Tanya from Los Angeles California writes,
To hell with the environment, what do you all have for roaches, living in condo and my upstairs neighbor is literally schizophrenic won't throw anything away recently they took a dead cat out of his home that had been dead for MONTHS so that tells you what I am dealing with I don't care about EPA I need these roaches dead they are bothering my asthma. And I want to put it out in my kitchen bedrooms and bathrooms and I have no children just me. Thanks
When treating for roaches, you want to be aggressive with your approach. Using a liquid insecticide, roach bait gel and insect growth regulator is highly recommended. Adding an insectide dust inside the wall voids surrounding your apartment will help with barrier protection as well.
Maxforce FC Magnum is one of the strongest bait gel you can use as it contains 5 times the amount of Fipronil as regular Maxforce Roach Bait Gel. Placie pea size amounts of bait gel where you have the most roach activity such as under stove, microwave, counters, inside drawers, upper corners of cabinets, and under sinks near water pipes.
Temprid SC liquid insecticide gives a quick knockdown with long residual and is to be applied along baseboards, cracks and crevices, closets, door entry points, window frames, etc inside the home. Mix 8ml per gallon of water for 1,000 sq ft.
Using an Insect Growth Regulator is a crucial part of any roach treatmet. IGR's are insect birth control and prevent the roaches from being able to reproduce. Gentrol Point Source Packs are individual discs that are best placed on top of refrigerators, cabinets, bookshelves, etc. This are convienent because the roach does not have to come into contact with the product. Each disk covers 75 sq ft and last 90 days.
For great barrier control in the wall voids, we would recommend using Delta Dust Insecticide . The dust is applied with a bulb duster by removing outlet covers and light plate switch covers, inserting tip of duster between electrical boxes and dry wall, squeezing 2-3 puffs. Also, inserting the tip of duster between the carpet and baseboards will help reach those hard to reach areas. Please read the following article on How to Apply Dust.
Make sure that your bait applications are not placed on top of where you spray the liquid insecticide. This 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.
Answer last updated on: 11/08/2014