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  • Tue Mar 21 2017

    Inspection is Hunting

    We are currently servicing a commercial kitchen and the German cockroaches there seem to be getting worse. Our approach so far has been to use a non-repellent spray along with cockroach bait that includes an IGR. We have had success with this in the past but it isn't working in this account. The customer is having the kitchen cleaned often, but they have on occasion used repellent products...
    Submitted by Dan, TX

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  • Wed Feb 8 2017

    Treat the Source

    We have a very stubborn customer that tells us she sees dead American cockroaches all over the place and wants us to come back and retreat. We have retreated twice and she still sees dead roaches. My thinking is that they are dead and what more can we do? They are getting in somewhere, running into our product and dying. She screams at us and tells us that we’re not doing our job. I tried t...
    Submitted by Emil, FL

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  • Wed Dec 21 2016

    Not Simply the Best

    What is the absolute best insecticide for German cockroaches in restaurants? We are using an esfenvalerate product and are probably going to switch to a non-repellent product. Is this a good call or are there better products for German cockroaches? We also bait with cockroach gel.
    Submitted by DONNA, TX

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  • Tue Dec 6 2016

    Problem Spreading

    I am dealing with a German roach issue in an apartment complex broken into buildings. The maintenance people seem to think it's okay to leave whole panels out under kitchen and bathroom sinks for access to the plumbing. One building has at least 12 units with roaches. I've tried everything from baiting, dusting, baiting and dusting, to recently hitting all of the penetrations with a knockdow...
    Submitted by Kenton, IN

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  • Mon Oct 3 2016

    Slow & Steady

    How long after a German cockroach treatment with pyrethrins/pyrethroids, PBO and IGRs can we apply bait and place pheromone traps as a follow up treatment?
    Submitted by DONNA, TX

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  • Wed Sep 7 2016

    Going Overboard

    I have a 90-foot boat with either immature American or Oriental cockroaches. We cannot agree on the identification in my office, but feel both species would be living in the bilges versus German cockroaches that would be in the living space. My question is which is better? Applying a residual, IGR and pyrethrum together with our B&G portable aerosol system or spraying where we can reach wit...
    Submitted by Michele, RI

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  • Wed Aug 31 2016

    Finders Killers

    Is there a product with quick knockdown for German cockroaches that can be used in commercial kitchens? I have some clients where the infestation is persistently overwhelming. The other half of my clients where I used the same products have complete elimination. Some of the common denominators are old buildings and aluminum paneling. Sanitation is not too bad, but trying to get the night cl...
    Submitted by Sam, CA

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  • Mon Apr 11 2016

    German Coffee

    I have several coffee shop accounts and some have German cockroaches inside the coffee machines that are coming from other food stores. I have applied Maxforce gel with hydramethylnon, Maxforce Impact and Advion cockroach gel and the problem continues. I am thinking of applying diatomaceous earth or an aerosol like CB-80 after asking for some good cleaning to reduce the food and water sources...
    Submitted by Dennis, FL

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  • Thu Dec 31 2015

    Brown-Bandeds Go Everywhere

    I have an apartment with German cockroaches that I’ve treated many times where sanitation is not a problem. When I check back, she tells me she is seeing them in the living room and bedrooms. I have left sticky traps to monitor and only ever have evidence that they are in the kitchen. Finally, the other day I saw one running the walls in the living room. I am using Maxforce and Arilon. I'm ...
    Submitted by Trudy, MN

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  • Thu Dec 3 2015

    All They Can Eat

    Do smoky brown and American cockroaches eat live plants?
    Submitted by Wayne, GA

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  • Fri Oct 2 2015

    Unintentional Bites

    Do cockroaches bite people?
    Submitted by Jodi

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  • Mon Sep 28 2015

    Out With the Trashwater

    We have a 20-story condo building on the ocean. It has seven towers with two units on each floor. Each unit has a trash chute in the kitchen running to a trash room in the ground level of the parking garage (seven trash rooms total). American cockroaches are the reason we were hired and we’re having trouble getting a handle on them. They must wash down the trash rooms several times a week. ...
    Submitted by Scott, FL

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  • Fri Sep 4 2015

    The Cabinets Aren't Bare

    How much time before a person is able to put items back after applying gel bait for cockroaches inside kitchen cabinets – next day, 2 days? Is it necessary to empty all of the cabinet?
    Submitted by Eliseo, CA

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  • Thu Aug 13 2015

    German Specialist

    What equipment would you suggest for someone wanting to specialize in German cockroach management? Is wall injection necessary?
    Submitted by James R, AZ

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  • Mon Jul 27 2015


    I'm having a problem with German cockroaches in a restaurant I’ve serviced since April 2014. It’s in a shopping plaza connected to a nail salon, bakery and another restaurant (I haven't talked to any of them yet). It’s not a dirty restaurant although they do have table legs, pipes behind the cookline and a grease trap that could be cleaned. The restaurant was fumigated for termites about six...
    Submitted by Tammy, FL

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  • Mon Jul 20 2015

    Failure to Find

    Blankety blank® used to work very well on German cockroaches. This is no longer the case. The majority of roaches that are sprayed are slowed down but there is very little long-term control. Did they change the formula?
    Submitted by david, FL

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  • Thu Jun 11 2015

    More Than Nosey Neighbors

    I live in an apartment with three apartments around me. I have German cockroaches. I applied gel bait and they went away for a while but then came back. As much as I keep the home clean, we still get them. I do believe that it is due to my neighbors being dirty. Can I keep them out of my home for good or for longer than two months?
    Submitted by christopher, CA

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  • Wed Mar 25 2015

    Water It Down

    How can I manage American cockroaches coming out of sinks and floor drains in a medical building?
    Submitted by Aussie, CA

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  • Mon Feb 16 2015

    Overcoming Grease

    I have German roaches nesting in a greasy cabinet. I have used Advion roach bait, Delta dust, Temprid sc, Larva lure. I'm at a lost at this point.
    Submitted by Jack, NM

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  • Wed Dec 10 2014

    Know Your Limits

    We are seeing Asian cockroaches in different buildings that we service. I have read up on what to do, but do we now have an effective product with which to treat?
    Submitted by Lynn, SC

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