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Rick from Miami, Fl writes

Is the Gentrol Aerosol IGR safe to use for roaches in a car?

I recently bought a used car, and after a week, discovered roaches in the car. I thought is was a one time thing, but it turned out to be an infestation. The Pest Control companies I've called will not work on a car. I've noticed they come out from the crevice where the seat belt buckle is in the backseat. Also, I have a toddler, and I'm nervous about using poisons in such a small space that he rides in. Can you recommend a course of action?

Answer:

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. 

Answer last updated on: 03/13/2017

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