Expert Answer

Q: Why have baits become the product of choice for managing cockroaches both indoors and outdoors?


By: Dr. Janis Reed, BCE, Technical Services Manager with CSI

Baits are popular because of their simplicity and overall effectiveness. In general, they have been so successful because of three things: 

1. Less preparation is needed - customers no longer must empty their cabinets for a “traditional” chemical treatment. 

2. Baits can be simply placed in cracks & crevices where cockroaches live. 

3. Bait materials are highly attractive and effective against cockroaches.