Cockroaches can be notoriously difficult to eliminate, often returning after treatments due to their resilience and rapid reproduction. A key weapon in the battle against roaches is an effective gel bait. But with different products on the market, how do you choose the right one?
The ideal cockroach gel bait should balance attraction, palatability, and lethality. Roaches are picky, so gels must contain lures that appeal to their tastes and senses. The bait also needs a delayed-action insecticide to deliver a lethal dose without deterring feeding. Safety is also paramount when using chemicals in the home.
Bayer Maxforce FC Roach Killer Bait Gel is a top choice for many pest control professionals. It contains food-grade attractants like sugars, proteins, and oils optimized to draw in roaches. The formula kills cockroaches in as little as 20 minutes after consumption. It can treat indoor and outdoor areas and is specially designed to eliminate German cockroaches in particular.
Another highly rated option is Advion Cockroach Gel Bait. This odorless gel formula contains 11 carefully balanced attractants to entice roaches. It’s made without common food allergens, making it ideal for sensitive accounts like schools, nursing homes, and hospitals. The delayed-action insecticide starts killing roaches in 4-6 hours after feeding.
For both indoor and outdoor use, Combat Source Kill Max R2 Roach Killing Gel is a solid choice. The child-resistant packaging includes four plungers for precise gel placement in cracks and crevices where roaches travel. It’s effective against a wide range of cockroach species.
When using any pesticide, it’s critical to read and follow label directions. Only apply gel baits in locations out of reach of children and pets according to the label. Replenish bait placements every few weeks to keep effectiveness high. Rotate bait placements periodically to cover a wider area.
With the right bait product and diligent application focused on roach harborages, cockroaches don’t stand a chance. Consult a pest management professional if you need help selecting and properly placing an appropriate gel bait for maximum roach control.