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Patricia writes,
03/21/2011:

We 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.

Answer:

Most 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.

Answer last updated on: 03/21/2011

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