Pest Identification

Learn More About the Pests Invading Your Home


When it comes to survival, ants and roaches are some of the toughest creatures in the world. Roaches can live without their heads and survive on one meal a month. Ants carry 50 times their own body weight and snap their jaws shut at speeds up to 140 mph. But there’s a few things ants and roaches cannot survive—Fipronil and Hydramethylnon—the active ingredients in Combat baits and gels. While the chemicals are different they are both fast and effective.

Fipronil is a nerve poison best used when a major ant or roach infestation occurs and you need to kill the bugs fast. Hydramethylnon is a stomach poison extremely high secondary kill. This makes Combat Source Kill baits with Hydramethylnon the perfect way to wipe out entire ant and roach colonies. The bugs live long enough to take the bait back to the colony and share it with their nest mates. This infects the ant or roaches that have not had direct exposure to the Hydramethylnon. In technical terms, this means Hydramethylnon has a higher secondary kill rate than Fipronil which has a higher primary kill rate. Either way, the ants and roaches are dead.

Combat uses Hydramethylnon in Source Kill baits stations. which can placed in the garage, around garbage cans, behind toilets, in basements, or anywhere else ants and roaches are found.

The war with ants and roaches is as old as humanity. While the bugs might have the numbers our team has Hydramethylnon. It’s a safe and effective way to evict ants and roaches from our homes and hit them where they live.