How to Get Rid of German Cockroach

German Roach, how to get rid of


Cockroaches are one of the most common pests. They have an incredible ability to adapt to almost any environment. However they prefer to settle in moist and warm areas, commonly hiding in cracks and crevices. Cockroaches are mostly active during the night. Out of the 5 most commonly known species of cockroaches in the United States including German, American, Oriental, Brown-Branded, and Smokey Brown roaches, the German cockroach is the most common critter to infest insides of the home.

German cockroaches are pale to medium brown with two dark stripes on the surface of the prothorax and they are 1/2-5/8′ long. They can be brought into the home when they are just eggs through luggage if you went on a vacation and carried on vegetables, beverage cartons, grocery bags, and food carts. German cockroaches can consume anything. They are nocturnal and live close to their food source in moist areas. They cannot survive outdoors. German cockroaches can be found in kitchens and bathrooms, etc.


Cockroaches like to be in places that are warm and moist. They can be found in kitchens, bathrooms, basements, crawl spaces, bathtubs, clothes hampers, drains, pipe chases, sewers, steam tunnels, dumps, mulch beds, ceilings, walls, behind pictures, in lights, appliance motors, furniture, firewood, around doors, windows, ventilation ports, under eves, cracks and crevices, weep holes, chimney area, gutters, and attics.

Control Methods

For indoor treatment, this treatment is most of the time treated against German cockroaches because they live in your home. We recommend that you use gels ( MAXFORCE FC MAGNUM ROACH BAIT, ADVION ROACH BAIT GEL ), baits (ADVION ROACH BAIT STATIONS, MAXFORCE ROACH BAIT STATIONS ), and aerosol (565 Plus Xlo, GENTROL AEROSOL (IGR)). However you can also use liquid sprays (ARCHER IGR, LambdaStar 9.7% CSFenvaStar EcoCap). You will apply the gel on the corners of the kitchen, in the cracks of appliances (refrigerators, microwaves, stove fans, etc.), under counters, cabinets, and sinks, and other small openings where cockroaches can enter. Place the bait station in places where they can hide. Place the stations adjacent to walls and corners, under appliances. You can place the granular insect bait inside the bait tray and place them where cockroaches are commonly seen. You can even hang them onto walls if you need to. Do not place a bait in places where it has been sprayed with a pesticide and do not spray on them. Do not place them where children and pets can reach. Before applying gels and baits, clean the surrounding areas first to get better results. Using aerosol or liquid spray, apply around door and window frames and walls, behind furniture, etc.

Maxforce FC Roach Gel Advion Roach Gel Alpine Cockroach Gel
Advion Roach Bait Maxforce Roach Bait


565 Plus Xlo Contact Insecticide Pest Control 20oz Can GENTROL AEROSOL (IGR) alpine
565 Plus Xlo Gentrol IGR Alpine
ARCHER IGR - 1 PINT LambdaStar 9.7% CS FenvaStar EcoCap
Archer IGR LambdaStar FenvaStar

These products can be used with this item:

Chapin 1 gallon Sprayer
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Date: Thursday, 7. January 2010 18:12
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    I ahve Tried Just about everything to combat my problem. I have ordered Deamon Wp,Maxforce FC, Gentrol IGR & CB 80 from your site. The problem I Have Is i live in an older ballon Fram row home. I ahve even went as far as drilling holes in the walls and dusting with Boric acid. this has helped alot but I Am still having a problem. Is there anything Im missing or any other options I can try? I am determined to beat these things

    Thanks in advance

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    Thank you for being a loyal customer at Pestmall.
    Would it be OK to assume that your problem is with german roaches?
    One thing about german roaches is that they do not travel that far.
    Therefore, wherever you spot the german roaches, they are only a few feet away from their nest.

    I think in any pest control, the first and foremost step is maintaining cleanliness.
    I checked your last order from us, which was made only a few weeks ago.
    The problem with roaches is that they reproduce so fast, that you cannot control all of them once.
    When I control roaches for someone, I normally do it multiple times, one week intervals.

    If you are seeing some progresses, it means that the products are at work.
    You just have to keep on doing it until roaches are completely controlled.

    I’ll say if you still have Maxforce, you don’t really need to buy more products at the moment.
    (I doubt you ran out of other products as well).
    Demon WP and CB-80 is contact kill, so it does not control the entire nest.
    At this moment, I would just go ahead with Maxforce FC.
    Just apply small amounts at a time in multiple locations, usually near water source,
    where you spotted the roach.

    Having a clean environment is vital in pest control because
    if there’s any food source near the bait, pests will normally eat the food source instead of baits.
    What we want is to eliminate all other food sources for the roaches
    and just give them baits to eat, which they will carry to their nests
    and spread among themselves, killing entire colony.

    The key is to apply small amounts at multiple locations.
    One possible problem is that they might have built immunization for it
    if you have applied a lot by now. In that case, you would want to buy Dupont Advion Roach Bait Gels.
    They actually work better than Maxforce FC, and also they are more clear colored,
    thus it does not make all that mess like chocolate-colored Maxforce.

    Since you live in a Balloon Frame Row house, you might also want to treat entry points to your house.
    Once you have applied the Maxforce FC, do spray with either Demon WP or CB-80 into the areas
    that are hard to reach. After that, you might want to spray the door frames and window frames
    with Demon WP (I mean the solution, after mixing it with water), and it will leave residues on frames
    and provide contact kill for any pests that come across.

    It really sounds like you are heading into a right direction.
    I wish you good luck.

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    Thanks for your help.Yes they are German Roaches the population is down to maybe seing 1-2 a day from 20-30. The infestation was actully in a neighbors house and when they moved out the bugs moved in. The problem im having now is they dont seem to be in 1 general area 1 upstairs 1 downstairs ect. and the rooms that we have been seeing them in are not close to a water or food source.I sprayed again last night with the WP mixed with gentrol. At this point i dont know if baiting is a option as I cant locate the nest. any other advice?

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    That’s really good news!
    And thanks for letting us know that you are seeing some improvements in the situation.
    German Roaches (and to be honest, any other pests) can build multiple nests inside homes.
    And therefore, baiting is still very much important part of your treatment, I’ll say.

    I once had an ant problem myself after my neighbor moving out.
    It’s actually very common that pests move when their hosts move.
    It’s their natural instinct to locate food source, and relocate once that
    food source is gone.

    It’s apparent that you are treating your house in a right direction,
    so let’s continue with that for now. Only thing that may cause any concerns
    for me is that after applying so much of Maxforce, they do build immunization for it.
    If you suspect that your bait gels are not working, switch to Dupont Advion Roach Gel.
    Else than that, you are doing really well.

    Let us know once again when you completely get rid of them!

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    I do not know what product to order for german roaches. There are many in the kitchen cabinets and under the sinks. I have tried products from Home Depot with very little success. I do want to try your products.
    Please contact me at
    Thank you
    Sy Zagha

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    Thank you for contacting us.

    Well, German roaches are rather simple to control compared to some other pests.
    They do not travel much far out from their nests, so wherever you see the german roaches, you can be sure the nest is somewhere near.

    Their biggest problem is the rate of their reproduction.
    They reproduce so fast that even the professionals cannot treat and kill all of them at once.
    You’ll need to treat your area at least three time,
    and with each treatment, you’ll see the roach population getting reduced.

    Depending on your infestation, I will tell you couple options.
    If the infestation is not too severe, that you only see them once in a few days
    only at one area, just use bait gels.


    When you apply, vacuum the area first.
    Make sure there’s no food particles or other food sources for the roaches near this bait.
    Otherwise, the roaches will be attracted to the food source, not to the bait.
    You simply squeeze small amount at multiple spots within the infested area, usually 1 ft apart.
    Then, the roaches will eat the bait, take it back to their nest and share among themselves,
    killing the whole infestation.

