Not easy to use as advertised
This product looked like it was what I wanted, as I had seen some cockies around the dishwasher. However, it was not as easy to use as I expected. Took of cap, pointed it where I wanted to put a bead and pushed plunger. It resisted. I pushed a little harder. It still did not move. I pushed a little harder. It went "pop" and sprayed the entire contents out in one go.
At this point, I have no idea on whether the cockies are going to like it or not, but they have plenty to try.
Such glowing reports that I went out and bought two units. I placed one in a kitchen cupboard and the other down beside the dishwasher. The cockroaches completely ignore it and are just as thick as ever after six days. I don't know how others could have had such great success when my cockroaches are so unimpressed.Show details
Only thing that worked. I lived in a block of units. Nothing else worked except this. Also the easiest to use. A year of freedom but now they are returning. Canny get the product. Shelves are empty. HELPShow details
Awesome better than any pestman
Had pest service, made matters worse in a commercial kitchen, used this product and saw effectiveness next day, used a few times spread out over 2 months, completely roach free
Highly recommend, love itShow details
The best cockroach eliminator out there!
We’ve always had a German cockroach problem in every house we’ve lived in, I can finally say we have no infestation now! For years I tried using traps and sprays, shop bought and natural, and they only worked on a small population of those little buggers. I bought 6 of these gels on special at Coles. I used some of the gel in the beginning of last year and was very pleased with seeing so many dead roaches. I full on attacked them in winter when their numbers were low. It’s the middle of summer and I’ve only ever seen 1 roach at a time! I still have 2 gels left which I use to top up hotspots (1 still in the packet!). I recommend everyone use this as a safe, effective way to get rid of German cockroaches!Show details
This stuff works wonders
So I have been using this stuff for past couple of years after reading positive reviews here. I don't have anything against cockroaches but not in the house. Long and short - It works really well. $8 for a tube at Coles. Problem solved.
Longer back story
The first place I tried it was in our previous unit. It was a unit in a complex with 3 levels of units.
Every summer we would get cockroaches. Tried the roach bombs, bait sprays. They sort of worked. With roach bombs the cockroaches would be gone pretty quick.
But then you would walk past a... Read moreneighbours unit and could smell that they had just bombed and sure enough a day or so later the roaches would be back. Rinse repeat all through summer- bomb cochroaches move units. Very annoying and the bombs aren't exactly cheap - let alone poising our food risk. Anyhooo gave this bait a try and went away for a week to come back to see lots of dead cochroaches over the floor. There were still a few here or there but by about week 3 all gone.
Tiny dot of paste in the corners of the room away from food surfaces, topping up as needed and the infestation has gone within a few weeks. Friend recommended after his cleared in a few days. Beyond words at having them gone. So grateful, couldn't recommend enough.Show details
Only thing that worked
Living in an apartment block sucks if your neighbours can't keep clean. We had a huge German cockroach problem for nearly 2 years, even had to throw out the oven and dishwasher after they got in the wiring. Tried surface sprays and baits, but they did nothing. I was hesitant about using bombs as I have pets, so I picked this up from the supermarket, no prior knowledge behind the purchase, only desperation as it was one of the few products I hadn't yet tried. Followed instructions carefully (as it is a highly concentrated poison). Dotted it in h... Read moreard to reach places and within a week they were gone. I couldn't believe it! There's a thread further down wondering as to the veracity of these glowing reviews. Myself, I am reviewing after I saw my first cockroach in 18 months today, picked up the half-used tube to use again and thought "wow, this cheap butt tube really did work." I wish I'd known about it from the start. I wish i didnt have to replace my oven and dishwasher. I wish that when I'd searched "best ways to kill cockroaches" this thread had come up. I hope they never change the formula for this product. $8? Priceless for piece of mind.
roach infestation is now almost gone
So I have been having this infestation for quite some time and everybody in the house knows how bad I'm freaking out! Unfortunately, the natural method didn't work so I decided on buying this and voila, the roaches are no longer seen!Show details
Put it in the howtater tank area where I have had an infestation for months. Kept spraying them but would come back
A couple of doses with this product and they are now all gone, it seems
Easy to use and I think pros use this type of gelShow details
Can't believe it actually works
Had a bad German infestation happening. My mum used to have the same problem but said she used talon and swears by it. I bought two tubes and just dotted around where I saw their mess (the black dots they leave). It's been two days now and every time I walk in the kitchen I have to sweep up a bunch of dead and dying cockroaches, it's a beautiful sight lol. Will be doing a big wipe down inside of all the cupboards in a few days as I will need to with all the dead ones dropping EVERYWHERE, and will reapply once done.
