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Inspection; The Proven Pest Control Technician in Castle Hill has the training and the experience to know what to look for and determine the best treatment method. The PMP can identify the species and source of infestation as well as where the cockroaches are hiding and breeding.
Treatment: The PMP will selectively apply treatment to the habitats where the cockroaches live and breed.
Environmental Management: Cockroaches can be difficult to control so any treatment approach would be greatly assisted when environmental management issues are also addressed.
The majority of cockroach treatments involve the use of residual liquid sprays, gel baits and to a lesser extent, dusts. Most liquids used for cockroach control over the last 10 years have been Synthetic pyrethroids. Synthetic pyrethriods are repellents so once a cockroach encounters the insecticide, it becomes more excited and active. The PMP's clients may even see more cockroaches during the day, indicating that the insecticide has affected the cockroaches.
More recently non-repellent residual insecticides that pests can't detect have been introduced. These are relatively slow acting and allow the cockroach to have more contact and transfer the insecticide back through the colony. Non-repellent insecticides (such as Arilon) can be used in conjunction with gels and baits for improved control. This is a major benefit over the synthetic pyrethroids, which tend to repel cockroaches away from the gels.
Arilon is a non repellant insecticide. It is a 20% WG (water dispersible granule) formulation of indoxacarb designed specifically for the pest management industry. As shown in Figure 1, it has a strong affinity to attach itself to insects for excellent performance. Non-repellent cockroach gels such as Advion Cockroach Gel (also containing indoxacarb) attract cockroaches to feed on them_ The gel is placed where the pest will come into contact with the insecticide. As is their natural behaviour, they will continue to preen and groom.