German Roaches are indoor roaches which are brought into your house via used furniture, used appliances, cardboard boxes, paper bags, or simply by visiting someone who has them and entering bags, book bags, etc.. German Roaches reproduce up to 300 times faster than most other roaches, which explains the reason why there are more babies than adults. One pregnant female entering your home can lead to a possible infestation of 35,000 roaches within one year.
SANITATION IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. ALWAYS LEAVING OUT FOOD ONLY SPURS A MASSIVE GROWTH IN THEIR POPULATION.
Water, Food and warmth are required for them to endure. This is why the kitchen is normally where they’ll be the most. If left untreated then they will spread across the house to the toilet, utility area, A/C units, even in your bedroom.
Gel baits and IGR’s (insect growth Regulators, birth control) are the fastest most effective method to get rid of them. I don’t advocate foggers because normally this just makes the ones which survive move to another place, especially duplexes and apartment complexes. Bait channels are excellent for long-term management .
Tips for remedies using gel baits along with an IGR
When using baits you need to eliminate other food and water resources to get maximum results.
Sanitation-pull Out and wash under and behind all appliances. Additionally clean microwaves, toasters, drawers, cabinets, etc.. Your goal is to eliminate the other food resources. Vacuum cracks and cracks. DO NOT use strong cleaning solutions like bleach or pine sol at this time. This may repel the roaches in the lure. Dry or wipe up all water resources like droplets of water in the sink so they’ll be more attracted to the lure.
Daily Sanitation is also vital. Taking out crap and not leaving out filthy dishes, pizza boxes etc.. Additionally pick up pet food and water bowls and shut off sink drains every night since they’re more active at nighttime.
IMPORTANT: CLEAN UP RESIDUALS FROM ANY PREVIOUSLY USED INSECTICIDES THAT KILL THEM BY CONTACT. These sprays stop them from coming home with the bait.
Insect Growth Regulator-speeds up the process and very low in toxicity
IGR’s are a growth inhibitor. The young will not grow up along with the adults will no longer be able to reproduce. They are available in three kinds of application, aerosols, centers, and point source devices. Gentrol makes the best IGR’s for roaches.
Baiting with gel lure from a syringe
The Amount of bait used depends on the amount of infestation. The more Roaches you have the more you need to feed them seeing how the lure Is that their food source they must eat. Considering that the lure is water Based to make it even more appealing to the roaches. Fresh bait Ought to Be Put on a daily basis to guarantee the fastest results, particularly the First 4-7 days. Sometimes you may see results the Following Day and in Worse cases you see them in about 3-4 days. In most cases the roaches Will be reduced by approximately 75 percent at this time. 100% in under 1 week or 2 weeks depending on how many there are and how well you Keep other food sources away from them.