Cockroaches have proven to be one of the most resilient, adaptable creatures in the history of the world, with their origins dating back an estimated 300 million years. This adaptability has become the bane of pest control professionals across America determined to keep their clients free from these troublesome invaders.
Of the 4,000 or so cockroach species in the world today, only a small handful are routinely considered structural pests. As with many other insects, the habits of each cockroach species has a tendency to vary, making proper identification the first consideration when investigating cockroach treatment options. The cockroach treatment approaches and corresponding roach control product options are vast, posing unique challenges for those wishing to manage their own infestations.
Before jumping into a do-it-yourself roach control program, it is advisable to familiarize yourself with how various roach control products are designed to work. Professor Pest's Cockroach Control Guideprovides insights into tips, tricks, and best practices for treating for roaches.
The effectiveness and expediency of resolving your infestation is likely to be more of a reflection of the manner in which you apply your products of choice as opposed to which products you actually choose. Some products can (and should) be used in combination with certain other products, while other products may be designed to work independently. When choosing products, always give consideration to what your ultimate objective is, keeping in mind that it is very easy to use products that will kill some roaches without ever positively impacting the overall roach populations.
To learn more about which cockroach control products work best in different situations, please check out our roach control articles. For real-time assistance with any of your pest control needs, please consider using our Ask Professor Pest live chat option.
Professor Pest's Top 4 Roach Gel Baits:
When selecting a cockroach gel bait product, remember that different types of roaches have different behaviors, tendencies, and habitats. By keeping the environment highly sanitized, you will minimize competing food sources and increase acceptance of the bait, thereby speeding up the roach elimination process. And remember, bait can become easily contaminated by pesticides and common household cleaners, so do your best to preserve the integrity of your bait placements.
Several products may work well, but our top 4 products are shown below, along with access to an array alternative cockroach control products. For a detailed comparison of these products, check out Professor Pest's Top 4 Roach Gel Baits.