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Q. I once hired Sears Once a Year Pest control and they came out and put a touch of gel in different location throughout the house. In about 2 weeks it was impossible to find a living roach in that house and it WAS SERIOUSLY INFESTED!!! The only problem was the 1500 dollars they charged. Do you have a product that will work that good and if so which one?
A.   We have several different kinds of cockroach gel baits. The most popular baits that are used are Dupont Advion Roach Bait gel and Maxforce Magnum Roach Gel.
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Q. is it ok to use glue boards as a monitor device
A.   Yes, using a glue board is an excellent way to monitor their activity.
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Q. Best course of action for roaches
I live in Missouri and my residence is infested with roaches. I've been looking at the products here, what would you recommend to use to kill these little intrusive pests? The powder seemed to be good as far as I've read, but it gets rather humid here i would think it makes the powder useless wouldn't it or would it still be effective? I would prefer not to use smoke bombs.
A.   Smoke bombs (foggers) do not provide long term control for roach control. Also, it depends on what type of species of cockroaches you have for the dust to prove effective. If you have a species that nests indoors then the dust may be effective. If you have a species that lives outdoors, a liquid concentrate spray like Cy-Kick must be sprayed as a barrier around the perimeter of the house. Also, the most effective for all species of roaches is to use a bait type of insecticide like a gel bait in the inside or granular bait on the outside. If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to contact us again.
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Q. cockroach in my kitchen
Thank you kindly. Just have a question regarding the application of the maxforce gel: Do I need to move items out of my cabinets and drawers before placing gel bait there? I am experiencing (for the 1st time) a cockroach infestation in my kitchen. I called a "professional" pest control tech to my home for the roach issue and it did not place a dent in resolving the problem. Not sure what products / chemicals were used for the treatment. I do know that he dusted (using a white powder) and he also used granules; lots of granules. Please advise.
A.   Hi there! You actually do not have to remove everything out of the cabinets when you are applying bait gels. If you have a German roach infestation they are likely to live 3-5 feet from a water source so I would focus treatment around those areas. Be sure to store away any competitive food sources which may compete with the Roach Bait Gels!
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Q. I need some advice on how to get rid of cockroaches while living in an duplex with cats?
Recently me and my boyfriend and our two cats moved in to a duplex/4plex. We had noticed when we first moved in a roach problem, so we informed our landlord.They have had a professional come out every month and spray since we have been there,which has been 4 months.We are clean people,no dirty dishes in the sink,no trash,food or even water left out(we found out the cat food needs to be put away at night).I clean and wipe down my counters everyday.We also have gone as far as getting a bunch of roach motels for our apt. but it seems like ever since one of our neighbors moved out the problem has gotten ten times worse.I guess my landlord found a roach trap in the neighbors fridge....yeah.I really want these nasty bugs gone and its hard to use many products seeing as I have two cats.My last resort that I was going to do was get the powder for outside the unit,use new traps(also wasnt sure how long those actually work???),lots of the traps,Maxforce gel everywhere and any where, and take my cats in to work for a day to de-fog the apt.,But I am not just doing this to my apt., but also for the other 2 in my building and try to send all the bugs to the last apt. in my unit because they seem not to have the problem(which I am sure thats where all these roaches are coming from)Please someone help me I feel like I am losing my mind!!Any other ways of riding these bugs whether it be a home remedy or a product that you can buy in the store??
A.   Depending on the species of roaches, control methods will change. It sounds like you have a German roach infestation, but unfortunately, our assumption may not be accurate since we do not have a physical description. Baiting and insecticides used in conjunction with each other is the best way to control roaches. We recommend Suspend SC and Dupont Advion Roach Gel. We do not recommend fogging as it is not as effective as a controlled method of treatment. Suspend SC is a liquid concentrate that is diluted with water and sprayed onto surfaces like the baseboard, under the appliances like the stove, refrigerator, and laundry machines, around door frames, around window frames and etc. Treated areas are safe for reentry after the product has completely dried, even for your cats. Baits are applied in areas like under the cabinets, under the sink, behind the toilet, on counter tops, and etc. Usually, since roaches do not travel out in the open, baits should be applied to corners and not in the middle of open spaces. Although baits are fairly mild, we do not recommend applying the baits in areas where your cats can access. Baits should be reapplied every three to four weeks. Bait hotels or bait stations usually only fit smaller roaches like the German Roaches and so if you have an outdoor roach problem, they will not be able to fit inside the bait stations. If you have any other questions, feel free to give us a call at 1-800-788-4142.
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Q. roaches in house
I have discovered cockroaches in my attic and one in my kitchen. I also have what I thought was big beetles but now may this it is also a cockroach. What is the BEST product(s) to use to bait and kill these bugs. Also, when you do this order, I need more of the Dupont Advion (4 pack). I have bought 2-4 packs so far and it has seemed to reduce these ants a lot but I do not seem to be able to finish them off. Is there something else I need? Please send me the recommended products I have purchased from you in the past
A.   Well, no bait is really better than another, but one of the most popular baits for cockroaches are actually made by the same company as the baits you are using for ants. Dupont Advion makes a bait for roaches as well, which are very effective and can be placed in target areas like the kitchen, bathroom, and other areas. As for the Dupont Advion Roach bait, you may not be able to clear up the infestation because of bait placement. You really need to target the nest and get the baits as close to the target as you can. If the nest is outdoors, consider using the Ant No More bait stations and placing them close to the nest or use a concentrate insect to to a mound treatment on the colony.
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Q. how to get rid of roaches
Hi, Last night my wife and I where sleeping and I thought I felt something and then it went away, It did it a 2nd time and I told my wife I felt something and she was like it's nothing just go to bed, Well the 3rd time I felt something and I jumped out of the bed And my wife was like WHAT, I said baby there is a roach in are bed, She was still laying in the bed while I was out, Then here comes the roach from under the covers and goes up my wife's leg and then up a little higher haha And she went crazy haha, Anyway I just want to buy something that WORKS. So can you please help me thanks. Josh
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Hi Josh,

