Optigard Flex Liquid is labeled for yellow jackets and wasps. On our website list there is *See label for complete list, of which the wasps and yellowjects are in included there. When treating for wasps and yellow jackets you will be treating their nests directly.
Optigard flex has a residual of at least 90 days indoors, however if you have a current infestation you are trying to eliminate you can respray after 30 days if needed.
Optigard Flex Liquid can be applied around the interior of the structure where the floor meets the wall.
Optigard Flex Insecticide is a great insecticide for ants. It is labeled to treat most types of ants, excluding pharoah and carpenter ants. Generally, when you are treating for ants, we would recommend using a bait in conjunction with an insecticide. We do have an Outdoor/Indoor Ant Kit that is specialized for your state. It contains all the items you will need to do a complete ant treatment. Also, please check out our Ant Guide that helps you identify, prepare, treat and prevent ants.
Optigard Flex Liquid, is not labeled for scorpions. Typically, a microencapsulated insecticide such as Demand CS or Onslaught Fast Cap Spider and Scorpion Insecticide is the best treatment. We recommend taking a look at the Scorpion Treatment Guide and Videos on how to successfully treat and protect your home.
Optigard Flex does not list (Z)-9-hexadecenal as any of its active ingredients. The inactive ingredients are privy to the manufacturer and not disclosed, so we cannot say whether or not the product contains (Z)-9-hexadecenal. You may wish to contact the manufacturer directly for more information. You can reach Syngenta by calling 800-334-9481. We are not aware of a product that we currently carry that contains this ingredient.
Optigard Flex Liquid lasts up to 30 days outdoors.
We are not sure of the exact reasons why the manufacturer of Optigard Flex Liquid does not list bed bugs on the label other than the fact that it has not been tested for bed bug applications. We recommend using one of our bed bug kits. Generally, it takes more than one type of product to treat for Bed Bugs so we have conveniently included all the items in a kit. Please also review our article How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs.