Asian Cockroach, Asian Roach
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Indoors: Residual sprays such as Suspend
SC, Demon EC or Talstar
Concentrate will kill roaches that crawl on treated surfaces.
However, most of your elimination methods should be focused on the exterior of
the structure. Your exterior treatment should be applied in late
afternoon/ early evening. This is the time period when Asian flying
roaches are most active. Spray the exterior of the structure, paying close
attention to areas around or close to lights (where these flying roaches are
most likely to land) and around windows, doors or other entry points where the
invading bugs enter the building.
You should also spray the ground, especially grass, leaf piles, mulched areas,
compost piles or other such vegetation where these roaches are most likely to
crawl, feed or hide.
A good alternative to spraying for Asian Roaches is to use Maxforce
Gel Roach Bait.
If Maxforce roach bait is used indoors,
do not spray any rooms where bait is to be applied. Insecticide bug sprays
will repel roaches from your bait, contaminate baits (making them unattractive
to pests) and will also kill the roaches before they can begin the domino effect
of the bait. Each roach feeding on Maxforce Gel Roach Bait can kill up
to 50 more roaches through contact and the cannibalistic characteristics of
roaches. Also, young roaches (nymphs) have no teeth and many times depend
on adult roach droppings for nourishment because they cannot eat solid food
Outdoors: The same pesticides (mentioned above) should be used to thoroughly
spray all mulch, ground covers, grass and soil around the perimeter of the
building. Although the entire lawn (turf grass) can be sprayed, the
treatment would only be effective if applied in late evening or when the
population of roaches is at its maximum numbers. Many professionals will
spray the exterior of the home, but will also broadcast a granular bait (labeled
for roaches) in the effected turf grass. Niban
G or Maxforce Granular
would be the best baits for this particular application. When treating
larger areas, Niban G is more economical. If there is no danger of
birds, dogs, non-target animals or wildlife ingesting your bait, molecricket
bait sometimes works on these roaches -- if the bait is fresh! If you are
not sure of the molecricket bait's freshness, do not waste your time or money.
Use a professional bait you can depend on. Maxforce
Granular Bait and Niban G
are the best if you wish to bait your lawn and flower beds for Asian Cockroaches
or any other outdoor roach.
In summary, you should attack an Asian cockroach infestation with
non-chemical and chemical pest control methods:
- Limit outdoor lighting from dusk until 3 hours after sundown.
- Rake up and dispose of all possible vegetation litter (leaves, grass
- Broadcast Talstar Concentrate (using hose end sprayer) over lawn and
- Spray exterior of house (using pump type garden sprayer) with Suspend
SC, Demon EC, or Talstar
Concentrate. Talstar is best for this job.
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