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    Got roaches? This article will explain all you need to know about this pest and then go over several treatment options in great detail. By getting a basic understanding of this pest, you can then get the suggested professional strength products listed in our article and take care of your roach problem…. (read more on ROACH CONTROL)

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      We live in a motorhome and recently got invaded by roaches. We have treated twice with roach spray and have roach gel placed in the cupboards. It has been 2 1/2 months and I have seen two in the last three days. One adult and one nymph. I have mouse poison bait in the compartments below and was wondering if the roaches could be eating that to stay alive.

      Roaches love mouse and rat bait and will readily eat it. Furthermore, they are not affected by the active since they aren’t a mammal.

      At this point I suggest you remove all the mouse bait to force the roaches to feed on the bait offerings already in place. Just be sure to renew the gel once a week until the problem is gone. And if you’re going to use any kind of gel, make sure its the best which in our opinion is the MAXFORCE GEL seen here:

      Roach Gel: http://www.bugspraycart.com/bait/gel/maxforce-magnum-roach-gel-1-oz

      Next, roaches are very much on the move right now moving onto and into any structure they can find. For this reason its important that you get the exterior of the motorhome treated with CYPERMETHRIN. This will stop them from living on the outside of the home as well as inside living areas.

      Cypermethrin: http://www.bugspraycart.com/insecticide/liquid/viper-cypermethrin

      Give us a call if you need more help. Our toll free is 1-800-877-7290 and we’re open 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Mon-Thur; 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Friday and 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saturday, Eastern Standard Time.

      Jonathan
      Customer Care

      http://bugspray.com

      1-800-877-7290

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        So my stepson’s have brought bedbugs and lice into our home multiple times and we no longer allow items other than themselves to be brought into our home. They immediately get changed into freshly washed clothes upon arrival and their clothes are washed in hot water and dryed twice. About three weeks ago there was a zipper school binder sent with them. It was put in a grocery bag and tied up and left on the porch set under a table. Out of sight out of mind. Forgot about it.

        A few days ago cleaning off the porch I picked up the bag and there was a pile of small german cockroaches underneath it. Maybe 15 or so. Put sticky traps on the porch and found two in it the next morning but have also found some crawling on the porch randomly. Over the last 3 days other than the original pile I’d say I’ve found like 25-30 of the lil bugger. None really big or with wings (that I’ve seen). Just wooden porch with roof .  Not enclosed. Mobile home in a trailer park type community. Haven’t seen any at all inside but and paranoid. Whats the best defense for keeping them out  of our home and ridding the outside issue?

        First, get some CYPERMETHRIN and spray the porch, siding and roof edges of the home thoroughly. Expect to apply 1-2 gallons of mixed material (1 oz of Cypermethrin per gallon of water). Egg sacs are typically placed in cracks, under anything loose, under siding etc. so try to cover any vulnerable hidden area so the surfaces are protected. If done right, the treatment will kill the hatching young roaches no matter where they emerge.

        No doubt there have been some egg casings placed on your porch and/or surrounding area and since each one can hatch out 20-30 roaches, you can quickly develop a significant problem if left untreated.

        Inside the home you can spray the Cypermethrin too but a better option would be to apply PHANTOM AEROSOL to baseboards, cupboards, etc. Its odorless and goes on “dry” making it a better option for use where liquids can be messy. But unlike the Cypermethrin which kills and repels, Phantom won’t be noticed by insects like roaches so they’ll readily walk over the treatment, pick up a lethal dose and die. Plus they will actively “share” it with other roaches making the net impact important.

        Alternatively you can apply the ROACH GEL to these same areas instead of the Phantom. This way if any roaches did get inside, they’d quickly find the gel, feed and die thus preventing a full blown infestation.

        Cypermethrin: http://www.bugspraycart.com/insecticide/liquid/viper-cypermethrin

        Phantom Aerosol: http://www.bugspraycart.com/insecticide/aerosol/pt-phantom-17-5oz

        Roach Gel: http://www.bugspraycart.com/bait/gel/maxforce-magnum-roach-gel-1-oz

        Give us a call if you need more help. Our toll free is 1-800-877-7290 and we’re open 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Mon-Thur; 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Friday and 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saturday, Eastern Standard Time.

