Advion Ant Bait Gel - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Ken
    06/09/2011
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    Which ant gel is better, Advion Ant Bait Gel or MaxForce FC Ant Bait Gel?
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    Advion Ant Bait Gel and MaxForce FC Ant Bait Gel are on a pretty even keel with each other. They are both very attractive to ants and offer a delayed reaction which allows the ants to get back to their colony and spread the bait. We can tell you that MaxForce FC Ant Bait Gel is a bit more popular which could be because it has been around longer than the Advion or because it contains Fipronil which is known to spread pretty fast through the ant colony. A lot of people use the color of the gel as their deciding factor. Advion Ant Bait gel is a white creamy color and less noticeable on light surfaces while MaxForce FC Ant Bait Gel is brown and less noticeable on dark surfaces.
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  • Asked by Jae from Portsmouth , Virginia
    06/04/2015
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    How long does it take for the ants to die
    I applied the bait like an hour ago but I don't know how long it takes for the ants to feel the affects of the ant gel.
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     Advion Ant Bait Gel kills by transfer.  The transfer effect can take minutes to hours. it can take up to 21 days to start to see a huge difference in population.
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  • Asked by Judy from Lafayette, Indiana
    06/05/2015
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    How long should you continue to use advion after you no longer see ant activity?
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    Please continue to use Advion Ant Bait Gel until you go 30 days without seeing any activity. 
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  • Asked by Debbie from Downer's Grove, Illinois
    07/09/2014
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    My Advion Ant Bait Gel label says REL 10/13. Is that an expiration date? Thank you.
    I just received item, and was just wondering if this item is expired. Thank you.
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    The code on most insecticides of any sort including Advion Ant Bait Gel will be an indicator to the manufacturer of what batch the product came from and when it was produced or packaged. The shelf life and expiration is all dependent on how you store the product once you receive it. The product you received should have a shelf life up to 5 years from the date of manufacture.

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  • Asked by Teresa from Stuarts Draft, Va
    04/04/2014
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    My dog ate some Advion Ant Bait, will it hurt her?
    My 100 lb lab ate one of the Advion Ant Bait Arena's. Will it harm her in any way?
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    We recommend that you contact your veterinarian. In most cases, an animal would have to eat very large quantities of ant bait gel for there to be any problem. The product label and the MSDS are always available on the Advion Ant Bait Gel page if you need to contact your veterinarian. In the future, be sure to apply to the gel in small dots directly into cracks and crevices, so that the ants will have easy access to the gel and your pet will not.

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  • Asked by D. from Pa
    06/18/2015
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    Unopened tubes and expiration/potency of Advion Roach Bait Gel
    You say this stuff is good from one year after purchase. Does that include unopened tubes that are stored properly as I highly doubt I will need 4 tubes in one or two seasons? Will these unopened tubes be just as effective the next year or do they loose some of their potency? The REL date says 09/14 which must be the expiration date since any product like this would have an expiration indicated. I just received my package today.
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    The date on your tubes of Advion Roach Bait Gel is not an expiration date as professional insecticides and their shelf life is entirely dependent on how you stored it. The REL is referring to the release date, or the time in which that batch was packaged so they know if any problems occur when it was made and how many tubes were distributed. The shelf life of unopened tubes when stored in temperature stable environments is normally 5 years. The active ingredient within the product is not what usually goes bad, its the food based ingredients that make up the majority of the product to attract the insects. Just like any food, over time it will start to become stale and less attractive to the insects to eat. While we cant say for certain that it will still be attractive after the 5 years, you are welcome to still put it down for the insects to go to as a food source and may continue to see control.

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  • Asked by Huldah from Tumwater, Wa
    12/09/2014
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    How do I remove and clean areas where Advion Ant Bait Gel has been applied?
    The gel has worked and is old. How do I remove and clean the residual without contaminating surrounding areas? Thank you.
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    To remove old Advion Gel you can first try hot soapy water. If that does not work vegetable oil takes it right up.

