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Gentrol Point Source

Gentrol Point Source is a special Roach control device that contains the Gentrol Insect Growth Regulator (IGR) hydroprene for 90-day control of roaches and other stored product pests. 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.  Gentrol Point Source should never be used to eliminate a roach population by itself.  Gentrol will not kill roaches...it only prevents them from reproducing.  You should use roach baits and roach sprays in conjunction with the Gentrol Point Source. 




How Gentrol Point Source Works

Gentrol Point Source Stations discreetly release microscopic particles of the active ingredient Hydroprene into the treatment area once activated. Target pests do not need to contact the device directly since the active ingredient moves into a localized area. Hydroprene is a biorational Insect Growth Regulator (IGR) – similar to insect growth hormones that occur naturally in roaches and stored product pests - that disrupts the life cycle of certain insects in the egg and larvae stages of development, essentially making it a type of birth control for insects. Gentrol Point Source Stations do not act as an adulticide, so they should be used as part of a broader Integrated Pest Management approach. The IGR helps to keep target insect populations under control, which is especially useful in areas where conventional sprays and foggers are not appropriate or where baits are less effective due to competing food sources. Gentrol Point Source helps to achieve more rapid results than using adulticides alone since surviving insects are not able to re-establish the population.

Gentrol Point Source Target Pests

Roaches, stored product pests

PESTS CONTROLLED WITH GENTROL POINT SOURCE: Roaches, Stored Product Pests (red, confused flour, and merchant beetles)

Target Uses of Gentrol Point Source

Use Gentrol Point Source in areas where roach or Stored Product Pest activity has been observed. Gentrol Point Source may be used in areas where conventional sprays or foggers are not appropriate, such as in sensitive areas like daycare centers or food handling establishments. While Gentrol Point Source may control target pest populations over time, they are most frequently used in conjunction with other control methods such as baits or residual sprays to expedite treatment. Gentrol Point Source is an especially helpful tool when treating advanced roach infestations and also can be purchased as part of our Roach Control Kits.

ACTIVE INGREDIENT: S-Hydroprene 90.6%

Gentrol Point Source Application Instructions

Do not activate stations until ready to use. To activate Gentrol Point Source, press firmly between thumb and forefinger on the pouch located on the side of the device, until a snapping sound is heard indicating that the contents of the Gentrol capsule have been released. Place the device in any orientation (vertical or horizontal). Do not place in areas accessible to children. Place the Gentrol Point Source in areas where roach or SPP activity has been observed.

Gentrol Point Source Stations will treat up to 75 square feet, but more stations may be used for heavy infestations or when many treatment areas are enclosed, such as in cabinets. Keep Gentrol Point Source device a minimum distance of 3 feet from exposed food in food-handling establishments.

Always read the product label completely before use.

Each Gentrol Point Source Station treats up to 75 square feet for 90 days. Each box contains 20 stations.

Gentrol Point Source is for use in the following areas:

Buildings including restaurants, homes, hotels, kitchens, laboratories, apartment buildings, day care centers, machinery, equipment, greenhouses, hospitals, mausoleums, nursing homes, office buildings, schools, and warehouses; modes of transportation including but not limited to aircraft, buses, trucks, trailers, rail cars, and marine vessels; areas where food is handled or processed such as areas for receiving, storage, packing, edible waste storage, machinery and enclosed processing systems (mills, dairies, edible oils, syrups), serving areas

Indoors-

The discreet delivery system of Gentrol Point Source is ideal for sensitive accounts like these: Food Handling Establishments, Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Areas where spraying isn’t acceptable (e.g., Electrical Boxes and Computer E    quipment)

Place Gentrol Point Source Stations in areas where roach or SPP activity is observed. Specific areas of activity may include cabinets, closets, pantries, drawers, refuse areas, electrical boxes, equipment, false ceilings, and around doors, expansion joints, pipe chases, dressers, windows, heating and air conditioning ducts, refrigerators, and voids where pests are active. After activation, each station will remain active for up to 90 days. For easy maintenance, each station has a diagram where the month activated can be marked.

Outdoors-

Gentrol Point Source Stations are not for outdoor use.

Gentrol Point Source Features

*All the benefits of an insect growth regulator in a discreet, non-spray formulation.

*Contains the insect growth regulator hydroprene for 90-day control of stored product pests.

*Pre-adult stored product pests don’t need to come in contact with the device to be affected.

*Ideal for food handling establishments and other sensitive accounts.

*No need to vacate areas during treatment.

*Low toxicity.

*Also target cockroaches.