    But as I said earlier, the problem is their rate of reproduction.
    If you think you are seeing more and more of these roaches, you’ll have to do the followings
    along with the baiting gels.

    What you want to do is use residual products like Masterline Bifenthrin 7.9 or Demon WP. I would say Masterline will be better. They are both great products,
    but Demon WP, which is a wettable powder, will leave residue with white powders visible.
    Masterline, which is a liquid insecticide concentrate, will leave invisible residue.

    What they do is they leave residues that stay effective up to 3 months,
    and when the roaches crawl on it, they will be affected by the active ingredients in this products and die.

    Also, you want to use IGR. What it does is it regulates the insect growth and prevents the larvae from
    reaching adulthood. If they do not develop into adult, they cannot reproduce.
    Mix 1 oz of Gentrol IGR
    with 1 gallon of water and spray using Hand Sprayer. IGR will stay effective up to 2 to 3 months.

    I wish you good luck.

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    i have a big roach infestation problem in the apartment i am living at (mainly german and american roaches).i am planning to move out due to this.(i have complained enough and used almost all store bought insecticides and talstar liquid (which killed american roaches but did nothing against german roaches) i do not want to carry any of these little devils with me to the new place. could you please suggest me the best course of action and products that will prevent this from happening? thanks in advance.

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    Hi Sony,

    Well, I would recommend using bait forms. Baits are brought back to the colony or nesting area, directly to the source, where it can wipe them out.
    The MaxForce FC Roach Bait Gel is a popular product and very effective as well.
    The active ingredient, fipronil, is one of the safest and most effective active ingredients on the market.
    Roaches are carnivorous, therefore, if one roach dies from consuming the MaxForce FC Roach Bait Gel, and another roach consumes the dead roach, that roach will die as well.

    You can also use a liquid insecticide along with an IGR. The IGR is an Insect Growth Regulator which will stop the roaches from being able to further reproduce. You can use the Catalyst Insecticide along with the Gentrol IGR Liquid Concentrate.

    I hope your infestation is wiped out by the time you leave. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask. Thanks!

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    i do believe we have german roaches which at this piont r driving me nuts just when i think we have got them all they reappear i am now trying some baits and spray my husband bought from ace hardware and we also had a riddex plugged in but i have unplugged it because it seems to attract them do you have anyother suggestions on how to get rid of them permanently. we live in a trailor in a trailor park and had no problems until they tore a trailor down and moved it out and another caught on fire not far from us. It would be nice if these pesty critters would just move with their ome instead of moving in thanks a bunch

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    Hello Donna,

    For roach control, I would usually recommend using a bait form.
    For control of roaches indoors, we have the MaxForce FC Roach Bait Gel. This is a very effective product as customers seem to love it and we never received any complaints about it. It works as an ingestion kill and a contact kill. The roaches can carry it back to their nesting areas, killing off the source.

    Roaches are also carnivorous and will eat other dead roaches. If a roach ingests this gel and dies, and another roach eats that dead roach, the poison that is inside the dead roach’s stomach will poison the live roach as well.

    The active ingredient, fipronil, inside the MaxForce FC Roach Bait Gel is very safe– one of the safest on the pest control supplies market. It is safe for your pets as well. You can apply this gel anywhere, areas where you usually see the roaches. Try not to have any other foods out to eliminate bait competition.

    If your infestation is heavy, you should start seeing results in about a week. If it is a small infestation, you will see results in about 2-3 days. The gel, once applied, will stay most effective for up to 2 weeks, but is still effective for up to a month.

    For outdoor roach control, we recommend using granulars such as Niban Granular Bait or MaxForce Granular Insect Bait, but gels are fine as well as long as you use bait stations to protect the baits from weather conditions or becoming altered in any way.

    If you do not wish to use a bait form, we recommend using a dust such as Boric Acid Dust or Delta Dust. The dusts work as a dehydration kill once the roaches come in contact with it.

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    We have a “huge” roach infestation. My daughter has moved out so she can have her baby in safety. This just makes me sick!! We have bombed repeatedly and used every thing we can find at the local hardware stores, Bombs, powders, sprays, and baits it seemed to help(in the past), for a bit, but then they would be back with a vengeance.
    I believe they have made a nest in my portable dishwasher, I’ve seen two come out of the hole in the door latch. And yesterday I saw “roaches” in the LED clock of my cook stove. So I’m guessing there is a nest there as well. My stove and dishwasher sit next to each other.
    The kitchen counter is damaged with water leaking under the sink area. I’m sure there is also a nest located there as well, lots of roaches are visible when the lights are turned on. We will be replacing that in the next couple months. We have been out of $$ due to not working so its been very slow on the repairs
    I am totally freaked out. My daughter will need to move back in, in a few months so I have to take care of this. I will NOT have my new grandson come live in this.
    Besides I’m tired if fighting the roaches. I want to be done with it!!
    If I had the $$ I’d call a professional, or move.
    I think they are the german browns they look like that picture but they also look like the other small brown one with the strip. There has also been a couple white ones in the last couple months.
    please help.

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    Thank you for contacting us with your concern. I’m sorry to hear of the roach infestation at your place. Unfortunately roaches love to nest in moist areas and generally live 3-5 ft from a water source, therefore you are most likely to spot them in the bathroom or kitchen area.
    The best product I can recommend for you would be the Dupont Advion Cockroach Bait Gel. Dupont is very well known for its new formulation in which the roaches cannot develop an immunity to this chemical.
    You should really consider treatment with this bait gel so that the roaches can consume the poison and carry it back to its colony, eventually getting rid of the whole colony. Generally gels or pesticide that you can buy at the local stores are not as effective as professional pest control products that are sold online. Dupont is also very commonly used among professional pest control operators.

    Good Luck with your treatment!! (:

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    We’re sorry to hear about your situation. Soo suggested a great product and actually, I just wanted to touch on a few things. The reason why we recommend gel baits are because they will have a delay kill effect, just enough time for them to go back to their nest and share the poison. And although they are unsightly, you shouldn’t kill the ones you see right away. Also, if there is a leak, it’s an extremely important preventative to get that leak fixed. Roaches are highly attracted to a water source, which is probably the reason why you are seeing them near your dishwasher and sink. The gel baits can be placed in hard to reach areas like under the sink, under the stove and behind the stove. In 10 linear ft., you want to squeeze out about 3-4 pea sized spots. This is about 1 dot every 1-2 ft. Also, because you will be using these gels as a bait, you must get rid of all other competition. That would mean making sure the leakage is fixed and making sure that food is not left out. I really hope this helped you! and Good Luck!

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    Hello there,
    My boss bought a Keurig coffee maker (k-cup) and 1 year later we noticed german cockroaches. He immediately threw it out and I looked up on-line and saw ‘Big Bob’ had the same problem with his Mr. Coffee machine twice! Same bug-type. My boss bought another one (different model, same maker) and we sprinkled boric acid underneath the machine on a paper towel and put the roach traps around it. Do you think perhaps the roaches are already in the machines in the warehouses? Doesn’t make sense since there’s no food or water there. Did they come in through the walls?? We never had a problem like this before. Any ideas?

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    Hi Joan,
    It makes me cringe even thinking about cockroaches near the coffee machine because we have the same Keurig coffee maker in our office too… There are numerous possibilities of where the german roaches may have come from. German roaches commonly travel with grocery bags and supply boxes. Their usual harboring areas are near a moisture source, which could be a possible explanation on the coffee makers popularity among the german roaches. Those are some common possibilities, but good luck with your treatment!

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    Thank you sooo much – you will be the first to know if they return -
    God bless

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    okay so last week we noticed the same as Joan posted. We had pest control in today to put the gell around the kitech in our office.
    im so freaked out by this….
    Question do you recommend we return our rental coffee maker (of 2 years) back the supplier and tell him we have bugs in it?

