Friday, July 06, 2012

German Roaches

German Roaches, food roaches, dirt roaches, however you call them, one thing is for sure, you don't want them in your home. These roaches do have a stigma attached to them, people often times think they are related to being dirty, this isn't so. Roaches can be brought into a home by an number of ways. Deliveries, shopping orders, visitors, infested neighbor houses can all be ways these roaches can find their way into your home. So what do you do once you see one?

Roaches can be easily treated if they are caught early. Using a good bait can be very effective. There are gel baits, stationary baits stations, powder bait. Baits like maxforce roach gel, advion roach bait stations, or avert roach powder are all very good to place out. One thing you don't want to do is spray pesticides and bait. You will cancel out the effectiveness of the bait.

Other products like victor roach pheromone traps are good to monitor your success. Another good product to use if gentrol. Gentrol acts by not allowing roaches to reproduce.

If you do decide to spray then I would advise reading the label carefully and using a product like Phantom, which is a product that is a non-repellent. You don't want to scatter the roaches, you want them to walk over the chemical without them even knowing it.

Lastly, what I would not advise, is using "bug bombs" or total release aerosols. These products often times drive the roaches deeper into hiding and makes the job to get rid of them even harder.

6 comments:

Sophie Mortimer said...

I have a constant battle with bugs, especially in the summer. I live by a lake, and it seems every buy and their cousin camps out in my house. I really want to fog my house to take care of the roaches and the earwigs and the mosquitoes, but I'm worried about the potential health risk to me and my family. Is there a safer pest control that's just as effective?

Sophie Mortimer said...

I have a constant battle with bugs, especially in the summer. I live by a lake, and it seems every buy and their cousin camps out in my house. I really want to fog my house to take care of the roaches and the earwigs and the mosquitoes, but I'm worried about the potential health risk to me and my family. Is there a safer pest control that's just as effective?

Molli Von Trapp said...

I would die if I had any roaches in my house! I seriously have pest control on speed dial haha. Thanks for the blog!

Molli Von Trapp said...

Any type of roach is disgusting in my book. I seriously have pest control on speed dial. Hahah

Essex Pest Control and Bird Control said...

Good informative post, I did a really bad infestation of German Cockroaches a while ago in East London. I filmed it - German Cockroaches

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Steven Murphy said...

The German Cockroach is the most common roach in Ireland. Infestations can be very bad. Check out this video in Dublin.
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