Roaches are infamous for being difficult to kill, many gasses and sprays even from professional exterminators can have no effect. They can even survive major doses of radiation that would normally kill humans (about 10,000 reds). Fortunately, there is one method for effective roach control, and you don’t need a nuclear bomb, gel.
Roaches like to eat anything and everything that is put in front of them. That is why cockroach baits and gels will attract roaches even though it will kill them. They are so gluttonous that they will even eat it the poison out of the tube while you’re holding it. Once the roaches get a taste of the gel, they are dead roaches walking! Gel Baits Gel baits are an extremely safe method of roach control because it is applied in areas that receive virtually no human or pet contact. You can apply it to cracks and corners in cupboards and under your sink so there is virtually no exposure to it by yourself or your family.
There are several other ways to get rid of roaches besides gels: Pre-made trapsDustsSpraysGranulesHands (Yuck!) Sheerer-made traps If you don’t want to apply gels you can use any of the above methods, but the simple pre-made bait traps have the gel inside them which makes them still very effective in the war against roaches. The traps work the same as applying a gel to an area, but the gel is contained in small plastic containers that can be placed anywhere you see roach activity. Under the sinks in your bathrooms, in the kitchen, and between appliances and the wall are some very common places to roaches. These gel baits use the same active ingredient found in flea killers for pets, fibroin.
They can spread the poison just by making contact with other insects making it an extremely effective method of roach control. Dust, Sprays, and Granules Instead of using gels you can use dust. One of the benefits of using a dust is that the treated area will stay treated for a long time.
However, you will usually need a special applicator. The typical applicator is a duster which draws the dust from its container and sprays it out of the nozzle. A spray works the same way as a dust, but it can damage a paint job or leave residue on the treated area. Granules are used mostly outside to keep pests out of your lawn and garden. When these little beads are spread out over your lawn, it will usually protect it for two to three months before needing another application. Another thing to watch out for is that some states don’t allow regular civilians to own certain dust, sprays, and granules because when they are miss-used by an untrained professional it can cause more harm than good.
Most people do not have roach a roach infestation, but many apartments do. When using roach gel baits, you will be able to eliminate any roach problems in your home without melting the skin off of your loved ones. James Newnan is a member of the National Pest Management Association, and he writes articles about how homeowners can do their own pest control properly and safely.