Advion Cockroach Gel Bait - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Meriya from Desert Hot Springs, Ca
    11/11/2015
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    What if my dog eats a cockroach that has ingested the Advion Roach Bait Gel?
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    There is no need to worry about any type of issues from your dog eating roaches that have been in contact with Advion Roach Bait Gel. There is only enough insecticide in these products to kill a roach, not enough to have any effect on a mammal.

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  • Asked by Maggie from Lake Providence, Louisiana 71254
    11/19/2011
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    How often do you put Advion Roach Bait Gel out. For instance, every 30 days or every 90 days?
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    You should place Advion Roach Bait Gel out as often as needed.  You should only apply roach gel out if you have a problem.  If you do not have a problem, you should not place roach gel out as it is a food that will attract roaches, you do not want to attract a problem if you don't have one.  If you do have a current roach issue, you should apply as often as you need to.  In bad infestations, you may need to apply weekly if the roaches are eating it that fast.
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  • Asked by Adrian
    04/29/2010
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    Does Advion Roach Bait Gel have an expiration date?
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    The manufacturer does not label Advion Roach Bait Gel with an expiration date but is good for up to 5 years. We recommend that you use the bait within one year from the date of purchase to ensure freshness. Be sure to store the bait in a cool, dry place and out of direct sunlight.

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  • Asked by Xiaofeng from Stafford, Tx
    01/04/2012
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    Is the Advion Roach Bait Gel still working when it dries up?
    I noticed that the gel dries up after 2-3 days, and gets hard. Is it still going to work?
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    The gel will work even after it hardens though it does work best when it is soft. The gel will dry out quickly if you place it on a porous surface or if you place it in an area where it is exposed to air currents (heating or cooling vents). You can help avoid these situations by placing the Advion Roach Bait Gel in disposable bait plate stations.  Bait Plate Stations are low-profile, economic and easy-to-use plastic stations that hold gel, liquid and granular baits for ants, roaches and other crawling insects.
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  • Asked by Preston
    07/14/2011
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    How do you know when a bait is not working ?
    I purchased/applied Advion Roach Bait Gel bait about a week ago, and I'm not seeing any roaches that are attracted to it. I have smokey Brown Nymphs and i tried hand feeding one and it just wanted nothing to do with it. one thing I think I've done wrong is contaminated my baits with Talstar pro. so I've placed the baits where i have not sprayed. Ive just ordered the Maxforce FC Magnum in hopes that they will like that. Nymphs are supposed to eat this/ be attracted to baits when younger right ? Ive also purchased a birth inhibitor which i plan on mixing with my Talstar but I'm afraid of contaminating my baits again. any help would be appreciated. i just cant seem to get rid of these nymphs and i know the big boy stage is on its way.
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    Roaches will always ignore baits that have been contaminated with insecticides, perfumes or even cigarette smoke so it is important to keep the bait away from these contaminants. Roach bait gel should be placed in small dabs directly into cracks and crevices in cabinets, drawers, around sinks, counter tops, in food cabinets and any other area where you are seeing activity. Talstar + Gentrol on the other hand should only be sprayed around door frames, window frames and directly into cracks and crevices around baseboards and in cracks and crevices around utilities (cables, pipes, wires) that enter through the wall. Never apply the products in the same exact area. It is also important to make sure the kitchen and surrounding areas are spotless each day while you are trying to eliminate the roaches. Leave no crumbs or dishes in the sink at night, take out trash every night, and make sure all counter tops are wiped down thoroughly. One week is not enough time to determine if a roach bait gel is working. You need to give a bait severeal weeks to see if you notice a difference in a roach population. Heavy infestations can take several months to get rid of no matter what products you use.
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  • Asked by Len
    03/22/2011
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    Does Advion Roach Bait Gel kill on contact or only by ingestion?
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    Advion Roach Bait Gel works by ingestion and by contact.
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  • Asked by Claudia from Buda, Texas
    01/20/2016
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    Is it normal for some roaches not to eat Advion Roach Bait Gel?
    So I put down the product on a Friday night. I was told to clean the kitchen and leave no food or water. I did as told. And as a result it seemed to work perfectly. I've seen dead roaches for the past few days. But it hasn't been a week and I've noticed some roaches won't eat it anymore. Mainly some of the baby ones. Is it normal? I have not been mixing any other products.
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    Yes, it is normal for some roaches to not go directly to a bait such as Advion Roach Bait Gel and eat it. It can often be that they are feeding on some that has been brought back to the colony already, feeding on the feces of the adults, or feeding on other dead roaches. They also could be looking for water or other materials and not currently foraging for the bait. Depending on the size of the colony, it can take at least several weeks to a month or so to eliminate the entire population. If you have used the same bait for several months, than we would recommend rotating with a different bait to prevent bait aversion. Good rotation choices would include Maxforce FC Magnum or Maxforce Impact Roach Bait Gel.

