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Cam from San Diego, Ca writes,

What other products to use in restaurants and delis with German cockroach problem?

I am a California Branch 2 pest management company. We generally use ExcitR and Temprid-SC according to the label. Any other precautions or products you recommend?


Temprid SC and ExciteR are both labeled to be used in restaurants. ExciteR provides a quick kill and flush out of insects while Temprid SC will also provide a quick knockdown and a great residual. We recommend incorporating a roach bait such as Maxforce FC Magnum along with an Insect Growth Regulator (IGR) like Gentrol IGR. Baiting and sanitation is key for any roach program.

Using Maxforce FC Magnum you get five times the active ingredient(Fipronil), plus a new technology called ContactX that kills roaches even when they just touch the bait. Other roaches touch or eat the dead roach and spread the bait again, controlling the entire colony, even the roaches you can't see.

Gentrol IGR is the "birth control" for roaches. IGR's prevent the immature roaches from becoming adults therefore they are not able to reproduce. Mix 1oz Gentrol with 8ml of Temprid SC in a 1 gallon hand pump sprayer per 1,000 sq ft area.

Answer last updated on: 11/04/2014

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