Test results for three types of cockroach control
Find out which type of cockroach you need to get rid of, then look for the best-performing product on test
The main types of cockroach we see being either the larger American or smaller German cockroach. American cockroaches are found inside and outside the home, while the German species mainly lives inside. Both are a nuisance, and left unchecked can reach infestations of epic proportions.
Unfortunately, it’s unlikely you’ll ever be completely rid of cockroaches in your home, but there are ways you can control them.
CHOICE tested three types of chemical control:
- knockdown sprays for individual cockroaches
- surface sprays
- baits and traps for more preventative, long-term control
Some surface sprays claim to last more than three months; we’ve tested their effectiveness over a one-month period and have also reported on their three-month performance.