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    Hi Murray,

    Taking quick action for any treatment is always worth it. If your coffee maker supplier will exchange it for you that would be convenient, but you can always wash it or sanitize it (:

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    My son was staying with a family that was overrun with what we call german cockroaches. He brought his clothes to the house when he moved out and I made him leave him in the yard. What do you reccomend I do to get rid of any roaches packed up before I bring the clothes and luggage in my house?

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    Wow, that does NOT sound pleasant. As far as the clothes, hot water wash and hot dry will be sufficient. For the luggage case, you can use a contact kill spray that has cockroaches labeled on it like CB-80 Extra to spray around on the luggage. Leave the treated materials alone until after it is dry. Good Luck! :)

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    I live in an appartment complex, when we moved here we weren’t aware of the problem other wise we wouldn’t have moved in at all. I have a 1 year old so I really don’t know what to use for sprays. They are so bad, that at night when I get up to get my son something to drink, my floor looks like it’s alive. I have to scrub my floors, and counters alot! I can’t even use my dishes with out having to wash them, even though they are already washed. We have asked our Land Lords to take care of the problem. He will come into our appartment only, and spray. But the spray don’t work. Just because when he does spray, they scurry off to another appartment. I don’t know what to do…..I hate the fact that we are paying 600 dollars a month just to live with roaches. I can’t stand it. Just the other night when I went to check on my son, there was one crawling around his legs. Please help.

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    Hi Nichole. I hate to be the one to tell you that German roach infestations inside an apartment complex is very difficult because the entire apartment must be treated. With an infestation of the size that you are describing, to put it lightly, the roaches have settled in. Unless the landlord makes arrangements to regularly maintain the entire building with baits and insecticides, it will difficult to eradicate the infestation. If your landlord is not acting upon the infestation, you can protect your apartment by using insecticides. I want to warn you though, that it may be tedious and difficult to treat at times, but you need to make sure that you are regularly treating your apartment. All the products that we carry are professional grade, however, if they are used correctly, it is totally safe to use, even around your son.

    German cockroaches will travel from apartment to apartment by travelling through the wall voids. You want to use a dust product in those areas. The dust product like Borid Acid is long lasting and targets roaches. Keep in mind though that this product can ONLY be used in areas like wall voids, under and beneath furniture. Anywhere where your son cannot crawl to or reach like under and behind the fridge and stove are also good places to use this product.
    Use bait gels in your kitchen. The Dupont Advion Roach Gel Bait is a great product that will work as food for the roaches in your kitchen and bathroom. Use the gel inside cabinets, under the sink, on top of the counter. For areas that may get hot or areas where your child can reach, use the Dupont Advion Roach Bait Station. These can be placed against the sides behind the fridge, behind the stove, on the corners on the ground where the wall meets the floor, and can even be stuck to the walls on vertical surfaces. Usually baits itself are sufficient enough for control, however, for an infestation of the size you are describing may require a contact kill spray.
    Cy-kick CS with GENTROL IGR is a good way to kill roaches that come in contact with treated areas. Keep in mind that these products are safe for surface treatment ONLY if it is left to dry. After it is dry, it is safe for contact.
    Remember that all insecticides have a residual time and must be reapplied after a certain time. For the liquid and baits, replace or reapply every two months and for the dust, every four to five months.
    You may want to look into this guide that’s been put together by the Maxforce company: Roach Control Guide
    It will tell you exactly where and how to use the Maxforce line of Cockroach control products.
    I hope I helped out and Best Wishes Nichole!

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    I live in a mobile home and I have an infestation of the german cockroach. I am moving in 19 days. I’m worried that I’ll bring them with me in the big appliances (ice box, stand up freezer, washer, dryer, etc.) I can stay with family for a few weeks if I have to. What is a way of de-bugging them?

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    Hello Amy,
    German roaches nest indoors and you are correct, you could possible bring them to your new home in boxes and etc. Use Dupont Advion Roach Gel Bait to get rid of them. In places like under the sink, under the cabinets, behind the toilet, you want to squeeze out a pea sized amount every foot to two feet apart. One syringe can cover about a standard bedroom, so depending on the size of your home, you may need just two or three syringes.

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    My husband and I have had a German Roach problem since we moved into our house. It has not been as severe as some that have posted. But something we have in common with others is having the roaches get into our coffee maker. We have had many come out of the back of the coffee maker and I fear there is a nest in it. We have run the coffee maker many time and put it through the clean cycle but the bugs seem to be in other parts of the machine. And since they like things warm and moist, it has probably help them stay there. Is there any way to rid the coffee maker of these pests? Or should we toss it and purchase a new one?

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    My family and I have been experiencing German roaches for some time now. They’ll come, we kill them, and then we won’t see them for a year or so. Unfortunately, I have neighbors who aren’t clean whatsoever, and I live in a mobile home. Lately we’ve had a pretty nasty bout of them. At night, I’ll sit up and kill four, maybe five. But I won’t see them in the day. My family and I have bombed repeatedly, and we’ve done everything but call a professional. We know that they’re travelling into our house from other places, because at night we can see them crawling onto our porch. We keep our home very clean, but unfortunately I’ve seen one or two crawling on the ceiling in my bedroom. There’s a hole in my closet where the water pipe is located, amd i have personally seen one or two climb into the house from there. Is it possible that they’re coming from underneath our mobile home? I don’t know what to do, but I want these buggers out of my home.

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    They won’t build a nest in there… but it is an attractive place for them to hide because of the warmth and the moisture that’s built up in there. The best way to try and eradicate the population. Gel baits are gonna be a great source of food for the german roaches that are hiding. You can apply a small pea sized spot behind the coffee maker as well as in other target areas like under the sink, underneath the cabinet, behind the toilet, and etc. Also, when you are doing roach control, making sure that all other competitive food sources are rid of will optimize the efficacy of the baits. Good luck!

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    Yes, it is possible for them to access the inside of your home from underneath if the bottom is lifted up. Unfortunately, they can enter through any available crack or crevice or any utility lines that enter your structure. The best way to get rid of large colony based insects like roaches with a bait type of formulation. Gel baits like Alpine Cockroach Bait Gel are the most effective indoors and bait stations or granule baits are the most effective outdoors. Also, consider using baits inside and spraying the outside of your structure with a residual spray like Demon WP or Suspend SC.

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    The Advion Roach Arenas that you are using is one of the best ways to get rid of them. It is actually a bait inside those arenas. You may also want to use a Gel Bait. Maxforce has a great line of roach baits available. These can be applied in pea sized amounts 1 ft to 2 ft apart under the sink and under or behind the toilet. Bombing is almost ineffective since you will not be able to target the nest. Good Luck!

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    Hi. I am freaking out. About three weeks ago a sister in law gave us a refrigerator that she no longer needed. My husband set it in the garage to have as an extra fridge in the house. A week after bringing the fridge home, I finally decide to plug in the fridge. After a couple of minutes I noticed very tiny bugs crawling in the fridge. When I take a closer look, they were tiny cockroaches. I quickly took the fridge out of my garage. Sent husband to store to buy roach sprays. Sprayed all around garage and tried to clean up area a bit. Didn’t see anymore but one dead one on garage floor two days later. I thought that was all. Well today, I saw one in my kitchen and my husband saw one last nite. I sprayed under my cabinets and behind my fridge with stuff from the store. I dont want this problem to get any bigger. What pesticide can I use before this becomes a bigger problem?