        Jonathan
        Customer Care

        http://bugspray.com

        1-800-877-7290

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          Ok so here’s the deal… When I first moved into my condo around August of last year I didn’t see a SINGLE roach. Around Christmas time I saw one and didn’t see another for a long time. Now in the past month or so it seems they are EVERYWHERE. I can go in the kitchen at night and see one or two large ones and at least ten babies. They seem to be moving in the cracks under the molding on the wall. I have wood floors and keep a clean clutter free house. I’m getting really creeped out! I contacted the management company and they are giving me the run around so I even tried calling Orkin for a quote and they said they cannot come out because it is a condo. My neighbors are pigs (sorry to be so blunt) and I can only imagine what is going on in their units. I live on the third floor with 6 units on each level. What can I do to get a hold of the situation?? We purchased the condo before all of this happened so as much as I’d like to move it just isn’t an option. My husband wants to buy foggers but the reviews i have read are 50/50 and with so many I doubt it will work. I have a dog and elementary aged children as well. Please help! Thank you.

          If you review our ROACH CONTROL article, you’ll learn that there are a few ways you can control this pest. Clearly there is a unit close to yours that is generating roaches. And since you cannot control this population, your best bet will be to put up a line of defense that will both keep roaches out of your condo and for the ones that get into your living space, stop them from establishing nests and reproducing.

          To accomplish this goal, you can forget fogging. As we explain throughout this site, foggers do nothing but spew chemical all over everything. This means 99.9% of it goes where it does no good. And since roaches spend much of their time hiding, this form of treating will only kill a small percentage of the local population making it both ineffective and messy. More info on why foggers won’t work can be seen in this post:

          http://www.germanroaches.com/indoor-foggers-roaches.html

          But what does work in situations like this are two products.

          The first is DRIONE. Drione is a dust which roaches hate. They will avoid it at all costs so this can be applied to any route of entry to your condo. Using a HAND DUSTER, you should apply Drione to electric outlets, into light switch outlets, into light fixtures, where pipes like water and drain lines come through the wall under sinks, etc. By treating these areas, you can effectively take away all the key entry points to your living space which can really help minimize migrating roaches from entering your condo.

          Drione:  http://www.bugspraycart.com/insecticide/dust/drione-dust

          Hand Duster:  http://www.bugspraycart.com/equipment/dusters/centrobulb-14-oz-w12-ext

          Don’t forget to treat ceiling voids, around door frames, window frames and any heating ducts or pipes too. Remember, roaches will travel on any pipe or conduit shared between condos so the more of these entry ways you take away, the better.

          Now for the living area, all you need to do is apply some ROACH GEL BAIT. This product works very well. When applied where roaches are active, they’ll quickly find it, eat some and die. Placements need only be small, about the size of a grain of rice, and will quickly be found and consumed by any nearby roaches. The key is to keep renewing the gel so there is always a fresh supply available. This insures the local roaches are well “fed” which in turn will lead to their demise.

          Roach Gel: http://www.bugspraycart.com/bait/gel/maxforce-magnum-roach-gel-1-oz

          Since the gel bait won’t affect mammals like pets and people, even if we eat some it won’t hurt us. This doesn’t mean you should be feeding it to the pet or kids of course but the point is that these baits are very safe when used in the living spaces. And when used properly, placements will be next to impossible to detect and should be discreet anyway so they should go unnoticed when used properly.

          Follow this routine and you should be able to knock out any roaches living in your condo within 1-2 weeks. And if you do a good job with the Drione, you should be able to keep new roaches out indefinitely since Drione can last a year or more when used inside.

          Here is a link to our roach control article which you should read as it will help you understand this pest and by knowing all you can about them, the treatment process will be that much easier to handle. Good luck!

          Please show your support for our business by purchasing the items we recommend from the links provided. Remember, this is the only way we can stay around and keep this valuable web site up and running. Thanks for your business!

