Maxforce FC Roach Bait Gel

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Maxforce FC Roach Bait Gel

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Product Overview

NOTE: This tube comes without the box. Box is not included as pictured.

The NEW Blue Packaging has replaced the old Red Packaging. The new blue packaging is the newest formulation of Maxforce FC Roach Gel.

Maxforce Roach Bait Gel (Bayer) is used as an effective crack and crevice treatment to achieve a rapid reduction of roach populations indoors and outdoors.

There are two sizes: boxes of (4 x 30 g. tubes); and 60 g. tubes.

We provide 1 Plunger PER ORDER for each box of (4 x 30 g. tubes) to expel the bait from the tubes.  You can purchase extra plungers or you can purchase a bait gun for use with this product. We recommend the Masterline Professional Bait Gun for use with the 30 g. tubes.

The 60 g. tubes come with a plunger that is already in the tube.

Maxforce FC is a professional version of the over-the-counter product called COMBAT ROACH KILLING GEL.

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient: Fipronil 0.01%
Target pests: German Roaches, American Roaches, Brown-Banded Roaches, Smokey-Brown Roaches, Oriental Roaches
For use in: Keep tightly capped and use within 2 years. Do not spray near baits, do not use heavy detergents or cleaners, or do not use in very dusty area. Gel will dry out and get a dry skin on top but roaches will still eat it up to a year. However, if contaminated or gone, reapply.
Application: 1 tube treats 30-120 square yards depending on infestation
Smaller, more frequent gel placements provide faster control than larger, less frequent placements
Pet safe: Yes, if used as directed on Label
Yield: Good IPM program does rotate baits (bait with different active ingredient) as roaches may not be attracted to the bait matrix of what is being used anymore.
Formulation: Professional Product
Shipping Weight: 0.21 lbs
Manufactured By: Bayer (Mfg. Number: 79471092)


How Maxforce FC Roach Bait Gel Works

Maxforce Roach Bait Gel with fipronil is simply irresistible to roaches. When other baits won't attract aberrant-feeding roaches, Maxforce Roach Bait Gel will. In side-by-side comparisons, Maxforce Roach Bait Gel outperformed competing brands. With a proprietary formula developed by Bayer, the gel attracts and kills both finicky and normal roaches — even when sanitation is poor and other food sources are available. Maxforce Roach Bait Gel provides long residual and fast control of even large roaches.

Maxforce's exclusive Domino Effect delayed killing action enables one contaminated roach to kill many others where they live and breed. A foraging roach will receive a lethal dose from a single feeding, but lives long enough to return to the harborage where its poisoned feces are consumed by other roaches. It's all possible with Fipronil, the active ingredient in Maxforce Roach Gel, that has no known resistance in roaches and is odor-free. Fipronil is in the Phenylpyrazole family of insecticides and is used in many products when a delayed kill is desired, such as ant and roach baits. Fipronil disrupts the insect central nervous system, causing hyperexcitation of nerves and muscles.

About the Accelerated Maxforce Domino Effect

Our fast control formula still gives you superior long-term control of roaches compared to contact sprays. The active ingredient, Fipronil, provides a unique mode of action that works through both ingestion and contact, knocking down roaches and ants that eat or simply touch the bait. Either way, one contaminated roach or ant kills many others where they live and breed. The Domino Effect still achieves population control, but with faster visible results.

Target Pests

Roaches, German Roaches, American Roaches

PESTS CONTROLLED: Cockroaches including German Roaches, American Roaches, Brown-Banded Roaches, Smokey-Brown Roaches, Oriental Roaches

Target Uses of Maxforce FC Roach Bait Gel

Maxforce FC Roach Bait Gel is labeled for both indoor and outdoor use, including commercial kitchens. What's more, you can use Maxforce Gel in residential food processing areas without covering food preparation surfaces during treatment. It's also fine to use in occupied rooms of hospitals, nursing homes and extended care facilities.

Maxforce FC Roach Bait Gel can be used for virtually any roach infestation, but should not be used as a preventative measure. Be sure to eliminate competing food and water sources for best results when using baits.