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    Hi Ema, First off, I do want to tell you that it will be okay! :) Roach control can be difficult if you are using the wrong products. But with the right products and the right methods, it will not be too difficult to get rid of them. However, i do need to know what type of roach you are dealing with. I am assuming it is the German Roach that you have found in your home. Baiting is going to be the most effective way to get rid of roaches. If you do not have pets or children, bait gels are available for use. If you have pets or children, you can use the gels in cracks and crevices in areas like behind the toilet, under the sink, under the cabinet. For application in open areas like on the floor or countertop, I suggest you use pre-baited and tamper free roach arenas. Arenas are also great for behind appliances that heat up like behind the fridge or behind the stove/oven. Maxforce makes the bait in both the gel and arena that can be found at these links: & . If you have any other questions, please do feel free to give us a call at 1-800-788-4142 or contact us again via email or blog.

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    Hi Sunny. Thanks for the input. The 2 roaches we saw were a light brown color and about half an inch long. I do have kids within 5-10 years old. To treat the garage, do you recommend the same method? My garage is a little cluttered and very warm due to weather and parking our cars in it and just thinking of all the nesting sites overwhelm me.

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    Yes, you are describing German Roaches. Gels and stations work great in garages. If there’s a lot of clutter and you can’t gain access to corners or the floor boards, you can stick with stations. Place them every foot to 2 ft apart along the perimeter of the garage. The stations are gonna be great for pets and children because they are tamper free. But if they understand what the gels are, you can use the gels out on counter tops and on floor boards too. Keep in mind that roaches will not normally travel in the middle of the floor to find food. They will use walls and corners as well as tight areas to travel. Also, German roaches will nest close to water sources (about 4-5 feet away) and so target areas will be sinks, toilets, water heaters, and warm appliances (kitchen and bathroom!). Good luck with treatment! Just make sure to be thorough and replace the baits are they are eaten or every 3-4 months if there is bait left over.

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    Hi,I just moved into my new house which is a rambler and the landlord told me that there were 3 famillies living at once in the house. So when i moved in i saw a bunch of baby cockroaches and i saw a couple of audlt ones but right then i went on the internet and did my research i now leave the lights on in the kitchen and inthe living room and bathrooms and i clean the kitchen all the time i also sprayed a aersol spray that is earth friendly for my kids. I also called a professional but he has only came once so far and it’s been almost 2 weeks since i have been living here i also moved the fridge and put sticky traps everywhere but now i see baby cockroaches and at night i will see 1 to 2 adult ones with the lights on since i never shut them. but i saw 2 baby ones in the bedroom but they are really clean and there is no food allowed so what does this mean. Please repond I am freaking out i have never had a cockroach problem before but the problem isn’t too big so please respond!!(:

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    My big concern right now is this. Our neighbor was found to be the source of a huge infestation. The pest control people came in with bait and place gobs of it in our cabints where our dishes are. On our appliances like coffee maker, the door of our microwave, and so on. I am worried one over the amount the is glommed on the inside of our cabinets. More so I am worried that they placed this stuff on the inside of my freezer and inside the door of the refridgerator. I have two kids and want to make sure this is safe. Please let me know my email is

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    If they are German Roaches, which is a common house roach, then the reason why you are unable to control them is because you are unable to directly target the nest with just the products that you are using. Aerosol spray, also, will most likely be unable to provide a residual, which means that once it is dry, it will not having any killing effect. For indoor roach control, cockroach baits are the most effective. Baits are the only way that you can really “target” the nest without having to actually find it. Gel baits can be used in crack and crevice areas like under the sink, behind the toilet, under the cabinets and etc. On the floor or in open areas that your children can access, you can use bait stations. Dupont makes both the gel and stations that can be found on our roach control baits page.

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    It is okay to place gels outside on top of counters or even under and inside the cabinets as well as AROUND appliances as long as the kids are unable to reach it and if the gel does not come in direct contact with your dishes or food materials. Also, technically, you can place the gels inside the freezer and refrigerator if all the food contents are sealed (which they should be anyways for roach control). I just don’t know how the chemical balance will hold up in freezing or even in cold temperatures. Since gels are liquid based, I am assuming that even the cockroach gels can freeze up in the freezer or become ineffective, even inside the fridge. If you have any other questions, you can always call us at 1-800-788-4142.

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    Please help!!!
    I am in a screwed up situation! I’m closing on my first home
    And I was given the key early to do some repairs to the guest bathroom upstairs. Naturally (I hate bugs) I decided to
    Bomb the place! upstairs and downstairs 3,533 sq ft…thinking I’ll get rid of the spiders lingering around. Boy was I surprised when i came in the next day to find 2 cockroaches in the kitchen, 1 in the downstairs bedroom, and 1 in the master bath shower all still moving their legs!!! Gross!! This home is beautiful! BUT I feel like backing out :( . I have an 11 month old and I fear those critters…any suggestion..would help! Thank you.

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    Hateroaches!! Me too! LOL Unfortunately, bombing or using liquid concentrates in high levels will do something called “clean out” where it flushes out the creepy crawlies that are hiding. It will kill most on contact but it really flushes those guys out which might be the reason you found those surprises lying around in your home. Now that you know you have roaches (and a lot of em) you can really focus on roach treatment. Although they are gross, fortunately, it’s not too difficult to start a treatment plan on your own. Use baits and insecticides. Gel baits and bait stations can be used in conjunction with each other to really protect your house. You should also consider using a residual spray insecticide on the lower areas of the rooms. This link will take you to the Maxforce guide for roach control that really shows you, in detail, where you should apply these materials: Don’t let the roaches keep you from moving into a beautiful home! You can definitely get rid of them. Just make sure to be thorough with your treatment and use the correct steps to treat for roaches. If you have any questions about each product, feel free to contact us again via blog or even feel free to call us at 1-800-788-4142. Any of our technicians can help you with roach control and all our roach products that we carry.

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    I live in a older mobil home n we are trying 2 get rid of german roaches we have had a professional come in but we still have them. I’m trying 2 get rid of them we have a dog a 9yr old boy and about 2 have a baby any help is grealy appreciated

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    Hi Sarah. Consider using baits to kill roaches. Gel baits and bait stations are great because they provide a domino effect when the roaches actually pass the poison onto other roaches via feces or even their own carcasses after they have died. The gels should be applied in areas that are hard to reach by the children or the dog. This will be areas like behind the toilet, under the sinks, under high cabinets, behind appliances like the stove and refrigerator, and etc. Baits can be used in more open areas like in the corners on the ground and on top of counters and etc. Dupont Advion roach bait gel seems to be the most popular but any of our other baits for roaches will be very effective.

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    My husnand and I moved into a cute mobile home a few years ago. The afternoon of the second day there I moved the curtain to let light in thru the dining room window..and I have never in my life seen such a infestation. They covered every inch of the window frame in Broad Daylight. The roaches were so thick they were piled on top of each other. By the third day there they were everywhere..mostly out during the day.
    We moved out as soon as we could, also into a mobile home, but definitely brought some with us. We have tried different name brand products that did nothing…they would crawl around and shake it off it seems. They are still out in force during the day and go go to bed when we do.
    Seriously, they have to go. Already my kichen walls, window sill and frame are ruined from roach poop and they are all over the house. HELP..PLEASE

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    Hey Monique! I’m so sorry to hear that. It can really be stressful but we are here to help you! Roach control is fairly easy if you are using the right products, in the right manner. Depending on the type of roaches that you have, you may have to do indoor or outdoor control, or you may even have to do both. The fairly large roaches that are about an inch in length usually nest outside and come inside to forage for food. The smaller roaches that are about half an inch long nest inside the house and basically nest, breed, and eat from the inside of the structure. If you have either or both, control methods will slightly change. For outdoor control, use an insecticide to create a barrier so that they are unable to come inside. The entire perimeter of the structure should be sprayed with an insecticide like Demon WP or Suspend SC. You should also target the window frames, door frames, and any other potential entry point for the roaches. For indoor control, you want to make sure to use a bait type of insecticide. You can use a gel bait like Dupont Advion Roach Gel Bait or Alpine Gel Bait in areas like under the sink, under the toilet, underneath cabinets and etc. and bait stations like Dupont Roach Bait Arenas or Maxforce Roach Bait Stations on top of counters, behind the appliances like the stove or fridge, on upper corners of closets and pantries, and etc. If you want to use an insecticide like Suspend, you can, but you must make sure that baits and insecticides are not used in the same places. A rule of thumb for application is that you will keep baits up high and insecticides down low. If you can imagine, the insecticides will be sprayed underneath appliances like under the washer and dryer, under the stove, on baseboards, on the bottom frame of doors and etc. and baits will be applied towards the top on cabinets, on top of the fridge, on pipes under the sink and etc. I hope that helped! If you need anything else, feel free to give us a call at 1-800-788-4142.