          Roach Control: http://www.germanroaches.com/roach-control



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            The more I buy over the counter roach spray’s and other stuff the roaches just get worst. Please help me. I feel I have tried everything. I have even had an professional company. They charge me a lot, no results. I let a friend move in with me for a month, just their clothes, she had roaches so they came with her. It has been almost 3 and a half years and my uninvited is still in my home. HELP ME. Rose.

            If you read our article on how to get rid of roaches, you’ll learn that over the counter sprays won’t work. If they did, there would be no reason for pest control companies to be around. So if you want to get rid of the roaches, you’ll need to do as our article explains.

            Roach Control: http://www.germanroaches.com/roach-control

            Now what you’ll learn in our article is that in most cases, spraying is the least effective way to handle a roach problem. In fact, the easier and more effective method is to apply some of the gel baits anywhere roaches are seen. They’ll quickly find your offering, feed and die. And over the course of 2-4 weeks, there is no reason why you can’t kill all the roaches living in your home using this method.

            At this time I recommend you stop spraying and start cleaning up all the spray residual. This is important because the gel baits won’t work when applied over areas that have been sprayed. And once you get these areas cleaned, set out some Magnum and Advion Roach Gel. Remember, you don’t have to place out large amounts in any one location. Just small dabs, about the size of a grain of rice, are all that’s needed. Just be sure to make 5-10 of these placements anywhere roach activity is noted.

            Roach Gel: http://www.bugspraycart.com/bait/gel/maxforce-magnum-roach-gel-1-oz

            Advion Roach Gel: http://www.bugspraycart.com/bait/gel/advion-roach-gel

            Your initial treatment will use 1/4 to 1/2 of each tube (get at least 1 tube of each flavor) and if you renew these placements once a week, within 1 week you’ll see positive results for sure. And within 1 month, most if not all of the roaches will be gone.

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              I am really in need of some advice. I have a major roach problem and my neighbor gave me some Orthene Ant Killer to use to get rid of them but I am afraid that it’s not safe. She says she uses it every six months and she doesn’t have any infestation. I had my inspection the other day and my manager has made it clear that it’s a problem. Management doesn’t offer any solutions and I’m very tempted to use the Orthene but I have children and I’m not sure if just putting it in hidden places is safe. Any suggestions? If you haven’t guessed I’m in public housing and on a fixed income but I’ve got to do something and Raid, obviously, is not enough.

              If you review our online roach control article, you’ll learn exactly what you need to do. Forget about the ant killer. This material has  a terrible odor, is not labeled for use in the home and will be a lot more hazardous compared to many other products that are designed for such areas. In other words, it should not be used in the home under any circumstances.

              Now as you review our article, you’ll learn exactly what can be used and what we feel is the best way to proceed. One sprayable material we recommend is an orthene based concentrate but it’s very different from the outside orthene ant formulation you’re neighbor is using. The big difference is the inside material we recommend is practically odorless. It’s also a lot more refined which makes it safe for use inside.

              But as you’ll learn from our article, there are other, far safer materials to use which will work even better compared to spraying.

              Roach Control: http://www.germanroaches.com/roach-control

              Now as you’ll learn in our article, the easiest and most effective way to treat for roaches is to use the gel baits. They’re easy to apply, last a long time and won’t pose a hazard to you or your children. I suggest you get a tube of Magnum and a tube of Advion. Make placements where you’ve been seeing roaches. This might be in cabinets, around counter tops, behind appliances, etc.

              And every week following the initial treatment, you’ll need to renew the placements by adding a little more anywhere you’ve spotted roaches during the last week. If you treat all active areas with gel, you should see positive results within 1-2 weeks.

              Roach Gel: http://www.bugspraycart.com/bait/gel/maxforce-magnum-roach-gel-1-oz

              Advion Roach Gel: http://www.bugspraycart.com/bait/gel/advion-roach-gel

              And if you follow this regime properly by renewing the application weekly, within 4-6 weeks the problem will be gone for good.

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                I recently purchased a home about 6months ago. My kids and myself went away for 2 weeks and when I returned there was a dead large size cockroach on the floor in front of the cabinet by the stove. Then the next day I noticed a bug on the ceiling in the kitchen by a light. I went to kill it with the broom and it flew. After killing it, I looked at it and it was a roach. I think its a german or Asian one. This a new construction home so I’m freaking out now because I don’t know where it can from or if there are more.

