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Are You Trying To Control Cockroaches In Your Kitchen

Are you trying to control cockroaches in your kitchen?  If so, they are more than likely the German cockroach.  They are the most wide spread cockroach that infests homes and business throughout the world.  Once you get them, they can be very hard to eradicate.  Here are a few tips to help you in your battle.


1. Applying cockroach gel bait in cracks and crevices is highly effective.  Cockroach gel bait can be applied almost anywhere as long as it cannot be touched by human fingers under normal conditions.  When it all possible, apply small BB sized placements directly into the harborage (nesting site) area.   But you cannot use the gel bait alone without making sure all other food source have been thoroughly cleaned in the area of the infestation.  If you give the cockroach food choices, it may not pick the cockroach gel bait as it’s meal.  This step may need to be re-applied in about a week depending on the size of the infestation.

2. Use Boric acid insecticide dust in pipe chase or under cabinet voids if possible.  Boric acid is an excellent material for controlling cockroaches, but it has to be placed in area where people cannot come into contact with it.

3. Treat the perimeter of the kitchen with a residual insecticide spray along the baseboard.  This will help prevent any cockroaches from moving into a new area and kill those who may be harboring in that area.

Once you have completed the above steps, you should be on your way to success.  All these product above can be found at one of our three location.  And if the job is too big for you to handle, give us a call, our trained service technicians can take of any sized problem.

Please call us if you have any questions or concerns regarding these pests at 636-343-7900 or go to for more information regarding our service options.


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