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    So my ? Is I have never had problem with roaches and my house is very clean. Well the past couple days I’ve been seeing tiny baby roaches in my kitchen when I turn the light on at night. They are mainly around my refrigerator. I have also seen maybe 1 or 2 in my bathroom. I do have home defense spray as I have problems with spiders and ladybugs. But it does not seem like its doing the. Trick. But everyday it seems to be getting worse. What should I do. Im limited on money so I can’t afford to pay alot of money. So what do u suggest.

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    Hi Sam. Yes, naturally, roaches will be most often seen in the kitchen or bathroom because of the food and water source. Depending on the species of roach that you have, the way you go about treating for them will change. Also, the regular home defense spray will really be effective, only depending what type of spray it is. If you would like to purchase a spray, we have an extensive collection of roach control sprays, liquid concentrates, and etc. But for your roach problem, it looks like it is an indoor roach problem. Indoor roaches, like the German roach, nest inside the house and since it is difficult to find their nest, you will have to use a product that will “target” the nest without you finding it! That will baits! Roach baits come in gels or stations and even dusts but gels are very easy to use and will cling on to surfaces as well as mold into cracks and crevices. Dupont Advion Roach Gel Bait, Alpine Roach Gel Bait, Maxforce Magnum Roach Gel Bait are just a few of the many that we carry. If you would like to order some, feel free to give us a call at 1-800-788-4142. We can also answer any other questions that you have.

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    Ok, we had a person come to our house, which is very clean, and he brought German cockroaches with him. We have tried aerosol spray and gel bait but still are finding one or two a day, usually in a bedroom or bathroom, I am so scared that they could be getting in my clothes therefore crawling out when i go places, please help, i’m absolutely disgusted with the thought of bugs in my home, please respond.

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    Hi Brody,

    Using the sprays might not be very effective for German Cockroaches. The baits are what you really need to stick to. They should be applied near all water sources like under the sinks in the kitchen and bathrooms. Also, target areas like the the pipes on the washer and dryer. You will also want to treat areas like behind the appliances in the kitchen and underneath the cabinets. If you are having issues in your room, you should also target areas like the closets. Dupont Advion Roach Gel or any of the Maxforce Roach Gels are great products to use for German Cockroach control.

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    My mom lives in a mobile home. She has a REALLY HUGE infestation in her house. I mean like thousands we can’t cook or sit on the couch with them crawling all over use. The house is clean , we have some small dogs in the house and we have to throw away their food cause roaches are in it. We have tried EVERYTHING. What can we do.? My moms plumbing busted in the kitchen and he have that fixed now, the central A/C is broken getting a new unit this week and we live in central texas we don’t leave any food out at all. something has to be done they are fixing to drive us out of this home the overtook it from us. Is your gels and sprays safe for pets in the house? We have a 3 bedroom 2 bath mobile home I think it is 32 x 52 maybe 1600 to 1800 sq ft. How much do i need to buy if this is what you suggest? There in our stove, dishwasher, icebox, on the floors, cabinets, rooms, there everywhere. Please help with this thank you!

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    Hi Lewis, That sounds very unfortunate and stressful. We do recommend that you review this pamphlet. This will really tell you how and exactly where to apply the products. You don’t have to use the same products in the pamphlet but we can recommend you the ones that are in the pamphlet. The three products we recommend is the Dupont Advion Roach Gel, the Maxforce FC Roach Bait Stations, and Lambdastar 9.7% liquid concentrate spray. If you have any questions about these, please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-788-4142.

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    Is there a place I can buy your products at other then online? I have been fighting my roach (german) for 3 months now, we believe that they are coming from a neighbor because we live in an apartment building. But we have tried powder, gel, and spray. It seems like all three worked for a while, then the population just went back up. PLEASE HELP!!

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    Hi Vanessa,

    I’m sure there is a local store that distributes professional grade insecticides around you. However, we do not have information on their locations. I apologize. We can ship you products for free though, so if you are interested or have any questions, feel free to browse our online shopping mall or give us a call at 1-800-788-4142.

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    I live in NC in a trailer park. I have 5 dogs and worry about products that could be harmful to them. I would say I have moderate infestation. Of course just seeing one is enough to make my skin crawl. At night I’ll find roaches anywhere in my house and not just limited to any one spot or room, although mostly in the kitchen. I’ve also noticed roaches on the outside on the brick foundation of my mobile home. I can’t be sure they are “German” roaches but there seems to be more then just one kind…as far as color goes. Some are almost a burnt orange color while others are a dark brown. They all seem to be about a half inch long. What would you suggest that would be safe around my doggies and affective on possibly more then one type of roach.
    Thanks so much!!!

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    Hi Anne,
    We recommend treating the outside of your house with Phantom Insecticide. All treated areas must be avoided until the area has completely dried. You should treat the entire perimeter of the home and target door frames, window frames, and any other potential entry points. Inside, use bait gel and stations. The Dupont Advion Roach Bait Gel should be applied in spots under the sink, under cabinets, and any other areas that is suspect to infestation but inaccessible by your pets. In areas like corners on the ground or other areas that are suspect to infestation but is accessible by your dogs, use the Maxforce Roach Bait Stations with Hydramethylnon. The Hydramethylnon stations are large enough to fit a variety of species. The other Maxforce stations are not large enough to fit any other roaches except for the small roaches, usually the German. If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to contact us again! :)

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    We have lived in our apartment for two yrs after we lost are home in a fire and lost everything. The apartment we moved in was only supposed to be tempoary due to its small and we have children. We are still here due to finances last year neighbors moved in and since then we have been infested with german roaches. So bad I am at my witts end I have tried everything to kill them and it seems like they are immune to it all. I even had to buy new appliances because they were in my tv and dvd player and would not play. Wats worse the landlord won’t do anything to adress the problem, moving is not an option at the moment so is there any thing I can do to kill these guys or am I just beat:-( help please.

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    Hi Monica,
    A couple of red flags went up while I was reading. One is that you live in an apartment. The second one is that you have children. Firstly, apartments will be difficult to treat regardless of the pest. For fast reproducing insects like German roaches, that also actually nest indoors, this is especially true and the entire building must be proactive in getting rid of the roaches. You will be able to delay a re-infestation, but it will be an ongoing issue unless every tenant is willing to be open to roach control in their homes as well. The second thing that is important is that you have children. The most important thing that you are careful about is the application of pesticides around children. All liquid sprays and aerosol spray treatments must be completely dried before reentry and dusts and gel baits should never be applied in areas where children can have access to. With that said, for German roaches, we recommend using gel baits, bait stations, and dusts. Gel baits are great because you are able to get as close to the nest without actually finding the nest. The same goes for bait stations. Gel baits will cling to surfaces and so we recommend using the gel baits in cracks and crevices under the sink, under the cabinets, behind the toilets, and behind the appliances like the refrigerator, stove, and even behind the laundry machines. For open corners on the floors or in closets and etc., we recommend using bait stations. They are the same active ingredient as the bait gels, but in tamper free stations that are safe to use around children and pets. Lastly, we recommend applying dust in the wall void area. The wall void area can be accessed by drilling holes by outlets and etc. Always take precaution around electricity so that you do not unknowingly hurt yourself. The dust we recommend is Delta Dust or Alpine Dust. You can apply the dust using a bulb duster like our Bellow Bulb Duster or the Centro Bulb Duster. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to give us a call at 1-800-788-4142 or email us at or you can even tune into our blog and check out my other blogs!

