Use a combination of strategies for cockroaches

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March 28, 2024

Anna Berry

Anna Berry, BCE

We all have our favorite cockroach tools, but it’s important to remember many control tools are available — each labeled to address different areas and situations. For quick and complete cockroach control, it’s often best to use a combination of strategies.

For example, use dusts in voids where cockroaches harbor, and residual applications along their likely travel paths, including cracks and crevices. Use aerosols to flush them out of hiding places and use bait to enable adults to carry toxins back to the harborage for the rest of the population.

When complemented by practices like sanitation and exclusion, multiple control strategies empower us to effectively combat resilient cockroach populations, regardless of their location.

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BERRY is a technical director at B&G Equipment. Previously, she worked as training manager for McCloud Pest Management Solutions, South Elgin, Ill. She is a Board Certified Entomologist, ServSafe certified and instructor and proctor for the National Restaurant Association and is certified in HACCP. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Oregon and a master’s degree in grain science from Kansas State University.

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