Maxforce IMPACT Cockroach Bait Taste Test on German Cockroaches
Beucher & Son Termite and Pest Control constantly researches new products to help deliver only the best quality products for a successful pest service on your home. When a new product comes out, free samples are generally provided to pest companies in hopes to buy and use the product.
The new product of today is Maxforce IMPACT roach bait. I carried this product around for a week, just waiting to find just the right place to test it out. That day finally came! A property was about to be rented and the owner wanted the home serviced for German roaches. I was advised that the refrigerator was to be replaced. I noticed two German Roaches on the handle of the refrigerator…just sitting there, watching me. I applied a small dab of the new product in front of them and the experiment was initiated.
Maxforce has been around for a long time, its products have always delivered great results.
As you can see in the video, those little roaches are hungry. They are observed eating the bait…walking away a short distance and returning several times to eat some more.
I would definitely say that the Maxforce IMPACT cockroach bait taste test was a success for German cockroaches pest control products and German cockroach control.
Just for your information as to what cockroach bait is:
Roach bait is a modern pest control used for the extermination of cockroaches at indoor locations. The effectiveness of this method of pest control exploits the cannibalistic, coprophagic, and emetophagic tendencies of cockroaches.
Cockroaches live in nests. As such, killing a few roaches that happen to wander into a trap is an inadequate means of controlling the pest. Even if all adult roaches outside the nest are killed, some live eggs will remain in the nest and eventually hatch, leading to exponential growth.
The main problem with controlling infestations of cockroaches is ensuring that enough insecticide gets to a sufficiently large proportion of the population to effect control. Cockroach infestations have been treated with insecticidal sprays, dusts, gels, sand baits, etc. Cockroach bait may consist of simple poisons, killing from direct feeding only, to the latest insecticides which use delayed transferred toxic action, which can reach a sufficiently high proportion of the cockroach population to achieve effective control in a short period of time.
Secondary transmission of toxic baits
Cockroaches eat the feces of other roaches and they feed on each other. After consuming a lethal dose of a residual bait insecticide known to have delayed toxicant activity, cockroaches return to the harborage where they excrete feces. The insecticide-laden feces, fluids and eventual carcass, can contain sufficient residual pesticide to kill others in the same nesting site. As the roach staggers around for hours or even days, it infects other roaches in the nest, with toxicant transfer through feces, which then go on to infect others. This secondary transmission occurs through direct contact with, or ingestion of, traces of baits dispersed in the environment by contaminated cockroaches. These traces were either deposited by “trampling” in the environment or on dead contaminated cockroaches. The cascading effect goes on to wipe out whole colonies from indirect exposure by contact with the corpses, feces, or harborages of cockroaches previously exposed.
Such nests, when contaminated with sufficient residual pesticide via faeces, secretions, exuviae, or corpses provide an important reservoir of pesticide, which would be available to infect co species. Residual pesticides by virtue of their efficacy against cockroaches, their deployment in secure bait stations, and the way in which the active toxicant is transmitted to cockroaches that have not fed on the baits, offer an effective and environmentally compatible way of controlling cockroaches.