Oriental Cockroach Control Treatment
This reddish brown roach generally will be found at lower levels but can climb fairly well so will also turn up at elevated levels, and, as with other cockroaches, is generally nocturnal in habit.1. Spray apply an insecticidal liquid around the total perimeter wall floor junctions of each affected room. Where roaches have been found at higher levels, then carefully apply product to those areas too. Products that are suitable for this purpose are, Pro-Active C water based low odour insecticide and Rentokil Insectrol Aerosol. The latter will not give such long term protection from cockroaches but may penetrate better under skirtings and into small voids. For longer term protection, use Dethlac Laquer which comes in an aerosol format. Dethlac will give around 3 months cockroach control but be aware that this product leaves a deposit that may be visible and is not appropriate to apply to fabrics or fabric covered surfaces. This product may also stain UPVC. The Rentokil Insectrol aerosol is less likely to cause damage.Spray applied insecticides (excluding Dethlac) will require re-application after 15 days, then every 30 days after that until the infestation is clear.Re-apply Dethlac after 60 days.2. Once the surfaces are dry you can apply an insecticidal dust such as Rentokil Insectrol Dust 150g to places where spraying can be difficult. Particular attention should be given to applying insecticidal powder into voids, under appliances ie: ovens, into pipe ducting, under raised base cupboards and behind fixed units. Cockroaches like all these areas.3. Set up some cockroach traps. These come in two sizes, Crawling Insect Monitor is a small sticky trap that could catch maybe half a dozen cockroaches, it is, as the name indicates, a tool for monitoring cockroach activity and if you have a significant problem, then the Lo-Line Cockroach Trap would be a better investment. The majority of Traps should be placed at floor level with just a couple at higher levels, lets say on kitchen work surfaces, where cockroaches like to forage for food.
Latest trends in cockroach control involve the use of food baits to poison cockroaches from within. Sadly, these baits are not available for non-professional use however, you can view these products on our Professional Insecticides