What to expect with your treatment
When you compare spray and aerosol insecticides for roach baits and gels, the difference between the two is one offers short-lived satisfaction and the other long-term control. If your real goal is to eliminate a pest infestation completely, you must target its source: the nest or colony.
Application/Treatment: Unlike spray insecticides, roach baits are attractants. That is, they are designed to lure roaches with a tempting formulation that, to roaches, appears to be an irresistible food source. However, contained in the bait is a deadly mixture that once ingested, can eliminate roaches at the source. With today’s technology roach baits are extremely effective and can provide a quicker knock-down and better control faster, usually within 10-14 days. At Mug-A-Bug our primary method of control is using baits.
The interval between ingestion and death gives roaches the time necessary to carry the bait back to the main colony where it is spread among the rest of the roaches and the queens as well. As the bait spreads throughout the colony, a domino effect begins to occur resulting in destruction of the entire colony. It is this mode of action “transfer effect” that allows the bait to target of roach infestations and has been proven to be very effective in long-term control.
While spray and aerosol (fogger) insecticides are repellants, and they are designed to kill on contact. While they do provide a short-lived “kill” or knockdown, they do nothing to solve the larger issue of a roach infestation that you cannot see. In other words, if the nest or colony remains untouched, your roach infestation will continue to grow.
Mug-A-Bug will place roach baits in multiple locations simultaneously so that we can accelerate the overall control process. Roach gels are unique formulas consisting of food, water, and insecticide that is especially well-suited for hard to reach areas, such as behind refrigerators, or for use in cracks and crevices where we suspect roaches may be nesting. Baits are much cleaner and do not require extensive preparation like sprays. We still may use a combination of methods with baits, sprays, and granules, but while using baits and gels, sprays will be kept to a minimum.
Baits formulations are continuously improving and changing. Here at Mug-A-Bug we strive to stay on the cutting edge with the products and technology made available to us to help combat the ever-changing roach infestation.
Primarily the two (2) most common roaches in Colorado are German and Brown Banded and occasionally the Oriental Roaches as well, but those are typically found in warmer climates such as Pueblo and are also know as water bugs.
Female roaches are constantly detaching and “laying” egg capsules on a continuous basis. Out of each egg there will be roughly 30-40 nymphs that will be birthed. For this reason, roach populations can explode quickly and get out of hand rapidly and in a short time.
We have had great success when baiting for roaches, even in several multi-unit and multi-family environments. The key with baiting and NOT spraying is that baiting for roaches will keep them from potentially spread to other areas of the home or even other units in an apartment complex. They are kept from spreading because baiting will allow them to continue to feed on the same spot or in the same area. In many cases when using sprays and aerosols (foggers), the roaches will flee and go deeper into wall and plumbing voids, only to delay or extend the eradication process and time frame. Spraying for roaches is an “old school” and dated approach, which is why Mug-A-Bug prefers to use a combination of treatment methods to include: baits (gel and granules), dusts, and minimal liquid spray applications.
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