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David from Indianapolis, Indiana writes,

How does a cockroach pick up a lethal dose of Arilon Insecticide?

Oh so how does Arilon Insecticide compare to Demand CS, which is picked up via Contact correct? How does the cockroach die with Arilon? Thank you.


Arilon Insecticide uses the active ingredient Indoxacarb which is a non repellent. This non repellent quality allows the roach to unknowgly come into contact with the active ingredient and take it back to share by contact amongst other roaches. indoxacarb remains active even after digestion so it can be passed along to other insects through feces and bait sharing. It is the first pest control bait that scientists have found to remain active after it has been transferred twice after the first lethal dose. Passing poison like this from one insect to another is known as horizontal transfer.  This allows Indoxacarb products to target and kill muliple generations of roaches with a single feeding. It is not provide a contact or quick kill but is very effective for roach control.

Demand CS uses Lambda Cyhalothrin which begins working immediately upon contact or ingestion, leading to insect knock-down and death. Demand CS is a great insecticide to use outside due because the chemical is micro-encapsulated and holds up longer with weather elements and UV Rays.

Both products are able to be used indoors and outdoors.

Answer last updated on: 08/13/2014

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