Cockroach Control with Abalex Insect Gel

May 18, 2023

Cockroaches are common household pests that can be difficult to control once established.

So, how do you deal with a cockroach infestation?
  • Sanitation: Cockroaches are attracted to food, water, and shelter. Keeping a clean and clutter-free environment is crucial to reducing their populations. This means cleaning up food spills, wiping down counters, and sweeping/mopping floors regularly.
  • Eliminate hiding places: Cockroaches like to hide in cracks and crevices. Sealing up gaps in walls and floors, and eliminating clutter will reduce their hiding places.
  • Traps: There are many types of traps available, such as sticky traps or bait stations, which can be effective in reducing the population.
  • Professional pest control: If an infestation is severe or if other control measures have not been successful, it may be necessary to contact a professional pest control company.
  • Chemical treatments: Insecticides can be used to kill cockroaches. There are different kinds of chemical treatments including insecticidal spray and insect gel. When you use your insecticide spray, it only eradicates what’s visible. There are still a lot of roaches that are present and hidden. Using gel bait, however, tricks the insects into thinking that this is a viable food source. Abalex insect gel is a wonderful all-around chemical treatment that you can try.
Abalex insect gel is a chemical treatment to fight off German Cockroaches, American Cockroaches and House Crickets. It is a ready-to-use insecticide gel-type bait to be used in public hygiene practices, kitchens, restaurants, food manufacturers, warehouses, shops, public buildings, industrial premises and non-food areas. The gel kills insects where they hide and prevent future re-infestation. It is effective on both averse and non-averse German and American Cockroach populations. For best results focus bait placements in or near cracks and crevices and near German & American Cockroach harborages. Avoid placing Abalex Insect Gel on textiles, fabrics or carpets since it may stain some absorbent materials.
Remember that Abalex Insect Gel does contain active ingredients: abamectin B1 (avermectin) 0.05 g/kg & pyriproxyfen (juvenile hormone mimic) 0.50 g/kg. So, remember to read the instructions carefully.
Areas that you should not place Abalex Insect Gel:

  • An area that has been recently sprayed with insecticide (to prevent the bait from becoming repellent) – cross-contamination of the bait can negatively impact its palatability.
  • Greasy or dusty surfaces- the bait will not adhere as well as it will to clean surfaces.
  • Routinely washed surfaces- the bait will be removed by washing.
  • In locations where routine-cleaning operations may transfer diluted bait to food or food preparation surfaces.
  • In or on electrical equipment where a possibility of shock hazard exists.

Abalex General instructions

  • Survey the area to be treated to identify centres of Cockroach infestation; by means of inspection or trapping with sticky traps. Cockroaches typically prefer areas that are dark, warm, humid, and undisturbed (such as behind refrigerators and in electrical equipment). Also look out for empty egg cases, Cockroach faeces and cast skins.
  • ABALEX INSECT GEL is very attractive to Cockroaches and feeding begins soon after placement of the gel. It is effective against the nymphs and adults of the American cockroach, Periplanata americana, and the German cockroach, Blatella germanica.
  • Cockroaches are coprophagous, which means they eat their own faeces and the faeces of other Cockroaches. They are also cannibalistic, which means they feed on each other. After consuming a lethal dose of bait, Cockroaches return to the harbourage where they excrete faeces containing the actives, Abamectin and Pyriproxyfen. As other Cockroaches consume the contaminated faeces, they too receive a lethal dose. When the Roaches die, other Roaches may consume their carcasses and die as well.
  • ABALEX INSECT GEL also reduces the population by preventing reproduction and insect maturation.
  • Best control is achieved when ABALEX INSECT GEL is placed within or close to areas where Cockroaches feed and breed. Clean the area to be treated before treatment and remove alternative food sources.
  • Apply ABALEX INSECT GEL as small spots throughout the target area in dark out-of-sight locations in cracks, crevices, behind cupboards and shelves, under kitchen appliances, in electrical control boxes, voids and ducting and under bathroom fixtures etc. Also specifically look for warm, moist areas. Around and under dishwashers, refrigerators, ice machines, sinks tubs and toilets and around drain openings which are particularly attractive areas for cockroaches.
  • However, for improved residual control, do not apply ABALEX INSECT GEL where it will become wet, submersed, or removed by regular cleaning.
  • Other insecticides must not be applied on or around ABALEX INSECT GEL spots, or the spots placed on recently treated surfaces. The ABALEX INSECT GEL will be contaminated, and Cockroaches may be discouraged to feed on it.

You are now prepared to tackle cockroaches using Abalex Insect Gel! To learn more about our broad variety of cockroach control products and to choose which one best meets your needs, please contact us at, or visit our website at