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Phantom Termiticide/Insecticide

Phantom is an indoor/outdoor termiticide and insecticide that kills termites, ants, cockroaches, and now bed bugs, through a powerful non-repellent active ingredient. Pests can't even detect Phantom, so they walk right over it and then spread it to other insects hidden behind walls or in their home colony, killing every other pest they come in contact with. Phantom is virtually odorless, clear in color and provides superior pest control with a long-lasting residual.

Active Ingredient: Chlorfenapyr 21.45%
Target pests: Termites, cockroaches, ants, bed bugs and more
* See label for complete list
For use in: indoors (crack and crevice only) and outdoors around the perimeter
Application: 21 oz bottle makes 28 gallons of 1.25% solution for termites or 7 gallons (mix 3 fl oz. per gallon of water) for general pest control including bed bugs, roaches and ants
Pet safe: When used as directed on the product label.
Manufactured By: BASF (Manufacturer Product Number: 59021551)

How Phantom Insecticide & Termiticide Works

Phantom Termiticide/Insecticide is a non-repellent liquid concentrate that is diluted with water and usually applied with a pump sprayer. Phantom contains the active ingredient Chlorfenapyr, which belongs to a relatively new class of insecticides called pyrroles that are produced from microbes. Pyrroles do not metabolize into active insecticides until after they enter the host target pest. Chlorfenapyr disrupts the production of ATP in the part of the cell that turns food into energy, causing cellular death and ultimate mortality. Because this process is slower than other modes of action, Phantom can have a transfer effect similar to that of baits on social insects like ants, cockroaches, and termites.

Insects do not smell, taste, or avoid applications of Phantom. This means that Phantom can be used in conjunction with baits (do not spray on top of baits). Phantom also eliminates pest build up in one area, preventing pest avoidance of treated areas. The residual of Phantom will last for 30 days or longer. Phantom also has a high potency, so fewer applications are needed for effective treatments.

Phantom Insecticide / Termiticide Target Pests

Ants, termites, bed bugs, centipedes, beetles

PESTS CONTROLLED WITH PHANTOM TERMITICIDE/INSECTICIDE: termites (Reticulitermes spp. (R. flavipes, R. virginicus, R. hageni, R. tibialis, R. Hesperus), Coptotermes spp. (C. formosanus), and Heterotermes spp. (H. aureus); ants (acrobat, Argentine, carpenter, odorous house, pavement, pharaoh’s, pyramid); beetles (Asian lady, confused flour, darkling larva (yellow mealworm), saw-toothed grain); bed bugs; boxelder bugs; centipedes, cockroaches (American, Asian, brown-banded, German, Oriental, and smokybrown); European earwigs; house crickets; house flies; paper wasps (not a knockdown agent); pillbugs; spiders (black widow, cellar); silverfish

Target Uses of this Product

Phantom is a Termiticide and insecticide labeled for indoor (follow the label carefully) as well as outdoor use. It combines nonrepellency, superior control, long-lasting effects, and the ability to control populations faster than baiting systems—all in a low-dose, virtually odorless formulation. Phantom can be used as a soil drench, wall foam or as a general use spray as desired.

Phantom is a popular choice for ants and cockroaches because it can be used in conjunction with baiting. Phantom is also ideal for bed bug control because it is non-repellent and effective for pyrethroid resistant strains of bed bugs. Because of its long residual and efficacy with these and other common household pests, Phantom is an excellent choice for apartments, hotels, or similar commercial properties.

*Phantom also comes in a convenient aerosol formulation for smaller jobs or crack and crevice treatments.

Though Phantom is labeled for use as a soil drench for subterranean termites, products such as Termidor SC are more cost effective and last longer in the ground.

ACTIVE INGREDIENT: Chlorfenapyr 21.45%

Phantom Insecticide / Termiticide Application Instructions

For termite treatments, use 4 gallons of 0.125% solution per 10 lineal feet of a 6 in. by 6 in. trench, establishing a continuous treated zone between the wood and other cellulose material in the structure and the termite population(s) in the soil. For pre-construction treatment to be covered by concrete slab, use 1 gallon of 0.25% finished solution per 10 square feet. Apply using a coarse spray nozzle and low-pressure spray (less than 25 psi). See our article How to Do a Termite Treatment for more details on liquid termite treatments.

