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Its irresistible taste makes it the tried and true bait for cockroaches.

  • More than 25 years of feeding cockroaches irresistible, food grade ingredients
  • More than 25 years of efficacy, with cockroaches developing no resistance
  • A proven, economical, high-quality addition to your cockroach protocol

Magnetic Roach Bait™ is an easy-to-use, long-lasting, attractive 33% boric acid bait that can be used as a control or preventative for cockroach infestations. It contains specially formulated organic food components to provide a high level of attractiveness to cockroach populations.

Magnetic Roach Bait works extremely well as a maintenance bait to give long-term protection against adult cockroach populations. The bait's active ingredient will also integrate into cockroach fecal deposits that are fed on by developing nymphs.

At a Glance

  • Available in 20 oz. jars and 1.23 oz. reservoir tubes
  • Apply as a crack and crevice treatment in commercial food areas
  • The TrueTech™ True Blue bait gun is specially made to apply Magentic Roach Bait in tubes for spot and crack and crevice treatments
  • No known resistance
  • "Green" product – low toxicity and highly effective
  • For residential and commercial use:
    • In and around homes, as well as commercial, industrial, institutional, food and feed handling establishments
    • For years, this bait has been the standard roach treatment in many public housing projects throughout the country

A Closer Look

Applications for Cockroach Control

Magnetic Roach Bait can be applied in homes, restaurants, food handling establishments, markets, schools, warehouses, factories, offices, hotels, motels, hospitals, nursing homes, grocery stores, apartment buildings, industrial plants, theaters, ships, boats, trains, yachts, camps, mobile homes, buses, zoos, kennels, military bases, libraries, utilities and new construction.

For General Control

For general cockroach control, apply bait under and behind refrigerators, stoves, sinks, dishwashers, washing machines and dryers, and into openings around drains, sewers and manholes, water pipes and electrical conduits. The bait can also be applied into cracks and crevices, in corners of cabinets, cupboards and behind drawers. Apply in areas inaccessible to children and pets. Avoid contamination of feed and foodstuffs. These areas of listed applications are where the cockroach would spend most of its time and would be more apt to feed on the bait.

Magnetic Roach Bait can remain attractive to cockroaches for up to a year. Use it in your normal regular maintenance service to control and eliminate roach populations.

For Control in Food and Feed Handling Establishments

Food Areas – Application limited to crack and crevice treatments only:

This includes areas for receiving, storage, packing (canning, capping, boxing) preparing, edible waste storage and enclosed processing systems such as mills, dairies, bakeries, restaurants or anywhere food or feed is stored, processed, prepared or served as well as serving areas during times when food is exposed and the facility is in operation.

Apply in small amounts directly into cracks and crevices in points between different elements of construction, between equipment and floors as well as openings leading to void and hollow spaces in walls, equipment legs and bases, conduits and motor housings. Smaller and numerous bait placements may provide for better cockroach control. Again, these are the areas where the cockroach would spend most of its time and be more attracted to the bait.

Care should be taken to avoid depositing the bait into exposed food or onto food prep and serving surfaces.

Serving areas: This includes areas where foods are served, such as dining rooms, but excluding areas where foods may be prepared or held. Apply as a spot treatment to selective surfaces such as baseboards, under elements of construction into cracks and crevices. Avoid treating areas likely to be contacted by food. Do not apply when food is being prepared or served at the facility or foods are exposed.

Non-Food Areas: This includes garbage rooms, lavatories (floors, drains to sewer entries and vestibules, offices, locker rooms, machine rooms, boiler rooms, garages, mop closets and storage.

 Apply to baseboard areas, around water pipes, surfaces behind and beneath sinks, lockers, tables, pallets and similar areas where insects hide or may enter.

Note: Do not apply bait into areas that have been or will be sprayed with pesticides or other chemicals or areas that routinely come into contact with water or cleaning actions. Do not place bait where it can be washed or somehow transferred onto food or food prep services.


You can’t really tell how the baiting program is progressing without monitoring your progress. The use of the small sticky trap monitoring stations placed in potential population development areas can give you an idea on cockroach populations, including adults and nymphs. These stations can be placed in corners behind drawers and in hidden areas behind equipment. For larger species of cockroaches, a larger glue board may be needed. These can be placed in out-of-the-way areas in attics, storage rooms and furnace rooms. Always document the locations of the monitoring stations on a graph for easy reference and write a date of placement on the station.

Customer Follow-up

Always have good communication with the customer. To have the best control program possible it is very important to have customer cooperation. Train your customer to be aware of the ways in which they can benefit themselves with good sanitation and exclusion.


Magnetic Roach Bait Scope of Service (Acrobat PDF)

Magnetic Roach Bait Specimen Label / SDS (Acrobat PDF)

Sold in Canada as Professional Roach Bait (Specimen Label/ MSDS)