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    Since my last post on June 30th..!! It clearly appeared to me that I might have solved my problems with these nasty things crawling around in my kitchen. No small ones and no tiny ones. 4 days later..HAHA..I am seeing tiny ones coming out late at night. NOW..!!!! ,, I am one totally upset..women..sincerely upset. A few days later ( while at work) I took a call from a customer whom needed to have some done to his account. I offered to send him an email with details. When he told me what his email addr was..I was astonished over the name. I asked him what he did for living. He is an exterminator!!! Might I say a quite profitable one at that. He told me if I ever had a problem ( Low & Behold..the angels from heaven just came down to see me through it!!)..that I could email him and he offered me his number too. Since I was working I did not want to get into a conversation over the phone about my situation. I did call him after work. He told me about a product that works to kill them off and keep them killed off for good!!! He was kind enough to send me this product 2-day priority mail. I got it. I used it. Its been almost 2 weeks now… and I am completely FREE..of all roaches. YES..completely gone.
    So…after reading my story here on houselogic…I know you are probably biting at the bait ( pardon the pun ) to find out what this product is? It’s It’s…… ADVION Roach Gel Bait. YES… Dupont.. ADVION…!! Folks…stop buying other stuff..stop wasting your money. Go find this product and use it.
    After even doing my research about this product… depending what state you live in…you might have to buy it online. I was mailed enough Advion to kill roaches in probably about 20 homes (FOREVER)…no joke. Take the time to go read about this product before you buy it.. I don’t work for Dupont, but I wish like “heck” I did.

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    Hi Kim,
    THANK YOU! HAHAH We’ve been telling our customers the same thing, that Dupont Advion Roach Bait for German roach control is not something to take lightly! It works and work fast. You can find it here in our store:
    I’m glad you posted! :)

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    Okay so I am in sweltering southern heat but dealing with a recent German CR problem that just came out of nowhere even with a faithfully clean house. I have SERIOUS phobia about roaches so I wanted advice please on how to use my products & in what order.

    I have: CY-Kick CS for outside, Cy-Kick Aerosol, Gentrol discs, and Harris Boric Powder w lure. Plus Hot Shot natural contact spray when they cross my path *SHIVERS* So, Where do I start? and what order should I go in?

    Having said that there are pets to be mindful of AND I want to make sure the least toxic BUT effective product is in the kitchen/bedrooms so I want to to apply the right stuff in the right places.

    Also, do I need to keep the AC off until the products are in place? (I read on the net I should) It’s really difficult to not have the AC on in August BUT if it makes a difference in in house pests…. it’s tough decision to make on that one. Please advise

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    Oh, just wanted to add we live in a house.

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    EDIT again: I also have the Advion gel tubes.
    So to conclude the “artillery” is:

    Advion gel
    Cy Kick CS
    CY Kick Aerosol
    Harris Boric Acid w lure
    Gentrol discs
    Hot Shot Natural Contact (wintergreen oil) spray

    Thanks in advance for the support & sorry for the edits.

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    Hi Angela,
    First and foremost, two products that we do not carry are the Harris Boric Powder with lure and the Hot Shot contact spray. However, we have similar products so I might have an idea on how they work.
    Hot Shot and Cy-Kick Aerosol are going to work the same way…instant knockdown kill with no lasting residual. For German Cockroaches, this is fairly ineffective.
    There is no particular time to apply the Cy-kick CS outside or place the Gentrol Point Source stations. If you would like, you can treat inside first and then apply Cy-Kick outside while the air is off and the treatment is drying.
    I want you to keep in mind though that for German Roach problems, rather than contact kill insecticides like Cy-kick or Hot shot, we recommend baits. Boric Acid is a type of bait but it is limited on where it can be applied. It is a powder so it definitely won’t cling onto surfaces. We recommend the Dupont Advion Roach Bait Gels that can be applied to areas like under the sink, under the cabinets, on window sills, around the door frames, behind and under the appliances, behind the toilet and etc. If you are using baits, it is not necessary to turn off the AC unit.
    If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to let me know! :)

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    i have a german roach problem, my main problem is in my kitchen and my bathroom but now i am starting to see them here and there in my bedrooms! i have 5 young kids and really need help getting rid of them please tell me the best things to buy. we have bombed the house once and it was okay for a couple of wks but now i realize we need something much stronger, please help!

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    Hi Krystal,
    The best thing to use for a German roach infestation are roach baits like bait gels and bait stations. We recommend the Dupont Advion Roach Gel Bait or the Maxforce Magnum roach gel. We also recommend using the Maxforce Roach Bait Stations for areas like corners on the floor or on countertops.

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    yes i wonder what to use from the stores thats best for our roach the german roaches we have. we got them bad but not very very bad. i see alot at nite and hardly any in the day. whats the best product to use .

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    ok does walmart any store like that have that stuff

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    Sigh…I have lived in my home for over 6 years and have never came across anything but the occasional small spider. Well, 6 months ago I found a roach on the kitchen floor. Killed it and put it in a baggie so I could figure out what kind it was. It turned out to be a German roach! (GAG!!!!) My in-laws keep them and were over visiting earlier that day. Well, didn’t come across anymore until almost 6 months later. I would see 1 or 2 of them every few days at night. I killed them right on the spot and then ordered the gel bait, IGRs (I think that’s what they’re called) and dusted my basement and corners of home with muleteam powder. Sprayed outside of my home and in basement too. I haven’t seen anything for over 2/3 weeks now…did I win?? And how possible is it that my mother in law brought them in with her in her purse?? She’s a hoarder and has mice, spiders, and roaches. No one can help her because she refuses help and ignores her problems. But, how likely are the German roaches coming from her and what do I do to keep an infestation from happening in the future?? HELP!! PLEASE!!

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    Also, we live in a beautiful 100 year old home. Like I stated previously, we have never came across anything other than the occasional small spider from time to time. Our home I’m sure has many openings for pest to enter. We live in the city and have some very unclean neighbors!!! Is it possible that the roaches came from them instead of my mother in law’s purse? (She has openly admitted she keeps them though. That is why I assume it is her bringing them in)I have never had to deal with roaches in my entire life before!! The stress it has caused me is high…not to mention the shame. If I killed 1 roach 6 months ago and didn’t see anymore until recently, does that mean I have had them the entire time with out knowing? Does it sound like a light infestation if I only came across 1 or 2 every few nights and once again, is it more likely that my poor mother in law brought them in with her purse…or that they came from our filthy next door neighbor who lives about 40 feet from our home. It’s sad either way because we are tidy and clean ourselves. Thanks in advance for any future info and advice you may give me!!

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    Hi Crystal,
    The best thing to purchase for German roach control are bait products. For indoor roach control, we usually recommend a gel formulation of the bait. Dupont Advion Roach Bait Gel and Maxforce Magnum Roach Bait are two of the baits that we carry. These products are very popular and greatly effective. They cannot be purchased at a local hardware store, but if you would like to give us a call at 1-800-788-4142, we can take an order over the phone and have it shipped out for you. If orders are placed before 2PM EST, we can have it shipped out for you on the same business day. If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to contact us again.

