March 03, 2010

Controlling The One Bug You Never Want To See In Your Home

Research Triangle Park, N.C. — More than 6 million kids have asthma, according to Dust mites, mold, pollen, perfume, cigarette smoke and animal dander can trigger a flare-up, making it harder to breath. The Environmental Protection Agency says cockroach droppings or body parts can also trigger asthma. In fact the EPA says cockroach allergens are likely to play a significant role in asthma in many urban areas.

“Roaches enter your home from your lawn and garden and prefer warm, dark, humid places to live inside,” says Bayer Advanced™ Garden Expert Lance Walheim, co-author of Landscaping for Dummies.

Roaches crawl through loose door frames or baseboards, the molding around windows or cracks around cabinets. They carry germs and travel throughout your kitchen or bathrooms in search of food and water.

How to prevent and kill roaches:

  • Don’t leave the garbage out.
  • Store food in airtight containers; don’t leave pet food out.
  • Clean up crumbs or spilled liquids right away.
  • Wash dishes immediately and keep counters, sinks, tables and floors clear of clutter.
  • Fix plumbing leaks and seal cracks and openings.

There’s a new solution on the market that takes a different approach to pest control. Bayer Advanced Natria™ Home Pest Control kills cockroaches, spiders, ants and other pests on contact. It contains active ingredients such as soybean oil and eugenol (which comes from clove and cinnamon). It can be used around children and pets and can be sprayed in the kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, basement and garages. Visit for more details or call 1-877-BAYERAG.

About Bayer Advanced™

Bayer Advanced is one of the leading consumer lawn and garden brands in the United States. Driven by innovative thinking and category-leading research, Bayer Advanced provides innovative and effective solutions that help consumers grow beautiful lawns and gardens and protect their landscapes from pests, weeds and diseases.

Always read and follow label directions before using Bayer Advanced products. Visit for more information and to view how-to videos, or call 1-877-BAYERAG.

Bayer Advanced is a business group of Bayer CropScience LP, the U.S. affiliate of Bayer CropScience AG. Bayer Advanced, Bayer CropScience LP, and Bayer CropScience AG are part of the Bayer AG family, a FORTUNE Global 500 company.

About Bayer CropScience

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, nutrition and high-tech materials. Bayer CropScience AG, a subsidiary of Bayer AG with annual sales of about EUR 6.5 billion (2009), is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and plant biotechnology. The company offers an outstanding range of products and extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture and for non-agricultural applications. Bayer CropScience has a global work force of more than 18,000 and is represented in more than 120 countries. Visit for more details.