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  • Asked by Timothy from Cohutta,ga
    09/24/2018
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    Can you buy the Advion Ant Bait Gel at Walmart?
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    Advion Ant Bait Gel is a professional grade product and is not sold in retail stores. We do carry the product and offer fast, free shipping.  

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  • Asked by Tim
    05/31/2010
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    Is Advion ant bait gel grease, oil or protein based?
    Different species of ants are attracted to different foods at different times. Can you tell me what the base for Advion is?
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    Advion Ant Bait Gel is a carbohydrate based gel. Ant feeding cycles can usually be broken into two catergories, carbohydrate (sweet or sugar) feeding ants or protein (meat, grease, oil) feeding ants. In general liquid and gel ant baits are sweet or carbohydrate based. Granule and solid baits (ant bait stations) are usually protein based baits. We have put together a complete ant bait kit that includes both types of baits plus 12 ant bait stations to make ant baiting simple.
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  • Asked by Melissa from Hanceville,alabama
    08/27/2011
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    I put gel out and ants are coming from all over kitchen counter to it. Do i kill or let them keep eating?
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    You must let the ants eat the Advion Ant Bait Gel and return to their colony where they will spread the bait to the other ants in order to eliminate them for good.  If you kill the ants while they are trailing over to the gel you will defeat the purpose of using the bait.
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  • Asked by Anca from Cambridge, Ma
    05/13/2016
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    Is it normal to see dead ends everywhere when using the Advion Ant Bait Gel?
    I have ants in my house and in a morning when I go to the kitchen I find little dead ant bodies littering the floor. They're everywhere. And then during the day, before my very eyes, they come out from under the baseboards, walk around a bit then roll up and die. Some ants also seem to pick up some of the dead bodies. Are they eating them? That's a side question but really I want to know if this is normal. Should I be seeing lots of dead ants all over the floor? Will this and eventually? Will this poison to kill the queen?
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    It is normal to see dead or dying ants during the ant baiting process with Advion Ant Bait Gel. Ants will have to succumb at some point after eating the bait and they are often "kicked out" of the colony after they start acting sick, thus you will see sick or dead ants. It is also normal to see live ants removing dead ants for this reason as well.  Usually the ants have already returned and spread the bait to the colony at this point and the work has been done.  In time the bait will eliminate the entire colony including the queen, just keep putting the bait out as long as you are seeing activity.

