Optigard Ant Bait Gel
Optigard Ant Bait Gel is a powerful, slow acting non-repellent. The active ingredient, thiamethoxam, knocks out workers, brood, and queens. Optigard is for indoor and outdoor control of structure-invading ants; excluding fire, harvester, and Pharaoh ants. Optigard Ant Bait Gel doesn't have the unsightly yellowish-brown color or the runny inconsistency of other baits.
Optigard Ant Bait Gel - Box of 4 (1.06 oz./30 gram)
Optigard Ant Gel Bait provides a longer window of palatability so, as it ages, ants will continue to feed on the bait without any loss of attraction. Optigard Ant Bait Gel offers unparalleled control of a broad spectrum of ants, including Argentine, carpenter, ghost , and other nuisance ant species, by ingestion and transfer of the bait, providing efficacy against the entire colony, not just the workers. Optigard can be used for both clean-out and maintenance. It is also labeled for use in food-handling establishments and within food serving areas when applied according to label specifications. Optigard is transparent at application and stays clear throughout treatment. It has little to no odor and doesn't stain treated surfaces. It can be used on porous and non-porous surfaces without staining.
Optigard Ant Bait Gel - Independent Field Tests
Independent field tests conducted in 2006 against Argentine ants determined Optigard Ant Gel Bait killed 97% of workers and 100% of queens in just three days. By comparison, competitive products registered zero queen mortality. Tests conducted with carpenter ants in Florida showed Optigard Ant Gel Bait achieved 95% mortality of workers in two days, 100% in three days. Efficacy of Maxforce reached only 11% after three days.
Optigard Ant Bait Gel & Mega Ant Colonies
For the control of "mega colonies," and areas with extremely high ant pressure, it can be used as part of an integrated pest management (IPM) system with such products as Taurus SC or Dominion 2L.
Why Choose Optigard Ant Gel Bait
- Broad-spectrum of ants and other arthropod pests, including Florida Carpenter ants
- Colorless and odor-free
- Non-repellent and transferable, knocks out workers, brood, and queens
- Remains palatable for at least 14 days after baiting (indoors and outdoors)
- Packaged in a ready-to-use syringe with plunger for easy application
OptigardAnt Bait Gel offers unparalleled control of a broad spectrum of ants, including Argentine, carpenter, ghost, and other nuisance ant species, by ingestion and transfer of the bait, providing efficacy against the entire colony, not just the workers.
|Active Ingredient (s)||Thiamethoxam, .010%|
|For Use :||It is approved for use indoors and outdoors, in cracks and crevices and;as spot treatments where ants nest and forage. Optigard can be used for both clean-out and maintenance. It is also labeled for use in food-handling establishments and within food serving areas when applied according to label specifications.|
|Yield||4 - 30 gram syringes per box.|
Bait Placement:The Optigard Ant Bait Gel comes with a syringe applicator. Simply place this ant bait gel in areas where the ants are active. Typical areas include cracks and crevices, under and behind appliances, under sinks, under and behind stoves, around pipes, and water heaters. Other areas include window frames and basebords. Continue to place bait in areas where the ants are actively foraging or trailing.
Do not place Optigard on freshly applied insecticide, unless it is a non repellent inseciticide such as Alpine, Dominion 2L Taurus or Phantom.
Indoors: After inspection of ant activity, place Optigard in those areas. Look for activity at points of entry and high moisture areas, such as kitchens and bathrooms. Place multiple bait placements in areas of high activity. 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.
Outdoors:After inspection of ant activity, place Optigard near ant trails and areas of suspected ant activity. Look for activity near entry points and areas of moisture, such as soffits, eaves, pipes, weep holes and eaves. You may use bait stations with Optigard.