Combat Articles

Your Online Resource for Eliminating Roaches and Ants

How Combat® Roach Baits Work to Eliminate Cockroaches

Roaches are drawn to food and water sources, and when they find a steady supply of both, they will take up residence and build their nests. If you have a roach infestation, chances are they have discovered a steady food and water supply, complicating elimination.

The only sure way to eliminate cockroaches is to target them at the source. Unlike spray insecticides that kill the pests that come into contact with the spray, Combat roach baits have a Domino-Effect™ that kills roaches at the source. Combat baits are an effective cockroach insecticide disguised as a food source for roaches. Combat’s carbohydrate-rich formulation is a delicious mixture that is attractive to cockroaches. Once roaches ingest Combat, they return to their nests, where the bait is shared, further spreading the insecticide to the rest of the nest.

Facts about Combat® roach baits:

  • Roach baits can be placed in the kitchen, bathroom, or living room in areas where you have seen a roach. You can also place roach baits or gels where cockroaches are likely to hide, such as under sinks, behind toilets, and behind TVs and other appliances. 
  • Baits gives roaches time to return to their nest and share the roach killing poison with the other roaches. 
  • Kills roaches in a Domino-Effect™, eliminating the source of the infestation.
  • Some roaches die in the nest where you will not see them.

Want to know more? Head over to the Combat® video archive to learn about 5 Ways to Outsmart Roaches. Or, visit our roach baits section for a full product list and more details about how to use Combat® baits and gels.