Advion Roach Bait Gel will take at least a couple weeks to eradicate roaches. The transfer of the bait to the rest of the roaches is what takes time.
"Potential Health Effects:
Based on animal testing, no biologically significant effects are expected from skin or eye contact or by ingestion."
You should still read and follow the product label which recommends that you use the roach bait gel in places that will be inaccessible to your pet. Of course, if you see any unusual behavior or signs of sickness, you should consult a veterinarian.
Yes, Advion Roach Bait Gel is safe for use inside of cabinets, drawers, etc. You do not need to empty out your cabinets. You will be placing the bait in pea sized points in the corners of the cabinets and drawers so this product will not come in contact the bait unless it is dropped on it. If you are concerned around the roaches walking over utensils, we would recommend washing them before use. We would recommend baiting where you have seen activity, such as areas with water sources. Please check out our Roach Guide for information on how to treat and prevent roaches in the future.
When used as directed it is safe to use Advion Roach Bait Gel in areas that you would cook and eat as it should not contact food prep surfaces or dishes/utensils. We have a great video here that shows where to apply the bait. You can see the video by clicking on the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kSzVucMtA0
Advion Roach Bait Gel does not utilize the right food attractants to attract Bed Bugs. It is very unlikely the Bed Bugs came over for the roach bait. It may have just been timing. Please see our Bed Bug Guide. The Advion Roach Bait Gel will attract roaches to it, but once consumed the roach poplulation will die off. Please also see our Roach Guide.
Advion Roach Bait Gel works best if applied in small green pea size dabs. Please visit the Advion Roach bait page for the application video. You can cap and it will last up to a year.
Yes, we do recommend rotating baits every few months to avoid bait aversion and bait resistance. We make bait rotation easy for you as we put a different bait in each of our roach control kits. If you are currently using the Advion Roach Bait Gel we do advise using Maxforce FC Magnum that is included in the roach control kit roation A.
Yes, Advion Roach Bait Gel is a great product for various roach species including German Roaches. It should not be the only product used for eradication. We do offer it in our Roach Control Rotation C Kit. Please take a few moments to review our treatment article 'How to Get Rid of Roaches' for more helpful information on eliminating this insect.
It is recommended to apply roach baits such as Advion only in areas where you are currently seeing activity in order to avoid spreading an infestation.
Advion Roach Bait Gel will continue to attract roaches when its dry. It should be reapplied once every two weeks. You will want to first clean up previous bait placements and then apply the bait. Please take a few moments to read over our article How to Get Rid of Roaches to learn how to implement a successful roach control program.
Yes, roaches can become resistant to Advion Roach Bait Gel (or any other roach bait gel) over time if the same active ingredient is continuously used. We do recommend switching up roach bait gels periodically so that this does not happen. Please take a look at our selection of roach bait gels for some other options.
When using Advion Roach Bait Gel it should be applied up high in areas that you do not spray, but they can be used around the same time. We have a great video here that shows where to apply the bait. Sprays such as Talstar P, would be applied down low, along base boards, behind the fridge/stove etc where you do not place the bait. We have a great video here that shows where to spray for perimeter and interior spraying.
If you sprayed where you should be applying bait, you would want to thoroughly wash the area to remove any residual spray and then apply the bait as needed and directed on the label.
Unfortunately the Advion Roach Bait Gel will not kill the eggs. However, you could use the Gentrol IGR Concentrate along with it to stop the reproductive cycle in the roaches as well. This prevents pest larvae from progressing to the pupal stage of development, so the larvae die before they become breeding adults and future infestations.
Advion Roach Bait Gel has no odor as listed on the Safety Data Sheet but should only be applied is small pea size drops as this is more attractive to roaches Place every 10-12 inches where activity is noted. Applying too much would just make the roaches less likely to eat it. There are food based attractants in the product but any possible smell would not be harmful. It would only be harmful if you were to physically ingest a large quantity of the bait.
Advion Roach Bait Gel is only labeled to eradicate roaches. We do carry products that you can apply to treat silverfish. We carry a kit, Get Rid of Silverfish Kit, that includes a bait labeled for them as well as other great treatment products. Please take a few moments to read our How to Get Rid of Silverfish Article. Please let us know if you need anything else.
Advion Roach Bait Gel has a one year shelf life once the tube has actually been opened. If the tubes you have have not been opened, they should be good for up to 5 years from manufactured date. If the gel is hard, then it is likely it is out of date. If it has been kept in a room temperature room, it is fine.