PestXpert 2 in 1 Cockroach Bait
PestXpert 2 in 1 Cockroach Bait gives homeowners a professional product to deal with their cockroach problems. The unique dual action formulation brings about complete population control, even for the hard to control German (small) cockroaches.
Baits are the smart way to deal with cockroach problems, especially German cockroaches (the ‘small ones’). German cockroaches hide in the smallest of cracks and crevices, and are very hard to find. With baits you don’t need to find them.
Simply place the bait in the areas you see cockroaches or suspect they are hiding and they will do all the hard work for you – they feed on the bait taking it back to the harbourage where others also pick up the insecticide, controlling the population.
PestXpert 2 in 1 Cockroach Bait is a professional GEL formulation. Not only is it superior in palatability to solid bait in plastic bait stations, it can be placed in far more locations, ensuring fast cockroach feeding and rapid population control.
PESTXPERT TIP: DON'T SPRAY IN THE SAME AREA YOU PLACE THE COCKROACH BAIT - SPRAYS TEND TO BE REPELLENT TO COCKROACHES AND WE WANT THEM TO EAT THE BAIT!
- Highly attractive, professional gel formulation
- Unique formulation with two insecticides;
- One to target the adults and nymphs for rapid population suppression
- One to break the breeding cycle to deliver complete population control
PestXpert 2 in 1 Cockroach bait uses the same packaging as professional products. The syringe with plunger and applicator nozzle allows for precise placement of small amounts of cockroach bait. This means the product can be placed exactly where required, without any wastage. This flexibility and precision in application is why they are preferred to the cockroach bait stations used by standard consumer products.
The product can be kept fresh be replacing the clear applicator nozzle with the black protective nozzle after use.
HOW TO USE PESTXPERT 2 IN 1 COCKROACH BAIT
‘Small’ cockroaches, such as German cockroaches, do not travel very far from their hiding places, normally only 1-2 metres. So, although you do not have to find their hiding places, you do need to place the cockroach bait near likely harbourages.
Recommended cockroach bait placements:
- Corners of under-sink cupboards
- Hinges of cupboard doors and dishwasher
- Corners of food cupboards
- Under cupboards, fridges and cookers (can place on pieces of aluminum foil if desired to allow ease of checking)
- Feet of fridge and cookers
- Kickboards of cupboards
- Underneath microwave, toaster and other small kitchen appliances
The key to success with cockroach baiting is to apply numerous, small bait placements – small dots of gel in many locations, rather than applying big blobs or lines of gel, or bait stations in fewer locations. The recommended dot size is around the size of a small pea.
PestXpert 2 in 1 Cockroach bait will start to work within 24 hours, with control of the population within 7 days. Monitor cockroach gel placements – if they have been eaten out, you should place some further gel dots as you may have a bigger problem than you thought!
The gel placements should remain attractive for up to 3 months, after which they should be replaced, especially if you intend to use cockroach baits as part of an ongoing cockroach prevention program.
IMPORTANT TIP: If you are going to use insecticide sprays as well as baits to deal with your cockroach problem, it is important that you don’t apply a spray in the same area as the bait placement. Sprays tend to be repellent to cockroaches and so will prevent cockroaches being attracted to the bait, therefore reduce their effectiveness. A good strategy is to place bait in and around the cupboards and to spray around the perimeter of the room.
For more information on cockroach baiting techniques, check out our blog – “How to use cockroach bait“
The PestXpert range has been specifically designed for use around homes, where there will be children and pets present. In fact, the professional quality packaging allows the products to be applied more safely than standard consumer products, as they can be applied more accurately with less chance of accidental contact.
Nevertheless, safety should always be the number one priority and so before carrying out any pesticide treatment follow the following key steps
- Read the label. Make sure you understand application instructions and safety information.
- Wear appropriate safety clothing. PestXpert recommends wearing gloves during application.
- Prepare the treatment area. The area to be treated should be clear of obstacles to allow application of the bait to the target areas.
- Do not apply in areas accessible to children and pets (see below)
The safety profile of a modern cockroach gel, such as PestXpert 2 in 1 Cockroach Bait, with the small amount of product placed and the tiny amount of insecticide in the bait, means that the risk to pets and children is minimal. However, with safety the number one consideration, the best option is to not use in areas accessible to children – discrete placement of gel dots in the locations suggested will keep the gel out of sight and minimise the chance of contact from prying paws and little fingers.
Note: PestXpert 2 in 1 Cockroach Bait DOES NOT contain nuts or nut extracts, unlike some other cockroach baits.
If poisoning occurs, contact a doctor or Poisons Information Centre. Phone Australia 13 11 26; New Zealand 0800 764 766
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
Additional information is listed in the Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Also available from Sumitomo Chemical Australia Pty Ltd.