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How Long do Combat Roach Traps Last?

Combat roach traps are one of the most popular and effective bait stations, which are extremely easy to use and can destroy the nests of cockroaches.

It is impressive if you have already purchased these traps and wondering how often you need to change them.

There are two types of combat roach traps. According to the manufacturer, the regular COMBAT roach trap lasts 3 months, and the Combat Max roach trap lasts 12 months. The total duration of the bait trap can vary depending on the location, temperature, humidity, and consumption.

Generally, you can find the information of how long the bait trap will last at the back of the packaging, but to be on the safer end, you can replace them a little early.

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How Long will a Combat Roach Trap Last?

You can easily find the information on will a combat bait lasts at the back of the packaging.

Regular COMBAT Roach Trap:

The Regular combat roach trap will last for three months under normal circumstances. You should replace it if you start seeing roaches again.

A picture of the backside of combat roach killing bait packaging with the duration of how long it will last marked with blue text

COMBAT Max Roach Trap:

The COMBAT Max roach trap will last for 12 months under normal circumstances. You should replace it if you start seeing roaches again.

A picture of the backside of combat max roach killing bait packaging with the duration of how long it will last marked with blue text

Why You May Need to Replace a Combat Roach Trap Earlier?

You may have to replace a combat roach trap earlier than the advised duration due to multiple reasons.

The biggest sign to replace the Combat Roach Trap is roaches reappearing.

1. Location

The location where you place a bait station can affect how early you will have to replaFor example, ae it. A station set inside a drawer may attract fewer roaches; hence it may not be consumed in time. Similarly, one placed on the bathroom floor may get wet and will need an early replacement.

You need to make sure the bait is placed in the right recommended to be efficient both time and kills wise.

2. Temperature

Temperature around the bait station can also affect how long it will last before replacing it. For example, a bait station near a stove will last shorter than one placed at a cooler place.

Similarly, low temperatures will also affect the efficiency if it freezes out. The composition of the bait mix will alter at low and high temperatures.

3. Humidity

Humidity is also a vital piece of the puzzle. A highly humid environment will affect the spread of aroma to attract roaches and will make a combat bait station less effective. In addition, the humidity can alter the chemistry of the bait, so you may have to replace it earlier.

Similarly, a dry environment will also spread more aroma than required to dry the bait quickly. So a moderate humidity level works best with Combat Roach Trapper. The stated duration for these bait stations is under normal circumstances.

4. Consumption

If the infestation is high or you have a constant inflow of roaches from somewhere else, this can result in immediate bait consumption; hence you will have to replace it earlier.

Unfortunately, the inside bait is not visible, unlike in Hot Shot Trapper and Killer, so you can not verify if it’s still filled or empty. Roaches sleep during the daytime and are active at night, so you may not be able to watch roaches consuming the bait in front of you.

5. Insecticide Sprays or Foggers

Using foggers or insecticide spray can make the bait station ineffective. This is because the spray can mess with the chemistry of the Combat Bait station to make it ineffective.

The Combat roach killing trapper is made with food chemistry which attracts roaches, and insecticides generally repel roaches.

So you may have to replace all bait stations after bombing or using insecticide sprays.

Other Alternatives to Combat Roach Traps

These are a few alternatives to combat roach trappers. Hotshot is my favorite in all of them.

TrapperDuration to change
Maxforce FC Roach Killer Small Bait Stations Insecticide (Amazon Link)Max 3 Months
Hot Shot Roach Killer (Amazon Link)Max 3 Months
Raid Double Control, Large Roach Baits
(Amazon Link)
Max 3 Months
TERRO T500SR Multi-Surface Roach Baits
(Amazon Link)
Max 3 Months