Baiting and sanitiation are key when treating for roaches. Maxforce FC Magnum is a clean out bait and can be applied indoors and outdoors. We would recommended using the Roach Control Kit A to treat your home inside and out. The kit contains all 3 products that are necessary to eradicate a roach infestation. You can also protect your unit by applying and insecticide dust in the wall voids that will last for up to 10 years.
Using Maxforce FC Magnum (or any other roach bait gel) on its own is unlikely to eradicate a roach infestation, especially if it is severe. We would recommend implementing a complete roach treatment program, which includes using an insecticide spray and an insect growth regulator (IGR) along with a roach bait gel, as well as non-chemical methods like proper sanitation and removing potential food and water sources. We normally suggest that you use one of our roach control kits to treat a roach infestation, so that you will have all of the necessary products.
Maxforce FC Magnum is formulated for roaches only, so you should not apply it for ant control. Because of the amount of active ingredient, even if ants ate the bait, they would die too quickly to carry the active ingredient throughout the colony. There is an ant bait gel by the same manufacturer, Maxforce FC Ant Bait Gel. Please see our Ant Treatment Article for more information about ant control.
Maxforce FC Magnum is labeled for several species of roaches including German, American, Oriental and Smokey Brown roaches. It is also labeled for stored pests like cigarette beetles. The label states : To control exposed, adult stages of beetles: cadelle, cigarette beetle, confused flour beetle, dermestid, drugstore beetle, flat grain beetle, granary weevil, lesser grain borer, lesser mealworm, mealworm, merchant grain beetle, red flour beetle, rice weevil, rusty grain beetle, saw-toothed grain beetle, spider beetle, or warehouse beetle. After removing infested foodstuffs and cleaning up spilled foodstuffs and dust, applications of this product will kill adult stages of beetles remaining in area. Apply in voids, cracks and crevices, behind and under cupboards, and other difficult to reach areas where insects may hide
You would not apply the Maxforce FC Magnum in the same area as a dust as this would contaminate the bait and make is less attractive for the roaches. Dusts are only for use around baseboards and in cracks and crevices, behind switch plates, electrical boxes etc. Baits are placed higher up.
Gel cockroach bait and bait stations should be placed in the following areas for the best results:
It is unlikely that just using Maxforce FC Magnum or any other bait gel on its own will eradicate a severe roach infestation. We would recommend that you use one of our roach control kits, which include an insecticide spray and an insect growth regulator (IGR) in addition to a bait gel. Please take a moment to look over our Roach Control Guide for more information on how to implement a successful treatment program.
Yes. Additional plungers can be purchased on our site individually or in bags of 12.
We advise using soap and water to remove any excess Maxforce FC Magnum gel bait in the area. Old bait can sometime be removed easily with a paper towel and/or a paint scraper or similar tool. Be sure that you do not use any strong cleaning agents in areas where you plan to apply bait since the lingering odors or residues from these products can make bait less attractive to the roaches.
Maxforce FC Magnum is a professional grade product and will not be available in a local store. We do offer free shipping and no tax to TN though.