Phantom may be converted to a foam for treatments in structural voids. Foam applications to voids above soil should be done with a wet foam (10:1 expansion ratio or less). See mixing table on the product label for dilution rates.

For general pest control indoors, applications should be made to breeding areas, nesting sites, hiding places, runways, and other places where pests are found or likely to infest. For use with only low-pressure directed spray application equipment. Use a 0.5% solution for crack and crevice or spot applications. Do not apply more than once every four weeks.

Always read the product label completely before use.

One 21 oz. bottle makes 28 gallons of 0.125% solution for termites or 7 gallons of general use spray for cockroaches and ants. A 75 oz. bottle makes 100 gallons of finished solution for termites or 25 gallons of general use spray.

Standard Application Dilution rates / Mixing Ratios for Phantom Insecticide:

*0.75 fl. oz. (22 mL)/gal. of water – 0.125% - most termite applications

*1.5 fl. oz. (44 mL)/gal. of water – 0.25% - small volume termite applications

*3.0 fl. oz. (88 mL)/gal. of water – 0.5% - general pest applications

*Use 4 gallons of 0.125% solution per 10 lineal feet for perimeter termite treatments.

*One gallon of 0.5% solution for general pest applications covers approximately 1,000 square feet.

Phantom Termiticide & Insecticide is for use in the following areas:

Pre-construction and post-construction termite treatments in and around residential, commercial, and industrial buildings; inside houses, apartments or other residential structures, meat, poultry and egg processing and packaging plants, the food/feed and non-food/feed areas of food-handling establishments and commercial, institutional and warehousing establishments; food service, manufacturing and processing establishments such as restaurants, cafeterias, supermarkets, mills, processing plants, bakeries, breweries, dairies, meat slaughtering and packing plants and canneries; schools, groceries and supermarkets, restaurants and cafeterias, hotels and motels, hospitals and nursing homes, warehouses and industrial buildings, laboratories, zoos, pet shops, computer facilities, sewers


Cockroaches: Phantom is effective against American, Asian, brownbanded, German, Oriental, smokybrown, and other cockroach species. Use a 0.5% dilution. Apply dilution as a coarse, low pressure spot or crack and crevice spray to areas where these pests normally inhabit or are likely to infest.

Limited spot treatment of Phantom dilution can be made to surfaces beneath cabinets, spaces between equipment or expansion joints, surfaces behind sinks, lockers, water pipes, cabinets, or other areas where cockroaches may hide. Reapply, if needed, every 4 weeks or more.

Ants: Phantom is highly effective against household and structure-invading ants, including the following species: acrobat ants, Argentine Ants, Carpenter Ants, odorous house ants, pavement ants, Pharaoh's ants, pyramid ants, and other species.

Apply crack and crevice or spot treatments of a 0.5% dilution to areas of known or suspected ant activity. Where possible, apply Phantom directly to ant nest(s) or nesting site(s) or ant-infested wood or structural voids. Reapply, if needed, every 4 weeks or more.

Bed bugs: Do not make surface applications to mattresses. Mattress treatments must be confined to the seams, folds and edges only. Remove linens and wash before reuse. Allow to dry before remaking bed. Use an approved product for other treatment areas. Not recommended as the sole protection against bed bugs.


Exterior application of Phantom is limited to spot and crack and crevice treatments where pests enter around doors, windows, eaves, attic vents, and holes in exterior walls where utilities enter. Apply a maximum of 1.2 fl. oz. of dilution per 2 square feet.

Phantom Termiticide / Insecticide Features

*Convenient tip-and-pour bottle makes measuring and mixing easy.

*Pests do not detect Phantom applications so they unknowingly contact and ingest Phantom during routine activities.

*Precision targeted application method means less product goes farther.

*Effective against a wide variety of household ants and cockroaches.

*Labeled for use in food-handling environments.

*Effective for pyrethroid resistant strains of bed bugs.

*Excellent choice to accompany baiting programs.

Extra Tips for Using Phantom Insecticide

*Store out of extreme temperatures and direct sunlight.

*Do not treat within a distance of one foot out from the dripline of edible plants.

*Do not make general surface or space applications such as for pantry pests in cupboards, cabinets, or containers.

