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How Often Should I Replace my Combat Product?

Combat’s lines of ant and roach products are designed to help eliminate your pest issues swiftly and directly. When ants or roaches take the bait from our stations, strips, or gels, they carry it back to their nests and colonies. They then quickly distribute the highly powerful insecticide contained within the bait throughout the colony, starting to eradicate the problem within hours.

However, controlling your ant and roach population as new pests move into your home and backyard from season to season, year after year, can often require ongoing maintenance. Therefore, it’s critical to keep on top of timely Combat product replacement to maintain control. Optimal product replacement timing varies, depending on the type of product you choose.


Combat Ant & Roach Killing Bait Strips


Combat Bait Strips for ants and roaches are a perfect choice for hard-to-reach or otherwise out-of-the-way spots. They are also discreet, allowing you take care of your pest problem without any visible stations. Simply break the strips apart, pull off the adhesive film, and stick the strip to a clean, smooth surface. Ensure you use all of the Combat Bait Strips at one time. Ideas for use include the underside of trashcan lids, underneath the refrigerator and stove, and under shelves in the pantry.

Replace Combat Roach Killing Bait Strips approximately every three months and Combat Ant Killing Bait Strips every month to ensure maximum effectiveness.


Combat Ant & Roach Killing Gels


Ant and roach killing gels are ideal for all of the nooks and crannies where pests can enter your home—think cracks, crevices, holes, and other tiny areas. Simply apply the gel directly to the suspected area of ant or roach traffic and watch Combat get to work immediately, tackling the problem at its source.

Reapply ant killing gel after one month. Inspect roach killing gel placements after a month, reapplying the gel if you can no longer see it. Reapply roach killing gel fully after three months.


Combat Ant & Roach Killing Bait Stations


Combat Bait Stations require no activation and contain a powerful insecticide. They are a no-mess, easy-to-use product that quickly and powerfully destroys ants and cockroaches. Ensure you use all of the Combat Bait Stations at one time.

Replace Bait Stations every three months. If roaches return sooner than three months, replace the stations sooner.


Combat® Max™ Brand Defense System– Roach Bait & Roach Killing Gel


The Combat Max Brand Defense System is a mix of small roach bait stations and roach killing gel—a particularly lethal combination when it comes to exterminating cockroaches once and for all.

Replace all 12 Combat Max Brand Defense System bait stations every six months; if roaches appear sooner, replace them sooner. Inspect the gel after about a month, reapplying it if you can no longer see it. Reapply fully after three months.

To learn more about how to keep ongoing ant and roach infestations at bay, visit our Prevention Tips page.