Living in the Philippines my whole life, the existence of cockroaches is already a part of life for me. Growing up there was only one solution (Baygon cockroach spray) but thanks to the progress of science we now have a less hazardous, kid/pet-friendly option! For me this is better than sprays, chalks or syringe type! And it’s lasts 3 months!
Meet the BAYGON 24-HOUR ROACH KILLER! It is a roach bait station manufactured by Bygon. Here is why for me this is the best way to eliminate roaches in my home.
I avoid spraying the air with chemicals at all costs after my brother-in-laws cat died of liver failure because his wife loved spraying lysol on everything. The poor cat is smaller than us humans so the effect on his liver was magnified! I don’t care if they’ve invented roach sprays that smell better, because you are still inhaling a toxic chemical meant to kill.
Aside from this roach sprays only kill the visible cockroaches, but do not kill the colonies living in your walls and such. I read somewhere that for every roach you see there are dozens or hundreds more you don’t see living in your walls/floors! Eeeeep! So when you kill one or 2 with the spray you have hundreds more laying eggs inside your walls! Not effective at all!
Chalks have to be written on walls and cupboards. Aside from being unsightly (yes it will look ugly if your walls/cupboards are not white) I also feel that the dust from the chalk can easily contaminate your plates and other food items in the house. Also since the dust is not contained and easily flies off into the air, it can also slowly be ingested by us and our dog. God forbid our dog licks a line! Can you imagine if we have children already? It’s even scarier!
If I am not mistaken, chalk also only kills the roaches that come into contact with it.
Roach bait gels in syringe
In my in-laws place in Manila a neighbor moved in and suddenly the condo was infested with these tiny cockroaches which were probably living in their furniture. I suggested using these roach bait gels because at that time we were between dogs. Wolfie had just died and we had not adopted DiploDog yet. It was so effective and after a couple of weeks they were free of cockroaches! They just had to reapply the gel in nooks and crevices so that new cockroaches will also be taken cared of. The best thing about roach baits is that they not only kill the cockroaches that you see but also kill off the rest of the colony. Baby roaches apparently eat the adults poop and are also poisoned. Unlike sprays that kill immediately, baits kill roaches around 72 hours after ingestion. During this time period, these roaches leave a great deal of droppings behind for other roaches to find. If the roaches were to die too fast, there would not be enough feces to transmit the bait to other roaches. Through this domino effect, one roach feeding on the bait can actually kill 30 or 40 more roaches!
Click here to see a sample of a bait gel in disposable syringe. I couldn’t find the Bygon/Bayer one that we used to use. I found this useful for the use of bait gels.
For me this is the best because they act like bait gels, except they are contained in plastic housing that can be stuck to higher parts of the wall which children and pets cannot reach. There is no danger of the dog licking it like the chalk or the gel. With the gel, you need to leave many rice granule sized amounts all over your kitchen and other areas where you see roaches. This is very dangerous when you have a child or pet.
The best thing about these bait stations is that you only change after every 3 months! Clean, safe and effective – without leaving chemical residue around the house!
Click here for more useful information on roach baits.
I haven’t found any place to get roach bait station (of any brand) here in Jakarta so every time I go home to Manila I purchase a couple of boxes of Baygon 24-hour roach killers to last me the rest of the year. I usually find them in Rustans Supermarket or True Value for about 4 USD. There are 6 roach baits per box.
Instructions at the back of the box
We use the bait station 🙂 I think it works. But to be on the safe side just try to hide it from diplo dog 🙂 And thanks for the post…reminded me that I need to go get new ones already. Haha
I stopped using sprays when we got a cat too. They’re so much more vulnerable cause they lick themselves clean. so they just have to step or sit on a sprayed area- they’ll ingest all the residue when they lick themselves later.
We love roach gel over here. It really gets all the tiny roaches that are sooo common in these ancient buildings. The rare big ones, the cat takes care of, playing with them til they’re dead. Then she’ll sometimes leave them on the bed as an offering!
This makes so much sense! thanks for sharing! I’m curious with the roach gel.. the cat doesn’t lick it? I don’t like using it because it’s not contained – you never know where it can be transferred upon contact.
OMGosh I just had to laugh at that last thing! It’s so touching and gross at the same time! =D Hahahaha!
Cats are usually smart about what not to eat (ours isn’t even interested in human food, except for cheese sometimes), so they won’t seek it out and lick it. I put it on the undersides of counters and in cabinets that can be closed, and even if she did manage to get in the cabinet, she’d have to reach into the corners to come in contact with the gel.
