Cockroaches are the last thing you want to be in your home (or wherever you may be). Those dark reddish-brown insects with flattened bodies, two antennae, and wings often creep out some people. Although they aren’t the most dangerous insect out there (food poisoning is probably one of the worse harm they can do), their presence can send some of us screaming or incapacitate those who are suffering from katsaridaphobia.
If you see one cockroach roaming around your area, it is essential to check the places where these pests usually hide and breed. You can usually find them in dark, unhygienic places like cracks and crevices on window moldings, under the sink, in the drains and cupboards, etc. There may be even more roaches hiding from you. It is something that you shouldn’t postpone. Take note that a pair of cockroaches living in an ideal condition can produce up to 20,000 offspring in just a year. That’s a scary number.
Fortunately, a plethora of pesticides and products are made to help you keep these insects from taking over your territory. One of them is a cockroach trap. The traps can help you monitor the areas where you think the pests might be coming from before calling pest control company.
1. Roach Motel By Black Flag
The Black Flag Roach Motel Trap is a highly recommended cockroach trap product for dealing with light to a medium roach infestation. This trap works through luring the insect into the motel and then trapping them in. One of the best things about this product is that it can be flipped so you can trap more roaches. To know whether the trap is full, you can simply take a peek inside. And since the motel hides the trapped roaches inside, you do not have to deal with an unsightly scene of dead pests in your house.
The trap is pesticide-free and pets and children safe. It is light-scented, emitting a very pale smell of syrup that attracts cockroaches in the motels, and can last for up to four months. The only drawback of this product is that you have to place it right around the area where the roaches live.
2. Ultra Liquid Roach Bait By Hot Shot
The Ultra Liquid Roach Bait by Hot Shot is your classic roach-motel-style trap that utilizes a food and water formula to attract cockroaches. This product contains Dinotefuran, an active ingredient capable of destroying nests. So it does not only kill roaches but also kills their eggs and the entire population, making it a great option to end a cockroach infestation.
Unlike other bait traps that only use food to attract roaches, this Ultra Liquid Roach Bait also utilize liquid specially formulated to attract and kill the pests. The trap emits no significant odor but the manufacturer still warns users to keep the product out of pets or children’s reach.
The only disadvantage of this product is the price. It is a bit costly than food-only bait traps. Nevertheless, the price is worth the quality and product effectiveness. You can notice a huge reduction in the number of roaches within a day. On top of that, this product attracts both small and large cockroaches.
3. Combat Roach Trap
Combat Roach Traps come in two different types. One is for small roaches and the other is for the big ones. The trap is just the same. They only differ in size. The product contains a Fipronil which kills cockroaches either by contact or through ingestion.
One of the best things about this product is that it can kill an entire nest even without placing it right around the area where the pests reside. The cockroaches do not need to come into the bait to die. All it takes is a single roach to come to your bait station to eat and take the bait with poison back to the place where they are hiding and those who fed on the bait dies.
Furthermore, this product can work for up to twelve months so if you are looking for long lasting bait stations, this one is a great option. It is important to note, however, that this solution contains chemicals that can be harmful to pets and humans. So keep it in an area that cannot be reached by your young children.
4. Cockroach Trap By Greener Mindset
If you are looking for a roach trap safe for your kids and pets, the 12 Pack Cockroach traps by Greener Mindset can be a great choice. The box comes with twelve traps and is completely non-toxic, using all natural ingredients to trap and kill roaches.
This product uses a non-toxic glue to trap cockroaches and other bugs or small insects such as scorpions, ants and spiders to the glue itself. The glue is sticky enough, ensuring that the trapped pests will not be able to escape.
Proper usage can keep the trap working for up to three months. You can place them below your sink, along with kitchen cabinets, or behind the cabinets, or anywhere near roach nest without having to worry about your pets or children getting into the traps because the product poses no health risk. You do not need to replace the trap unless they are already full.
5. Raid Roach Gel
If you are looking for a product that can effectively kill roaches without taking too much effort on the application, the roach gel from the raid is a fair option. The gel is in an applicator tube that is easy to use. Also, the gel does not drip out or ooze of the applicator which sometimes happens with other gel products. So you do not get messy using this product.
Raid is one of the most popular bug spray brands and also offers solutions to controlling roach infestation. Their gel product contains Indoxacard, an active ingredient that can kill roaches that consume the bait. This also means that the trap remains inactive until the pests eat it.
6. Trapper Max Mouse & Insect Glue Boards
Each Trapper Max Mouse and Insect Glue Boards pack contains 72 scented glue boards ideal for dealing with a massive infestation. Every scented board has sticky glue and a small piece of paper with an attractant inside. The glue is non-toxic but is sticky enough to pose harm to young children and small pets if they get stuck to them. To make the boards safer for your children and pets, you can fold them to form a box.
7. Catchmaster 72MB
The Catchmaster trap is one of the best nontoxic cockroach traps you can use indoors. This package comes with twelve, 8”x5” boards. It is peanut butter scented to attract not just cockroaches but even rats, spiders, mice, and other bugs. Just like other quality traps, Catchmaster traps can be folded so it can be protected from dust which is the usual cause of the glue getting dry (and ineffective). Direct sunlight can also damage the glue, which is why this product should only be used indoors.
Although the product is non-toxic, it is advisable to still keep it out of children and pet’s reach. You don’t want them to get stuck in the glue, don’t you?
8. Trapro Cockroach Traps
This trap also uses glue coating as a long-lasting and strong adhesive to trap pests specifically roaches. It is odorless and very easy to use. All you need to do is open and set it in the corners or areas of the house. Its surface is very sticky so the chance of the pests escaping is small. The product is also pet-friendly.
To kill the insects that are trapped inside, some people pour boiling water over the trap or burn it once it is full. You can also just add chemicals poisonous to roaches in the trap.
If you are planning to purchase any of these traps, you can look for them in home improvement stores. But if you do not have time to visit your local shop, you can just look for them and purchase from online stores. There are many online stores that offer these products. Aside from the convenience, you also get to compare prices and find the best one. It is also a discreet way to buy roach traps.
If you are dealing with a massive infestation, it is advisable to seek help from professional and reliable pest control company in North Carolina. You may need to spend more money, but you get to enjoy a lot of perks. You do not need to buy cockroach products yourself and test which ones work best. You also don’t have to deal with the cockroaches. You will also be sure that everyone that lives in the house where there is an infestation will be safe and secure while the pest control service provider carries out necessary treatments.
For a reliable pest extermination service, you can call Lake Norman Pest Control. The company only uses products and methods that are safe for everyone in your house, your loved ones, and safe for the environment.