How does cockroach gel bait work

Ask QuestionsCategory: CockroachesHow does cockroach gel bait work
AvatarSterling asked 2 years ago
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AvatarLiza Smith Staff answered 2 years ago

Gel baits are placed in infested areas so that cockroaches could try and eat the gel, which usually has a nice aroma reminding the cockroach of its favorite food. With a nice gel a pest gets a lethal portion of poison. But even after the first roach is dead, the gel continues to work. Cockroaches are known to display cannibalistic and coprophagic tendencies, therefore, by eating feces and sheds of their infected fellow roach they also get toxic elements of the gel.
Gel baits must be placed not far from the nest, otherwise it will not work properly: the roaches wouldn’t need to go somewhere far for the food if they have it somewhere near the nest (and they usually do, as they nest in fertile areas. Try to put the gel bait into cracks and holes, in the dark, humid and hardly reachable areas. The main difference between bait station and gel bait is that the latter can be placed literally everywhere. For maximum effect try imidacloprid-based Invict Gold or Advion Cockroach with a MetaActiveTM compound.
Creators try to design cockroach gels to be as appetizing as possible. Nevertheless, the roaches may not want to eat the gel because they have other tried sources of food or it’s simply not their flavour.
More on gel baits and other insecticides in our article ‘5 Most Effective Ways to Get Rid of Cockroaches’