Application Instructions

Application rate is dependent on level of infestation and species to be controlled; see application rate table. Apply bait as a spot or as a bead in cracks and crevices. The lower application rate should be used for low to moderate infestations or re-treatments, and the higher rate for more severe infestations or where the population occurs in inaccessible areas. Gel placements should be at or near harborages or aggregation areas, such as corners, or cracks and crevices. Numerous smaller placements will provide faster control than fewer larger spots, especially for German cockroach control.

Place bait under baseboards, sinks, countertops, seats, around water pipes, water heaters, dishwasher equipment, in crack and crevices as well as voids where insects harbor.

Pest population reduction will be apparent with 2 -or- 3 days for German roaches and 8 days for American roaches.

Prior to using, gel may need to be shaken well if any separation has occurred. On 30 g tubes, unscrew the black cap (or break off the tip) and replace with included open tip. After use, replace the black cap before storage. For 60 g tubes, simply remove the white tip cover to use, then replace for storage.

Each 60 g tube will yield approximately 60 bait placements. Each box of 4 x 30 g tubes will yield approximately 120 bait placements.

Standard Application Rates:

  • 1-2 spots (dime sized) or 1.5” – 3” bead: Moderate infestations or re-treats for German or Brown-banded roaches
  • 2-4 spots (quarter-sized) or 3” - 6” bead: Severe or heavy infestations
  • 1/3” to ½” spots: Large roaches such as American, Smokey-brown or Oriental

For use in the following areas:

Indoors and outdoors (adjacent to homes and structures) in residential areas and the non-food/non-feed areas of institutional, warehousing and commercial establishments, including warehouses, restaurants, food processing plants, supermarkets, hospitals, nursing homes, motels, hotels, apartment buildings, bakeries, beverage plants, breweries, bottling facilities, candy plants, canneries, cereal processing and manufacturing plants, dairies and dairy product processing plants, frozen food plants, schools, laboratories, computer facilities, sewers, ”aircraft,“ buses, boats/ships, trains, homes, houses, industrial buildings, office buildings, kennels, kitchens, manufacturing facilities, spice plants, stores, wineries, mausoleums, meat processing and packaging plants, meat and vegetable canneries, pet shops and zoos. Non-food/non-feed areas include bedrooms, living rooms, bathrooms, closets, media rooms, garbage rooms, lavatories, entries, vestibules, offices, locker rooms, machine rooms, boiler rooms, garages, mop closets and storage (after canning or bottling); food/feed areas of food/feed handling establishments.


Following is a general room-by-room placement guide for Maxforce Roach Bait Stations (Exact placement should be based on a complete monitoring and inspection. See our Indoor Roach Control Guide for images.):

Kitchen FC Bait Station Placements

  • Refrigerator: Between refrigerator and nearby appliance, such as the dishwasher
  • Sink: Alongside pipe collar where drainpipe enters the wall
  • Cupboards: Flush mounted against an upper corner
  • Other appliances: Behind microwave, toaster, blender, coffee maker, etc.
  • Floor placements: underneath dishwasher and/or oven

Kitchen Gel Placements

  • Drawers: Alongside the interior of the door frame
  • Cupboards: Underneath selected cupboards where frame meets wall
  • Counter: Underneath counter where sink is located
  • Fume Hood: Along the inside rear corner of hood (ensure no gel will drip onto stove top)

Bathroom Bait Station Placements

  • Toilet: Mounted on upper rear corner of tank
  • Lower Cabinets: Flush mounted against an upper corner
  • Sink: Alongside pipe collar where drainpipe enters the wall

Bathroom Gel Placements

  • Sink: Upward angle into the overflow drain
  • Condensation Surfaces: Places where condensation can build up such as the tops of doorframes and medicine cabinets, and alongside decorations

Other Rooms (Indoors) Bait Station Placements

  • Closets: Flush mounted against an upper corner
  • Appliances: Behind the television, stereo, computer monitor, fish tank, wall clocks, light fixtures, etc.
  • Dressers: Flush mounted in corner alongside the interior of the drawer frame
  • Furniture: Under base of couch and/or bed where crumbs accumulate
  • Utility Room/Area: Underneath hot water heater and/or adjacent to washing machine
  • Garage: Flush mounted to door frame where roaches can enter residence

Other Room Gel Placements

  • Interior piping: Around all exposed interior pipe channels (such as hot water heater inlet)

Food Handling Establishments:

