Baits, such as Maxforce FC Roach Bait Gel, are good for up to one year once they have been opened. If you are treating for an active infestation, it is recommended that you wipe up and put out new bait every two weeks.
Please check out our Roach Guide for additional information regarding roaches and how to treat and prevent them.
While the amount of active ingredient is the same 0.01% Fipronil, the bait matrix that Bayer uses in their Maxforce Roach Bait line has shown to be more highly attractive to roaches resulting in more feedings which results in more roaches killed.
Per the label the Maxforce FC Roach Bait Gel should not be applied on surfaces where the temperature exceeds 130 degrees Farenheit as the bait may run. Examples include, but are not limited to portions of stoves, ovens, grills, fume hoods, heat lamps, coffee urns, steam tables, toasters, fryers, dishwashers, and hot water pipes. Care should be taken to avoid depositing gel onto exposed surfaces in general.
We would not recommend just using Maxforce Bait Gel when attempting to control roaches. If you have only applied twice, it may take more time to get rid of them. An insecticide, bait gel and a growth regulator should be used to control roaches. Please check out our Roach Control Kit Rotation A. The kit comes with all the products that you will need to successfully get rid of roaches.
We do also have an awesome Roach Guide that gives all instructions on how to kill and prevent roaches.
Maxforce FC Roach Bait Gel is designed to be be used in areas pets should not be. Please keep in mind that normally the animal would need to consume large quantities for it to harm them. To be safe we would still recommend contacting the Vet.
Maxforce FC Roach Bait Gel contains food ingredients as the bait matrix, plus an insecticide active ingredient. We are not exactly sure what you mean when asking if it is food grade since it does contain food. You can use this product in food-handling areas such as kitchens, however, you should not contaminate human or animal food or feed since it also contains an active ingredient.
Roaches do not get there overnight so they will not leave overnight. It takes time for the bait to work through an active population. We highly recommend applying an insecticide and an insect growth regulator to the indoor and outdoor perimeter of the structure for a better treatment. I have also included a roach control article that offers great information. Please put out fresh bait once every two weeks. The food based ingredients attract them for consumption and they spread the product to one another.
Maxforce FC Roach Bait Gel is only strong enough to kill roaches. There is no evidence of secondary poisoning with Maxforce or any roach baits for that matter. Remember roaches only consume a small amount of gel, and the gel only contains .01% of the active ingredient. Your pet eating a roach that has consumed the bait would not be life-threatening. Also, please keep in mind this product should be safe to use around any pet as long as you keep the application out of reach of the pet.