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Large Roaches, Cockroaches

American Cockroach Brownbanded Cockroach
Smoky Brown Cockroach Oriental Cockroach

There are several species of large roaches   that are most often found outdoors but can invade your home and become a major pest.  The large roaches most often found in homes include the American Cockroach, Brownbanded Cockroach, Smoky Brown Roach, Oriental Roaches, Surinam Roach.  Asian Cockroaches are not considered large roaches but are included in this group because they are outdoor cockroaches that sometimes invade our homes.  Elimination of Asian roaches is discussed in the Asian Cockroach article.
The roaches listed in this group breed in any type of mulch (pine straw, bark, leaves), dead trees, wood piles or other organic material.  Their harborage can also include sewers, landscape timbers, basements, driveway walls and attics.
To exterminate large roaches, use the following control methods:

Outside Spraying: Using a good residual spray containing Cypermethrin such as Cynoff or Demon WP, spray a six foot swath all the way around the house and one foot up the foundation wall. You should also apply the pesticide to entry points such as windows, doors, plumbing, vents and weep holes. Spraying harborage areas such as rain gutters, hollow trees, mulch, tool sheds and retainer walls will complete your outdoor spraying.

Inside Spraying: Spray the inside where you have seen the roaches, paying special attention to areas where there is water.  This includes areas around, behind and underneath the refrigerator and freezer, around air conditioners, behind dishwashers; you should also spray the garage, laundry room and all plumbing lines that can be reached in kitchens, laundry rooms and bathrooms.  Basements should also be treated because they usually provide cooler, out of the way environments that roaches and crickets often prefer.

Dusting: Dusts enable you to apply products in areas where insects are most likely to hide but where pets and humans are least likely to come in contact. Using Delta Dust in voids where roaches may hide or travel is an excellent pest management tool, killing many pests in the areas where spraying is difficult or hard to reach. Power dusting attics and/or crawlspaces with Delta Dust provides control for up to two years.

Baiting: In sensitive areas where you prefer to avoid the use of contact pesticides, use a professional bait such as Niban FG to eliminate roaches.  Other baits available are Baygon Bait and Maxforce.  Baygon Bait is one of the best granular baits available for controlling crickets and large roaches.

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