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5 Best Pet Safe Roach killers

Using a roach killer might not always be safe around pets, especially naughty cats and dogs. Sometimes, pets might interfere with pest control and may accidentally poison themselves if they consume it. Therefore, using a pet safe roach killer should be your top priority.

I have been using a lot of roach killers, from some of the best roach sprays to the best roach traps. But, unfortunately, I found that every one of these products is not safe; some of them are highly poisonous even warned by the manufacturers.

Here are the 5 best pet safe roach killers,

  1. Diatomaceous Earth Powder (Extremely safe but less effective at killing roaches)
  2. Tysonir Roach Trap (Chemical-free, works by physically trapping roaches)
  3. Raid Ant and Roach Killer (Uses essential oil, is highly effective, and very safe)
  4. Wondercide Ant and Roach Aerosol Spray (Safe but moderately effective)
  5. Eco Defense USDA Biobased Pest Control Spray (Moderately expensive)

Selecting the best pet safe roach killer is extremely sensitive, and all content on the internet is not trustworthy and should never be trusted blindly. Therefore, I have tried and tested each of the products and will be sharing the results in the blog below.

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1. Max Force Glue Traps
2. Advion Gel Baits
3. Harris Powder Bait
4. Gentrol Insect Growth Regulator
5. Loctite Foam Sealent


Optional Items
1. Gel Bait Professional Gun
2. Torch
3. Powder Bait Puffer
4. Insecticide Spray to kill a reveled colony in a single shot

List of Best Pet Safe Roach Killers

A roach or bug killer might be very safe but, at the same time, less effective than other products out there on the market. Therefore, it depends on you to side with which product.

Moreover, if you can carefully observe your pet or educate him to stay away from roach-killing products, using a highly effective product should not be a concern.

Keeping other stories aside, here are my top recommended best pet safe roach killers,

1. Diatomaceous Earth Powder

Diatomaceous earth is a fine white abrasive powder readily available in the market and online. It has two grades, one is called food grade, and the other is called filtration grade.

The food-grade is very safe and carries no harm. You can even consume it, and it will do nothing. On the other hand, filtration grade diatomaceous earth powder is toxic and can cause inhalational injuries (do not use it in your DIY project).

I found diatomaceous earth to be lethal for cockroaches, ants, bugs, spiders, and other insects. It punctures the body and the exoskeleton of insects, including roaches, and kills them within the next few days.

I think that diatomaceous earth can be used as a pet-safe roach killer, but it has many downsides,

  1. I found it extremely messy.
  2. You need to change the powder once a week because it absorbs moisture, rendering it useless.
  3. You can’t use it in places with lots of moisture or active water dribbling.
  4. It is very slow acting and often noneffective.

Therefore, no doubt! If you are looking for an extremely pet safe roach killer, then Diatomaceous earth is my first suggestion. But if you are looking for moderately safe and highly effective products, keep reading the list.

FactorsDiatomaceous earth
Effectiveness6
Ease of Use5
Safety8
AvailabilityEasily Available
PriceMore Expensive
FormsPowder Only
Diatomaceous Earth Powder as pet safe roach killer (Scores out of 10)

You can read more here on, How to Apply Diatomaceous Earth for Roaches and Bugs: Does it Work?

2. Tysonir Roach Trap

No doubt, Tysonir is the best roach sticky trap for bugs. Similarly, the Tysonir roach trap has successfully proved itself to be one of the best pet safe roach killers when it comes to killing roaches.

I personally inspected the Tysonir roach trap and found it extremely safe because it only contained a tablet that smelled like corn starch or brown sugar.

Moreover, the Tysonir roach trap is made up of disposable cardboard that does not impose any threat to your pet.

One thing that I liked about the Tysonir Roach trap is that its glue stayed sticky for longer than any other roach trap. The glue stayed sticky in watery places because the lid covering didn’t allow water to move in.

Therefore, if you want your pet to stay safe and, at the same time, the product successfully gets rid of roaches for you, then this product is for you.

FactorsTysonir Roach Trap
Effectiveness8
Ease of Use7
Safety8
AvailabilityEasily Available
PriceModerately Expensive
FormsCardboard
Tysonir Roach Trap as pet safe roach killer (Scores out of 10)

I have written a complete article on 6 Best Cockroach Traps! Please read it to know more.

3. Raid Ant and Roach Killer

The Raid ant and roach spray is a 12 oz container and contains Lemongrass oil, imiprothrin, and cypermethrin as active ingredients. The product is also environmentally friendly and safe around children.

I found Raid ant and roach killer is extremely effective at killing roaches but moderately safe around pets because of the tiny amount of chemical pesticide.

The cons of Raid ant and roach killer spray are that you must apply the spray directly to cockroaches or their nests for best results. Moreover, it is also expensive compared to other products.

However, if you are looking for highly effective yet have little room for compromise on pet safety, this product is for you.

Factors Raid Ant and Roach Killer
Effectiveness9
Ease of Use8
Safety6
AvailabilityEasily Available
PriceExpensive
ConsProduct Quality Issues
Raid Ant and Roach Killer as pet safe roach killer (Scores out of 10)

4. Wondercide Ant and Roach Aerosol Spray

Wondercide offers an interesting, safe product to use around pets and children. The aerosol spray contains a unique combination of plant oils that are lethal and repelling yet safe.

My personal experience with Wondercide Spary has been from good to satisfactory. When I sprayed the product in a closed room, it failed to give me good results, but it effectively killed them within minutes when I applied it directly to the roaches and ants.

Do you know how I found Wondercide ant and roach spray to be pet safe? Compared to other roach killings sprays, which made my cat go crazy when I applied them inside the room, Wondercide didn’t do anything; my cat moved freely and behaved the same as usual.

FactorsWondercide Ant and Roach Aerosol Spray
Effectiveness7
Ease of Use8
Safety8
AvailabilitySometimes out of stock
PriceAffordable
ConsNeeds direct application
Wondercide Ant and Roach Aerosol Spray as pet safe roach killer (Scores out of 10)

5. Eco Defense USDA Biobased Pest Control Spray

The good thing that I liked most about Eco Defense Pest Spray is that it is pet safe roach killer and can also be applied directly to bedsheets, clothes, and even puppy beds without leaving a stain.

I found this product good enough to give it space in my list of best pet safe roach and bug killers. It killed roaches and was very effective against their eggs, silverfish, and ants.

However, one problem with the product is that it needed to be applied directly to pests, or else it completely failed to give results. Therefore, I recommend this product only when you know where cockroaches are hiding and where their nest is located.

FactorsEco Defense USDA Biobased Pest Control Spray
Effectiveness7
Ease of Use6
Safety9
AvailabilityEasy Available
PriceCompetetive
ConsProduct Quality Issues
Wondercide Ant and Roach Aerosol Spray as pet safe roach killer (Scores out of 10)

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