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  • Asked by Carrie from Keyes, Ca
    06/09/2015
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    Red Label vs. Blue Label
    I have never before purchased this product but heard amazing reviews about it. In my research, there is a harsh review claiming your product Advion Cockroach Gel Bait is ineffective since switching company's. It is a red label (old version) vs. blue label (new version). Can you tell me what the changes were to the product? Why would some claim the old version works and the new version doesn't. I really need a reliable product and have no money to waste on purchasing several products. Can you help with this question? My questions are in respect of your company. Thank you.
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    Advion Roach Bait Gel was previously packaged in red by the previous manufacturer. The product was purchased by Syngenta and they began to package it in blue/green. The product is the same and has the same formulation and effectiveness. Nothing has changed to the product itself only the packaging material. Please let us know if you need anything else.
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  • Asked by Grace
    07/13/2011
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    What would happen to the cat if they ingest Advion Roach Bait Gel?
    I have a cat at home, and I saw in one of the questions that the gel should not be place where a cat might reach it. So I am wondering how sensitive is this potential hazard to pets.
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    According to the the Advion Roach Bait Gel MSDS:

    "Potential Health Effects
    Based on animal testing, no biologically significant effects are expected from skin or eye contact or by ingestion."

    You should still read and follow the product label which recommends that you use the roach bait gel in places that will be inaccessible to your pet.

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  • Asked by Matt from Roanoke Al.
    03/10/2014
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    Which roach gel is better Advion or Maxforce FC by Bayer?
    I tried Advion its been good but wonder if Maxforce FC is better. I've got a bad infestation.
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    Advion Roach Bait Gel and the Maxforce FC Roach Bait Gel by Bayer are all great professional roach bait gels. They contain different active ingredients. There is no set guideline on how often you should rotate the baits. A lot of professionals will use the same bait as long as they are seeing good results. When the results start to falter, they will then switch to a new material with a different active ingredient. We also recommend that you treat the home with an insecticide and insect growth regulator (IGR). I have included some great articles below that will help guide you with the treatment.
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  • Asked by K from Dallas Tx
    06/18/2013
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    I was told Advion Roach Bait Gel will make roaches breed more..is that true?
    I was told this product will make roaches breed more..is that true?
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    That is completely untrue. Advion Roach Bait Gel contains indoxacarb which when picked up by the roach is then transferred back to the other roaches wherever they may be producing a domino killing effect.
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  • Asked by Cimmaron
    07/12/2011
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    Does it matter which breed of roach is causing trouble, or is the Advion Roach designed to destroy them all?
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    It is always better to know exactly what you are dealing with, however the Advion Roach Gel is labeled for use on all roaches.  That being said, it is really good for German Roaches which are the most common indoor infesting roaches, but it may not be the best thing for other types like American roaches that come from outside.

    Roach Control Articles

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  • Asked by Chase from Tallahassee, Florida
    04/03/2013
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    After we use the Advion Roach Gel in our kitchen, how long before we can put our dishes back?
    We put the roach gel in our cabinets, drawers, pretty much everywhere the video said to. When can we put down contact paper and put our dishes back? Will roaches get into our dishes if we do?
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    You do not have to keep your dishes out of the cabinets at all. The roach gel is not airborne so will not contaminate your dishes. We do not recommend putting down the contact paper if it will make the roach gel inaccessible to the roaches. The contact paper can be put into place after the infestation is gone. The roaches can get on your dishes as the gel will not control where they walk.
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  • Asked by Anix from Moreno Valley
    06/13/2015
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    I bought Advion when I started seeing small roaches in my kitchen, now that I use it, I'm starting to see few
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    It is common to see an increase in the number of roaches as they are attracted to the Advion Roach Bait Gel. Please use once every two weeks (cleaning up old bait placements). Here is a helpful article for treating roaches- Roach Control Article.
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  • Asked by Ben from Bridgeton, Missouri
    11/06/2015
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    What do I do if my dogs ate a little of the Advion Roach Bait Gel I put down?
    Are they in any danger or is there anything I need to look out for or do? I have 3 pit bulls I believe 2 of them ingested about 12 to 15 dots. one of the dogs is 12 and one is 3.
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    Typically with that small of an amount there is no need for worry. More than 90% of the baits are made up of food based ingredients which is what attracts the roaches to it to take back to the colony. If you are concerned you can monitor your dogs and contact Syngenta directly regarding any side effects they may have from what little they ingested. Also, keep in mind that any place you are putting this bait gel should be in an area the pets cannot get to anyways, so you may not want to put the bait in the same places again if the pets have easy access to those areas. You can reach Syngenta at 302-425-2000.

