What is the active ingredient?
Hawkeye Cockroach Bait contains 0.6% Indoxacarb
Is it dangerous?
Indoxacarb has a low mammalian toxicity and is one of the safer insecticide active ingredients available to people and pets. The product itself is no more toxic than table salt (but it still should not be consumed).
How long does it take to work?
You can start seeing dead roaches within 5-6 hours and should start to see significant reduction in roach infestation within a week. After 2 weeks, over 90% of roaches should be dead with Hawkeye Cockroach bait under average to medium infestation levels. At that point, you will see very few emerging from hiding. Still, you should continue to apply tiny drops of gel bait until you stop seeing roach activity or no feeding over the bait gel.
How do I know if the roach bait is working?
The number one sign is fewer cockroaches out in the open. You should also find fewer droppings (if that has been a problem). Remember to keep an eye on the bait. At first, if it is disappearing quickly, that means the roaches are feeding on it and it should be doing its job. Later, as it kills the pests, you should find more left over when it is time to reapply.
Can roaches come back again once the whole population is killed?
Reinfestations can occur depending on the species involved and your house location. Roaches regularly enter buildings inhabited by humans to look for warm, damp environments in close proximity to food and water sources. Sometimes they are drawn to homes due to messy conditions e.g. dirty counters, open food containers etc. Sometimes, roaches will invade a home simply because it is easily accessible. Buildings with many cracks and crevices (such as openings around windows, doors, pipes, and so on) are particularly susceptible to roach invasions. Sealing outside cracks and holes in walls, can help limit such invasions.
Can you provide more detailed advice on eliminating roaches in my specific situation?
Yes, definitely! We are happy to help you get the best result from our products. Please contact us to discuss the details of your problem and we will advise on what to use, where to place it and when. Photos are a great help.