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.
Ants and pest control professionals alike love Gourmet Ant Bait Gel with 6% DOT (Disodium octaborate tetrahydrate). Gourmet Ant Bait Gel uses a special insect attractant that mimics honeydew and enhances bait acceptance by a variety of Protein Feeding Ants, Sweet Feeding Ants, and roaches. Gourmet Ant Bait Gel is less repellent than other products and far more effective at eliminating both the workers and queens in active ant colonies. Use Gourmet Ant Bait Gel indoors in cracks and crevices to quickly eliminate foragers. Gourmet Ant Bait Gel is odorless, won't stain surfaces or leave a mess, and stays where it is placed without becoming runny in even the hottest of temperatures. This product is also extremely easy to use and highly economical. Each tube is 1.5 oz.
|Active Ingredient:||Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate 6%|
|Target pests:||Kills Sweet & Protein feeding ants and German Cockroaches|
|For use in:||In and around homes, apartments, condominiums, schools, hospitals, restaurants, grocery stores, non-food areas of food processing plants, boats cruise ships, institutional and commercial buildings, nursing homes, hotels and warehouses.|
|Application:||Use 1-3 lines for each placement where ants are trailing or have been seen.|
|Pet safe:||Yes; when used as directed|
|Yield:||1.5 oz. tube|
|Manufactured By:||Innovative PC Products (UPC: 682023046015)|
Ants and pest control professionals alike love Gourmet Ant Bait Gel with 6% DOT (Disodium octaborate tetrahydrate). Gourmet Ant Bait Gel uses a special insect attractant that mimics honeydew and enhances bait acceptance by a variety of Protein Feeding Ants, Sweet Feeding Ants, and roaches. Gourmet Ant Bait Gel is less repellent than other products and far more effective at eliminating both the workers and queens in active ant colonies. Use Gourmet Ant Bait Gel indoors in cracks and crevices to quickly eliminate foragers. Gourmet Ant Bait Gel is odorless, won’t stain surfaces or leave a mess, and stays where it is placed without becoming runny in even the hottest of temperatures. This product is also extremely easy to use and highly economical.
How Gourmet Ant Bait Gel Works:
When strategically placed in areas of infestation or noticeable ant traffic, the sweet honeydew attractant in Gourmet Ant Bait Gel draws insects to forage. Once ingested, the active ingredient DOT begins its attack on the ant’s central nervous system. This attack is slow so that poisoned ants will return to their nests after consuming Gourmet Ant Bait Gel and will feed their young and the queen, passing along the DOT poisoning. When other food sources are removed, ants will continue feeding on Gourmet Ant Bait Gel until they die.
To Use Gourmet Ant Bait Gel:
1. Wash hands thoroughly before handling bait to remove any odors that may be repellent to ants, i.e. tobacco, garlic, strong chemicals/ cleaners etc.
2. Remove as many competing food sources as practical. Vacuum or sweep floors to remove crumbs, etc. Ants are attracted to and will feed on Gourmet Ant Bait Gel until they die.
3. Repeat placement of the bait until satisfactory control has been achieved.
4. Do not use sprays, foggers or any strong chemicals or cleaners near the bait containers or placements. This may contaminate the bait and cause the insects to cease feeding.
Indoor Treatment: Use Gourmet Ant Bait Gel for the control of ants or German Cockroaches. Make long thin lines in areas where ants are a problem. Use 1-3 lines for each placement. Long thin lines allow room for many ants to feed on the bait at a single feeding. Place Gourmet Ant Bait Gel where ants are trailing or have been seen. Place Gourmet Ant Bait Gel under food cabinets, sinks, stoves, refrigerators, food storage areas, attics, garages, basements, storage areas, closets, etc. If you are not sure where the areas of highest forage are, you may use smaller pea-sized placements. Check these smaller placements every couple of days. The placements that are fed upon regularly will shrink or disappear, indicating that you should use a larger quantity of bait in these areas.
Outdoor Treatment: Place Gourmet Ant Bait Gel on exterior window-sills and in doorways to help prevent entry.
Bait Stations: For long term control or for heavy infestations, Gourmet Ant Bait Gel may be used in Ant Café or other similar bait stations. Using a bait station allows for placement of a large amount of gel without having it dry out. To use Ant Café bait station; open the lid, add Gourmet Ant Bait Gel until station is at least half full, close lid and place according to directions for use.
