Roaches are notorious for transmitting diseases and bacteria that may cause food poisoning. In addition, their allergens may cause acute asthma in some people. Cockroaches mostly live in secluded areas and cracks close to moisture and food. One of the commonly asked questions is what are the best traps for roaches.
Traps are the most effective method used to eliminate cockroaches in homes. They can be purchased at most grocery stores but with so many roach traps to choose from, selecting the right one can be quite daunting. Here is an overviews of the best traps for roaches to choose.
Black flag roach motel
Black flag Roach motel is fairly small, the roaches can only check into the box but cannot check out. It uses strong adhesive that holds onto any roach that makes contact. The roaches get stuck until they die. It does not use any pesticide or poison
What attracts the roaches?
The adhesive on this trap is mixed with an attractant that is irresistible to roaches. However, this smell can barely be noticeable unless you stick your nose. Even then, it smells like maple syrup so it is not a foul odor.
The adhesive of a black flag roach motel stays effective for many months as long as it is not covered in dirt and dust.
Due to its small size and no poison, this trap for roaches is great for use in the kitchen. You can place it on small appliances or even in the cabinets and cupboards where cockroaches hide.
Victor insect magnet
This is yet another effective trap for roaches. It uses the same concept as the Roach Motel but has a few additional twists.
It is pesticide and poison free and it uses pheromones to attract the roaches then traps them there with a strong adhesive until they die.
The difference between victor insect magnet and the black flag Roach motel is the design of the box. Victor M256 has 3 entry points-one large opening at one end of the box and two smaller opening on the sides that act as viewing window. The Roach motel on the other hand only has one opening
The multiple opening on the Victor insect magnet allows more dust to contaminate the adhesive but it is a worthy trade-off for the catch rate. You can use this trap for about 3 months or until it gets full of dead roaches or dust. It is fairly priced, so replacing it regularly is affordable.
Tips for using traps for roaches
The secret to eliminating roaches in your home is to place these traps in areas where cockroaches are mostly seen. Do not use cleaning agents or spray around the traps as it will reduce their effectiveness.