A roach trap is a common method of roach control. Using a roach trap is generally quick and easy, though it may not be very effective if there are a large number of roaches to kill. The roach trap method works by trapping roaches in a trap that is lined across the bottom with glue. The glue in a roach trap is often laced with a synthetic roach pheromone to convince roaches to enter them to look for a mate. Some of these glue traps rely on the glue to kill the roaches by keeping them in place until they die. Other roach traps rely on glue laced with poison to make them kill roaches quickly. Some glue traps are completely non-toxic, making them a good choice for those with kids and pets in the house ad those who have an environmental concern about using poisons.
Any glue traps can be dangerous if there are young children in the house or small pets who could chew on the traps or stick their noses inside. For homes with larger pets who are unlikely to chew on them and without any young children, using roach traps can be a convenient and inexpensive roach killing choice.
There are also a few electric roach traps out there that work by luring cockroaches in where they are shocked and killed, but those are largely unnecessary. Conventional roach traps work just as well, and they don't require electricity.
To use roach traps, place them on the floor against the wall, under sinks, in dark areas like behind the fridge and around water pipes. Leave the traps for as long as the manufacturer recommends. This is usually six weeks to six months. Some roach traps may last longer.
Roach traps are useful when:
Roach traps may not be the best roach extermination method when: