The traps are intended for monitoring the presence of German cockroaches and Oriental cockroaches by capturing them.
The traps are intended for monitoring the presence of German cockroaches and Oriental cockroaches by capturing them. The trap contains attractant in glue, in a tablet or with granulate on the glue.
Amongst the best-known pest species is the German cockroach, Blattella germanica, about 15 mm (0.59 in) long and the Oriental cockroach, Blatta orientalis, about 25 mm (0.98 in). Tropical cockroaches are often much bigger.
The traps contain an attractant which is a blend of food substances. The attractant is in the form of a tablet. A smell is emitted in order to lure the insects to the trap.
For households, the traps should be located close to places most frequently visited by the insects. Those are places where food remains can be found or where the insects can access stored food products. The insects also stay often in places where access to water is ensured, e.g. next to water pipes, which are often covered with condensed steam. The traps should be set up next to walls, in room corners, i.e. on the routes the insects most often select. Optimally, one trap protects up to 20 m² of the room area. When protecting locations other than households, pest control company specialists select the trap set-up spots. In the above places, it is recommended to set up the traps in protective housings.
The traps maintain their optimum insect capturing performance in the temperature range from + 5°C to + 40°C. At temperatures exceeding 30°C, problems may arise when peeling off the paper that protects the adhesive surface. It is then recommended to place the trap in a fridge for around 20 seconds. After that, the paper will peel off smoothly.
In the consumer pack, the trap lifetime is up to 36 months from the manufacture date. An unpacked and set up trap will normally remain active for 30-60 days. Its effective performance may be shortened by factors accelerating deactivation of the adhesive surface, such as high amount of dust in the air.
For use in
Operational life time
Attractant in product
Weight per product
|Insective Cockroachtrap XL
Indoor use on the floor
Commonly 1 month
Max 48 months
Max 25 degrees Celsius