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When to Use Roach Bait Stations and Strips vs. Gel

If you see one cockroach in your house — or a dozen — you potentially have a cockroach problem. Cockroaches can number from hundreds when living in colonies outdoors — or thousands when located in the walls of your home. Whatever their number, and wherever they live, you need to take action.

Combat offers a wide range of easy-to-use and highly efficient roach baits that will quickly take care of your roach problem. These products all work the same way: roaches find the bait and eat it; they carry some back to the nest; other roaches are exposed to the insecticide and the entire nest is destroyed.

Combat roach baits are tailored to your needs. Source Kill and Source Kill Max bait stations are easy to use. These baits target the nest and need no activation. Simply place the baits around drains, behind appliances, in cabinets, and wherever roaches might be found. The bait stations should be replaced after three months.

Combat Roach Killing Bait Strips work in the same manner. The strips have an adhesive backing and can be stuck to the tops of cabinets, on the sides of appliances, beneath stoves, behind toilets, in the toe space under kitchen cabinets, and along window seals.

Combat Source Kill Max Roach Killing Gel is most versatile and similar to products used by professional exterminators. 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. Gel bait is recommended for damp areas such as underneath the sink around drains and pipes. It can also be applied to cracks in foundations, window eaves and sills, and expansion joints where cockroaches crawl into your home.

Because the gel can be applied to so many areas of the home, it attracts more cockroaches which find and eat the bait. With more insecticide being carried back to the nest, gel results in a quick and thorough kill.