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How to Get Rid of Roaches

They’re ugly, capable of spreading disease, triggering allergic reactions and, last but not least, doing one heck of a number on the health and sanity of your home.

Yes, we’re talking about one of the most common household pests – roaches.

Maxforce Roach Bait Gel

Wondering how to get rid of roaches? Start by doing a little investigative work to identify what areas of your home they’re living in. After you’ve located where they’re living in concentration, try one of the following methods:

  • Maximize cleanliness: In order to get rid of little roaches, cut off their food source. Find any water leaks in your home and fix them. Also, routinely sweep your floors and vacuum, remove trash regularly and always keep containers sealed. If you eliminate the food and water source, you’ll likely eliminate the infestation.
  • Bait them: You can purchase a slow-working poisonous bait to mix in with a food source, which roaches will bring back to their nest and eat, eventually killing all of them over the course of a few weeks.  Best solution since you are offering them a food source.
  • Insecticides: Having trouble getting rid of big roaches? Try using insecticides and spray it around areas where you suspect them to be hiding. Insecticides are ideal for killing adult roaches. Adding an Insect Growth Regulator will stop the cockroaches life cycle.
  • Traps: If you have a small roach population, administering some traps should be enough to do away with them. These traps work to trap the critters with a sticky adhesive. You can also make your own trap by half-filling a jar with water. This homemade trap allows roaches to enter, but prevents them from exiting and thereby causes them to drown.

Getting rid of roaches can be a challenge, but can be done. If you have an infestation beyond your control, it is best to call and get our expert recommentations on how to get rid of roaches. For more information, contact one of our professionals today.

How to Get Rid of Ants

When it comes to knowing the best ways to get rid of ants, you can take comfort in knowing it’s not all that difficult.  In fact, there are several treatment methods that can be used to kill ants, which allows you to choose one that you believe will work best for you and your situation.

Hot to get rid of ants

Hire an exterminator

One of the most effective, yet more expensive, ways to get ants out of your home is by hiring an exterminator.  This professional will come into your home and spray ant killer.

Fill your home with smells that ants don’t like

Just the same as you don’t like certain smells, neither do ants.  Some of the more common scents that ants don’t like include:

  • Whole cloves
  • Black pepper
  • Cinnamon
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Bay leaves

By spraying places in your home where you tend to see ants, this will likely deter them from hanging out so much.

This may also keep guest and family away.

Apply a chalk line to where you see ants coming in

Ants don’t like chalk because it has talc in it.  If you notice ants coming in through certain cracks, windows or doors in your home, outline these areas with chalk.  Hopefully, the talc will deter the ants from entering in these spots.

Apply caulk to windows, doors, cracks

Caulking around your doors, windows and any cracks should be very effective in keeping the ants out; however, for the ones that are already in your home, this will of course lock them in, so you’ll need to take extra steps to kill the ants that are already in your home, such as by purchasing ant bait gel from a DIY compnay such as ePestSolutions.com.

Difference in Roach Gel Bait

I have been doing some reading and I was wandering if you can tell me the difference in the 2 cockroach gel baits….
1 uses Indoxacarb and
1 uses Fipronil
Thank you



They are different chemicals, one is Maxforce which is the Fipronil and the other is Advion Roach Gel Bait .

They both work great!  Has a lot to do with if you have been baiting for roaches a very long time or not as to is you should switch products.

Maxforce Magnum is a higher level of Fipronil then does the Maxforce FC.

Please let me know if I can assist you any further, you can call us at 1-888-523-7378

Monica epestsolutions.com

Advion Ant Gel Bait Best Product Ever Made!

Advion Ant Gel Bait


This is by far the best product that I have ever used. The attractive ability is unsurpassed! It took a little over a week, but the ant population has diminished to practically nill. I am sure that the one area that I made the application has effected multiple colonies. Careful handling and placement of course is important to promote safety of family and pets, but the effectiveness of this product is unsurpassed. Thank you for your prompt service!

