Types of Fumigation for Cockroach Control

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Cockroaches are a pest that can be eliminated using the right fumigation techniques.

Cockroaches are among the most common pests plaguing residential homes, businesses and restaurants. Fossil evidence has shown that they have been on earth for over 300 million years, surviving all types of conditions, and are recognized as one of the most successful insect groups. There are around 3,500 species of cockroach, with around 60 species found in the United States. Their survivability in all conditions has made cockroaches difficult to manage and exterminate.

Demon WP

Demon WP is used against a variety of insects and commonly used to control cockroaches. It is an odorless chemical which provides up to 90 days of protection. The active ingredient in Demon WP is Cypermethrin 40.0%; it may be used inside or outside of the house. The chemical is acceptable for use in federally licensed meat, poultry and egg processing plants. Demon WP will not hold up in a water solution. A gallon of Demon WP will cover 2,000 to 2,500 square feet of home or business space. It will not damage or stain any plastic, varnished or painted surface where it is applied.

Cyonara 9.7

Cyonara 9.7 is a multi-purpose pesticide commonly used for fumigating cockroaches. It is suitable for use indoors and outdoors in homes, commercial establishments, agricultural areas and food handling areas. The active ingredient in Cyonara 9.7 is 9.7% Lambda-Cyhalothrin, and the pesticide will last up to seven months when applied. Do it Yourself Pest Control recommends reapplying every two to three months to ensure effectiveness. In concentration, one quart of Cyonara 9.7 produces between 39 to 157 gallons of usable pesticide. A typical house needs from 1 to 2 gallons for a proper fumigation. A professional can apply it, or you can do it yourself.

Cyper WP

Cyper WP comes in a white powder and is mixed with water. When applied, the mixture lasts between two and three months with a 1-pound container producing about 24 to 48 gallons of cockroach fumigation chemicals. A 1-pound container will cover 2,000 to 2,500 square feet of commercial or residential space. The product is odorless and suitable for use indoors or outdoors, but will leave a powder chemical residue on dark furniture or dark surface spaces. It is suitable for use in residential, commercial, agricultural and industrial spaces. In conditions where it rains often, the product should be applied more regularly. The chemical is toxic to fish, so any fish tanks should be covered before application.


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