                We keep the home as clean as possible, especially in the kitchen. I always make sure everything has been cleaned and no food is out before we leave for trips. We live in Jacksonville, Fl. and I’m new to homeownership and I think 6 months in a new place is too soon to see roaches. Especially if we’re keeping it clean. The home is too large to take the chance of letting it get infested. Please educate me on what’s going on and what to do.

                At this point I would say there is no need to panic. At least not yet. But no doubt it’s time to start doing some preventive treatments. This will go a long way at keeping the home pest free and really, whether your home is 6 months or 6 years old, doing regular pest control is something that should be done to prevent pest infestations from being allowed to develop.

                Now without having a sample of the roach you found, it’s hard for me to say for sure what species it might be. However, I’m fairly sure it’s either a brown banded, wood or Asian roach. Wood roaches can get large – almost the size of what most people in Florida know to be a palmetto bug. And since Asian and wood roaches fly, they can gain access to most any home since the average structure will have plenty of entry points.

                So at this time I would say to focus your attention on the outside of the home. Flying roaches will commonly enter homes by getting through small cracks or spaces found around garage doors, rain gutters and attic vents. Once inside the home, they’ll forage around and many times end up in living spaces.

                Now since they’ll be using these entry points to get inside, it only makes sense to focus your treatments on these locations and in doing so, you’ll put in place a barrier that will prevent them from getting inside.

                To treat, you’ll need some CYPERMETHRIN and a good PUMP SPRAYER. You’ll probably use 2-3 gallons of mixed solution every time you spray and if you focus your application on the key entry points I listed above, you should be able to put in place a residual that will act as a barrier to keep out all kinds of pests including flying roaches, ants, silverfish, crickets and more.

                Cypermethrin: http://www.bugspraycart.com/insecticide/liquid/viper-cypermethrin

                Eliminator: http://www.bugspraycart.com/equipment/sprayers/eliminator-gallon-sprayer

                Here are a few other “tips” that might help.

                First, wood roaches like light. They’re naturally attracted to patio and front door lights so be sure to treat around any light fixtures you have on the exterior of the home. This way any which land in the area will succumb to the treatment and not be able to set up a nest.

                Second, wood roaches love leaves and other natural material like pine straw. This means you need to make sure you don’t have clogged gutters or any organic matter like this accumulating on your roof as it will surely attract all kinds of insects.

                Third, crawl space and attic vents are common routes of entry so be sure to sure to spray around any you have on your home.

                Lastly, you should also apply some MAXFORCE GRANULES around the home. It will only take 3-4 oz per application and this material should be applied to any flower beds, pine straw mulch, etc. around the home because these locations are prime nest sites for all kinds of insects. Pine straw will not only provide protection from the elements but it usually “warms” as it degrades which in turn makes it a great nest site for roaches, ants, crickets, etc.

                 

                Maxforce Granules: http://www.bugspraycart.com/bait/granule/maxforce-gran

                In summary, if you start spaying Cypermethrin on the home every 1-2 months and applying Maxforce Granules at the same time, you should be able to keep these pests (as well as most any pest) at bay and the home insect free.

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                  I have a rental condo with a bad infestation of German roaches. Before I can rent it out I need to control them. From reading your articles, I’m going to use gel baits. There is a bad oder in the unit. I removed the carpet. Cleaned with bleach and pine sol, but still smell it. I’m starting to think it is from the roach feces inside the walls. Is this possible?

                  Absolutely yes! Roach feces (as well as the roaches themselves) are allergens and definitely “smell”. This odor will permeate from wall voids and other areas where they may have been nesting. And don’t waste your time with bleach or other cleaners for the smell; yes it will remove the mess but not the odor. To neutralize the odor, you need to spray or wipe down all surfaces with some NNZ.