ADVION ant bait gel is specifically formulated to be tasty to all major species of ants. Advion ant gel contains the new active ingredient, Indoxacarb, a powerful, nonrepellent insecticide. The slight delay in death caused by Indoxacarb, encourages ants to eat the bait and return to the nest site to share the bait with other ants, eventually killing the entire colony. Use of Advion will help eliminate ants within days of application.

  • Active Ingredient:  Indoxacarb 0.05%

Advance Termite Bait Stations and Termite Control

What does that mean in regards to poison being bait?

Are you perhaps saying that it is bait and poison mixed together?

Are you saying it is 99% termite food, and 1% poison?

Are you saying that there is a slight chance that termites could choke to death chewing this substance, thus making it deadly to them?
If I were to ask for a link or a model # identifying exactly what to purchase to KILL TERMITES & Their entire colony, what item(s) would you refer me to?



http://www.epestsolutions.com/advance-termite-replacement-monitors-and-wood.html  these are the pieces that are inside the stations, it only contains cellulose that will attract them, will not kill them


http://www.epestsolutions.com/advance-termite-bait-cartridges-6-pack.html  this portion replaces the white portion in the upper link.  This is considered the poison. and is only used when you have termites in the monitors.


http://www.epestsolutions.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=SEARCH&Store_Code=epestsolutions&q=advance  any which kit you purchase would depend on the size of the home.


Please let me know if I can assist you any further.




monica bird | Entomologist

Got Pests? We have the solutions!
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Cleveland, TX 77328
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Really looking for is LORSBAN for Pecan Trees


What I am really looking for is  LORSBAN  but the only time I found it the quantity was much more than I needed which means the priced was more than I am willing to pay.  I have 3 large pecan trees with issues and Texas A & M recommended LORSBAN.  Open to suggestion .


That product below I was told has been discontinued, but this is what was suggested to me for your situation.


Chlorpyrifos 4 E as an alternative, will run $199.00 for a 2.5 gallon unit.


Please let me know if I can assist you any further.




monica bird | Entomologist

Got Pests? We have the solutions!
24535 Morgan Cemetary Road
Cleveland, TX 77328
ph. 1 (888) 523-7378

Blog: www.epestsolutions.com/info/blog/
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Temprid SC Insecticide from Bayer Environmental Ant Control

Temprid SC Insecticide from Bayer Environmental


Temprid SC Ant control

Temprid SC is  one of the newest and most effective solution your pest control needs to tackle the most common unwanted pests that invade your home, such as ants, spiders, cockroaches and more.

Temprid delivers unsurpassed ant control and one-of-a-kind home perimeter protection.  It has an  unbeatable combination of speed of control and reliable, long-term residual guarantees that Temprid

will keep working for you long after it’s applied.  Temprid is a pest control solution that was designed

specifi cally with the homeowner’s expectations when you want a  fast, dependable, long-lasting control of ants and other perimeter pests that can and will invade your home and business.

Temprid controls ants on contact and also works to targets insects like aphids, scales and mealybugs that produce a honeydew, which is the prefered food source ants. So by eliminating the food source you gain long-term control.   Ants won’t build a colony in areas where they can’t survive and feed themselves, their queen, and their young.

Temprid not only stops pests that live on the surface, but also targets soil-tunneling pests that live and breed underground. It also works quickly to eliminate pests that may impact human health, including spiders, ticks, and cockroaches.

So Temprid SC should be your new poduct of choice for controlling ants, and other household pests and of course the occasional invaders and it works faster than the leading products currently on the market.

When a  homeowners treats their  properties with Temprid for ant infestations can expect a high

level of satisfaction will get  the results they are looking for.

It also. Temprid delivers better, more reliable control of spider infestations longer than the

leading product.


Please contact us at 1-888-523-7378 or email us at info@epestsolutions.com

or checkout this product and the largest selection of do it yourself pest control products on the market at www.epestsolutions.com

Advance Termite Bait Stations and Bait: How do they work?