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11 of 13 people found this review helpful:
Ants very attracted to this!
By L.l. on June 9, 2008
I ordered one tube of Gourmet Ant Bait Gel just to try it out and I can not believe how the ants are attracted to this! It almost worried me the first day, as it appeared to be increased activity but it was really just the attraction to the bait. I can't wait to stop using this stuff! Thanks!
9 of 9 people found this review helpful:
By WH on June 30, 2010
We started seeing little black ants in our kitchen--they weren't taking over the place, but they'd clearly found our countertops. We purchased some ant traps from the store, which the ants ignored. A lot of sources suggest a two-component approach to cover grease or sugar-feeding cycles. Since our problem was not severe, and GABG claims to cover both cycles, I decided to try a tube. DoMyOwnPestControl provided prompt delivery, and I applied as directed. It didn't take long at all for the little boogers to find it, and they fed on it for several days. Within a week--no more ants. I'm very pleased with the results of GABG, as well as the site and service of DMOPC.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful:
Gourmet ant bait gel
By Jack on April 20, 2010
Stuff works!! The ants love it. Will see the ants for 24 hours as they eat the bait and take it back to the colony. Then poof they're gone!!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful:
By Donna on March 29, 2010
This product really attracts the ants. It was a little scary at first because so many ants were attracted. However, within a few days they were all gone.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful:
By Crystal on October 1, 2010
It works. The little sugar ants, odorous ants is another name for them, they love this stuff. Doesn't work on some of the other types of ants but for those little odorous ants this is really great. It is a gel. It works well, very very well. We don’t’ use a “station” we just put the gel where the ants are and a with in a week or so there are no more ants and they don’t seem to be coming back. We didn’t see it effective with any other ant other than odorous and we live in an area with LOTS of ants of all different types. We have only used it outside and it works well. This and Uncle Albert's are both good. One just has more active ingredient than the other but both are great. We use them both just because I bought one and husband bought the other and we didn't realize but we kept them both, use them both and recommend them both.
By Gloria on October 10, 2014
I made bait stations and watched. At first the ants went crazy and couldn't get enough of it. But after the initial flurry, they went around it as to avoid it. I refreshed the bait stations to see if it had gone stale but no, they still avoided it.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
By John on June 5, 2014
We have used this product for years and find it works on all types of ants. The plunger system makes dispensing easy and mess free, and coupled with bait trays, the product is pet proof as well. Highly recommended!
Gourmet Ant Bait... One of the best!!
By Christian on January 20, 2014
I've been an an Exterminator for 10 years, and this bait has worked wonders. I usually use it along with a granular such as Niban, and it's almost a given that the problem is solved within a day or two.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful:
September 5, 2013
We have been using Maxforce for several years and still have massive ant problems in our house. Tried Gourmet Ant Bait with hopes of better results. The ants didn't even acknowledge it. Back to Maxforce for us...at least they eat it.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful:
I was too impatient
June 4, 2013
Previously on May 25th, I wrote that it was totally ineffective and gave it one star. WRONG! I was too impatient; it simply took a bit longer than I thought it 'should'. My 'sugar' ants are completely gone! Thanks.
By Bob on May 25, 2013
I was told by friends that this gel worked on 'sugar' ants. They just walk around it.
By Bob on November 12, 2012
Ants only ate at it for 1 hour or less, then left it alone. However after placing it in 4 spots inside, and 2 outside, the ants have left the area. Not sure if its the poison bait or the weather change here - just changed over to winter here in FL. The grass has stopped growing, maybe the ants go South, not sure why they are gone but they are gone.
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By Bev on October 6, 2012
would not purchase it again. ants did not go to it like they did Uncle Alberts, which this was supposed to be the replacement for. the gel is clear so once you apply it to white tiles you cannot see where it is. product is too liquid and not suitable for vertical application.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
By \"g\" on September 22, 2012
Used this bait and it worked very well. It attracted ants from thier nest and they ate right up. A few days later I barely see any ants.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful:
By Ken on September 2, 2012
Ants are not attracted to this bait, at least where I live. I'm surrounded by pine woods and Argentine ants, and have been mixing my own baits for 5 years (boric acid with various attractants: honey, peanut butter, sugar water, etc.). I bought this for convenience and placed some near a trail of ants, but they did not feed on it. After 2 days I placed some honey bait at the same spot, which was quickly swarmed. Guess I will keep mixing my own for now.