                  NNZ:  http://www.bugspraycart.com/sanitizer/liquid/nnz-64-oz

                  This material works on all kinds of odors and is amazing in how it can neutralize any scent. Use it to wipe down the walls, countertops, up inside cabinets and basically anywhere roaches have been seen or known to have been nesting.

                  NNZ can also be pumped in the wall if you suspect roaches were living in any of these spaces. Keep in mind roaches usually reside in appliances, furniture and other areas inside the living space and though we tend to believe they live in walls, it’s a lot more likely the bulk of the population is somewhere out in the open.

                  Now once the condo has been cleaned with the NNZ and the odor is gone (should only take a few days), you can begin treatments with some of the gel baits. I recommend a combination of the MAGNUM and ADVION GEL. Using at least two will yield faster results and be sure to renew the applications every 10-14 days until the problem is gone.

                  Roach Gel: http://www.bugspraycart.com/bait/gel/maxforce-magnum-roach-gel-1-oz

                  Advion Roach Gel: http://www.bugspraycart.com/bait/gel/advion-roach-gel

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                    Got a problem with those german brown roaches. Just moved into this house. Come to find out there are roaches there. We had a professional pest guy come out and spray but still seeing them come out. I want to use the gel method but as I had metioned we already sprayed. They seem to be concentrated more toward the kitchen .

                    Should I wipe the surface clean to remove all residual spray before gel application? We have thoroughly cleaned all areas but they are coming out possibly looking for food I think ? This is why I want to bait them suckers. I need them gone!!!!

                    Wiping down areas where you want to bait prior to setting out some gel can never hurt as long as you use just water to clean. If you use any kind of strong detergent, you can easily contaminate the bait just as bad as it would be if you left a previous spray treatment. That being said, if you’re seeing roaches on countertops and in cabinets and these areas were never sprayed directly, there would be no need to worry. Just make your placements where you know there was no chemical applied and you shouldn’t have any problem.

                    Alternatively you can make gel bait placements on small pieces of wax paper or aluminum foil. Just cut up either material into small pieces (around the size of a dime) and apply a dab of gel to these little pieces. Next, lay them out where you’re seeing the roaches. Be sure to keep the gel where kids and pets can’t reach it, just the roaches, and they should easily find your placements. Using this technique will allow you to effectively monitor the bait you place out as well as move it around on the fly should you find roaches active somewhere you didn’t put out any gel. And it will serve you by protecting the bait from any spray.

                    In the end, the roaches will no doubt find your placements one way or the other and as long as you have enough out, you should get good control in a week or two. Baiting is usually a much easier way to treat roaches compared to spraying because it’s easier and takes advantage of what roaches like to do: eat!

                    Roach Gel: http://www.bugspraycart.com/bait/gel/maxforce-magnum-roach-gel-1-oz

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                      I lіvеd іn Phоеnіx Arіzоnа аnd thе араrtmеnt wаѕ іnfеѕtеd wіth gеrmаn аnd turkіѕh сосkrоасhеѕ. Nоw I lіvе іn а hоuѕе аnd hаvе kерt mу bеlоbngіngѕ іn thе bеd оf mу truсk thаt hаѕ а саmреr ѕhеll ..аnd аm wоndеrіng іf thе сосkrоасhеѕ wоuld dіе bесаuѕе оf thе hеаt. Thе hоttеѕt dау ѕо fаr wаѕ 111 dеgrееѕ аnd mу bеlоngіngѕ hаvе bееn іn thе truсk fоr а mоnth ѕо fаr..I dо nоt wаnt аnу rоасhеѕ аnd аm соnѕіdеrіng bug bоmbіng thе bеd оf thе truсk… Whаt wоuld bе thе bеѕt соurѕе оf асtіоn bеfоrе I brіng mу ѕtuff іnѕіdе?

                      If you read through our ROACH CONTROL article, you’ll learn that roaches can live in extreme conditions. So my best guess is any roach eggs you might have in your stuff will surely live for many months and I believe they can easily survive even with the hot temps you describe they might be enduring. So if you want to be sure your stuff is roach free before bringing it inside, you’ll have to wait at least 1 year before bringing it in. Alternatively, you could do some simply preventive maintenance inside your new house to make sure any you do bring in won’t stand a chance at surviving.

