1. Cleanliness is the best way to get rid of roaches. Mop kitchen and
bathroom floors weekly with bleach and lysol, roaches hate lysol. Be sure and clean out kitchen cupboards and wipe
clean. Sweep and vacuum all floors daily. Be sure and clean under stove, fridge. Microwave and all appliances should be wiped
clean. Do not store large amounts of paper, plastic bags, or soda cans.
2. Roach bait should be placed out once you have done a thorough cleaning
job. A good professional roach bait should be used if possible. My bait of choice is Maxforce Magnum FC Roach Gel Bait. When a roach is done feeding on this bait it will return to its nesting area and leave a scent trail which will lead
other roaches back to the bait. The scent of MaxForce Magnum is much stronger than other baits therefore works faster. The
complete house should be treated with your main focus on the kitchen and bathroom. Bait should be placed near edges of kitchen
counters, in cupboards, around kitchen and bathroom sink, stove and fridge areas.
I was recently asked to treat a local bar and grill for roaches. The owner went on to say that they had another exterminator
come in 12 times and spray with insecticides. He had not put a dent in the roach population. I made an appointment and treated
with 2 tubes of Maxforce magnum roach bait. Three weeks later they called me to say that I was their hero. No more roaches.
MaxForce Magnum had saved their business. Needless to say drinks and food are now on the house for me.
3. Boric acid or Diatomaceous
Earth should also be part of your arsenal of weapons but should be put out of reach of pets and children. Boric acid
or DE powder should be placed on top of cupboards, above drop panel ceilings, under refrigerator and stove. Don't
place bait or boric acid where it may come in contact with foods. Don't spray microwaves, refrigerator, stereo, or other electric
appliances with liquid insecticides. Roach baits can be placed on or near them. Treatments should be repeated every 4 to 5
weeks. Follow all insecticide labels carefully.
Baiting For Roaches
How To Identify A German Cockroach
1. Black bands behind head
2. Fast moving
Usually seen after dark
seen in kitchen and bathroom
Multiplies more quickly than other types of cockroaches
6. Can't fly but has wings
Hairs on legs
You can identify a german cockroach by the two black bands behind the head.
Notice the hairs on this german roach leg.
Long Does It Take To Get Rid Of Roaches
Unfortunately getting rid of German roaches can't be done overnight.
In most cases a light
infestation can be eradicated in 4 to 5 weeks with one treatment if the right product is used.
A moderate infestation may take 2 months
or longer with two or more treatments.
A heavy infestation might require 3 or more treatments and can sometimes take three months
to get rid of.
These time-lengths may vary depending on the product you use to treat them
German Cockroach Egg Capsules
Why They Multiply So Quickly
German cockroach eggs can contain up to 40 babies. Once the females are 3 months old they can begin to reproduce.
They only have to mate once to produce egg capsules for life. Egg capsule wont hatch out if they have become detached from
DO ROACHES BITE ?
Yes cockroaches do tend to bite humans who live in unsanitary conditions and
may have food residue on their skin.
Pile of German roach droppings and egg casings on floor
bombed my kitchen for a infestation of german roaches. When I returned home I saw what looked to be a white cockroach on my
stove. Could this have been an albino roach.
No, it wasn't
an albino. There is short stage of a roaches development where they become white. It's very rare to see them in this
stage because they stay in hiding. The bomb must have chased it out into the open.
Information on this webpage has been provided by a certified pesticide applicator
I think I may have a wood roaches or some kind of roach living in my microwave. Would I be better off
just purchasing a new one? Or do you have any suggestions on how I can kill them if they are living in the back of my microwave.
Thanks for your help.
Answer: Sounds like you probably have german cockroaches. It is very common to find them nesting in microwaves. They multiply
in a hurry. I would suggest getting rid of the microwave if its old or using a good roach bait in areas around the microwave.
What is best to use for german roaches
I read on another web site that sprays should be used to get rid of a heavy infestions of roaches such as the one I have in
my house. I have been using different sprays and bombs for over a year now and still have tons of roaches. On your page you
recommend using baits and boric acid type dusts. Could you recommend what type of dust and what would be the best bait to
use. Please Help.
Thanks so much for your question.
I have seen many of these sites pop up on the internet over the past couple years that tell you how to get rid of things
such as roaches and other pests that have been put together by people who have no knowledge of pest control. They copy old
and outdated information from books and web pages and then use it to make a web page. I have seen some of these sites even
recommend sprays that pose a health risk and were banned years ago by the EPA.
Most professionals rely on baits to eliminate roaches. My favorite was Maxforce FC and can be purchased online. Make sure
its legal for homeowner use in your state. A Boric acid dust can also be used if it's labeled for roaches . Be sure not to
place the dust on or close to the bait that you are using. German cockroaches multiply in a hurry so it may a while before
the roaches are all dead. Be sure to keep your home as clean as possible.
hello.. i was looking up roach bites but found this instead..that maxforce
stuff sounds great,,i was wondering if it made a difference if we kept large amounts of paper in large plastic bins?
German Roaches love to nest in paper and paper products. As long as the paper is
being stored in bins that prevent entry there should be no problem.