We live in western Pennsylvania and are having problems with German cockroaches coming from the outside in large numbers at subsidized units (they’re mostly duplexes). The pest identification was confirmed. We are seeing all stages on insect monitors placed outside along an edge (where the siding meets the brick) around the unit. The direction of the roaches is coming from the outside. It’s alm...
Submitted by Tiffany, PA
What diseases do roaches carry?
Submitted by CHRISTOPHER, CA
If everything is treated appropriately, how long should it take to get full control of a bad German cockroach infestation?
Submitted by mike, KY
Will first and second instar German cockroaches consume baits or will they avoid them if there is abundant fecal material to consume?
Submitted by Gary, FL
I have a client that has a steam room for soil sample testing. It's always damp all over and never dries. The room has lots of American roaches. How can I treat this room and keep it safe for all the workers that come in and out?
Submitted by Dan, UT
How far does a German cockroach travel from its harborage?
Submitted by Stacy, AL
I have a two-story commercial building that keeps having an American roach problem. I found a drain on the first floor that was open, so I asked them to cap it. It seemed to help, but the problem persists. I have sprayed with Suspend and baited with Larva-Lur, which also has helped, but I still seem to have a lot of roaches in my glue traps. Every time I go to retreat on a monthly basis, th...
Submitted by Thomas, CA
I actually have two questions. First, I have been working on a renovated home that has a German roach infestation. What is the quickest way to get a control of the matter? There is no food for them, but they will not go away.
Second, I have a home that I have been treating that is getting wood roaches (American roaches) in their attic. I started to treat in there and now they are comin...
Submitted by Shad, CA
Upon inspecting a school cafeteria, I located a major infestation of American roaches down one floor drain, but they were using adjoining lines to other floor drains as a highway. There was plenty of food build up in the drains and we cleaned out what we had access to. I felt they needed some type of chemical treatment besides drain cleaner. Due to the location and that the floor is washed o...
Submitted by stan, AL
What is the lifespan of a cockroach bait gel when it is placed in an area? Is it active as long as it is moist?
Submitted by Jodi
We have an employee at an office building claiming that she has a bite from an American cockroach. This person put in for workers comp! Is it possible for an American roach to bite a human? And if they can bite, what problems could come from that? Is there any information I can reference for the customer?
Submitted by David, CA
Can Asian cockroaches live inside for long periods of time? Do they stay inside all the time when they get inside a home and infest it or do they travel back and forth from the outside?
Submitted by Robert, GA
I have a situation with an infestation of palmetto roaches. The house has a flat roof which is where I think they are. I have sprayed inside and out including eves and a foot up from the ground and the perimeter of house. I’ve also used granular bait around the outside. I have been back twice in two weeks. The lawn and shrubs are cleaned up. Do you have any suggestions?
Submitted by Tammy, FL
I treated for German roaches in a two story apartment building with a bifenthrin product along with an IGR. I got most of the roaches, but some got away as the infestation was really bad. I’ve never seen that many at any job. Do you have any ideas that will help get rid of the ones that got a way? I planned on using baits next, but it seems that some of the other apartments now have a few m...
Submitted by Alan, FL
A customer’s question was "Why, after an area is treated with a residual insecticide, do they still see German cockroaches present?”. Bear in mind that the area which was treated was underneath a stove that was dirty. The customer believes that German cockroaches die from the fumes of the residual insecticide. Is this true?
Submitted by Jodi
Is there any professionally written documentation that we can hand to our customers regarding German roaches in the home? Too many times, I or my employees find it difficult to explain to customers the things they need to do to help us get rid of their German roach problem without insulting their living habits. Perhaps helpful tips, cleaning measures, etc. Please let us know as this is somet...
Submitted by Emil, FL
What's the best way to treat roaches in a school? Where do I find them?
Submitted by Darryl, SC
What's the the best chemical to use on roaches?
Submitted by Darryl, SC
I've read several of your articles about German Roaches and have found a strong belief that fogging doesn't do anything for control. Please clarify if this aversion to fogging for German Roaches extends to Actisol type ULV machines that can be used for C&C applications.
Submitted by Ennis, GA
I service a restaurant that has a problem with German roaches. I use Maxforce bait and spray Phantom and an IGR. I am in dry Las Vegas, so how long will the bait attract roaches?
Submitted by Danny, NV