Hello. Your site is an excellent resource! I have a few questions for you. I live in an old section of baton rouge with large water oaks and pine trees. I spray myself with the bug spray from home depot. For roaches, I use a separate spray called Bengal. If I were to buy products from you, which do you recommend? Also, what about attics? Should I treat mine? I find a large dead roach at least twice a week in the summer. I am from the north and not used to these large roaches!!!!
Appreciate your help!
I recommend going with the ORTHENE we have listed in our LARGE ROACH CONTROL ARTICLE. It’s ideally suited for outdoor applications and if you spray the outside of the home every 1-2 months, you’ll be able to keep all bugs out. Nothing is stronger. The key is getting the roof line treated, up around the gutters, where these guys like to enter. It’s also important to treat the attic with either MAXFORCE GRANULES or DRIONE DUST.
Lastly, if you ever start to see more than just 1-2 inside, apply some GEL in any room with activity. These big roaches love the stuff and will quickly feed and die after you apply some where they’re foraging.
Here are direct links to the information and products listed above:
Large Roach Article: http://www.bugspray.com/article/largeroaches.html
Maxforce Granules: http://www.bugspray.com/catalog/products/page278.html