I was going to pay over $300 for pest control, but instead $8 a tube fixed the problem. I wouldn't have believed it if I didn't see it myself.
This really works
Had a bad cockroach infestation 2 years ago. Was using surface spray and roach baits. They helped a little but would still see roaches. Then bought this on a whim. This was a game changer. Within a week never saw a roach again. I reapply every 3 months to keep a roach free house.Show details
I’m a big fan of Talon Ant Killer so decided to give the roach gel a try. We have not had coackroaches around for a while but started to notice small cockroaches coming out of appliances in our kitchen. I applied this bait sparingly behind and around appliances and whitegoods as well as in cracks and voids around the skirting boards. After a day or so I’ve noticed many cockroaches laying dead on the kitchen floor overnight. It works.Show details
Huge fan but bought cockroach gel instead of Ant gel
I am an absolute huge fan of selleys talon ant gel, but not noticing till I opened the package (was in a rush shopping before school pick-up), I had bought cockroach gel instead. I have a newly built home and have a shocking ant problem. Last application of Ant gel lasted 3-4 months. Out of curiosity I've applied the cockroach gel and the ants seem to enjoy it. As the colour is different I will wait till the ants have disappeared and will remove the gel off of my counter, but will let you know the results.Show details
This is what you've been looking for!
I had major German Cockroach problem in the kitchen of a place that I had recently moved into. I had been told that the pest control had been in previously, but it sure didn't seem like they had. I tried 2x bombs over separate days to get rid of them - to no avail. Those little creatures were seemingly unkillable.
A bit of research - and by recommendations on this website, I gave the Talon Gel a go. WOW - is all I can say. (I didn't think I would ever be able to get rid of them.) Overnight it was clearly working. The sheer satisfaction of see... Read moreing more dead roaches when I woke up / got home from work for a few days. I put the gel in spots around the kitchen as recommended. I did have to do two rounds, but within a week, the numbers had dramatically decreased. Two weeks later I might see 1 cockroach, but on the whole, the disgusting problem has been fixed (and this is a humid summer). I can't recommend this product highly enough. I am still amazed they haven't reappeared and I haven't even opened my second packet of Talon Gel!
Questions & Answers
Just wondering if this will stain my hybrid floors or white laminex surfaces?
1) Is Talon cockroach killer gel safe in a bedroom?
2) Does it give out fumes?
Yes it’s safe to use anywhere. There is no fumes at all from this wonderful gel! Thats why I preferred to use it as I was sick of using sprays and traps. I’m happy to say we’ve been German roach free for 1 and a half years now, and I still have an unopened packet and half a container of gel left from the time I wrote my review!
It's a great insecticide. Is it safe to put in a bedroom....? Yes but using common sense, I wouldn't put it in a toddlers room (just in case) but otherwise yes and we use it in our bedroom. It doesn't smell in any noticeable way at all to my nose. Highly recommended.
Thanks very much Valmorph. Though did you know gas (and many fumes) is odourless and that smell is arbitrarily put into it?
I'm chemically sensitive & so HATE using roach baits, especially in my bedroom. This is better than any other I've found, I think mostly because it's application allows controlling the amount used, unlike those bait stations with a set, large amount. I can tollerate a drop of this in my bedroom. I can't smell anything from it, but do get a little light headed around it when applying larger amounts around the outside of my doors (as I do with any pest killers or other chemicals. This is better than most, but again I think it's mostly to do with the better control over the amount applied)
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Talon’s Cockroach Killer Gel is an innovative first which kills cockroaches that directly come into contact with it. It also eliminates the entire colony through its unique release technology.
- Kills American, German and other common cockroaches within days
- Easy to apply to all horizontal and vertical surfaces
- Treats cockroaches you can see and the ones you can't
- Through the unique “MetaActive” release technology, the active ingredient is only activated by enzymes present in cockroaches. This minimises the risk to non-target organisms including humans and pets
- The unique release technology causes a delayed mortality effect enabling a three-step contamination chain reaction spreading through the cockroach population
- Used by professionals across the globe
- To be used in indoor domestic situations
What reviewers thought
Users claimed that the product works very effectively as using a small amount of product around the house has seen cockroach numbers decrease dramatically. People also think at $8 a tube, the product provides great value for money.
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