                      And the best way to protect your home is to set out some ROACH GEL. As our article explains, cockroaches love this stuff. So if you did bring any inside, they no doubt would be very hungry. And if they were introduced to any room that had some Roach Gel set out, they’d surely find it and start feeding. This alone is pretty much all you’d need to do inside your home to keep it roach proof.

                      Roach Gel: http://www.bugspraycart.com/bait/gel/maxforce-magnum-roach-gel-1-oz

                      Something else worth mentioning is that you could also spot treat the contents of what you have in the truck with some PHANTOM AEROSOL. This is an odorless aerosol that goes on “dry” which is highly effective on all insects. So if you were to treat your belongings and let them sit for 10 days, any roaches that might be in there would die assuming the treated area is out of the weather, sunlight, etc.

                      Phantom can also be used inside the home and since it’s odorless and works on all pests, it’s a good product for use inside the home.

                      Phantom: http://www.bugspraycart.com/insecticide/aerosol/pt-phantom-17-5oz

                      Roach Control: http://www.germanroaches.com/roach-control

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                        Do you have any indoor foggers for use in an attic for roaches?

                        If you review our ROACH CONTROL ARTICLE, you’l learn that foggers don’t work for roaches. The two big short comings of this approach is that foggers spew chemical all over which means 99.9% of what’s sprayed never gets to where the roaches are hiding. The second problem with foggers is that roaches can sense the presence of anything sprayed making it difficult to use this approach unless you know for sure where they’re nesting and directly spray the area using actives that are detailed in our article. And since foggers don’t contain the recommended actives, they’re rarely strong enough to handle any common roach infestation anyway.

                        Now what would the best approach would be to dust the attic space with some DRIONE. This application would last a year or more and no doubt would make the area uninhabitable by any insect. And by using Drione as explained in our article, you can essentially exclude roaches and any other pest from gaining access to your living spaces by blocking off all these routes of entry with the Drione. Do this by treating electric outlets, under switch plate covers, around air duct vents and light fixtures.

                        Drione:  http://www.bugspraycart.com/insecticide/dust/drione-dust

                        Now if you’re seeing roaches inside the home, set out some ROACH GEL. This product will be found by any roach that gets hungry and once they feed, they’ll die. Placements can be made discreetly and out of sight. And roaches that die from the bait will kill other roaches so you can effectively impact large populations with just a little bit of product.

                        Roach Gel: http://www.bugspraycart.com/bait/gel/maxforce-magnum-roach-gel-1-oz

                        We also recommend setting out some ROACH TRAPS around the home in case there is activity you’ve missed. These traps do a good job of both catching roaches and alerting you to where problems may exist that before were not thought to have any roach activity.

                        Roach Traps: http://www.bugspraycart.com/traps/pheromone-and-food/roach-trap-6-pack

                        Lastly, if you think the roaches are coming in from outside the home, spray the exterior of the home with the CYPERMETHRIN (also detailed in our article). By spraying the entire home with several gallons of mixed solution, you can put in place a protective barrier through which no insect can penetrate.

                        Cypermethrin: http://www.bugspraycart.com/insecticide/liquid/viper-cypermethrin

                        Roach Control: http://www.germanroaches.com/roach-control

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                          Hi,

                          I know of two families living side by side to me in a apartment building. Both have a high concentration of german cockroaches. There are several small children in my unit so spraying is out of the question. What bait, dust and trap scenario would you recommend? Thank You.

                          If you read through our ROACH CONTROL article, you’ll learn that the best approach when dealing with roaches in an apartment building is to use the MAXFORCE GEL. This way any roaches that forage into your unit will barely have a chance of surviving. This is true because foraging roaches have one thing in mind: find food. And since they love the gel bait so much, once they enter your unit, they’ll surely eat some gel and die.

                          Roach Gel: http://www.bugspraycart.com/bait/gel/maxforce-magnum-roach-gel-1-oz

                          Now we also suggest setting out some ROACH TRAPS throughout your living space. These can be a valuable tool because they’ll help to alert you to where roaches are entering, what routes they’re using in your apartment, etc. And many times the traps will tell you something you didn’t realize before like where to place more bait or where some entry point holes need to be sealed.