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July 14, 2010Catherine asked:
QWhy are the carpenter ants ignoring Gourmet Ant Bait Gel?
I just ordered two Gourmet Ant Bait Gel tubes from you, and the carpenter ants are completely ignoring it. Just 2-3 weeks ago, they would eat this bait as soon as I put it down. I got rid of them. I found some more carpenter ants in a different area, and now they wont eat this bait. What can I do?
AAnts nutritional needs change frequently. This means that one day they may only forage for proteins, like Advance Carpenter ant bait granules and another day they may forage for carbohydrates like the Gourmet ant bait gel or liquid. We recommend leaving the gel in place and allow the ants to continue their natural foraging. We also recommend using Advance Carpenter ant bait granules in the same area where you placed the gel to allow the ants to select the bait that fits their needs.
June 22, 2011Jeff asked:
QWhat is the shelf life of Gourmet Ant Bait Gel?
AGourmet Ant Bait Gel should be used within one year of the date of purchase.
July 23, 2011Mike asked:
QWhat type of ants does Gourmet Ant Bait Gel work on?
Have read there are more than 700 different types of ants in America, so don't expect a full listing, but which ants is this most effective on?
AAll ants need protein and sugar in addition to moisture to survive. Gourmet ant bait gel is effective on any ant that is looking for a sugar and/or protein. The ant that most gel baits do not work on is fire ants, because they pretty much are protein feeders only and typically do not trial inside house. For all other ants though that may be getting into your house, gourmet ant bait gel should be attractive to them as long as they are looking for sugar and/or moisture.
August 2, 2009Rick asked:
QIs Gourmet Ant Bait Gel effective against carpenter ants? Is it the safest of the ant killers? Is it efficient and effective against carpenter ants? How long does it last inside and/ or outside the house?
A Gourmet Ant Bait Gel is effective against all common types of household ants, including carpenter ants. Inside a home it will typically last about 2 -3 weeks before it gets too hard for ants to eat. This product is mainly meant to be applied inside the home; however you can use it outside. It will not last very long outside, especially if left in the sun, it will dry out quickly. You should only apply this product if and when you have ant activity. This product is a bait and is meant to attract ants, so you would not want to place it inside unless you had activity. For more information on treating carpenter ants, please click on the article below. http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/carpenter-ant-baiting-tips-a-138.html http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/carpenter-ant-control-c-1_177.html
Gourmet Ant Bait Gel is effective against all common types of household ants, including carpenter ants. Inside a home it will typically last about 2 -3 weeks before it gets too hard for ants to eat. This product is mainly meant to be applied inside the home; however you can use it outside. It will not last very long outside, especially if left in the sun, it will dry out quickly. You should only apply this product if and when you have ant activity. This product is a bait and is meant to attract ants, so you would not want to place it inside unless you had activity. For more information on treating carpenter ants, please click on the article below.
August 10, 2009Ants asked:
QHow do I apply Gourmet Ant Bait Gel?
I have the remainder of the Gourmet Ant Bait Gel I used awhile back and can't remember how to use it. The ants are on my kitchen counter. Do I apply it in ribbons in the cracks between the counter space and back splash? Also, I have 2 small dogs. Just keep it away from them, correct? Your prompt response is most appreciated.
ABasically, you apply Gourmet Ant Bait Gel in small "dabs", pencil eraser sized pieces where you see ant activity. You should keep the product away from pets and children. One note: The gel can become stale after awhile once it has been opened. Usually it will only last about 6 months. If you apply the remainder of this product and the ants do not seem to notice or take the product, then it might be too old and you will have to get a fresh tube.
March 15, 2013Kris from Kansas City, Mo asked:
QWhat is a good way to clean the gel up after it has been applied?
How long should you wait before cleaning it up? A few days?
A If the gel is still wet then you can clean it up using a damp paper towel. If the gel has hardened, then a butter knife or something to scrape up most of it and then use a wet paper towel to get up the residual left on the surface.
If the gel is still wet then you can clean it up using a damp paper towel. If the gel has hardened, then a butter knife or something to scrape up most of it and then use a wet paper towel to get up the residual left on the surface.