According to the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, roach bombs are seldom effective at killing roaches, no matter the brand. In most cases, very little of the insecticide sprayed by roach bombs penetrates into the deep cracks and crevices where roaches hide.
Roach bombs, or insect foggers, spray a fine mist containing an insecticide straight up into the air, where it disperses and settles onto floors and other surfaces. Roaches and other household insects spend most of their time in wall voids and other hard-to-reach areas, where the residue does not settle. In addition, most foggers use pyrethrin, which is somewhat effective on flying insects but rarely fatal to cockroaches.Learn More
Some roaches do bite. During heavy infestations of German cockroaches, people have not only reported being bitten, but also finding roaches eating food residue around the mouths of those who are sleeping.Full Answer >
Contrary to popular belief, there are no white or albino cockroaches. The white color is actually caused by the splitting and shedding of the cockroach's cuticle, which is its exterior casing. The cockroach sheds this cuticle during molting from a nymph into an adult.Full Answer >
You can bug bomb spiders, but the ingredients used in these products work as repellents for spiders, causing them to move to deeper hiding places to avoid the spray, so they normally do not die. The active ingredient in most bug bombs, pyrethrin, is rarely lethal to spiders.Full Answer >
The Vegas roach trap uses a bait technique to trap a roach in a glass or jar. The trap got its name from a Las Vegas news broadcast that explained the process. A jar or glass, beer, chocolate or coffee grounds and petroleum jelly are needed for this technique.Full Answer >