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How to Use Advion Ant Bait Gel

By DoMyOwn staff

Advion Ant Bait Gel is formulated to attract all major species of ants. The active ingredient, Indoxacarb, encourages ants to eat the bait and share it with the other ants, eventually eliminating all ants within a few days.

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Advion ant bait gel is an insecticide bait that can begin to control ant colonies within a few days. The bait works on all major species of ants including odorous house ants, pavement ants, and more.

Advion ant gel’s formula uses carbohydrates to entice sweet-feeding ants to eat the bait. The main ingredient in Advion is indoxacarb, an insecticide with a delayed kill. The delayed reaction time gives forager ants enough time to eat the bait and bring some back to the ant colony to share with other ants. Because of this sharing, colonies are often controlled more quickly.

To use the bait, first, find the location of ant colonies, active trails, and foraging areas inside and around the perimeter of your home or building. Once you know where ants travel, you can begin baiting.

Remove the blue stopper from the end of the tube of the gel and replace with the long tip nozzle included with your bait. Place the plunger at the other end of the tube and press to release the bait, similar to using a syringe.

Place small dots or lines of bait near ant trails, ant colonies, and where ants forage but not directly in the path of the trail. Placing bait directly on ants or in their direct path will cause them to avoid the bait and make treatment ineffective. Instead, place bait to the side of the ant trails and colonies.
Beads of bait should be the size of a pea and lines of bait should be about 2 inches long.

Bait in the cracks and crevices of the home in rooms where ants have been seen, including around window and door frames, where countertops meet the wall, and where appliances meet cabinets. Bait can also be placed in kitchen cabinets, next to and behind the stove, near sinks and drains, around medicine cabinets and vanities, and where pipes, cords, and cables meet the wall. 

Do not place bait directly on food preparation surfaces, in areas that get extremely hot, or in areas that are routinely cleaned, as this will reduce the effectiveness of the bait. Advion ant gel can be placed in bait stations to keep the bait off surfaces and allow it to be moved for cleaning. 

Outdoors, apply bait where ants forage or can enter a home, such as near garbage handling sites, around windows and doors, near construction elements, on tree branches, and on pathways near ant trails.

If the gel is placed on porous surfaces like paper and concrete or in areas that are exposed to air currents, it will dry out quickly. When the gel dries, it hardens and can be difficult to remove from some surfaces. Using the bait on non-porous surfaces or in reusable bait stations will prevent it from drying as quickly, making bait clean-up and replacement simple. 

Monitor bait placements to see if bait has been consumed. Replace bait and refill stations as needed to continually control ants around the home. 

Advion ant bait gel does not have an odor and does not stain. The bait should not be placed on surfaces that have been treated with a residual repellent spray or with harsh cleaning products. 

One tube of Advion ant bait gel will yield about 30 dots or lines. Use the tube within 6 months of opening for best results. 

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