we have been seeing a roch a night but only in kitchen on floor in front of the cabinet under sink but not in cabinet across floor where we keep food. We would see them if we got up in middle of night and turned kitchen light on. I’d spray some raid go back 2 bed and in the morning there would be a dead roach on his back in front of cabinet or over by the other cabinet but i see no indication of them being in that cabinet.this has been going on for a month or so and we dont see them every night sometimes going a week plus with none we live upstairs in a condo and in 18 years here we have never had any roaches before.we also dont see them any where else.2 times one has wandered into living room next to kitchen i keep raiding them.none in daytimewhen i emptied cabinets no signs in other cabinets and every time i raided them i sprayed toward cabinet under sink and when i emptied cabinet under sink no signs but i noticed a small vase and it had about 10 dead roaches in it.i also discover the dry wall under sink was open all across back wall.could that be where theyre coming in i fixed the wall.could this stop the roaches?its been 2 days and none yet im resending because i forgot to say THANK YOU.
As explained in our ROACH CONTROL ARTICLE, there are many routes of entry cockroaches may use to gain access throughout a building which shares common ground like apartments and condo’s. The holes under sinks for pipes are always a commonly used access point. But there are many more such areas like the pipe entries for bathtubs, water heaters, washing machines, dishwashers, refrigerators, wine coolers, bathroom sinks, etc. And this list isn’t limited to only water pipes. Other points of entry include air ducts for heat and air conditioning, electric lines used to power all your appliances, light fixtures where they attach through the ceiling, electric power outlets on your walls and many others. To deal with the long list, there is a two prong approach that is works best. And as explained in our article, spraying products like “raid” isn’t one of them!
You see, treating with a spray just doesn’t work at “stopping” the problem. Remember, the problem is roaches have access to your unit. So as new roaches enter your unit, they’ll avoid the areas sprayed with most any common aerosol spray because these products smell bad. Additionally, old treatments wear out when using standard “off the shelf” chemicals found at your local hardware store. These products simply aren’t up to the standards of the professional products so if you insist on spraying anything for roaches, use our PHANTOM AEROSOL. It’s far superior to raid because it lasts longer, is odorless, goes on dry when used making no mess and it’s undetectable by the roaches. The other characteristic of Phantom is that it doesn’t work quickly so insects don’t even know it’s been applied. They’ll walk over treated areas unconcerned and they’ll never realize they’ve been poisoned. And since it takes awhile to work, roaches will affect other roaches as they nest up during the day and come in contact with one another. So if you insist on using an aerosol or “spray”, use the Phantom. But again, spraying isn’t the best approach so I say don’t use Raid or Phantom. Instead, lets stop them from ever getting into your unit!
So how do we do this you ask? Simple: employ some of the DRIONE DUST we have featured in our article. Roaches hate Drione and will avoid treated areas. By taking a little time and applying the Drione into all the wall entry locations you can find, they won’t have access to your unit anymore. In fact, if you were able to treat all routes of entry with a quick 2-3 puffs of the Drione, they’d never get in. This might take 30-60 minutes to do throughout your entire unit but in many cases this is time well spent. I’ve used this approach for many insects but the most common it works on is cockroaches and silverfish. One of the great things about Drione is that it can last 12 months or more. This means if you do a thorough job, you can get away with as little as once a year treating for roaches!
Lastly, to make sure they’re not nesting inside the unit, you should apply some bait anywhere you’ve seen them inside. As you can tell in the video featured on our ROACH GEL page, cockroaches love this stuff. If you place it out where roaches are seen, they’ll eat it and die within a day or two. So my recommendation would be to “seal” the house by treating all routes of entry with the Drione. If you take some time to do this right, you won’t get any new ones entering. Next, bait with the Gel inside anywhere you see them at night. This insures you don’t have any nesting in your unit. If done correctly, I would expect all the roaches to be gone within 2 weeks for good. And notice I didn’t say to use any spray; it’s not that the spray won’t kill them so don’t misunderstand. The real problem with the spray is that it doesn’t get them at their source so in the end, more will keep coming around unless you have an effective barrier in place to stop them.
Here are direct links to the information and products mentioned above:
Roach Article: http://www.germanroaches.com/roach-control