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 of the product in each.
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
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:
For light infestations of cockroaches, 1 to 2 spots are recommended per one sq yd (9 square feet) of the treatment area.
For heavy infestations of cockroaches or for control of larger cockroaches, 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 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.
AREAS FOR APPLICATION
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).
The product works well and quite fast. It took about less than a week for me to notice that there were no more insects crawling around. It worked wonders compared to other gel products I purchased. Would likely recommend to others.