*Do not reapply more than once every four weeks.

*Diluting more than recommended rates may cause product to become repellent and ineffective.

*Do not apply as a broadcast spray indoors or full perimeter application outdoors.

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  • 41 of 49 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Phantom Termiticide/Insecticide
    By Williams in Detroit, MI on June 1, 2010
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    Great Product, works well on ridding bed bugs. This product is not messy and leaves not build up or residue.

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  • 37 of 40 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Phantom Termiticide/Insecticide
    By Geoff in Pittsburgh, PA on June 10, 2010
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    I have used this product every spring for a number of years; simply spray around the outside foundation of the house and we are ant and insect free for the entire season. A trick we learned from one of the expensive exterminators we hired to get rid of carpenter ants. Now we do it ourselves and save big $$.

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  • 29 of 34 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Bug War
    By Lee in Knoxville, TN on May 4, 2010
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    All crawlers scattered and were not seen by that night. None seen next day and I am still looking without finding any insects crawling. Great stuff!!!!!

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  • 23 of 27 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Works awesome
    By FB in East Coast on May 13, 2011

    This stuff freed me from Bed Bugs. It's worth every penny and them some. If you aren't 100% certain how to use it hire somebody to use it for you. It works great.

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  • 23 of 24 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Phantom Termiticide
    By Willard in Tulsa, OK on July 26, 2010
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    We have had an opportunity to use the product, and have found it to be very effective so far. We were being bombarded by carpenter ants, and the little black ants but after treating with Phantom termiticide we seen them no more. Also in the past we used the Demand CS against an invasion of German Roaches and it was also very effective. I would like to say your products have been 100% effective. Thank you very much. Willard

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  • 4 of 5 Stars  Phantom
    By Adam in Goldsboro nc on October 7, 2015

    Sprayed house and noticed a couple of bugs for a day or two but none since.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  Excellent
    By Tina in Philadelphia, PA on August 23, 2015

    So far so good. I will be ordering more for later, just in case in we be in this situation again...

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  • 2 of 5 Stars   Phantom Termiticide/Insecticide
    By David in Dallas on August 14, 2015

    My purchase was delivered as promised. The product did not work to expectations of killing roaches, but seemed to excite them somewhat and slow them down. That was more my fault as I ordered the product before I listened to a professionals advice on what I used to get from them! (Voicemail message-did not recognize the number) This Product does not kill on contact, but does drown the roaches if sprayed directly on the cockroach. Will order Suspend poly-zone asap.

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  BEDBUGS BE GONE!!
    By Steve in henryetta,ok on April 22, 2015
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    we purchased the phantom termiticide/insecticide for a bedbug problem that we had and so far I am very happy to say they are was gonna cost use 1800 dollars for a pest company to come out and I'm sure that were like a lot of people that there is just no way to afford we tried to do it are self and it's very frustrating to have to wash every single thing but phantom will kill them no joke.....what we also did after the phantom was sprinkled diatomacous earth around the base some research on the de it's good for everything....don't be afraid to try phantom if it's applied the way the directions say you will finally have your home back...thanks for reading and happy hunting.

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  great stuff
    By Charlie in hope hull Alabama on October 31, 2014
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    I am seeing results everyday. Killing in numbers and see fewer everyday. Really impressed with this stuff. A little goes a long way. Will buy again if need.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Phantom Termiticide/Insecticide
    By K in Lutz on September 15, 2014
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    Good product, works well for the do it yourselfer.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 Stars  Peace of mind
    By Pete in Ridgeland on August 28, 2014
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    We have a commercial property.Pest was our problem thus we found DO MY OWN PEST CONTROL over the internet.We called and they guided us over the phone.We are very happy with the help.This product really helped us.We are very satisfied. This and the other products we used are fantastic.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Phantom
    By Irv in Seaford, DE on July 29, 2014
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    The delivery timing was as promised,and it works as advertised. We will purchase from "do my own pest control" when we next need pesticides.