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    Hi Inez,
    Unfortunately, there is no real preventative for roaches. You just have to be careful about what you are bringing into the house. It is a possibility that your mother in law is carrying them in if she has a serious infestation at her home. It’s important that you maintain the home with the right products so that you do not have an increased activity level in the infestation. We don’t care muleteam powder, so I cannot really give you much information on it, but if it seems to be working, you should stick with it. But the IGR is crucial to roach maintenance and the gel bait will help with killing the nest (if there is one) because the roaches will share the poison with the rest of the infestation. If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to contact us again.

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    Hi Inez,
    Actually, before I did mention that it may really be coming from your mother in law, but the possibility that they are being pushed out of your neighbor’s home and into your home is also high. To protect your home from the outside means that if the roaches cross the insecticide barrier from your neighbor’s, they will be killed as they come in contact with the insecticide barrier. But I think you are doing fine with the indoor control and so just keep up with maintenance. If you are not seeing them recently, you may have got them under control. If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to contact us again.

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    Help! A few days ago my wife spotted what looked like a german roach in the kitchen in the morning. We live in Florida and didn’t think anything of it. The next morning she saw a few scatter as she turned the light on. She started to become more concerned as we have a 5 month old girl. This morning she said she saw about 10 scatter when the she turned on the light in the kitchen. We purchased a used fridge about a month ago and I feel this is where the problem came from. I have not seen them anywhere else in the house except the kitchen floor. I had a bottle of ortho home defense max and sprayed under the cabinets, under and behind all the appliances and around the perimeter of the kitchen. After I was finished I started reading that doing that may make the problem worse. Is that true? My parents had a palmetto bug problem and sprayed once a week for a month or two and eliminated the problem. I feel german roaches are much harder to eliminate. I definitely don’t want them anywhere else in the house. I have ordered the maxforce an advion baits along with Gentrol IGR., which should be here next week. My wife and I cleaned the kitchen from top to bottom and did not find one roach anywhere, but my wife is very worried. She feels they are multiplying in the walls as we speak. She wants to call a professional for $700 but I would like to control them myself if possible. Any advice would be helpful!! Thanks for your time.

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    Hi Dustin,
    The baits that you purchased are ideal for German roach infestations. It’s not necessary to apply both types of bait, but you should definitely apply the Gentrol IGR. Some target areas for the baits would be underneath the cabinets alone the base of the kitchen, under the sink, behind and under appliances (stove, refrigerator, microwave, and etc.), under the high cabinets, and etc. You can also apply the baits in the bathrooms and laundry room where there are secondary water sources for the roaches. If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to contact us again.

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    I have german roaches in my kruig coffee maker. i already tried a roach fog bomb and bait. they keep coming back. im ready to throw my coffee maker in in the trash, tired of larva and/or bug parts in my coffee. any ideas?

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    Hi Simone,
    Gel baits around your coffee maker is the safest and best way to control the roaches. We also recommend a thorough cleaning of your coffee maker. We recommend the Dupont Advion Roach Gel Bait. If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to contact us again.

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    im glad i got to test your customer service before i ordered your products!
    thank you for ignoring my question. i will make sure to warn everybody i know not to buy from you. way to go!

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    im glad i got to test your customer service before i ordered your products!
    thank you for ignoring my question. i will make sure to warn everybody i know not to buy from you. way to go!

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    Hello Simone Again,
    We apologize for the confusion; however, it does look like your inquiry was replied to already. We recommended bait gels to put around your Keurig coffee maker as it is the safest way. We also recommended a thorough cleaning of the coffee maker. If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to contact us again.

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    A bug just fell out of my attic when I opened the door. I will not venture up there, now that I’m pretty sure I’ve identified it as a german cockroach. I have been living here over 9 months and this is the first I’ve seen. I do not see them in the kitchen or any other living areas, just the one that fell out of the attic. I am a pet owner. What would you do? Should I call a professional or since I only saw one, could I treat this myself?

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    Hi Lynsey,
    You can definitely treat this yourself. We recommend using bait gels for German Roaches. The Dupont Advion Roach Bait Gel or the Maxforce FC Roach Bait Gel is effective for roach control. Apply the bait gel in the isolated areas of infestation that are out of reach by your pets. You can also apply them behind toilets, under sinks, in cracks or crevices, under cabinets, and etc. If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to contact us again.

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    Hey this is a reaction to Joans comment above… I am so erked. So my parents live in dallas texas. My dad was having issues with roaches in his keureg. I cleaned the keureg thoroughly and took it home to Iowa with me. I boasted to him when i took it that i lived in iowa so i wouldn’t need to worry about about roaches. I was pretty confident in this statement i figured below freezing weather is worth not having roaches. I wake of this morning to put in my k-cup to find a freaking roach. Has anyone figured out the best way to get rid of them. it is currently 5 degrees outside. can i stick the machine outside and will that kill them off ?

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    Hi Bobby Dennis,
    If you leave the coffee maker outside, there are just chances that it will leave the coffee maker and make its way back indoors. You want to make sure you are treating the roach problem with proper products. The product that we recommend to use is Dupont Advion Roach Bait Gel. It is a gel that is applied in pea-sized amounts under the Keurig and around the Keurig. You can also use the gel under and behind other appliances like the microwave, refrigerator, stove, and etc. The gel is also an ideal product to use under the sink and behind the toilet as well as under cabinets and behind the laundry machines. If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to contact us again.

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    hi we have a huge german roach problem and i cant stand it we have tried everything and nothing seems to be working.. why and what do we do???? we have tried pest controls motels bait gel and relgular spray just about everything and nothing is working what do u do???please help!!!

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    Hi Michelle,
    Baits are the best, so perhaps you are not using the write type of bait? I’m not sure why they would not work. Really though, an integrated approach of non-chemical control as well as chemical control is the best. Firstly, regular sanitation with cleaning grease and crumbs is necessary. Also, since German roaches will nest near a water supply, you should check for moisture problems like leaking and etc. There are three different types of insecticides that are primarily used for a complete German roach control program. These include gel baits, pre-baited bait stations, and liquid concentrate insecticide. The following is a link to where you can use each type of insecticide: Cockroach Control Guide The recommended products are Suspend SC, Maxforce Magnum or Dupont Advion Roach Control Gel, and Maxforce Roach Bait Stations or Dupont Advion Roach Bait Arenas. Since baits cannot be applied to the same areas that the liquid concentrate solution has been sprayed, the general rule of thumb is to “spray down low and bait up high” so you would consider spraying baseboard areas and the lower parts of the door frame as well as underneath the appliances like the stove and refrigerator and then apply baits in higher locations like under the cabinets, on top of counters, right below the sinks, behind the toilet and etc. If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to contact us again.

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    I have good news for the poeple that are fighting a losing battle when it comes to mother found out from her grandmother how to handle the problem.she found in very old newpapers that back in the days when they used ships to transport goods by sea in the 1600′s,that they used ginger snap cookies to keep the bugs and roaches, all you have to do is buys the cookies and put them everywhere.put them in the cabnits and under everything in the will take about 2 or 3 weeks to work,but it was tested years ago and it really works.the sugar draws them and then the gingers kills them.I thought I would share this tip so everyone can know how it works.good luck and never give up on your will win when you have ginger snap cookies on your side.

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    Hi Crystal,
    I wonder if this will really work…I would assume though, that the cookies would attract other pests too! I don’t know if I would choose this particular method, but really, if it works, why not right? hahaha. Thanks for the advice, but I will stick to recommending the gel baits which also work really well.

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    I just moved into an older house (march 1) and my landlords didn’t mention the roach problem until I signed my one year lease. the entire house us infested even my neighbor is complaining about it. My landlord is sending someone out to spray for the third time tomorrow I need a solution to this problem fast I refuse to move any of my furniture in until they are gone I’ll sleep in my car for a month if I have to. I am terrified of all bugs and roaches are number 2 on my list. I have already bought bombs and gel baits from Walmart but I was going to wait until the exterminator comes to spray again to use them. Please help I want something that is safe and not harmful to animals have a 3 year old pom and 8 week old chihuahua in my house. I really am sleeping in my car, I am to scared to sleep inside. Thanks in advance.

