Gel baiting relies upon the biology and behavior of cockroaches. It is a slightly slower but more effective method than conventional treatments, for long-term treatment and control of cockroaches. Gel Bait consists of an attractant that attracts the cockroach. After the cockroach consumes the bait it goes back to its harborage area and dies. Other cockroaches eat the dead body of the poisoned cockroach (Necrophagy) and also the faeces of the affected cockroaches (Coptophagy) and are subsequently eliminated. A cockroach that consumes the gel bait can eventually poison large numbers of cockroaches. Only a small amount of bait is required and it is only applied at inconspicuous areas.