Pets do not have to be completely removed from the home while
Gentrol IGR? comes in 3 different formats: the aerosol can, the concentrate and the point source discs. The concentrate can be tank mixed and applied with your roach spray.
Gentrol aerosol will not attract roaches and neither will Phantom aerosol. They are placed as residuals to cracks and crevices to impede their reproductive cycle and to eradicate those that come in contact with the treated surfaces. Dusting the voids in the apartment is a great idea. We would also suggest applying a professional roach bait gel (to the areas not treated with Gentrol/Phantom) such as Maxforce FC Magnum to attract them. They will consume and share the food through contact and food sharing. Please take a few moments to review our treatment article for more information on a successful eradication program on How to Get Rid of Roaches.
You definitely want to spray the Gentrol Aerosol down the drains. This product will control the growth and reproduction of the flies - keeping them from multiplying. The Phantom Aerosol is a crack and crevice treatment. This product will kill the flies that are flying out and about that land on a treated area.
You may also want to consider DF 5000. This product is a gel designed specifically for drain flies. Pour 4 oz of the product down each infested drain each night for 7-14 days.
Per the manufacturer: Gentrol works at each molt and critically at the molt to adult where it produces mortality and sterile adults. So it is active at application but the bedbugs have to develop in the presence of Gentrol. It's a great protectant to keep an infestation from developing but it works when they molt. When bed bugs are "hitchhiking" it's usually mated females trying to avoid males. They aren't very mobile so they stick to cracks and crevices in items unless disturbed.
In a study done by ZoeCon, roaches appeared to have twisted or curled wings within two weeks of being exposed to Gentrol IGR. Yes, Gentrol IGR translocates so it can be applied to cracks and crevices without the need to broadcast. You could use Gentrol Aerosol IGR along with D-Force Insecticide or Cimexa Dust in the cracks and crevices of your car.
While the Gentrol would be safe to use it is only an IGR (birth control) so while it will stop the reproductive cycle it wont actually kill the roaches in the car. A better option would be something like Pivot Ultra which has the IGR and insecticide in one and is safe to be used in the crevices of the car where the roaches are a problem. Just keep your child out of the car while you treat and for at least a couple of hours until it has dried completely.
The Gentrol Aerosol can be applied to the sides of drain pipes where scum collects and provides an area for insects like drain flies to breed. We don't see any harm in it being used
It can take several months to get rid of a large infestation. Infestations do not get large quickly and, unfortunately, they do not go away quickly, either.
The most common and effective IGR