Maggie's Farm Roach Killer Gel Bait is highly effective and versatile gel bait. It kills cockroaches, silverfish and the most common ants including acrobat, allegheny, argentine, big-headed, cornfield, crazy, ghost, little black, odorous, house, pavement, pharaoh, thief and white-footed ants. It also kills the queen and the colony. The active ingredient is derived from soil microbes, and the formula contains multiple food attractants (free of peanut ingredients) that the target insects find irresistible. For indoor and outdoor use. Perfect for squeezing into cracks & crevices and other hard to reach places where insects live and breed.
Results will be best if spilled food and other debris are cleaned up before applying bait. Apply bait so it is out of reach of children and pets. Apply bait only in cracks, crevices, voids, other inaccessible areas, and non-exposed surfaces such as the undersides of furniture and fixtures and under or behind appliances. If bait contacts exposed surfaces, remove bait and wash exposed surfaces. Do not contaminate food or feed. Do not apply bait to areas that are washed down frequently, such as in cracks around the edges of food prep surfaces. Do not apply bait in areas where there is a risk of electrical shock. Do not apply bait on hot surfaces or other areas where the temperature may exceed 130° F as the bait could melt and drip.
Apply bait in small spots about 1/4 inch (pea-size) in diameter (about 0.5g). For most roach infestations, apply 10 to 20 spots per 100 square feet. Use the higher number of spots when infestations are heavy and/or when roaches are living primarily in walls voids or other inaccessible areas. Smaller, more frequent spots are better than occasional large spots. Bait may also be applied in tamper-resistant bait stations. Apply about 1 gram (3/8 inch size spot) in each station. Place 1-3 stations per 100 square feet, out of the way, in places where roaches may hide.
Apply in 0.5g (pea-size) spots as for roaches. Apply 5-10 spots per 100 square feet. Bait areas where silverfish are seen, such as bathrooms, around bookcases, stacks of papers, or peeling wallpaper and to cracks between the living space and the attic, such as around light fixtures. Inspect bait after 2-4 weeks and reapply if bait is almost entirely consumed.
Apply bait in thin (1/4” wide) lines, about 1” long in areas where ants are seen trailing. Use 2-5 lines per 100 square feet. Bait is most effective when placed as close as possible to ant nests. Bait may also be applied in tamper-resistant stations. Apply 1-2 lines per station (as above) and use 1-3 stations per 100 sq ft. Inspect bait weekly and reapply when bait is almost entirely consumed.
Roaches, Ants and Silverfish:
Apply bait so it is out of reach of children and pets. Apply bait only in cracks, crevices, voids, holes, other inaccessible areas, and other non-exposed surfaces. Apply bait in concealed areas on the outside surfaces of buildings and other structures, as well as in crawlspaces, attics, tree holes and other voids. Porches, garages, sheds, AC units and other outbuildings, fences or walls may also need treatment. Pay particular attention to cracks where insects may enter buildings and treat those areas. These areas include but aren’t limited to cracks around windows, doors, eaves and soffits, expansion joints, and areas where lines or pipes enter buildings. Under siding and molding are also attractive areas for insects to hide. Bait may also be applied in tamper-resistant bait stations. Inspect bait every 2-4 weeks and reapply when bait is almost entirely consumed.
I have lived in my home 10 years and never had a problem with roaches. Suddenly this past summer they were appearing in the kitchen in the evening. Roach bombs did nothing. I bought Maggies Farm Roach Killer on a whim and applied it in cracks and crevices, away from my dog and it worked! I re apply it every few weeks. Never had anything work so well, so Thank you Maggies Farm.
How soon will I see results from Maggies Farm Roach Killer Gel Bait?
Maggies Farm Roach Killer Gel Baittakes time as it has 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. Roach baits are 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.