Raid® Defence System

We have a custom combination of products and tips to battle bugs.

General Info
  • Adult cockroaches are up to 4 cm long and generally rest in the daytime
  • After dark, they come out of hiding to mate and forage for food
  • American cockroaches can fly but are most often seen running quickly in and out of homes, storage areas, and garages
Where They Hide

In homes located in warmer areas:

  • In warmer climates, American cockroaches live outdoors
  • They are often found around the foundations of the home, near patios and porches, or under mulches, shrubs, compost heaps and other plant material
  • Once inside, American cockroaches can be found hiding in dark, humid areas like laundry rooms, utility rooms, garages, bathrooms, sheds and crawl spaces
What They Want From You
  • American cockroaches will treat your home or apartment as an all-inclusive resort; they’ll invite themselves over for food, water, and shelter, especially during very cold or hot weather
  • American cockroaches are attracted to foods with sugar, starch, or grease, but will feed on nearly anything including pet food
Why They’re A Problem
  • Some American cockroaches can pick-up, carry, and spread harmful bacteria, such as Salmonella, to other surfaces that they walk across
  • Many people are scared or repulsed by cockroaches due to their unsightly appearance and smell
Tips For Limiting Entry and Avoiding Future Problems

Eliminate their food and water sources and hiding places:

  • Remove food spills and exposed food, especially near appliances
  • Store food in sealed containers
  • Don’t leave dirty dishes in the sink
  • Take out the garbage regularly and tie it closed tightly
  • Toss out old boxes and newspapers that serve as good hiding places and hard places to treat
  • Clean and vacuum regularly, especially behind ovens, microwaves, toasters, and refrigerators
  • Keep food out of bedrooms and living rooms
  • Keep garages and storage areas dry

Seal up entryways and point of access to keep them out of the home or apartment:

  • Caulk cracks and crevices where cockroaches can enter from the outside or neighbouring units
  • Do not store debris near the home, which provides areas for outdoor cockroaches to hide and breed
  • Identify and repair indoor water leaks that provide moisture and high humidity that these cockroaches prefer to live in.

Avoid common mistakes during treatment:

  • When using baits, be sure you do not place them on areas that have been sprayed with an aerosol or liquid insecticide - cockroaches travelling over sprayed areas will die before they have a chance to bring the bait back to the nest
  • Never spray the bait with an aerosol or liquid insecticide – cockroaches will not eat it
  • When using baits, be sure to remove competing food and water sources so they are forced to eat the bait
  • Replace baits at intervals prescribed on the label
  • The more baits you can place and the closer you place them to where the cockroaches hide during the day, the better your control will be
  • Remember to place baits around the access points of the home (entrances, openings, soffits, under steps, the garage) to intercept the cockroaches as they travel to and from the home

Raid® Defence System

We have a custom combination of products and tips to battle bugs.



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