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  • 4 of 5 Stars  Very good product
    By Anita in Austin, TX on May 26, 2014
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    I bought this product because I had a case of bed bugs. I had removed the mattress/box springs and then I sprayed around the walls in the whole house. Every time I sprayed I would see the bugs because the spray interrupted their routine. I have since had all carpet removed and laminate flooring put in place. I sprayed around the walls before they put the laminate down. God willing, we are done with the bugs. If not, I still have this stuff that I can use. I also have not seen any other bugs in the house since using this product.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Worked the entire summer.
    By cj in Galesburg, Il on April 6, 2014

    Worked entire summer, but ants returned next spring.

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September 8, 2009 Gerardo asked:

QIs Phantom Insecticide safe around kids and babies?

AYes, Phantom is safe while kids/babies and pets are in the house. Phantom is only strong enough to kill small insects. It is a good idea to keep pets and children outside or in another room while treating and then allow about 30 minutes for the products to dry. Once dry, it is perfectly safe for children and pets to re-enter the living space. Of course you should always store the products just like any other cleaning chemicals, out of reach of children and pets.

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September 25, 2009 Frederick asked:

QHow much Phantom Insecticide do I mix per gallon for roach control?
I am regular customer of yours. I am very pleased with Phantom. However, in the manual it states that the dilution for roaches should be 3 oz per gal. I am a little concerned as you mentioned 1.5 oz per gal?


The amount of 1.5 oz per gallons of water more pertains if you are using Phantom for a termite treatment.  You should use 3 oz per gallon of water when applying for roaches or other general pest control insects.

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September 18, 2009 Cybele asked:

QHow effective is Phantom Insecticide for bed bug control?
I am experiencing a problem with bed bugs and recently had my apartment treated with Phantom. The technician treated not only cracks and floorboards, etc, but sprayed my walls as well. I'm reading the info on this website which says only to treat seams, not walls. Is treating the walls safe and effective? How many treatments will I need? Apartment was sprayed today and I have seen several live bed bugs and have felt several bites. Shouldn't it kill them immediately?

APhantom is quickly becoming the new preferred treatment for bed bugs.  It leaves a long term residual that has shown to kill bed bugs long after you initially treat.  However, it is not an immediate kill.  When a bed bug crosses over an area that has been treated with Phantom, it picks up the product on its body, but it can take days to kill the bed bug.  This is why you will still see bed bugs and still may get bitten, but the bed bug will die.  Phantom is very popular now because bed bugs build up resistance easily to certain products and Phantom is a product that they have not shown resistance to yet.  Any good company should treat every two weeks for at least two cycles.  It could take more than two treatments depending on the severity of the situation.  I cannot comment on the companies interpretation of the instructions, but treating cracks and crevices, baseboards, and other areas will ensure that when the bed bugs come out of hiding that they will cross a treated barrier.  You should consider our Bed Bug Treatment Kits.  They have a very high success rate and will save you lots of money over hiring another exterminator if they are not successful.

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August 6, 2009 Arvid asked:

QIs there a restricted entry interval following an application of Phantom Insecticide for cockroaches? Is there any personal protective equipment required for such re-entry?

APhantom is an odorless and very safe liquid insecticide.  There is no requirement to wear anything special upon re-entry.  You should always wear gloves when applying any pesticide, but unless you are in a completely closed rooom with no ventilation, you do not need a respirator.  You should allow enough time for the product to dry and then it is perfectly fine to enter back into the space with children and pets.  Usually it takes 30 - 45 minutes for the product to dry thoroughly.  Always read the product label for full treatment instructions.

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April 15, 2011 Tyler asked:

QPhantom vs Termidor
What is better for termites: Phantom or Termidor?


Termidor is definitely the most popular termite treatment product available.  Phantom was made more for indoor pest control and perimeter pest control treatments.  Since Termidor is not labeled to treat around the indoors for pest control, Phantom was made to serve that purpose.  Although Phantom is labeled for termites treating, it does not last nearly as long as Termidor does in the ground and it is also much more costly per finished gallon than Termidor is.

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Most Recent Customer Questions

August 23, 2015 Tammy from Charleston, Sc asked:

QCan I use Phantom II and Onslaught on my baseboards?


It is recommended that you use either Phantom II Aerosol or Onslaught Insecticide on the baseboards, cracks and crevices in your home. Both product do not need to be used in the same area.

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August 1, 2015 Bob from Ny asked:

QCan I use Phantom SC for springtails?