                          Roach Traps: http://www.bugspraycart.com/traps/pheromone-and-food/roach-trap-6-pack

                          Lastly, if you know of any entry points the roaches are using that can’t be sealed, applying some dust known as DRIONE to the void or space can stop them from moving into your living space. Drione is a highly repellent to roaches and they’ll avoid treated areas. This makes it a great product to use for electric outlets, under switch plate covers and around windows and doorways roaches like to use when they move about.

                          Drione lasts up to a year when applied to these protected areas so you don’t have to use it frequently. Just be sure to keep it out of the gel because it will contaminate any bait and the roaches won’t accept bait that’s been tainted.

                          Drione:  http://www.bugspraycart.com/insecticide/dust/drione-dust

                          More information on all these products and roaches can be found here:

                          Roach Control: http://www.germanroaches.com/roach-control

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                            Can you spray raid in light socket, yes or no?

                            No. In general, one must be extra careful when spraying anything liquid or aerosol around electric outlets, light sockets and  in general, anything “electrical”. This includes TV’s, computers, microwaves, etc. Liquids can “short out” electric appliances and should never be sprayed on them; aerosols contain solvents which are highly corrosive and can both short out electric connections as well as cause the kind of damage that can lead to fires. The corrosive nature of most any aerosol will rot away electric connections, wires, fittings and sockets.

                            The best treatment for use around sensitive electric appliances, light sockets and other areas which host electricity is either ROACH GEL or DRIONE DUST. The Roach Gel is easy and effective with just small dabs about the size of a grain of rice needed. This means you can usually bait these areas without making a mess or leaving much trace following the application. The only problem with gel around electricity is that in some cases the area will get too warm causing the gel to melt. This can definitely happen in most any light socket so if the light sockets you want to treat will be hosting light bulbs that are kept on, go with the Drione.

                            The second good option is Drione Dust which won’t be affected by heat. Another big advantage with Drione is that once it’s applied, the treatment will last pretty much forever (or at least as long as the light socket stays dry). All it takes is a light amount puffed into the socket using a HAND DUSTER. Drione is highly repellent to any roach and 2-3 light puffs will do the trick.

                            Here are direct links to the information and products listed above:

                            Roach Gel: http://www.bugspraycart.com/bait/gel/maxforce-magnum-roach-gel-1-oz

                            Drione:  http://www.bugspraycart.com/insecticide/dust/drione-dust

                            Hand Duster: http://www.bugspraycart.com/equipment/dusters/crusader

                            Roach Control: http://www.germanroaches.com/roach-control

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                              Hi, my husband and I went to a food pantry and a couple days later I found an adult roach on my coffee pot in the morning under the carafe. I killed it but two days later we are now having little roaches all over the counter tops. We have killed about 10-15 so far in one day. I have ordered some ADVION GEL. In the meantime I have put BORIC ACID powder along the countertop sides, under the sink in cracks and crevices etc.. It just seems strange to me that I would see baby roaches that fast. We live in a mobile home in the country and have never seen a roach until just last week.

                              Actually, what you’re describing is quite normal. As our COCKROACH CONTROL ARTICLE explains, most homeowners will only see 1% of the local roach population so given that you’ve only seen one, it means there are many others around that could have laid eggs. And since baby roaches are not nearly as timid or afraid like adult roaches, they tend to wander out in the open. Therefore you see them a lot more frequently compared to adult roaches. This also means that even if you only have 5 -10 babies but 50 adults, the odds are high you’ll mostly be seeing babies.

                              At this point I hope you’ve left plenty of spaces to bait and allow the roaches to move. You see, dust’s like Boric Acid will repel roaches and chase them away. This is a good thing to do when you’re trying to prevent getting them. But once you get them it’s best not to dust but instead to allow the roaches free roam and attack them with a gel roach bait. This way you know exactly where they’re located, where to bait, etc. Additionally, gel based products don’t do well when they interact with dust (the dust contaminates the gel) so for now, I strongly recommend vacuuming up the BORIC ACID ASAP so you don’t make it near impossible for the gel to work.

