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Cockroach baits come in tubes of gel or you can buy little stations that contain a pesticide œcookie. Either way, these baits draw hungry cockroaches to feed and once they do, they return to their nests where they die in a day or so.
***image3***Successful roach baiting requires knowledge of the cockroach species and a complete understanding about cockroach habits.
Just because you buy cockroach bait doesn't mean you are going to control cockroaches. Most homeowners don't understand cockroach habits and even fewer actually read the product label.
Cockroach control is not difficult. It just takes time and a willingness to change some personal habits. Clutter and carelessness about food spills are at the top of the list of things that need to be corrected if you ever hope to be free of cockroaches.
A cockroach infestation cannot always be fixed with pesticides alone. Living in clutter and failing to do a good job of cleaning can cause a major cockroach infestation to occur.
All the cockroach species that are common invaders of homes are capable of biting people. Cockroach bites normally occur when the person is sleeping.
Palmetto bugs are American Cockroaches, but with a more appealing name. These suckers are big, they can fly, and they aren't scared of anything or anyone. Palmetto bugs are creepy, but getting rid of palmetto bugs can be a cinch.
Oriental cockroaches are slow movers, can barely climb and few are capable of flight. But, don't underestimate the Oriental cockroach for what it lacks in maneuverability it makes up in other places.
The American cockroach is one of the largest cockroaches we encounter. American cockroaches are usually found in commercial, industrial environments, but can find their way into homes via plumbing pipes and sewer lines.
When it comes to cockroach control most people will scream œNo mercy! The problem is that some roach pesticides will poison you too! Here are a few non-toxic solutions to get rid of cockroaches.
***image8***Cockroach identification is important to making correct treatment decisions. Big or small, identify cockroaches here.
When you want to get rid of roaches most people will scream œNo mercy! The problem is that some roach pesticides will poison you too! Here are a few non-toxic solutions to get rid of cockroaches.
***image1***We often hear homeowners say, œWe don't have any cockroaches, but we do see waterbugs in our basement. The Oriental cockroach is often called a waterbug or water bug.
***image2***In spite of advances in pesticides and roach control techniques, why is roach control so difficult? Cockroaches still maintain their position of being one of our most common household and commercial pests.
***image2***The Wood roach is a large cockroach often mistakenly identified as the American cockroach. The wood roach does not live inside structures.
***image2***There are many cockroach species with many names depending upon the country. Cockroach name origins may not control the critter, but knowing the name origins of cockroaches can provide important information about this pest.
***image2***Urban legends about insects give us nightmares, yet we're still fascinated and disgusted by their presence. Read on if you have the stomach to hear about a cockroach insect urban legend.