Often overlooked on livestock and agricultural operations, cockroaches pose a real threat to your animals, employees and bottom line. From contaminating food and spreading disease, cockroach control should be a focal point for every barn and agricultural facility regardless of size. That’s why Starbar has expanded its line of insect control with products that kill roaches in order to protect your operation from the dangerous and costly effects of cockroaches. Read on to learn more about this common agricultural pest and the Starbar® products you can use for roach protection in, on and around your operation.


German Cockroach

German cockroaches are the most common cockroach species. They are considered a domestic insect and are found indoors around the world.

Oriental Cockroach

Also known as waterbugs or black beetles, Oriental cockroaches are a large species of roach that are dark brown or black in color. Females appear wingless and they are known for being found in dark, warm, damp areas.

American Cockroach

The American roach is the largest species of common cockroach and second to the German cockroach in abundance. It is long lived and has a voracious appetite that matches its size. It is an omnivorous and opportunistic feeder that will eat almost anything.

Australian Cockroach

One of several species of peridomestic cockroaches, Australian roaches are the most common cockroach species found outdoors in southern Florida. In cooler climates, they only survive indoors.

Brown-banded Cockroach

As one of the smallest of the invasive cockroaches, brown-banded cockroaches get their name from two light brown bands across their dark brown bodies. They live indoors and deposit over 90% of their egg cases on the upper third of interior walls.

Smoky Brown Cockroach

One of the larger species of cockroach, Smoky brown cockroaches are a warm climate pest, living outdoors and flying near areas where food and shelter are plentiful.

Brown Cockroach

Similar in appearance to the American cockroach, Brown cockroaches are primarily found indoors in cooler climates and have a reddish-brown color with fully developed wings.


  • Active at night
  • Forage for food and water
  • Eat all types of human food and animal food
  • In and around barns and animal facilities
  • Anywhere food is stored
  • Shelter under/behind equipment and feeding areas
  • Holes in walls, nooks and crannies
  • Dark, warm environments
  • Garbage/refuse areas
  • Indoors or outdoors
  • Roach droppings/dark specs
  • If seen foraging during the day, population is likely large
  • As population grows, more are forced out of shelter
  • Overflowing population in one location
  • Food safety violations
  • Carry bacteria and viruses that can spread to animals and employees
  • Can cause food poisoning, diarrhea, and dysentery
  • Allergic reactions can include skin rashes, congestion, watery eyes
  • Can trigger asthma attacks, which can become a major worker safety issue
  • Strong odor


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Cyanarox® Insecticidal Bait

With Cyanarox® Insecticidal Bait, you can control cockroaches with confidence. This ready-to-use granular bait is one of the top roach killers for mid-level and small-scale ag operations, controlling roaches on the ground in pig farms, milking parlors, broiler houses, caged layer houses, loafing sheds, feedlots and on pasture. Its unique active ingredient kills roaches through a mode of action that modulates the insect’s ryanodine receptor. This disruption of muscle contraction leads to paralysis and cockroach death. This is the ideal roach bait for controlling Oriental cockroaches, German cockroaches and American cockroaches in and around your operation.

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Alluvium™ Cockroach Gel Bait

Over 90% effective against cockroaches in animal housing facilities, Alluvium™ Gel Bait is for use as a crack-and-crevice treatment and into openings leading to voids for the indoor and outdoor control of cockroaches. This proven cockroach killer gel is an ideal solution for large-scale operations, as it is the only package size available to treat large areas — 300 grams— and fits standard and electric caulking guns. Alluvium™ Cockroach Gel Bait can also be used in refillable bait stations and in conjunction with a non-repellent insecticide or with an insect growth regulator (IGR). Alluvium™ Gel Bait should be applied by a professional and can be used to control several types of cockroaches, including German, American and Oriental cockroaches.



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