What Is A Roach Trap?
A roach trap is a method of catching roach and preventing them from getting away so you can either dispose of them or let them go somewhere outside your home. There are a variety of different traps that serve different purposes.
Glue Traps-These traps do not offer any bait-instead when they get placed in the travel path of the roaches they offer up a scent that attracts the roaches. They then step onto the glue boards, and they are stuck and cannot get away. They typically die there until you dispose of them. Cleanup is somewhat easy other than the fact that you have to dispose of the dead roaches.
Bait Traps-We find that these are the best kind of traps because they do not just capture the roaches and kill them one by one. Bait traps offer up a bait usually at a bait station. The roaches then gather up this bait and take it back to the nest for the entire infestation to feed on. Slowly over time this bait kills off the entire nest as they consume more and more of the bait. This is a great strategy because the roaches do a lot of the work for you. All you have to do is set the bait station down, and they kill themselves off.
Gel Traps-These traps are similar to bait stations, but instead of offering a good bait, the trap offers a gel that when the roach comes in contact with the gel, they become infected with the poison. Every other roach they touch then becomes infected in the same way. This slowly kills off the entire infestation similar to the bait station. The only reason this is sometimes more effective than a bait station is that you can put gel all over the place and only one roach has to come in contact with it.