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Larice from Topeka Kansas writes,

roach infestation

My son's house is infested with roaches after using your product on the roaches I can see can I vacuum them up and then spray the cracks and crevices and can I use it in cabinet where food is stored?


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. Phantom is a popular choice for ants and cockroaches because it can be used in conjunction with baiting.

Using Phantom along with a roach gel bait like Maxforce FC Magnum along with an Insect Growth Regulator is the recommended treatment program for roaches. Roaches 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). 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.

Maxforce FC Magnum - you get five times the fipronil, plus a new technology called ContactX(TM) which kills roaches by contact as well as ingestion. 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.

Gentrol Point Source Packs IGR - This is the "birth control" that will prevent the roaches from being able to reproduce. Gentrol Point Source is a special Roach control device that contains the Gentrol Insect Growth Regulator (IGR) hydroprene for 90-day control of roaches. Activating Gentrol Point Source is as simple as squeezing the raised end of the plastic, adhesive-back device. This releases Gentrol IGR onto a filter paper. From there, it moves up to 75 square feet, damaging adult roaches and preventing them from reproducing. 20 units per box.


Answer last updated on: 11/05/2014

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