Advance Termite Bait Stations and Bait:  How do they work?



Hi. I would like to purchase Termite Poison and the things you stick in the
ground for the poison to go into. I am confused as to ‘bait’ versus ‘poison’. I
want the termites to take the poison back to their colony and all DIE. What do I
buy to make that happen?

Advance Termite Biat Kits


Are you referring to the Advance Termite System?  There are bait stations, then inside they have termite inspection cartridges or attractant, once you see termite activity inside the stations then you would remove the TIC and install the Termite Bait / Poison.  The Best Place to start is a kit, either 10 or 20 monitors depends on the area you need to cover, the kits come with everything you need stations are complete and ready to go in the ground, then they also include the bait / poison that you will only use when you have termite activity in the stations.

You can also just buy monitors and spider tool to open the stations if you want to wait to buy the poison.

Hope this helps and I can always be available to speak with you over the phone if you are still needing some guidance.

Monica 1-888-523-7378

Gentrol Insect Growth Regulator in Food Prep Areas: Roach Control

Gentrol Insect Growth Regulator in Food Prep Areas:  Roach Control


Here is a question if I can use it near food preparation area or I have to cover
everything before spraying/

Gentrol Insecto Growth Regulator

Yes Gentrol aerosol is labeled for food preparation areas, see label instructions below.. Apply GENTROL AEROSOL as a general surface spray, spot, or crack and crevice treatment in both food and non-food areas of food handling establishments. These establishments are defined as: places other than private residences where exposed food is held, prepared, processed, or served. It also includes areas where food items are: received, prepared, packaged, and stored, as well as enclosed food processing systems (mills, dairies, etc.). For control of drain flies and fruit flies: Apply GENTROL AEROSOL to areas of fly breeding. For drains, apply product into and around the downspout and catch basin area. Coat these areas thoroughly as fly larva develop in the scum buildup on the sides of drain pipes. Repeat applications at 2 to 4 week intervals depending upon the severity of infestation.


For the Full Application Recommendations and Label Guide Please checkout ePestSolutions.com

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Thief Ant: Recommendations for Control of the Thief Ant

Thief Ant


Looking for recommendations for Thief Ant Control

It is that time of year to start thinking about ant control before it gets out of hand in your home or office.

We always make the statement know your enemy, so really the more you know about how ants work and think the better we all are.  We can examine the Thief Ant and take a look at their nest characteristics, feeding preferences and most importantly control methods.


Taurus SC Ant Control Solutions

Having the correct products for Thief Ant Control is important, so think about using professional pest control products available at ePestSolutions.com for your ant Control Needs.

Nest site/characteristics: Thief ant colonies are relatively small and contain a few hundred to several thousand workers with many queens. Thief ants commonly nest close to other species of ants. Flights of swarmers begin in June and end in late fall. Indoors, thief ants nest in small crevices, woodwork and masonry. These ants forage in set trails. Their behavior is similar to Pharaoh ants. Outdoor ants are found in exposed soil or under objects, in trash, rotten wood and tree cavities. Thief ants commonly enter structures during hot, dry weather.

Feeding Preferences: Thief ants prefer high-protein foods, but will feed on sweets. They feed on meats, bread crumbs, fruit, animal fats, oils, nuts, pet foods, and dairy products. Outdoors, thief ants feed on almost any organic matter, including insects, honeydew, seeds and germinating seeds.

Control: Locate thief ant nests. Follow the trail of foraging workers back from their food source. Inspect for other ant species that thief ants may be raiding.

  • Dust in the voids outside of outside ground-floor walls with insecticide dust, such as Drione or Tempo, or inject voids with Premise Foam.
  • For perimeter treatment, use Premise,Tempo Suspend or DeltaGuard G.
  • Bait with Maxforce Ant Killer Bait Stations and/or Maxforce Granular Insect Bait.