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  • Asked by S from Jacksonville,nc
    04/22/2012
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    How do I get the advion gel bait out of the tube? Do I cut the red tip?
    Two additional red tips came in the package with no instructions on how to get gel out. I have tried to twist off the red tip to no avail. Do I cut the tip? What are the two longer tips for?
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    The red tip that comes on the Advion Gel Bait tubes is a cap that screws off. Once the red cap is off you can screw on one of the red application tips. The application tip is used to help get the gel directly into cracks and crevices where it is supposed to be applied by putting down one small dot every 10-12 inches.
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  • Asked by Christopher
    08/21/2010
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    Do you have products that are effective against pharaoh ants?
    I noticed little ants in my kitchen, and I'm sure they are pharaoh ants based on a recent home improvement radio show here in Fort Wayne, IN. I haven't tried ant spray or anything else at this point because the "professional" on the show stated that would make the problem worse and the ants would branch off into separate colonies. I've tried Home Depot and Lowe's. Some of their products state on the package that they are NOT effective against pharaoh ants. I need a product that is specific to eradicating pharaoh ants.
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    We do carry several ant baits that are labeled for Pharaoh ant control. We recommend that you offer both a gel bait such as Advion ant bait gel as well as a granule bait such as the Advance 375A. Offering both baits will ensure that the ants will have their nutritional needs met and at least one of the baits will be accepted by the ants. Most of the bait manufacturers recommend that you also do outdoor treatments with a product labeled for Pharaoh ants such as Termidor SC. Pharaoh ants can have huge colonies outdoors and as you know smaller satellite colonies indoors. Eliminating the outdoor colony will stop new ants from moving in. Termidor SC is a a great choice because it is non-repellent insecticide that also has a transfer effect. That means that ants cannot tell that the Termidor SC is there and will walk right over it and then pick the product up on their bodies and inadvertently carry it back to to the colony, then through normal social interaction the ants spread the Termidor SC and wipe out the colony. Termidor SC only needs to be applied two times per year and is effective for a wide variety of insects including ants
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  • Asked by Jess from Michigan
    03/01/2013
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    When is the best time to apply Advion Ant Bait Gel?
    Should this be applied at night when less human traffic is in the house or in the morning when away at work? I have a 2 year old daughter and wife who would freak out seeing a bunch of ants all swarming to the gel. Also how long of a time period should we see ants flock to the gel and then dissipate? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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    You should place the gel directly into cracks and crevices near the areas where you are seeing activity so the children will not have access to the gel and it will stop the ants from being as visible to your wife and kids. Some ant species are more active during the day and some are more active at night but the time of day you place the gel will not matter. They will find it eventually. You should start see the number of ants dwindle within a week or so (some ant species have 100's of ants in the colony while others have millions so we cannot tell you for sure how long it will take to get rid of them for good).
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  • Asked by Paul
    07/15/2015
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    Can I use Advion Ant Bait Gel outside?
    outer walls of the home
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    Advion Ant Bait Gel can be used outside, but will not stand up very well to outdoor elements. You may want to consider applying Termidor SC around the outside of the foundation for ant control. See our Ant Pest Guide for more information about treating ants in and around your home.

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  • Asked by Tonya from Smiths Station, Al
    08/23/2017
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    Can Advion Ant Bait Gelt kill roaches?
    I accidently ordered Advion Ant Bait Gel, instead of Advion Roach Bait Gel.
    A

    The Advion Roach Bait Gel and the Advion Ant Bait Gel both have the same active ingredient but the inert ingredients are different and are designed to attract either roaches or ants only. They would not be interchangeable for either pest.

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  • Asked by Jerome from Milwaukee
    07/26/2018
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    Does Advion Ant Bait Gel work for carpenter ants?
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    Yes, Advion Ant Bait Gel is labeled for all major species of ants including: Argentine, Big Headed, Carpenter, Cornfield, Crazy, Field, Ghost, Harvester, Honey, Little Black, Odorous House, Pavement, Pharaoh, Pyramid, Red Imported Fire Ant, Rover, Thief and White Footed.  

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  • Asked by Gunhilde from Kempen, Germany
    09/04/2017
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    How does Advion Ant Bait Gel work? What kills the ants?
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    Advion Ant Bait Gel takes advantage of the natural behavior of ants. Foraging worker ants are attracted to the sweet formula of the bait. After consuming the bait, the foraging ants will return to the nest and share the bait with the rest of the colony, including the queen(s). By ingesting the active ingredient Indoxacarb the ant’s nervous system is disrupted, ultimately ending in death.

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  • Asked by Barbara from Tampa, Fl
    07/21/2015
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    Are the Advion ant and roach formulas the same?
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    The Advion Roach Bait Gel and the Advion Ant Bait Gel both have the same active ingredient but the inert ingredients are different and are designed to attract either roaches or ants only. They would not be interchangeable for either pest.

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  • Asked by Jennifer from Marina Del Rey
    10/20/2015
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    The ants used to flock to Advion Ant Bait Gel but now they avoid it, why?
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    Ants generally look for either a sugar or a protein food source. Advion Ant Bait Gel is a sugar. We always recommend using something like Advance 375A Select Granular Bait in conjunction with the sugar bait. This will take care of both of their food sources. Please check out our Ant Guide as well for tips on how to prevent and treat for ants.

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