Extra Tips for Using Gentrol Point Source

*Gentrol Point Source Stations do not kill adult insects, so they should be used in conjunction with other treatments.

*Gentrol Point Source devices must not come into direct contact with any food preparation surfaces.

*Keep device a minimum distance of 3 feet from exposed food.

*Do not activate until ready to use.

*For vertical placement of Gentrol Point Source Stations, expose sticky surface by removing paper backing and pressing the device firmly in place.

*Avoid spraying insecticides directly onto Gentrol Point Source, though the stations may be used in areas where contact or residual sprays have been used.

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  • 18 of 18 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Excellent at bringing an infestation to an end
    By Rob in Warrington, Pa on 05/09/2014
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    I have used Gentrol Point Source in combination w/Demon WP and Dupont Advion gel bait to bring several infestations to an end over the years. I do maintenance on a number of apartments and these three products, when applied together, will stop an infestation dead in its tracks. I used to pay for an exterminator but once they failed to stop an infestation after 3 treatments I started treating myself using these products and I save $$$ by doing it myself. And I have had some really bad infestations where the roaches were falling off the tops of doors, coming out of plumbing / electrical penetrations in the walls, and on the walls during the day.

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  • 17 of 18 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Great product!
    By E.k. on 04/09/2008

    Gentrol Point Source has worked effectively for me for years. When I start seeing roaches I check the date and three months have passed. It isn't easy to control roaches in Florida. Great product.

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  • 17 of 17 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Great Stuff!
    By Marie in myakka city, fl. on 05/25/2012

    I live in Florida where roaches can be a real problem. I was infested with German Cockroaches. After a deep cleaning (roach feces is nymph food) and placing Max force gel bait to kill the adults, I place Gentrol around my house where the roaches seemed to be vacationing. It's been 1 month now and I can say I think I have won the war of the roaches, I highly recommend this product.

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  • 16 of 20 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Great Effective Products
    By Lucinda in Tampa Fl on 02/03/2013
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    I live in a apartment that when I first moved into had a German Roach Problem. When I went on a massive detail house cleaning, first I found that previous tenant, well.. were'nt the cleanest of people. After getting all cleaned I DID have professional come in to help start the getting rid of the problem. Once I saw them slowing up , I dicided to do MY OWN Pest Control. I found this site and ordered my own home defense. I ordered the Advion Roach Bait and the Gentrol Point Source. AMAZING!!.... It was like the bugs just disappeared completely. I would see one every once in a while but it would be just barely alive. I like that I am able to control where baits and gentrols are placed since I have a small pet and I can be secure in knowing he does not have access. I HIGHLY recommend these products to anyone, products work fantastic, they are easy to use, totally worth purchasing. I Have ZERO bugs since using this product.

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  • 13 of 13 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 stars  Effective and painless
    By Karla in Boston, MA on 05/14/2014

    I'm a girl and I hate roaches. I started seeing roaches on the kitchen counter every night. Found this site, and bought the Gentrol and the Max Force Bait gel. Then, 1) Spent 6 hrs cleaning the kitchen -insided refrigerator, emptied every shelf, oven, stove top, counters, floors. Wiped everything w/diluted Pinesol. Discarded open sugar/pasta/flour containers. 2) Squeezed tiny dots of Max Force every few inches inside cabinets, dishwasher, under counter, around floor. 3)Put 1 Gentrol in each full cabinet. 3 days later, started finding dead roaches, 3 medium-big INSIDE dishwasher. Very happy. Tip: professional squeeze gun not needed at all. Just use regular inc. plunger.

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Goodbye Baby Roaches!
    By Teresia_k in El Dorado Springs, MO on 11/06/2017

    Product worked almost immediately. I'd been struggling for several months with an infestation that started with the food delivery from my wholesale warehouse. They found my restaurant to be the perfect place to breed. Within days, we stopped seeing babies, none for over a month now. Poof! this product along with bait really works!

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  This works great!
    By Linda in Monett, Missouri on 08/27/2017

    This stuff is wonderful. Within a few weeks there are less roaches and with some roach bait they are gone within a few months. I have told my friends about this and they are now using it also.

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 stars  Ordering was quick and easy
    By Hate in Orlando, FL on 08/20/2017

    It's too soon to tell whether this product is effective, but it arrived quickly.