Phantom SC is not specifically labeled for springtail eradication. We do carry products that you can apply for treating them. Please take a few moments to read our article on How to Get Rid of Springtails for more detailed information. Please let us know if you need anything else.

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July 28, 2015 Michelle from Charlotte, Nc asked:

QDo you recommend Phantom Insecticide for roaches coming up from the shower drain as well as the sink?
Our exterminator has used Phantom and an IGR. We are getting ant sized roaches(nymphs?) with brown horizontal stripes on their backs.


We would recommend Roach Control Kit Rotation A. The products in the kit provide you with two different poisons that they will take back to the colony you don't see to eliminate them at the source, as well as a birth control that will halt the growth of the colony until they die from the other products. You can also review our Roach guide for tons of helpful information for controlling this species effectively. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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July 10, 2015 Trish from Akron Ohio asked:

QIf I add Gentrol IGR, is Phantom still undetectable?


Yes, Phantom Termiticide/Insecticide is still undetectable if Gentrol IGR is added.

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May 14, 2015 Thomas from Conyers,ga. asked:


A Phantom can take up to two weeks to actually kill bugs after they come into contact with treated surfaces. Phantom offers a delayed kill that gives insects time to get back to the nest and infect other insects with the insecticide. Phantom is also a non-repellent insecticide which means that sensitive insects like roaches can not tell that it is there and they readily cross over the treatment area. Roach treatments should be done every 4 weeks until you do not see any more roach activity. Most people do end up doing between 3-5 treatments. We would also recommend incorporating an IGR (insect growth regulator) such as Gentrol IGR to stop the reproductive cycle of the roaches. Roaches exposed to the Gentrol IGR will become adults incapable of reproducing, thus ending the cycle of an infestation. You may mix Phantom with the Gentrol IGR with a gallon of water to perform the application of both products at the same time.

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April 24, 2015 Julie from Port Richey asked:

QCan Phantom Termiticide/Insecticide be used to kill fleas also?
I had someone tell me this works for fleas as well

A Phantom Termiticide/Insecticide is not labeled to treat for fleas. We have put together a very effective kit called the Indoor outdoor kit.  

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March 26, 2015 Tyler from Russellville asked:

QDo I need to leave my house after spraying Phantom for bed bugs?

A You do not need to leave your home after an application of Phantom when used as directed on the product label.  It is only advised that people and pets be out of the treatment area until the product dries.

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March 7, 2015 Sam from Miami, Fl asked:

QIs Phantom worthwhile for silverfish?
Are silverfish social insects like ants and roaches where the transfer effect of Phantom will help eradicate them? Or is it better to use a regular pesticide like Talstar? Also, will IGRs help control silverfish?


Phantom Termiticide/Insecticide is labeled for silverfish. This is important because the good Silverfish elimination relies on treating them at the source of the infestation. This is almost always near whatever food source they are using to survive. Knowing that they eat non-traditional things such as book bindings, and even some clothing materials, you may need to look for them and treat the infestation in areas such as closets and book cases. If you have a hard time locating the source or center of the infestation, you should consider using bait or traps to kill Silverfish bugs. This is guaranteed to work just as well as topical pesticides because these insects are completely driven by their desire to feed constantly. Any bait that is formulated to attract other sugar seeking insects such as ants will work well against silverfish as well. One primary advantage of using Silverfish traps and baits is that it is a “set it and forget it” approach to Silverfish control, and you are not likely to need a second application, provided the infestation is reasonably small.

No, there are no IGRs labeled for silverfish.

We do also carry the Get Rid of Silverfish Kit. It contains all the products you will need in order to get rid of silverfish.

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January 25, 2015 Maureen from Dawsonville, Ga asked:

QCan you please compare the effectiveness/differences of Phantom to Bifen I/T

A The right product and its effectiveness all depend on what you are treating for. What type of treatment are you looking to perform?

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January 25, 2015 Berlinda from Phoenix asked:

QWill it be ok to use this product on appliances.
Like stove microwave washer an dryer

A Phantom Termiticide/Insecticide should not be applied to appliances. It sounds like you may be treating for roaches. Phantom can be applied as a barrier to baseboards, cracks, crevices and entry points. You then want to apply a bait like Maxforce Magnum in kitchens and bathrooms. Please review our Roach Control page for extra tips.

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