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    Hi Trina,

    I’m not sure how effective the products from Wal-Mart are because the chemical content in over the counter products are much lower than professional grade products. We advise that when you use the gel baits, that you do not apply them in areas that have been treated with the spray by the professional as the active ingredients can be neutralized. If you are having a professional treat your home, you should mention baiting for roaches with either a gel or bait stations. If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to contact us again.

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    Have lived in condo for 4 yrs when the german roaches appeared. they were multiplying and bait traps and spray did not work. I read the article that said to first clean out your cabinets, then apply Maxforce Roach gel in crevices and base of cabinets. They disappeared and have not come back (six months now). I purchased the gel at Wal-Mart and have to admit I did not want to empty my cabinets and wash them down BUT I did it and am so glad. Don’t know where the german roaches were coming from and I could not afford the $250 charge for a pest company. Gels do work. In the five years I have lived in the condo, I generally sprinkle boric acid around the exterior periodically so eliminate them coming indoors. Boric acid is inexpensive and work very well.

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    Hello, i have an issue that is very upsetting! I just bought a car from a private seller. Now 4 days later i get in it at night to go pick up my 7 month old and 4 year old. As i open the door i see the German roaches scatter. I killed at least 7 of them on my sons carseat. I am now afraid to even put my children in the car. How can I get them out of my car and treat my house just in case i brought them in?

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    Hi Ashlea,

    We recommend using bait gels in cracks and crevices. We recommend the Advion Roach Bait Gel to put under the seats, in tight cracks and crevices and even in the trunk space. If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to contact us again.

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    Hi. I have a bad bad infestation of roaches. I have used the Dupont, combat gels, notice acid, etc. You name it I’.ve used it. Can’t get rid of them. Don’t have water damage and keep a clean house. Cleaner the house the heavier they get. Everytime I use a termination spray, gel or spray they get heavier. Been fighting them now for 5 years now. Even called the exterminator. He is out of options. What now?

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    Hi David,

    We recommend a complete control with a combination of outdoor and indoor control with the combination of both liquid spray treatments and bait treatments. This guide that was put out by Bayer Maxforce is a good resource to refer to to see what a complete control for roaches are:
    If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to contact us again.

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    My husband and I just moved into a house a few days ago that has german cockroaches. I am utterly disgusted by them. We bought bait stations and boric acid as well as caulking every single opening we could find in the house to keep them from getting in. I wont even eat in the house but unfortunately do not have the money to move. I cannot afford an exterminator at this time. Is there anything else I can do to help get rid of these nasty things?

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    Hi Andrea,
    There is in fact a cost effective solution to get rid of German Cockroaches. I would recommend a product called Dupont Advion Cockroach Bait Gel. You will just need to apply the gels in areas where you are mostly seeing the roaches. German roaches like to live 3-5 feet from a water source so it is likely you may see a lot of their activity in the kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room area. When leaving the bait gels out, it is very important to eliminate any competitive food sources such as trash, pet foods, and other food scraps. It is also important that you do not squish or kill any roaches during the time the bait gels are in effect. Not killing the roaches during the bait treatment allows the roaches to fully ingest the bait poison and spread their droppings through out the wall void areas or in their nesting areas where other roaches will then consume the droppings and be affected by the secondary poisoning.

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    hi there
    i hve sever issue of german crockroch in my apartment.
    how do i rid off this problem from bottom.
    where i can get your product?
    i am from sydney.
    pls guide me.

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    You can get our products from . Unfortunately we are unable to ship liquid chemicals over seas. However we may be able to ship you some gel baits.

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    Advion gel bait is a very good product. Before I use this product thought of myself, can I live in my home or not? How did I came up this freaky crawly demon in my home. Right now, after used advion gel most of them all gone. May be I have to keep it applying that until I am satisfied with my project. I am telling that atleast I am so happy with the product of my project and now I can enjoy sitting in my living room and watch my favourite shows to relax myself after all worked hard and looking forward to come home and relax.

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    I have been living in my mobile home for 7 years now and have never seen any bugs other than some cellar spiders. Well, last week I noticed a German roach in my kitchen. I thought it was a fluke and killed it and didn’t think much about it again until the other night when I flipped on the light in my kitchen and saw a few scatter in and around the sink. I keep a very clean home, no dishes in the sink and dishwasher run every night. I try to keep things swept up. My neighbors apparently didn’t have trash service and were keeping their trash in their shed and a couple of weeks ago cleaned it out. This was news to me. I am assuming that this is where the little nasty things came from. My husband sprayed the perimeter of the house with demon and around the baseboards and under the appliances and I bought the advion bait gel. The kitchen sink and dishwasher are in an island in the middle of the kitchen. I put bait on a piece of cardboard in the sink and under the dishwasher. We bought 99% boric acid to put under the house. I am curious as to whether or not that is the correct way to treat and whether or not there is something more we can do to keep them from coming in in the first place. My skin is crawling and I cannot even sleep without wanting to get out of bed and check to see if they are invading my space! Thank you!! :)

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    Yikes! That’s not good… sorry to hear about your frustrating roach infestation. It sounds like you are taking all the correct measures to control their numbers. Just give it a couple days and you will begin to see results in their numbers decreasing. Good luck!

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    We have been helping a young girl from a underprivileged neighborhood and just found out that her mother has a major roach infestation. She stays at our house on and off and recently just realized that she brought them with her to our home. I have had a professional come out to treat our home. It is 4000 square ft plus and I have had him out 3 times in 2 weeks because I keep seeing new ones. Can I over spray? Is it dangerous? I just am itchy reading these posts. Also she has bags of clothes that have roaches in them. We had them 50 feet from the house in a small outdoor trailor and had the professional spray in there too. If the clothes are washed in hot water does it kill all the eggs and bugs? My children and husband are furious. They do not want her coming back, even though we are all fond of her and her baby. How can I protect our house from her when she visits. (We are still seeing random ones around, and it has been two weeks with professional, baits, spray, hanging strips you name it. Both professionals said I do not have a problem and that it looks like very few roaches, but 1 is too many for me. They tried to spray to see if there were nests and they both said there weren’t any and that I needed to be patient. Isn’t two weeks patient? Should I still be seeing 1-2 every day to every other day?
    I feel horrible not having her visit to help her with baby but I can not take a chance at reinfestation when I haven’t even gotten rid of the first problem. (We even had to have all our cars sprayed because we moved her and had her bags in car. Once we were loaded she told us not to bring babies clothes in house due to “critters”
    and that is how I found out I had roaches. I stayed up at night to see if there were any in the kithen and sure enough I saw several. Let me tell you my family and other “foster kids” were very angry. We emptied all our cubbards and it was 3 days of preparation for the professionals. Once here they said we didn’t need to do all that because he couldn’t find any signs of them except that I kept one for him to see. Sorry for the rant . I am exhausted from cleaning every night.

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    Hi Gail,

    Sorry to hear about the roach problem you are having. The size of the infestation will have a role in how soon you will be able to eradicate the infestation. Washing the clothes in hot water will be very effective in making sure they are not in your clothes. I would recommend keeping some gel baits on hand such as Sygenta Advion Cockroach bait gel or Maxforce FC Magnum. When placing baits, you will need to make sure there are no competitive food sources near by. Good luck with your treatment.

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    I have Maxxthor SC (Bifenthrin 7.9%) that i used for ants and it says it works for German cockroaches as well. Does it and how long of the shelf life this product has? The manufacture date is in 2010

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    Generally chemicals have a good shelf life of a few years (2-3 years). Bifenthrin is an active ingredient which targets a wide range of pests so it should be effective against German Roaches as long as the targeted pest is written on the product label.

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