I see all the products you have for normal house cockroaches but I have smokey brown roaches. Will the gel work on them?
The gel will definitely work if you are treating inside. Apply it to any area in the home where you see them as our on line Cockroach Control Article explains. Since most smokey brown roach problems are on the outside of the building, you’ll probably have to address the issue out there with a residual product. Smokey brown roaches are attracted to light and will commonly hang around deck or porch night lights. For these areas the Orthene WP is a better option. Spray it over all the surfaces where you are finding activity and it will knock them out pretty quickly. If you see them hanging around low to the ground or back yard deck, apply some Maxforce Bait Granules. This granular roach bait will be found by any smokey brown’s close by and once they feed on it they’ll die.
I recently moved into an apartment and was told it used to have a roach problem. There is a lot of brown gel in the cupboards and I think this is what they were using to treat the problem. I still see roaches dying and sometimes I find them sitting on this brown stuff dead. Is this some kind of roach bait and is it safe in my cupboards?
I’ve got cockroaches bad in my kitchen and I want to do some pest control. Should I use the gel or spray?
We get this question quite a bit. Clearly the spray provides immediate results but unless you do a lot of preparation to make all areas accessible, spraying is not nearly as effective in the long run. As a professional, I’m confident I can use the Drione and Orthene WP and knock them out but as a do-it-yourselfer, the challenge is much greater and we’ve learned people get great results using the roach gel. Since it’s so much easier, cleaner and foolproof, I say go with this for now.