased this product for my rental property. It is the same product a pest control company used at my property. It works great and quickly.

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  • 17 of 32 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Me gusta!
    By Aurelio on 07/26/2008

    Me gusta porque mata todas las cucarachas que hay en mi casa.

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  • 17 of 18 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  MaxForce Works Great
    By Aaron in Chicago, Illinois on 02/17/2010

    I used MaxForce FC Select and it worked right away unlike other gels I have purchased. I will most definitely be buying more of this product.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Fast and very effective
    By Donna in Lexington Park on 01/25/2017

    This product works fast and is the best product by far, you will not be disappointed

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Maxforce Gel
    By Wayne in Austin on 01/22/2017

    This stuff is awesome. I had a bad roach problem, it took 2 applications in specific areas to clear it up, I havent seen a live roach since.

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 stars  Effective for Roaches
    By Jim in New Bern, NC on 01/10/2017

    I've had good results with these and bought them after the Terminex serviceman told me that this is what they use for roaches. My only complaint is that the company only includes one pusher for 4 tubes and maybe two (not sure, maybe one) screw-on needle applicator. I mean, how much could it cost to give us one for each tube? I cut some pieces of PVC pipe for spare pushers. They are a bit expensive to hand out to tenants with roach problems so we usually go into the units to apply ourselves or hand out some of the roach bait stations.

    Expert Response   Expert response:
    Thank you for your comments! The baits that we sell are professional baits designed to be used in a bait gun. However, we supply a plunger per order as a courtesy to those not ordering a bait gun. We do not supply a plunger per tube since this is an out-of-pocket expense and plungers are reuseable. We sell extra plungers here: We also sell bait guns here: You can also use a similar shaped item such as a highligher or marker in a pinch. Please let us know if we can further assist you. We appreciate your comments and your business!

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Very Happy
    By Sharon in Brooklyn on 12/24/2016

    This product had a major impact on the infestation that was inhabiting my home.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Kicks *** like nothing I've ever seen!!
    By Cliff in Fayetteville, AR on 11/26/2016

    Ever live in an apartment building with 15-20 other apartments in the same building? You CAN'T GET RID OF THE ROACHES! They're Free Range pests! They're in the walls skipping along enjoying all the food from EVERY neighbor in the building! NOT SO FAST OMBRE`! I've used this product in two buildings just like yours. Took all the light fixtures lose and put a little dab in each. All the wall sockets, heat and air ducts.... Any place that connects to everyone else in the building. Ha! Who knew!!! Within three weeks you were doing good to have a roach sighting in the entire building ( not just YOUR apartment). It's AMAZING and simple to use!! Your Land Lord will love you.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Excellent!!!
    By Brenda in Orlando on 11/11/2016

    Very happy with the results!!! I just used 1 tube and got rid of the problem!!!

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Maxforce Roach Bait Gel
    By Linda in Houston Texas on 09/14/2016

    It this best thing ever. No more roaches

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  • 5 of 5 stars  The best wont ve roaches for about a year or more
    By Orquidia in Newyork on 08/28/2016

    Yes ot the best product

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Awesome product
    By Jess in El Cajon, CA on 08/24/2016

    After applying the gel in my kitchen and bathroom it took about a week before I didn't see anymore cockroaches. Saved hundreds of dollars by using this product.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Best roach bait on market
    By Marty in Mishawaka Indiana on 08/03/2016

    The best stuff on the market.tried others and to no avail nothing works like maxforce FC select. Was over run with what seemed like a million roaches wake up to walls that appeared to move. Have used maxforce for two weeks and population is all but gone . May have to order once more to finish the job but I am confident that they will be history when it is said and done.

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08/11/2010 Hang

QWhat is the difference between the Maxforce FC Select roach bait gel and MaxForce FC roach bait gel?

AThe Maxforce FC Roach Bait gel comes in a 60 gram tube and is the original formula. The Maxforce FC Select Roach Bait Gel comes in a smaller 30 gram tube that is designed to be able to be used on bait guns to make application easier. Maxforce FC Select contains the same active ingredient as the original Maxforce FC, but the attractants have been reformulated to help attract even the most bait adverse roaches.

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02/17/2010 Aaron

QHow long does MaxForce FC Select Roach Bait Gel work before you have to use it again?


Maxforce FC Roach Bait Gel will remain effective for months once it is applied.  However, what really determines how often you should apply it is how much activity you have.  If you have a lot of roach activity, then once you apply the product it could be eaten by the roaches in just a few days and you would need to re-apply often to keep up with the activity.

Roach Bait Gel Placement Guide

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07/28/2011 Ranzie

QDoes Maxforce FC Select work on any type of roach? How about German roaches?

AMaxforce FC Select Roach bait gel is a broad spectrum bait which means that it will work for just about any type of roach. German roaches are mentioned specifically on the product label.

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08/26/2011 Tim from Oklahoma City, Ok

QDoes your box (4 tubes) of Maxforce FC Select come with a tip and plunger, or are they sold separately?

AWe do supply one tip and one plunger per order of bait gel as a courtesy for our customers.

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12/07/2010 Ricky

QDoes Maxforce FC Select Roach contain any type of roach IGRs?

ANo, none of the roach baits contain any type of IGR's. We do carry several formulations of IGR's including the Gentrol Point Source and Gentrol Aerosol (both of which are ready to use products) that do not require any measuring, mixing or special equipment for application.

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03/18/2013 Frederick from Philadelphia,pa

QWhat is the most effective roach gel for german roaches?
is there an expiration date on the maxforce magnum gel?

AMaxforce Magnum does have the fastest knockdown and is a great choice for a quick clean-out when used as part of a roach control program. Roach Baits do not come with expiration dates but we do encourage folks to use the bait within 1 year of purchase as the food based ingredients will eventually degrade and be less attractive to roaches.

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08/25/2014 Jerome

QCan apply Maxforce FC Select Roach Bait Gel inside kitchen cabinets?
Can you apply this product inside kitchen cabinets where dishes, etc. are kept?

AYes, Maxforce FC Select Roach Bait Gel can be applied in cabinets where dishes are kept. Make sure you put the bait gel in the corners. The bait can also be placed under baseboards, sinks, countertops, seats, around water pipes, water heaters, dishwasher equipment, in cracks and crevices as well as voids where insects harbor. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

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07/12/2016 Ts from Fl

QIf I store Maxforce FC Select Roach Bait Gel inside an aluminum toolbox, will the heat of a 90 degree day make the bait go bad?
I notice it to be watery after a hot day


It is recommended that you store Maxforce FC Select Roach Bait Gel out of extreme temperatures, meaning no temperatures above 90 degrees Fahrenheit and not below 30 degrees Fahrenheit. If you are traveling throughout the day with the product, that is fine. It will not lose its effectiveness. If you are not working, be sure to store this out of the extreme temperatures.

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