Charlene from Milton, Florida 32570 writes
I have a tenant that is infested with roaches. We have bombed, jelled, sprayed, used the roach motels, used sticky traps, etc for the last 3 weeks and it still has roaches. Suggestions?
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. Below you will find our best recommendations for eliminating roaches:
The Roach Control Kit #2 is perfect for roach control problems in homes and apartments. This professional kit includes 1 packet of Demon WP Insecticide (which makes 4 gallons of finished solution) for spraying the outside perimeter of the home and inside underneath appliances, behind cabinets, under toilets and sinks, etc. You'll also get 4 x 30 gram tubes of Advion Roach Bait Gel--one of the best roach baits on the market. Advion can be applied up high in the kitchen in the corner of cabinets and in cracks and crevices in kitchens and bathrooms. The bait contains a slow-acting poison that attracts and kills feeding roaches, who also spread the bait to other roaches by contact or by sharing food. Finally, 20 Gentrol Point Source stations provide an IGR (Insect Growth Regulator) that will stop roaches from laying eggs, helping to halt the infestation. The combination of an IGR with roach bait is a highly effective roach control strategy that is widely used by pest control professionals. Demon WP must be applied with a 1 gallon pump sprayer.
Here is a link to a great article that really goes into depth in explaining a roach control program:
Please let us know if you have any questions. We are always happy to help!
Answer last updated on: 11/08/2012