Optigard Ant Gel Bait

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Optigard Ant Gel Bait

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4.5 out of 5 stars Rating: 4.7

61 Reviews | 12 Q&A

Product Overview

It is highly recommended to also use Advance 375A Ant Granular Bait which is a protein bait.  You should always give ants a choice as they may be in the mood for either a protein (granule) or a sugar (gel) bait.

Get unparalleled results and virtual colony elimination with the uniquely palatable yet potent formula of Optigard Ant Gel Bait. Optigard Ant Gel Bait is packaged in ready-to-use 30 gram syringes. 4 x 30gm syringes per box.

We provide 1 Plunger PER ORDER to expel the bait from the tubes. You can purchase extra plungers or you can purchase a bait gun for use with this product.

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient Thiamethoxam 0.01%
Target pests Argentine, Carpenter, and Ghost and other Ants (Excluding Fire, Harvester and Pharaoh Ants)
For use in Commercial & Residential: Indoors & Outdoors: Warehouses, Restaurants, Food Processing Plants, Supermarkets, Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Motels, Hotels, Schools, Apartments, Aircraft, Buses, Boats and Ships, Trains
Application * See label for complete application instructions
Formulation Professional Product
Group 4A Insecticide
NOT FOR SALE TO NY (Restricted To Licensed Applicators Only)
Shipping Weight 0.49 lbs
Manufacturer Syngenta (Mfg. Number: 34318)
EPA Registration 100-1260

Details

Product Highlights

  • Applies clear and stays clear throughout treatment
  • Holds its shape, won't run
  • Highly attractive formula promotes ready transfer of the active
  • ingredient throughout the colony
  • Powerful, active ingredient knocks out workers, brood and queens
  • Approved for use indoors and outdoors, applied in cracks and crevices

How does Optigard Ant Gel Bait work?

Ants that feed on the gel will return to their nest and transfer the bait to the queen and their young, thereby killing the queen, the young and the entire colony.

How long will it take to see results?

Dead ants should begin to appear within days after ants have begun feeding on the bait. Substantial reduction in ants foraging should be seen within a few days to a week. For effective management of certain ant species such as Argentine ant, reduction of food sources (such as honeydew-producing insects like aphids) near entry points around the structure is critical. Long term control is most effectively obtained with a combination of methods for ant management.

How long will the Bait remain attractive to ants before I need to reapply?

Attractiveness of the bait to ants is enhanced by its high moisture retention properties and the bait will remain attractive for at least two weeks following bait deployment.

How To Apply Optigard Ant Gel Bait:

Bait Application

This can be applied using the syringe applicator or a bait injector. Apply bait in cracks, crevices, corners and out of the way places, such as under and behind kitchen appliances and baseboards, under sinks, around window and door frames, pipes and water heater and in the attic, crawl space and garage. Place multiple application spots of gel where ants are observed actively foraging or entering the structure. If the area to be treated has been recently treated with insecticide, thoroughly clean the area before applying this bait. Do not spray insecticide over gel as this may cause the bait to become repellent. Do not apply to areas that are routinely washed (such as countertops) as bait may be removed or diluted and spread onto the surface.

Indoor Use

Visually inspect for the presence of ants and place this product in areas where ants are seen. Optimal locations for bait placement are the active points of entry and areas with potential high moisture including: wall voids, cracks and crevices in kitchens and bathrooms, under sinks, window sills and door frames, screen vents, attics, crawl spaces and garages. In areas of excessive foraging activity, place bait in several locations near the point of entry. Do not place bait in areas that are routinely washed, as washing will remove or dilute bait. Do not treat food preparation surfaces. During followup visits inspect placements and reapply as needed.

Outdoor Use

Place bait on, into or adjacent to structures where ants are observed, adjacent to ant trails and to areas suspected of ant activity. Optimal locations for bait placement are points of entry into the structure and areas with potential periods of high moisture such as: soffits, eaves, weep holes, and where pipes and wires enter the structure. Exposure to direct sunlight, extreme heat or cold and water may reduce length of bait effectiveness. Bait may also be placed outdoors into refillable tamper resistant bait stations. Close tamper resistant stations securely after application. During follow-up visits inspect placements and reapply as needed.

Application within food/feed areas of food/feed handling establishments is limited to crack and crevice treatment only.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    I've tried everything

    By Rob on 04/24/2009

    I've tried everything and Optigard Ant Bait Gel has definitely worked the best. Ants are not repelled by the smell or taste like other liquid baits. My ant infestation was out of control but I believe I will eventually wipe out the colonies.

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    33 of 35 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Scary, but works GREAT!!!

    By Kris on 03/17/2010

    I had an huge ant invasion in my basement, then a trail to my master bath. I put the Optigard on a flat paper plate, within an hour the amount of ants tripled!  By the next morning they were ALL GONE!!! The stuff was amazing, but it was really hard to watch more come without spraying them.

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    30 of 30 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Optigard Ant Bait Gel

    By Ed on 04/15/2010

    Verified Purchase

    This is a life-saver when it comes to getting rid of ants which seem to pop up from time to time regardless of what is done. It make take a few days for all the ants to be gone, but it does the job in an easy and efficient way.

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    22 of 22 people found this review helpful

  • 4 of 5 Stars

    Works great but tends to run

    By Tyler on 04/23/2011

    This product works absolutely fantastic. I took care of an entire Odorous Ant infestation with nothing but Optigard. My ONLY complaint is that sometimes it comes out of the tube in liquid form and runs all over the place.

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    22 of 23 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Works

    By Jesus on 02/14/2011

    Verified Purchase

    This stuff wiped out the *entire* ant problem in the house. We had multiple types of black ants. Small ones, big ones, crazy microscopic one. All the ants in the kitchen, office, bedrooms and dining area are completely, 100% gone. Amazing stuff.

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    22 of 22 people found this review helpful

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Questions & Answers

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Is Opitgard Ant bait gel safe for a home with pets?
A
When used as directed on the product label Optigard Ant Bait Gel is safe to use in a home with pets (unless your pets are ants). According to the product label, you should place bait in wall voids and in cracks and crevices in kitchens and bathrooms, under sinks, window sills and door frames, screen vents, attics, crawl spaces and garages.

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After using Optigard Ant Bait Gel the ants were decreasing but now on day five they have increased!!

Using your Optigard gel only, ants are around sink. How often should I rebait the area? When gel dries is it still effective?

A
It is important to keep the Optigard Ant Bait Gel out for as long as you see ant activity. Ant colonies can be very large and depending on the species it can take a few weeks to completely eliminate the whole colony. While the gel is still effective after it has dried, some ants may not accept it as readily as moist gel.

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Which ant gel is better, Advion Ant Bait Gel or Optigard Ant Bait Gel?
A

Both Optigard Ant Bait Gel and Advion 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.

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What are the side effects for humans if the Optigard is inhaled or touches the skin?
A
Optigard has a very low toxicity level and can not be inhaled. If it touches your skin, wash your skin with soap and hot water to remove it. The Optigard Ant Bait Gel is made primarily from food based ingredients and only contains enough active ingredient to kill something the size of an ant. Any side effect to a human would vary on the human and their sensitivity to the product.

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What is the shelf life of Optigard Ant Bait Gel and the Advanced 375A Ant Granules?
A
Optigard Ant Bait Gel and Advanced 375A  should be used within one year of the date of purchase to be sure that the bait is still fresh.

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Optigard Ant Gel Bait 4.5 out of 5 stars Rating: 4.7 (61 Reviews / 12 Q&A)

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