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Optigard Cockroach Gel Bait is primarily compounded with emamectin benzoate which works by disrupting cockroach’s nervous and muscular system. This disruption is followed by death which efficiently and effectively wipes out the cockroach within the vicinity covered by the formulation. This produces another crucial tool to adequately and efficiently control cockroaches, all while supported maintenance for resistance management. Though this gel bait attracts just as effective as the leading gel bait competitor brand, it kills quicker and swifter. Optigard Cockroach Gel Bait is ideal to be partnered with Advion Evolution or Advion Cockroach Gel Bait for rotational management. This rotation strategy was methodically formulated due to cockroach’s ability to quickly adapt to its environment making them immune to almost any pesticide on constant use. Optigard comes in a box of 4 syringes with 30 grams in each syringe.
|Active Ingredient||Emamectin benzoate 0.1%|
|Target pests||Cockroaches: German, American, Australian, Oriental, Brown-Banded, Smoky Brown and Brown Cockroaches|
|For use in||Commercial & Residential areas: Apartments, Homes, Hotels, Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Business & Institutional Buildings, Food Processing Plants, Restaurants, Schools, Supermarkets, Warehousing, Transportation (Aircraft, Buses, Boats & Ships, Trains)|
Apply as a crack-and-crevice or void space treatment using a syringe applicator or a bait injector
Application rate is dependent on the level of infestation to be controlled:
For light infestations: 1 to 2 spots are recommended per one sq. yd. (9 square feet) of the treatment area
For heavy infestations: 2 to 4 spots are recommended per sq. yd. (9 square feet) of the treatment area
Each bait spot should equal approximately 0.25 to 0.50 grams of product (a spot approximately 3 mm or 1/8 inch in diameter equals 0.25 grams, while a spot approximately 6 mm or 1/4 inch in diameter equals 0.50 grams)
Bait may also be applied as a bead approximately 1/8 inch thick and approximately 2 inches long
Spots or beads should be placed into cracks, crevices, or voids at or near corners or areas where cockroaches forage
Numerous smaller placements will provide faster control than fewer larger spots, especially for German cockroaches
|Pet safe||Yes, if used as directed on Label|
Group 6 Insecticide
|NOT FOR SALE TO|
|Shipping Weight||0.52 lbs|
|Manufacturer||Syngenta (Mfg. Number: 61597)|
Apply Optigard Cockroach Gel Bait to areas frequented by cockroaches as a crack-and-crevice or void space treatment using a syringe applicator or a bait injector. Application rate is dependent on the level of infestation to be controlled:
Each bait spot should equal approximately 0.25 to 0.50 grams of product (a spot approximately 3 mm or 1/8 inch in diameter equals 0.25 grams of product, while a spot approximately 6 mm or 1/4 inch in diameter equals 0.50 grams of product). Bait may also be applied as a bead approximately 1/8 inch thick and approximately 2 inches long.
Spots or beads should be placed into cracks, crevices, or voids at or near harborage or aggregation areas, such as corners or areas where cockroaches forage. Numerous smaller placements will provide faster control than fewer larger spots, especially for German cockroaches.
Place bait into cracks and crevices, such as holes, pipe chases, underdrain plates, in or under trash containers, and behind or under sinks, storage areas, baseboards, cabinets, machinery, and appliances. Also apply to voids such as points between different elements of construction, between equipment and floors, openings leading to voids and hollow spaces in walls, and equipment legs and bases. Do not apply to areas accessible to children and pets. During follow-up visits, inspect bait placements and reapply when the bait is no longer visibly present.
This may be used in conjunction with a nonrepellent insecticide or with an insect growth regulator. Allow sprays to dry before applying bait. Avoid application of bait to areas that have been recently sprayed with a repellent insecticide, and avoid spraying insecticide over bait as it may reduce the palatability of the bait.
Food/Feed-Handling Establishments Use
Food/feed areas include areas for receiving, storage, packing (canning, bottling, wrapping, boxing), preparing edible waste storage, and enclosed processing systems (mills, dairies, edible oils, syrups). Serving areas are also considered a food/feed area when food is exposed and the facility is in operation.
Application within food/feed areas of food and/or feed-handling establishments is limited to crack-and-crevice treatment only. If bait contacts an exposed surface where food is handled, remove bait and wash exposed surface with an effective cleaning compound followed by a potable water rinse prior to use.
Apply directly into cracks and crevices or voids with syringe applicator or bait injector. Apply into cracks, crevices, holes and other small openings where roaches may be a problem. Apply small amounts of bait per spot. Apply bait in small amounts 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, behind and under refrigerators, cabinets, sinks, closets, stoves and other equipment where cockroaches hide. During follow-up visits inspect bait placements and reapply when the bait is no longer visibly present.
Do not apply bait to areas where food/feed, utensils or processing surfaces may become contaminated. Do not treat food-preparation surfaces.
Use around Home or Structure
Place bait in areas adjacent to structures where cockroaches may nest or breed. Inject into cracks and crevices around windows and doors, porches, screens, eaves, sills, expansion joints, patios, garages, sewer areas, garbage-holding areas, under stairways and in open crawl spaces, basements, attics and other areas where cockroaches may be harboring or foraging.
This may be used in refillable bait stations. Place approximately 0.5 to 5 grams of product per station. Do not exceed 5 grams per station (up to 1 tsp.). For residential applications, approximately 2 stations per side of a structure are suggested for an average sizes single family home.
For best results, place stations adjacent to structure near: air conditioning units, water faucets, foundation vents, and weep holes,decks, utility entryways and wherever cockroaches are frequently found (out of reach of childen and pets). Reguarly inspect all stations and replace bait as needed for continuous control.
Residential areas (only in areas inaccessible to children and pets) and both food/feed and non-food/non-feed areas of institutional, warehousing and commercial establishments, including warehouses, restaurants, food-processing plants (including meat or vegetable processing plants or canneries), supermarkets, hospitals, nursing homes, motels, hotels, schools, laboratories, computer facilities, sewers, aircraft, buses, boats, ships, trains, and animal housing facilities (such as, but not limited to, poultry houses; cattle, sheep, swine, goat and dairy facilities; horse stables; dog kennels; pet shops; and zoos).
Average Customer Rating
By Wendy on 04/13/2018
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By Joyce on 06/21/2019
Good Gel Bait from Syngenta
By Garbuz on 10/22/2019
It is very good and ecomonic if you use it whit application gun for gel bait. In our case are died all the cockroach, but not imnediatlly, in 9-13 days - it's a goot think for prophylaxis. It contain the fats, it's meen we need to be careful wen we apply on the paper surface (wallpapers).
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By Atlantic on 09/21/2019
The active ingredient found in Optigard cockroach Gel Bait, Emamectin Benzoate, is a synthetic derivative of Abamectin, which can be found in Avert DF.
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There is not an exact number when it comes to coverage since it depends how much and how often you use Optigard Cockroach Gel Bait.
Please read the instructions bellow to help you get an idea of how much is needed:
Each bait spot should equal approximately 0.25 to 0.50 grams of product (a spot approximately 3 mm or 1/8 inch in diameter equals 0.25 grams of product, while a spot approximately 6 mm or 1/4 inch in diameter equals 0.50 grams of product).