Cocroach Habitat

Remember to look for cracks, crevices, and seams where roaches hide and breed, and pay special attention to areas in which you have noticed extreme roach and ant activity.

KITCHENS

Treat cracks and crevices only. Do not apply to hand held appliances used in food preparation.

CABINETS

Treat front corners and ledges of metal, wood, and plastic cabinets. Treat exterior seams and cracks where cabinets are mounted to the walls. Treat cracks and spaces between cabinets. Treat cabinets at ceiling level at all four corners with extreme infestations.

KITCHEN DRAWERS

Pull drawers out as far as possible, or remove completely if possible. Place bait on all four corners on outside rear of drawer, and underneath. Treat the inside corners of cabinets where drawers are installed before replacing treated drawers.

SINK CABINETS

Treat holes around and near pipes and cabinet corners. Apply directly into cracks, crevices and seams.

ELECTRIC STOVES

Treat back and bottom seams as in gas model. Follow normal precautions when treating switches, motor windings or contacts.

REFRIGERATORS

Remove and treat bottom grate. Remove and treat drainage pan inside all four corners. Treat frame at front and back. Treat motor housing and under rubber liner in side of door. Treat insulation thoroughly.

GAS STOVES

Turn unit off, except for pilot light. Lift and prop oven top and treat corners. Treat floor level frame at corners and hood vent duct above stove. Also treat all seams in back of stove, as well as insulation.

TABLES AND CHAIRS

Treat underside at all four corners of each piece.

DISHWASHERS

Treat front upper corners at door latch hole. If possible, remove the lower panel and treat corners. Apply to back areas by reaching through cabinets.

SPLASHBOARDS

Treat only the holes and spaces between cabinets.

BASEBOARDS

Where the baseboard separates from the floor, apply paste at intervals of a few feet.

HEATING UNITS

Treat near pipes and vents distal to the heating element of airflow.

ELECTRICAL

Use plastic applicator to apply the paste to frames or Pro-Joe-S Baits. Do not apply to contacts or wires! Apply underneath bases of lamps.

WALL HANGINGS AND PICTURES

Treat wall hangings only when infestations are evident, and then at all four corners in rear of wall hanging or picture.

THERMOSTATS, PHONES

Treat cases of wall-mounted units when crack and crevice treatment cannot be made.

LIVING ROOMS, DINING ROOMS, AND HALLWAYS DOORS AND WINDOW FRAMES

Treat each corner of frame and all visible cracks and holes.

BEDS

Treat all four corners of wooden or iron bed frame underneath and away from bedding. Brass and aluminum do not require treatment.

WATERBEDS

Treat corners and inside frame, and all corners underneath frame. Try to treat areas near heater as this is a preferred roach breeding area.

BEDSIDE TABLES

Remove and treat seams of drawers and void in cabinet. Treat table at all four corners out of sight in front and back.

CLOSETS

Treat ledges, shelves, doors and especially door hinges. In extreme infestations treat all four corners at ceiling and floor levels.

DRESSERS AND FURNITURE

Remove drawers and treat as cabinets.

VANITY

Treat top corners. Remove and drawers and treat voids inside cabinet. Treat drawer seams only.

PIPES

Treat any holes you can see around pipes.

FACE BOWL

For pedestal type, treat the back of the stem. For four-legged type, treat underside corners.

MEDICINE CABINET, MIRROR

Treat outside and inside the frame at corners.

SHOWERHEAD AND FAUCETS

Treat sleeve or escutcheon. Pull wall plate forward and treat behind it.

TOILET BOWL

Treat pipes that enter the wall. For floor mounted units, treat along floor mounting. For wall mounted units, treat backside of unit. Apply behind tanks with ledge.

BATHTUB

Apply to holes that are not in contact with moisture.

UNDER RUGS, TILES

Apply under rugs at all four corners and under the edge of raised tile.

LINEN CLOSETS

Treat all corners of doorframe, as well as interior corners and seams.

WASHERS AND DRYERS

Treat back and under sides and at front bottom corners.

SINKS, PIPES, AND DRAINS

Apply paste behind sink and at points where pipes enter the room. Treat areas surrounding floor drains, standpipes and septic tank covers.

STATIONARY EQUIPMENT

Apply to areas that will neither interfere with functioning nor pose sanitary concerns.

HEATING PLANTS

Treat areas near ductwork and ceiling pipes.

GARBAGE CHUTES

Treat door openings, hinges and cracks and crevices near door. Apply paste heavily inside of the chute where the door opens, so the paste can drop down the walls of the chute.

GARBAGE CANS

Treat inside cans.

ELEVATORS

Treat like garbage chutes, allowing paste to drop down pit.

ELECTRIC FIXTURES

Play it safe. Do not remove any caps or covers. Treat only cracks and crevices surrounding fixtures.

COMPUTERS

Unplug unit. Treat all four corners at rear of tower. Treat all four corners in back of monitor.

TELEVISIONS

Unplug unit. Treat at all four corners in back of unit. Make sure to place bait as close to ventilation holes in back of television as possible.