Combat

Pest Identification

Learn More About the Pests Invading Your Home

How Cockroach Gel Bait Works

If you’re first reaction upon spotting a cockroach is to run from the room, congratulations. Your survival skills remain intact. If you decide to stand and fight, don’t grab the aerosol bug spray no matter how immediately satisfying it might seem. When aerosols are sprayed, roaches simply avoid the contaminated area. And while you might kill one or two roaches, the spraying simply drives the survivors deeper into the walls, making it more difficult to eliminate them later on.

While it may seem counterintuitive you don’t want to chase roaches away. You want to attract them with a tasty blend of food and Firpronil insecticide found in Combat Source Kill Max Roach Killing Gel. The gel is sold in an easy-to-use syringe. It can be applied as small dime-sized circles or squeezed into cracks and crevices where roaches hide. The gel is ideal for places where bait stations won’t fit. Gel bait is also recommended for application around cracks in foundations, widow eaves and sills, and expansion joints where cockroaches crawl into your home. And don’t forget damp areas underneath the sink around drains and pipes.

Fipronil is a hard-hitting nerve poison that will kill the roaches that eat the bait and roaches that live in the same roach community. Poisoned roaches carry it back to the colony where it is shared with nest mates. This infects roaches that have not had direct exposure to the gel bait. Roaches love gel bait and will eat it all up. As such, the gel needs to be reapplied every three months. Squeeze it and go and let the gel bait go to combat for you.