The Pros and Cons of Using Glue Roach Traps

Glue roach traps come in many shapes and sizes and are used in various ways. Here are a few pros and cons of using these glue traps to kill roaches in your home or business.

Pros of Glue Roach Traps

Some of these roach traps are shaped like the old “roach motels” that retained roaches inside a rectangular trap. The insides of the trap was covered with the adhesive, keeping the roaches retained and out of sight. Using this kind of trap is a major pro for people who don’t want to see the roaches. You never have to look at the dead bugs and you don’t have to touch them when you use this kind of trap.

There are roach traps that are baited with roach pheromones to attract the bugs to the adhesive. This can help you to target the exact kind of bugs that you want to kill without having to buy roach spray. If you have a few different kinds of bugs in the house, you can use the traps that have a general adhesive in order to trap anything that is crawling. Both types can be an advantage when killing roaches.

Cons of Glue Roach Traps

If you have young children in the house, it’s best not to use glue traps for roaches. Small fingers can become stuck to the adhesive and have to be pulled away from the traps. This can be painful if the adhesive is particularly strong. It can also be scary to a young child who doesn’t understand what the traps are and why those fingers are stuck.

Some people report that using glue traps isn’t s effective as using bait. The traps are also larger than roach bait discs, which can make them unsightly in your home. Some people choose not to use them because they find the sight of them embarrassing.

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