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Julian from Louise, Ms. writes

What is the best DIY control for small roaches and beetles in the kitchen?

These small bugs are giving me fits in my kitchen area. However, I live in an older house with tons of cracks and crevices. I am an entomologist and work with a farm seed, chemical and fertilizer distributor. Some of my old tried and true remedies are not as effective as they used to be. Also, I deal mostly with field crop pests and not household insects.


To treat for the beetles please see our Beetle Control page. You want to first use soap and hot water to clean down surfaces and cabinets. Then you can use Cy kick Aerosol in cracks and crevices. For roaches, we recommend using Maxforce FC Magnum. Which will be taken up and brought back to where the roaches may be coming from. Please be sure not to spray where you would be applying bait.

Answer last updated on: 04/06/2014

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