Advion Roach Bait Gel is a slow kill so that it has time to be taken back to the colony and spread. Roaches can start dying within a few hours to longer. How long it takes to eliminate a roach infestation depends on how large the infestation is, how consistent and thorough you are being with treatments and what products you are using. There is not a set time; it can take but it can take weeks or months even to get complete control. Advion Roach Bait gel is typically not used alone but in combination with other products. We would recommend one of our roach control kits. You can see the kits by clicking on the link here. We also have a great article for eliminating them that can offer some great advice; you can find it here.
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.
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 If the gel is hard, then it is likely it is out of date.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.
You really should not apply your roach bait gel in the same areas where you are spraying, as the spray can contaminate the bait. The general rule of thumb is to "spray low and bait high." You will spray along baseboards, in cracks and crevices, underneath appliances, and areas where plumbing meets the wall. Bait should be applied mainly in locations where you typically would not want to spray anyway, such as in cabinets and drawers and underneath countertops.
Advion Roach Bait Gel is safe to use while pregnant when the precautionary actions are taken.
Avoid contact with skin, eyes or clothing. Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling. Prolonged or frequently repeated skin contact may cause allergic reactions in some individuals.
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.
There is no difference between those roach bait gels. Syngenta is the manufacturer of the Advion Roach Bait Gel.
It is possible for a bird to be harmed after ingesting the Advion Roach Bait Gel as they can be pretty sensitive to chemicals. We would recommend only applying in areas that the bird does not have access to. We have a great video here that shows where to apply the bait. You can see the video by clicking here. In order for the bird to be harmed from eating a killed or dying roach from the bait, they would generally have to eat a large amount but we would recommend checking with your vet to be sure as birds can be more sensitive then other animals.
The shelf life of Advion Roach Bait Gel is up to 5 years from the date of purchase if unopened and stored at room temperature.
You can use an insecticide spray and a bait like Advion Roach Bait Gel in the same room at the same time, just not on the same surfaces. The rule of thumb is spray low (areas like baseboards, kick plates below cabinets, and under appliances) and bait high (in areas like inside cabinets and drawers and up higher near small appliances such as microwaves, toasters and coffee pots). Please take a moment to look over our Roach Control Guide for more information on treating and preventing a roach infestation.
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.