Thank you for the very amusing story. Similar thing happened to me once, but I was on the computer late at night and had a roach crawl up my leg, then fly away. Of course, I went crazy as well.

Anyways, for indoor roach control, 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.

Here is a link where you can directly purchase the MaxForce FC Roach Bait Gel

If you have any questoins on how to apply or use this product, you can always call and ask us on our hotline: 1-800-788-4142. Our business hours are Monday-Saturday [9A.M.-7P.M.] If there is any other way I can assist you, please let me know. Thank you!

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Q. best way to kill cockroaches
cockroaches & an invalid in the home who cannot be exposed to toxins. Any suggestions?
A.   Unfortunately, it requires insecticides to control cockroaches. However, we do recommend the baits. You can use gel baits or bait stations. We would like you to keep in mind though that the baits are the most effective for indoor roaches, roaches that nest and breed indoor, like German Roaches. We recommend the Dupont Advion Roach Gel or Dupont Advion Roach Bait Stations. Outdoor roaches though, require chemical control.
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Q. I NEED A FAST CLEAN OUT PRODUCT
Hi i live in an apartment in Georgia where I've been living in for 2 years now. Last year when I moved in I spoted a minor bit of roaches in the kitchen as where they usually are found, and tried the AVION Gel Bait since I had my newborn in the house and it got rid of them for a while then came back. tried again this year for the second time and I saw little effect. I tried again for the third time and NOTHING. It seems that they've gotten imune to it and brought even bigger gquantaties because they are in every corner of my house! They get into everything and everywhere even though I clean everyday. Its very unpleasant walking into a room and literraly seeinh the floor and walls appliances ect COVERED in thoes filthy insects. Now that my baby is walking around I'm concerned about his health as well as my 8 year old. I need a quick clean out first and then focus on controling I think. Please help me choose something like this since I have a very heavy infestation of american roaches and need them out ASAP!!! Keeping in mind the saftey my children
A.   First and foremost, it is hard to eradicate a cockroach infestation in an apartment building because they are able to travel between apartments through the wall void area. Dupont Advion Roach Gel Bait uses an active ingredient that roaches cannot build a tolerance to. If it is not effective, the shelf life of the material may near its end. Unfortunately, we do not have a fogging type of insecticide that will help you clean out the infestation. We recommend that you continue to use baits for German Roaches and if Advion is not working for you, we recommend the Maxforce Magnum roach baits.
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Q. better Product for roaches?
which is the better stuff for roaches? i am looking for something that will kill fast & not harm my 2 dogs.
A.   The best type of control for roaches is to use a bait type of insecticide rather than a contact kill. Maxforce roach bait gels are a great product for roach control and longterm, you will find that it is more effective than contact kill liquid concentrate insecticides for roach control.
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