                              Now once you vacuumed up all the dust, wipe the area down with a damp paper towel or rag to remove any excess and you’ll have the area ready for a gel treatment. So in theory, if you clean up properly, the roaches should once again have free roam. This way the ADVION can do what it does best and if it does, the roaches will be gone in 3-6 weeks. At that time you can go ahead and set out Boric Acid for roach prevention and not have it interfere with any other treatment.

                              Here are direct links to the information and products listed above:

                              Advion Roach Gel: http://www.bugspraycart.com/bait/gel/advion-roach-gel

                              Roach Gel: http://www.bugspraycart.com/bait/gel/maxforce-magnum-roach-gel-1-oz

                              Boric Acid:  http://www.bugspraycart.com/insecticide/dust/boric-acid-jt

                              Roach Control: http://www.germanroaches.com/roach-control

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                                My mother has a severe problem with german roaches….she gave my brother a couch….how should he treat the couch before he uses it….he does not want to carry any roaches into his home of course.

                                He’ll need to first vacuum it as thoroughly as possible. If the bottom side has a box spring compartment, he should remove any protective barrier (fabric or plastic is commonly stapled over this area and can easily be removed) to gain access. While cleaning it he should look for evidence (roach droppings, egg sacs, etc.).

                                After vacuuming it, he should apply ROACH GEL throughout the entire inside from the bottom access point. Use 1/2 tube for the initial treatment. Roaches won’t be able to ignore this offering and in all likelihood, this will be fed upon by any roach in the area which will die.

                                But to be 100% sure the problem is under control, he should install ROACH BAIT STATIONS as well. These can be left on the top of the sofa every night for at least 2 months after he gets the couch. Have him place out 6-12, every night, to make sure no roach is missed.

                                The great thing about baiting with the stations is that you can remove them anytime and replace them as needed. This way if people are coming over, you can make the couch presentable and then later that evening place the stations out again without making a mess or spraying anything.

                                Here are direct links to the information and products listed above:

                                Roach Gel: http://www.bugspraycart.com/bait/gel/maxforce-magnum-roach-gel-1-oz

                                Roach Bait Stations:  http://www.bugspraycart.com/bait/stations/maxforce-roach-bs-72bags

                                Roach Control: http://www.germanroaches.com/roach-control

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                                  We are living in German Roach Infested building and have decided to move since landlord does not taken appropriate measures to kill these roaches. We have given up the fight and would like to know the best way to treat the few items and boxes we will be moving. Can you please help???

                                  For every box you pack that’s 16x16x16 or less, place a single ROACH BAIT STATION in it during the packing process. For boxes larger, use two stations. These roach bait stations contain a bait deep inside the station which roaches love. If you pack any roaches during the move, they’ll be hungry and no doubt smell the bait. This will lead them to the station where they’ll feed and die.

                                  When you arrive at your new abode and unpack, recycle the roach stations by placing them out in the kitchen, living room, bedroom, etc. We also suggest you set out some ROACH TRAPS out in as many rooms as possible. Both the bait stations and the roach traps are non toxic to people and pets but work very well at controlling roaches. More importantly, they’ll alert you to any roaches you may have brought with you  or if the new residence already has roaches.

                                  You should also consider setting out a FIRST ALERT BED BUG TRAP when you first move in. These traps are amazing at catching bed bugs and will do so immediately when set out and it gets dark. This way if the new building has any bed bugs, you’ll know within a day so you can decide to stay or move. Right now you may have roaches on your mind but in the last year, we’ve come to learn that bed bugs are running equal with roaches when it comes to listing the most likely pest you’ll find in your new home.

                                  Here are direct links to the information and products listed above:

                                  Roach Bait Stations:  http://www.bugspraycart.com/bait/stations/maxforce-roach-bs-72bag

                                  Roach Traps: http://www.bugspraycart.com/traps/pheromone-and-food/roach-trap-6-pack

                                  Bed Bug Monitor: http://www.bugspraycart.com/traps/pheromone-and-food/bed-bug-first-response-trap-monitor

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