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Cockroaches, ants, flies and mozzies – picking unwanted invaders off one by one (AKA the shoe-slapping technique) is laborious and ineffective. If you're serious about making your house bug-free, the Yates® Home Pest range has four new solutions to get the job done.
Yates® Home Pest Cockroach Killer Gel Bait kills American, German and other varieties of these unhygienic scavengers. This professional formulation lures roaches to the fatal food, which they ingest, then return to their nest to infect others.
Place gel spots in the places they love to hang out – under appliances, around sinks and pipes – but away from areas accessed by kids and pets.
Ants can't resist the Yates® Home Pest Ant & Nest Killer Gel Bait. This professional formulation is designed to attract worker ants, who then deliver it back to the colony and queen, therefore wiping out the nest.
Place the bait near a nest entrance, along ant trails, cracks and crevices, and points where ants seem most active. With up to 100 ant bait placements, there will be plenty to go around.
The only thing worse than uninvited guests is those of the many-legged variety. Stop pests before they make it through the door with Yates® Home Pest Long Term Control Barrier Spray, a highly effective product for broad pest control. Its professional microcapsule technology kills cockroaches, ants, fleas, mosquitoes, silverfish and spiders on contact for up to 12 months indoors, and up to three months outside. It even kills and creates a barrier against mosquitoes on plant foliage for up to 14 weeks.
If you've noticed ants and roaches running rampant outside, Yates® Home Pest Ant & Cockroach Destroyer Granule Bait could be key to solving the problem. Place the granules where you've spotted these unwelcome visitors, often near pavers, rubbish bins, drains, grass heaps, or places that provide them with a safe haven.
This product can also be used indoors in cracks, crevices and voids, and covers up to 100m2. Once roaches and ants have ingested the granules, they return to their nest and poison the rest.
Once you've gained control over your pest problem, there are ways to keep them out. Roaches, ants and flies are attracted to food – open bags in the pantry and crumbs left on the bench will lure them back. Keep rubbish covered or sealed.
Stacks of cardboard, magazines and newspapers, and humid areas, are breeding grounds for cockroaches. Seal any cracks they can sneak through and watch out for moisture, like leaking pipes or clogged drains.
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