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  It works
    By Yvonne in New York on 06/13/2017

    My mom lives in an old apartment in NY and she had a very bad roach problem. I put Gentrol in every room, also in cabinets and under the sink. I did not put poison baits because I try my best to be humane. Also made sure not to leave any garbage or dirty dishes out. It took about half a year but no more roaches. They are gone, I have not seen any and it was done in a humane way.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Wonderful Product
    By Brandy in lebanon, indiana on 05/24/2017

    I only had a few and my son-in-law told me about this product and told me to use bait with it. Within a week I didn't have anymore at all. You just have to remember to use bait to kill them.

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  • 8 of 8 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Long term strategy.
    By Mary in Van Nuys on 03/12/2017

    I had a major infestation turn up after new neighbors moved in and this is part of the strategy. 1. Cykick - use in cracks and crevices like around the dishwasher, behind and under the fridge. Fast knockdown. 2. Bait rotation: Advion or Maxforce FC Magnum with Vendetta Plus - get the bait stations and extra plungers. Your roaches will start to disappear in days. Keep up with the bait stations, even after you no longer see roaches. 3. Gentrol Point Source. In cabinets, under sinks, on the backs of drawers. Behind appliances. Use a little sticker with a date on it that lets you know when to replace them. I was roach free in three weeks. I see one now and then, but they're always dead. My manager asked me why I don't have roaches and I told her "Domyownpestcontrol.com."

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Excellent
    By Tim in Newark on 01/24/2017

    It was very easy to find exactly what I was looking for on the website and I received my package swiftly. Very heppy with my overall experience.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  A++++ Gentrol Point Source
    By Tammy in lebanon on 09/24/2016

    Excellant product

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Awesome!!!
    By Basil in Jersey City, New Jersey on 09/15/2016

    I luv it. It works-plain and simple.

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful:

    3 of 5 stars  Gentrol
    By Isstad in spring on 08/23/2016

    This product controls reproduction so it's hard to rate this early in. I haven't seen any new hatchlings of dry produce Beatles or Mites and I have noticed bugs hatching on the outside of my property witch could be an indicator that it hasn't work or an indicator that the bugs can sense the product and are pushed outside of the effective perimeter. Time will tell.

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10/22/2013 Jo from Ft. Myers Fl

QI have seen deformed roaches carying egg cases months after I have treated some areas..
Since this is a growth inhibitor, how is it mature deformed roaches have the capacity to reproduce? What happens to the nymphs that hatch from these egg cases or is it that the eggs do not hatch? A roach is a roach, deformed or not. Please, I'm confused!

AGentrol Point Source Stations will cause the roaches to become deformed. It also will prompt the females to prematurely lay their eggs (the eggs will also be affected by the product). It sounds like the product is working and doing exactly what it should. If you need additional information on the product or roach control, please contact us at 866.581.7378.

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04/19/2011 Eileen

QWhat if my cats walk on areas where Gentrol Point Source may have landed then groom themselves?
I am using Gentrol with bait stations for an Oriental roach issue we are having. One of the places they have been seen is an area where my cats have their litter box. If my cats walk on the formula the Gentrol point disk emits, and then lick their paws, is this harmful? I don't see this addressed in the enclosed information.

AThe tiny minute amounts of Gentrol the cats would pick up on their paws would not cause any issue whatsoever. According to the MSDS "Due to the unique nature of the product form, acute toxicity hazards are not anticipated". This means that unless the cats actually get a hold of the disc and eat the vial inside before it is crushed, there would be no concern that they would ingest enough product to cause any type of toxicity issues.

19 of 21 people found this answer helpful.
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08/30/2010 Loni

QOur bathroom and kitchen share a wall so they are close. Should we use a Gentrol Point Source in both places?
Also, you are supposed to keep them at least 3ft away from food. Our kitchen is small so where can we place one? How long should we wait to come back in the house? Can we use one in the car for carpet beetles or will it be too concentrated? When you press it, does it immediately release into the air you breathe? I'm pregnant, so we really want to be safe.

AYou should place a Gentrol Point Source disc in each room. For the kitchen area, you can use the sticky tabs included in the package and place the disc on the side or behind the fridge or place it to the side of the cabinets or pantry. You only need to keep the disc away from food prep areas not from stored food product. According to the manufacturer, there is almost no hazard from inhalation. There is no need to leave the house when using the Gentrol Point Source discs. Gentrol Point Source is labeled to be used in modes of transportation, but we have not heard of any one using it in a car. To get rid of the beetles in your car you should be able to thoroughly vacuum and spot spray a pyrethrin product such as 565 Plus into cracks and crevices.

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03/26/2013 Tammie from Lusby, Maryland

QDoes the Gentrol Point Source affect Carpet Beetle Adults or Larvae or both?
We are at the point in trying to get ahold of our infestation where adult beetles are emerging from prior larvae and soem adults have laid eggs and tiny larvae are emerging. Since these work for 90 days, I need to know WHEN to put them out. If they only work for the adult beetles, I may be too late.

AYes. According to the manufacturer Gentrol Point Source is effective for carpet beetle larvae.  The active ingredient is a juvenile growth hormone mimic and more or less stunts the proper growth of the larvae. Activating Gentrol Point Source is as simple as squeezing the raised end of the plastic disc. This releases Gentrol IGR onto a filter paper. From there, it moves up to 75 square feet, damaging pests and preventing them from reproducing.

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01/24/2010 Tony

QI have a PCO who wants to use Gentrol Point Source to treat bedbugs. I read on here that it says its for roaches. Is this product effective on bedbugs or are they just trying to get my money?

A

Gentrol Point Source is not labeled for treatment of bed bugs, it is only labeled to treat roaches and pantry pests.  However, we do sell the Gentrol IGR in the liquid form in all of our Bed Bug Kits and the liquid IGR is labeled for treatment of bed bugs.

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Most Recent Customer Questions

11/10/2017 Pavanj from Los Angeles, Ca

QWill Gentrol Point Source work under couches and end tables or does it have to be up higher?
I'm using to treat German Roaches. Thanks!

A

Gentrol Point Source†could be used under a couch if needed.† It spreads up to 75 square feet so is generally placed in areas of high activity.† Depending on the size of the treatment area, place 2-4 in the kitchen and 1-2 in each bathroom as these are the most common areas roaches are found.

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06/22/2017 Johnny from Longview Wa

QDoes Gentrol Point Source work on spiders?

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Neither Gentrol Point Source or any other IGR on the market will stop the reproductive cycle of spiders. You will just need to spray diligently with spider control insecticides in areas they would harbor.†

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04/27/2017 Maria from Houston, Tx

QFor a roach infestation in kitchen cabinets, is one Gentrol Point Station needed in each cabinet, or does one station penetrate all kitchen cabinets?

A

Each Gentrol Point Source Station treats up to 75 square feet for 90 days. Please be aware this product is an insect growth regulator which contains a juvenile growth hormone mimic that retards the growth of certain insects.††Gentrol Point Source Stations†will cause the roaches to become deformed. It also will prompt the females to prematurely lay their eggs (the eggs will also be affected by the product).† Gentrol Point Source should never be used to eliminate a roach population by itself.† Gentrol will not kill roaches...it only prevents them from reproducing.† You should use†roach baits†like the Advion†Roach Bait Gel and†roach sprays†like the Cyzmic CS†in conjunction with the Gentrol Point Source. Please take a moment to look at our Roach Control Kits.†

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03/04/2017 Cody from Tx

QHow many Gentrol Point Source would I need to use to treat a standard pantry cabinet?
I understand it will treat 75 sqft but wouldn't I need cubic feet?

A

Typically you would use 3-4 Gentrol Point Source in a kitchen, but one would be enough for just in the pantry. †It will spread up to 75 sqft from where it is placed.

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02/14/2017 Ray from Grant, Fl

QWhat is the size thickness of one station of Gentrol Control Point source?

A

Gentrol Point Source†dimensions are H:1/2 inch L/W: 2 1/2 inches L/W 3 inches.

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01/22/2017 Martin from Los Angeles, Ca

QI have a bearded dragon and a fish tank, can I use Gentrol Point Source without harming them?

A

Gentrol Point Source covers about 75sq feet. Although, it should not harm the fish or bearded dragon, we recommend to use this product in a space not near the fish tank or bearded dragon.

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11/30/2016 Bridget

QHow are the Gentrol Point Source Packs activated?

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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.†

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11/22/2016 Majestic from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

QDo you ship Gentrol Point Source to Canada?

A

We always offer free shipping, however, we are not set up to ship Internationally at this time.

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06/25/2016 Tawnya from Merced, Ca

QFor the Gentrol Point Source when it states coverage as 75 sq ft, does the height of the room matter?

A

According to the product label, you want to place one GENTROL POINT SOURCE†device to treat up to a 75 square foot area surrounding it, but you want to pay†particular attention to locations of roach or SPP activity. More devices may be needed in areas with a heavy roach†infestation.†

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06/08/2016 Joe

QCan you use Gentrol Point Source under a kitchen sink?
Is it ok to use this under a kitchen sink ?

A

Yes, you may use Gentrol Point Source under a kitchen sink but will only treat within the consealed area underneath†the sink when enclosed.†

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