That is pretty smart. We wouldn’t have had a problem with out old Yorkie who was such a snob when it came to food. But our Pomeranian right now is such a fatty he eats anything – he even loves the taste of his meds! So I’ve to be so much more careful now!
Ipis is my number one enemy! Hate hate hate them!!! I’ve never tried the bait station, will definitely try this. Thanks!
You will love this since it’s so neat – you can tuck it away from sight, children and pets! Let me know what you think when you’ve tried it!
I don’t use sprays anymore either, even if I was the brand manager for an insect killer before! I use the Bayer syringe because I feel if it’s more obvious like the bait, my daughter will play with it more. Haha. With the syringe, we just have to put in hard to reach corners that are invisible to her. But you’re wise to have it in this bait to keep away from Diplodog licking it.
Unless you place the bait in places that your daughter can’t reach. But yeah I can see why that might even intrigue her more.
Chuzai Living says
I would definitely use Baygon roach bait station! I used to use one like that from Japan when we lived in Japan. So far we haven’t seen roaches in our house, but I hate them!! I am afraid of using any spray even for mosquitos in our house because we have young kids. I just don’t want to risk their health even for a bit. I wish there was a bait station for mosquitos, too! 😛
There are bait station for mosquitos – in a manner of speaking anyone. Those things that electrocute them (looks like this) We have massive ones in Mindanao because there are loads of mosquitos there. Also there are the ones that look like tennis rackets that look like this. My 10 yr old sister gets a kick out of swatting mosquitos with it. I think one of the major pluses of condominium living for me is the fact that higher altitude also means less mosquitos. We actually keep our balcony door open most times!
I found this really informative page on mosquitos that you might wanna check out! click here.
Hafijur Rhman says
My country is Bangladesh.I Need Combat Roace Bait Station,Baygon24-Hours Roach Killer.
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I wish I could help you but I am not connected with Baygon in any way. I’m just a happy customer. Check out their website! I’m sure you are just a google away from finding out if you have suppliers in your country =)
Do I need to break the black thing? I’m really confused. Please help me.
Hi Liza, no need to break the black thing. The first picture above is a pack of 6 roach baits. All you need to do is separate them, then place them in dark corners of the house where roaches like to go like under the sink or behind the trashcan. The roach will find a way to get into the bait to get the “food” that they will eat and bring to their nests which will also kill other roaches and in time eliminate all of them. just buy the roach baits and it will be easier from there. Complete instructions in the back.
Hi! I have put the roach killer in a dark corner of the house. So after a while, they will die off? and no other action is required? Thanks!
Hi Yuetching, have about 6 roach baits in dark corners in a room. Unlike cockroach spray and chalk which kill roaches instantly, the way the baits work is that the roach will eat it, and bring it to their nest where other roaches will eat the bait and usually they die off. After a while you will notice that the roaches just disappear. Replace every 3 months.
Very useful instructions. I am going to buy them tmr. I hate cocroaches.
I just tried the roach bait and installed some a while ago. The craziest thing happened, about a dozen of roaches came out of nowhere, roaming around the house. This really freaked me out.
Hey Kerwin, gosh that does sound freaky! I hope that in time the cockroaches stopped harassing your household. The roach baits are more of a long term solution, so yes they don’t kill the roaches immediately. I hope that in the long run, you are finally rid of your freaky roaches! Good luck!
Where can I buy this roach bait gels in disposal syringe? I feel like the Baygon bait station isnt working or do I just need to wait for a little longer? Its like the cockroaches are getting more and more everyday.
Hello diplomaticwife, i just bought the baygon 24 hour roach killer, it says in the instructions to break it apart before using. Do i just separate them from each other or do i have to actually break something on each? Or is it ready to use once i take it off from its plastic? Thanks in advance
Yes each oblong is 1 piece, so place each oblong in different location. If you don’t then it’s overkills to have 3 pcs in one location. Each box has 6pcs if I recall correctly, so that’s what they mean by break apart. Just to disconnect them from each other. Nothing to really “break” =) I hope I was able to answer your question clearly! Feel free to comment again if not
I Use the roach bait at home, however, im just concerned, my cat sometimes has a habit of eating the tiny roaches. Will this harm him if say, the roach has ingested some bait?
Hi there, I am not so sure, but it doesn’t kill the cockroaches. It just makes them barren or infertile so that when they bring it to their nest, other roaches will also eat it and then they will not anymore have eggs. It’s a slower permanent irradication of the colony so they don’t go back. As for your cat, I think it is much bigger than the roach so it will probably not be as affected as the cockroaches. To be safe, please ask your vet.
Hi diplomaticwife. Recently bought the bait station. Wala lang.
It’s not the fastest acting but it’s the most permanent. I hope it works and eliminates your roach population.