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How to Exterminate Roaches in Your Home




Cockroaches love us. That’s right, cockroaches love everything about humans. They love our messy homes, our overflowing garbage cans, and they especially love our dirty dishes left in the sink overnight. So before you set out to learn how to exterminate roaches in your home, consider what steps you can take to prevent cockroaches from ever showing up in your home to begin with.

It’s understandable that when you walk into a room and see those nasty little creatures skitter away behind a wall or under a cabinet, all you care about is how to exterminate roaches. But before grabbing the cockroach killer, grab a flashlight and look under the sink for leaky pipes. Check the garage for piles of books, magazines and newspapers that should have been tossed out long ago (cockroaches can live off of the paper and glue in book bindings.) Finally, look for any type of crack or crevice along walls and under cabinets that roaches can use to gain entry into your home.

Once you’ve done your reconnoitering, now it’s time to learn how to exterminate roaches – not just inside your home but also at the source with Combat. Combat products decimate roaches where they breed and multiply – in their nests. The formula contains a powerful attractant that roaches just can’t resist. When roaches return to their nests, Combat’s deadly insecticide is spread throughout the colony, wiping out the nest in a domino-like effect that eliminates cockroaches once and for all.

Choosing which Combat product is right for you will depend on your living space:

• Combat Bait Stations are easy-to-use, have no mess and need no activation. Simply place them down and they continuously target the source of the problem day and night. Bait stations are great for tops or insides of cabinets, along baseboards, or bathroom corners.

• Combat Gel is ideal for use in difficult-to-reach places around your home. As a form-fitting substance, you can squeeze Combat Gel into the small, narrow openings that cockroaches use to enter your home. Use Combat Gel for tight spaces behind refrigerators, underneath sinks, or in tiny cracks and crevices in walls and under cabinets.

• Combat Bait Strips are thin and discreet with an adhesive backing that offers maximum versatility because they can be placed out of reach of kids and pets. Simply break strips apart, peel adhesive backing away, and stick in desired location. Bait Strips are ideal for any place where discretion is desired, underside of garbage can lids, underside of above-sink cabinets, inside drawers, or the underside of shelves.

To learn more view our video: Five Ways to Outsmart Roaches or visit our prevention tips page.