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  • Asked by Jk from New York, Ny
    01/25/2014
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    Should I apply Advion ?
    I got a mild infestation (2-4 roaches seen a day) that I treated with boric acid. After a week a stopped seeing roaches (german). I am thinking, as a preventive measure (to complement boric acid) to apply Advion on some strategic locations at my kitchen. Is that my assumption correct ? or the fact that I don't see any more of this animals means that they've gone for good ?
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    Yes, I would recommend using the Advion Gel Bait in areas where roaches tend to congregate or hide. Use Advion Roach Bait Gel indoors as a crack and crevice treatment to control even the toughest of infestations. Advion cockroach gel should be applied to areas frequented by cockroaches such as between different elements of construction, between equipment and floors, openings leading into voids and hollow spaces in floors, walls, ceilings, equipment legs and bases, around plumbing pipes, doors and windows, and behind and under appliances, cabinets, sinks, closets, and any other equipment that cockroaches are typically known to hide. Advion cockroach bait gel is excellent for German roaches as they are the most common indoor infesting roach. Advion roach bait gel should be used in conjunction with Insect Growth Regulators, such as Gentrol Point Source Stations, for even more complete control of all life stages of cockroaches. For light to moderate infestations of cockroaches, apply 1-3 spots of Advion cockroach gel bait per 10 linear feet. Each spot of Advion gel bait should equal about 0.5 grams (approx. 1/4” diameter)
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  • Asked by Doris from Toronto-canada
    10/05/2015
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    How long will the Advion Roach Bait Gel attract roaches?
    Please tell me how often to reapply.
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    The Advion Roach Bait Gel should be applied once every two weeks (cleaning up old bait placements prior to new applications) to keep the roaches attracted to the product. The Advion Roach Bait Gel has a shelf life of one year from the date of purchase if stored away from extreme temperatures.

    How to Get Rid of Roaches Treatment Article

    Bait Placement Guide Diagram
     

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  • Asked by Donna from Redondo Beach, Ca
    09/07/2013
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    Is Advion Roach Bait Gel harmful to cats?
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    The Advion Roach Bait Gel should be applied in very tiny dabs in places where the cat cannot access.  For the product to be harmful to your cat they would have ingest a large amount of the product.  If you do apply the gel correctly in tiny dabs, the cat should not even notice it.  Tiny dabs meaning less than half the size of a pencil eraser.  Places to put a tiny dab of roach gel are places where roaches can sometimes congregate. Common areas for roaches to hide are: hinges of door frames, around the door frame, along the side and underneath of any cabinets against the walls (tiny crack where they meet the wall), inside corners of cabinets and drawers, underneath the lip of the counter top every 8 to 10 inches, corners of window frames, behind and underneath any appliances like dorm fridges, microwaves, etc. 
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  • Asked by Lorrie from Texas
    11/02/2013
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    Will Advion roach bait gel harm my cats if they eat roaches that have eaten the bait?
    There is no way that I can stop my cats from eating them. I only ask this because I caught one doing it! I am worried.
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    The very minute amount of Advion Gel the roaches may eat is not enough to harm your cats. Be sure when putting the gel out that you do put the gel into cracks and crevices and other places that will not be accessible to your cats.
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  • Asked by Shannon from Deland, Fl
    02/06/2016
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    Is Advion Roach Bait Gel safe around kids and babies? Can you use it in a car?
    I have an 8 month old and 6 month old as well as an occasional 14 month old. I also have a 9 and 6 year old and occasional 8 year old that all ride in my car. I just discovered an infestation in my center console. Roaches are a phobia (I know they're normal in Florida), but I have a serious phobia so this is a big deal. I don't want any of us in the car, but we don't have a choice.
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    Advion Roach Bait Gel is safe around children when applied as directed. You are applying in areas that children do not frequent so they should not come in contact with it. It may be better to use Advion Roach Bait Arena in your vehicle because it is more versatile. Be sure to remove any competing food sources such as crumbs or other materials for the most effective treatment.

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