The packaging is straightforward. I appreciated the detailed instructions, though I did find them slightly ambiguous at times. The product weight and size make it easy to handle and set up in various locations.
For a comprehensive understanding, I placed multiple traps in varied locations based on the suggestions:
- Kitchen cabinets
- Behind the refrigerator
- Under the sink
- Basement corners
I also used a competing brand for comparison, setting it side by side with the HOY HOY trap.
- Catches Roaches' Legs Firmly: True to its claim, the textured glue is indeed potent. I've noticed roaches stuck in a way that they couldn't escape. The sinking-in effect was evident.
- Tempting Bait: The four different kinds of bait were a smart addition. It's evident that the separate arrangement of the baits ensures that the smells don't mix, maintaining their efficacy.
- Adhesiveness: The foot mat is a genius addition! Not only does it help in trapping, but the cleaning mechanism does make a difference in the trap's effectiveness.
- Safety: An essential aspect for many, especially for households with kids and pets. I can confidently say that the compact slimline design ensures that the traps can be placed where pets or children can't easily tamper with them.
From my own experiences:
- Effectiveness: I captured around 15 roaches with the HOY HOY trap while another brand caught only 5.The bait seems to lure more roaches into the HOY HOY trap.
- Ease of Setup: While I found the setup reasonably straightforward, someone less proficient in roach trap origami may find themselves struggling with the box's entrance flaps. It might be worth revisiting the design or providing clearer instructions.
- Durability: A significant advantage is the trap's ability to stay effective for an extended period, though ultimately you are limited by the effective lifespan of the glue and the potency of the baits scent. The covered design keeps out dust, hair, and fur, preserving its stickiness. In heavy infestations you may also find a trap in one location filling up with roaches while others are untouched, if this happens it's worth moving the untouched traps to busier areas to catch as many roaches as possible.
- Versatility: It's compact enough to fit under appliances like microwaves and refrigerators. This is an important consideration, it's much more preferrable to have these traps out of sight and out of reach of my cat.
- Price Point: The value for money is evident, especially when considering its effectiveness and duration. Though i suggest buying enough for at least to rounds of usage to ensure erradication of the roaches.
The HOY HOY TRAP-A-ROACH does deliver on its promises. While no single product can be a magic bullet in the battle against pests, this trap is a formidable weapon in the arsenal. It's effective, long-lasting, and safe. However, there's always room for improvement, and clearer setup instructions could be beneficial.
For those looking to bolster their defenses against roaches, I would recommend giving the HOY HOY TRAP-A-ROACH a try. Pair it with other strategies for a comprehensive approach to keeping your space roach-free.