Treatment is limited to crack and crevice treatment only. Place applicator tip 1/2 inch into cracks, crevices, holes and other small openings where roaches may be a problem. Apply small amounts of gel per spot. Do not apply bait to areas where food/feed, utensils or processing surfaces may become contaminated. Do not apply bait to areas that are routinely washed such as cracks and crevices in tops of tables, food/feed preparation and prepared food holding surfaces as bait may be removed by washing. Apply bait in small amounts between different elements of construction, between equipment and floors, openings leading into voids and hollow spaces in floors, walls, ceilings, equipment legs and bases, around plumbing pipes, doors and windows, behind and under refrigerators, cabinets, sinks, closets, stoves and other equipment where cockroaches hide. Inspect bait placements and reapply as necessary.


Place bait in areas adjacent to structures where roaches may nest or breed. Apply bait to potential points of insect entry, such as eaves, sills, and expansion joints. Apply bait in protected areas whenever possible. Environmental stresses such as direct sunlight and water will reduce the residual effectiveness. Priority treatment areas may be identified by visual inspection of such areas listed above or aided by trapping techniques or spot flushing.

Bait can also be applied in refillable bait stations every 20 to 30 feet around the perimeter of the structure. Use approx. 2 stations per side of a typical single family home. Do not exceed 2-4 spots (3”-6” bead) per station. Do not exceed up to 1 tsp. per station. For best results, place stations near: air conditioning units, water faucets, foundation vents and weep holes, decks, utility entryways (e.g. electrical, cable TV) and wherever cockroaches are frequently found. Regularly inspect and replace bait as needed.

Outdoor Gel Placements:

  • Rain Gutters: Apply in seam between rain gutters and roof
  • Attic and Soffit Vents: Between air vent holes
  • Siding: Under siding/molding
  • Exposed pipes: Around all exterior pipe collars or where pipe enters wall
  • Also: In brick weep holes, in window cracks and crevices, around decks and stairs, around the intake vents of air conditioning units

Maxforce FC Roach Bait Gel Features

  • High bait acceptance for a variety of roaches.
  • Quick results.
  • Maxforce Domino Effect works through ingestion and contact.
  • Available in two convenient, easy to apply sizes.
  • Safe to use in sensitive areas.
  • No vapor, fumes, or odor.

Extra Tips

  • Inject Maxforce roach killer bait gel directly into small cracks, crevices and voids that harbor roaches.
  • Smaller, more frequent gel placements provide faster control than larger, less frequent placements.
  • Store MAXFORCE Gel in a moderate temperature range. The gel will start to liquefy at temperatures below -10 degrees or above 140 degrees Fahrenheit. When returned to moderate temperature, the gel will regain its normal consistency with no lost effectiveness.
  • Gel may stain textiles and some porous surfaces. Place gel directly into cracks and crevices or hard-to-see areas where a stain will not cause a problem.
  • Use within 2 years of purchase. Use a tube within 1 year of opening.
  • Apply bait away from air currents to prevent drying. Avoid placement on paper, cardboard, or other porous surfaces such as unsealed concrete.
  • Do not use sprays, heavy detergents or cleaners near baits as this can make baits less attractive.
  • Sanitation should always be the top priority when treating for roaches! See our page about How to Get Rid of Roaches for more information.
  • Good programs rotate baits to avoid resistance. Change baits every few months or alternate with different bait (and different active ingredients) for best results.
  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Definitely the stuff to buy!

    By Anna on 09/14/2008

    What can I say except that if you have a roach problem this is definitely the stuff to buy. I used to dread going into my kitchen at night. As soon as I turned on the light there were roaches all over and nothing I used worked. And I used it all-- sprays, powders, bait, traps -- everything I heard of. Then I stumbled on this site and ordered Maxforce FC Roach Bait Gel and Maxforce FC Roach Stations and put them both down. Well let me tell you, that was one year ago and I still have not seen any roaches and I definitely swear by this product and will swear by this product to all my friends. Use it if you have a roach because when you do you will see what I am talking about. Never use anything else... a VERY Satisfied customer.

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    137 of 140 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    No fumes, worked great

    By Tammy on 05/19/2008

    Trust me when I say this product works. I was afraid to go into my kitchen at night because the counter tops would be swarming with roaches. I used Maxforce FC Roach Bait Gel after it was recommended to me by an exterminator and in a short time I had no more roaches. I used it once around six months ago it has been working since. I recently saw two roaches so I'll give my kitchen another application. Don't buy Raid or any of those other smelly products that don't work. This one does not smell and works 5 times better. I have two small children at home and was relieved that there were no fumes to worry about.

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    90 of 91 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    So Thankful!

    By Ashley on 07/02/2010

    Verified Purchase

    I purchased Maxforce FC Roach Bait Gel, Advion Roach Bait Gel, CB Borid Boric Acid Dust, Demon WP Insecticide, Gentrol IGR Concentrate, and Maxforce FC Roach Bait Stations (72 count) for my roach problem because I had out of town guest come to visit who brought them in from their suitcases. I was mortified at how quickly they multiplied and I was overwhelmed with the costs to get rid of them so I decided to purchase things myself. I had a really large order with DoMyOwnPestControl and before I completed the order they emailed me letting me know that I had purchased way more than I needed. That really spoke measures to me because most people would only care about making money. They told me what to get and how to use it and it hasn't even been a month and they are almost completely gone...If I see one he is dying. I will continue to use them for any pest control needs and I have referred my friends and family. Thanks!

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    78 of 81 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Could not believe the results!

    By Nedda on 07/25/2008

    This is the best product me and my family have ever used. It stops them the moment you put the gel down.  When I was living in an apartment complex the people that lived above me never use to empty their trash when needed. So it caused roaches in my unit- little ones and medium size. Well to make a long story short, this man was out one day, I believe he was testing the product Maxforce FC Roach Bait Gel and he put some in my kitchen and he left the remaining of it with me.  I forgot that I even had more and the next day there was not one single bug or roach.  I could not believe it . So I called everyone I knew. I recommend all of the Maxforce products.

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    71 of 77 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    By Bryan from Chicago, IL

    By Bryan on 01/03/2010

    Maxforce FC Roach Bait Gel gets the job done. I've lived in a roach infested apartment for over a year. One application of this product eliminated our roach problem. I don't write reviews, but this product is too good not to express my appreciation.

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Questions & Answers

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Will Maxforce FC Roach Gel hurt my cat or dog?

Maxforce FC Roach Bait Gel is only strong enough to kill small roaches.  There is no evidence of secondary poisoning with Maxforce or any roach products for that matter.  Remember that a roach would eat such a small amount of gel, and the gel only contains .01% of active ingredient. There is no way that it would cause your cat to be sick.  Although the thought of eating roaches makes even us feel a little sick!

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Will gel roach baits attract other roaches if i live in an apartment building?

We just moved to a new apartment and seen two German roaches. We had a professional come and spray and also sprayed an IGR, however, were not sure if the roaches were here or are coming from another apartment building. If we get the Maxforce FC gel, will this attract them if they are coming from another apartment and make the problem worse? Thank you in advance for any help you can provide. I have a 6 month old who will start crawling soon, and I am worried he can get sick from the roaches.

No, Maxforce FC Roach Bait Gel will not attract more roaches to it from other apartments. If they are there, they will eat the bait gel and die. We would not recommend putting the bait gel in places where the professional sprayed because it will contaminate the baits, and the roaches will not eat it. It is recommended that you put the bait gel in the cabinets and drawers and basically places where you cannot spray. The gel will dry out and get a dry skin on top but roaches will still eat it up to a year.

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What would happen if my dog or cat ingested the roach bait gel?
Maxforce FC Roach Bait Gel is only strong enough to kill small roaches.  There is no evidence of secondary poisoning with Maxforce or any roach products for that matter.

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How safe is roach gel in my kitchen with food and children?
Maxforce FC Roach Bait Gel is very safe to use in a kitchen when it is used as directed on the product label. According to the product label, you should place small dots of bait every 10-12 inches directly in cracks and crevices on and under counter tops, in cabinets, cupboards, drawers and food pantries, around dishwashers, refrigerators, sinks, pipes and baseboards. Do not place bait on food prep surfaces or in places that you will frequently touch or in places that are frequently washed.

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Is Maxforce FC Roach Bait Gel taken back to the nest for other roaches to die?
When roaches come out from hiding looking for food, they will pick up the Maxforce FC Roach Bait gel and take it back to where the other roaches are. The bait is then transfered and produces a domino killing effect.

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