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.
Maxforce Ant Bait Gel is effective against Argentine, Odorous House, Ghost, Pavement, Cornfield, and Little Black Ants. Ants will carry the bait back to the nest and destroy the colony. You will see fewer ants in 3-5 days. Maxforce Ant Bait Gel provides for the sugar feeding needs of ants. If the ants are foraging for protein as well, it is recommended that a protein-based bait be used in conjunction with the gel bait. Box of 4/ 27 gram tubes.
We provide 1 Plunger PER ORDER to expel the bait from the tubes. You can purchase extra plungers or you can purchase a bait gun for use with this product. We recommend using the Masterline Professional Bait Gun.
|Target pests:||This product controls a broad spectrum of ants: Argentine, Ghost, little black, Odorous House, Pharaoh, Pavement and Honey.|
|For use in:||Residential, Commericial, and Industrial Areas.|
|Application:||Apply gel in spots in cracks and crevices. For best results, place many spots of dabs of gel where you see ants foraging and entering the structure. The gel will stay attractive to ants for up to two weeks. Inspect gel placement and reapply as needed.|
Maxforce FC Ant Bait Gel can be used in ant bait stations as show in this video:
How Maxforce FC Ant Bait Gel Works
Maxforce Ant Killer Bait Gel with Fipronil takes advantage of the natural behavior of ants. Foraging worker ants are attracted to the sweet formula of the bait. After consuming the bait the foraging ants will return to the nest and share the bait with the rest of the colony, including the queen(s) in what is known as the Maxforce Domino Effect, effectively eliminating the colony. Maxforce Ant Killer Bait Gel offers a long term ant solution in a convenient easy to use application that begins to work in as little as six hours.
The active ingredient in Maxforce FC Ant Bait Gel, Fipronil, is in the Phenylpyrazole family of insecticides and is used in many products when a delayed kill is desired, such as ant and roach baits. Fipronil disrupts the insect central nervous system, causing hyperexcitation of nerves and muscles. Maxforce FC Ant Bait Gel is tough on ants, yet gentle on people, pets, and the environment. Mammals do not have the nervous system channels that are most affected by fipronil in insects. The high moisture content of the bait also increases its attractiveness to target ants.
Maxforce FC Ant Bait Gel Target Pests
A wide variety of ants, including Argentine, Ghost, little black, Odorous House, Pharaoh, Pavement, and honey ants
PESTS CONTROLLED WITH MAXFORCE FC ANT BAIT GEL: Ants including Argentine, Pharaoh, Pavement, Honey, Acrobat, Odorous House, Thief, Big-headed, Cornfield, and Field
Maxforce FC Ant Bait Gel can be used whenever listed ants are present and foraging for sweets. Bait is simple and convenient to use, and it is ideal in situations where sprays may not be desired. Maxforce FC Ant Bait Gel lets the ants take the product to the colony for you, avoiding the guessing game of finding a nest.
Maxforce FC Ant Bait Gel is effective against Argentine, Odorous House, Ghost, Pavement, and Little Black Ants. Ants will carry the bait back to the nest and destroy the colony. You will see fewer ants in 3-5 days. Maxforce Ant Gel provides for the sugar feeding needs of ants. If the ants are foraging for protein as well, it is recommended that a protein-based bait be used in conjunction with the gel bait.
ACTIVE INGREDIENT: Fipronil 0.001%
Place small pea-size amounts near areas where ants trail or forage, or where they are entering the structure. The gel can be applied in cracks and crevices, on pipes, behind appliances, along baseboards, etc. Can be used both inside and outside. Be careful of children and pets. DO NOT apply residual insecticides or sprays near baits as this will prevent ants from taking the bait. Reapply gel as needed. Always read the label.
How do I apply Maxforce Ant Killer Bait Gel?
To apply, first shake the gel tube vigorously. Due to the high-moisture content, it is normal during storage for the syringe to contain a couple of grams of liquid. Simply shake the syringe before use to help even out the consistency. (During the summer months the gel may become more watery than normal, in which case you should place the tube in a refrigerator for 24 hours.)
Next, remove the cap and depress the plunger. If necessary, during the first few placements simply pull back slightly on the plunger to prevent over application.
Small pea sized placements should be made near ant trails or near areas where ants have been observed to forage.
Usually 3 placements will be sufficient for an average sized room with a light to moderate infestation, use more for larger areas or heavy infestations. Bait will remain effective for up to two weeks.
***NOTE-Do not disturb the natural behavior of trailing ants or foraging ants, placements should be made NEAR the ants not on them or in the middle of the trail. By disrupting their normal behavior, bait avoidance may occur.***
Each 27g tube of Maxforce FC Ant Bait Gel will make approximately 27 bait placements. Each box of 4 tubes yields approximately 108 placements.
For use in the following areas:
Commercial, industrial and residential areas, including food and feed areas of food and feed handling establishments
See above for general application instructions. Apply bait directly into crack and crevices and where ants may travel, in areas such as between different elements of construction, openings leading into voids and hollow spaces, around plumbing pipes, cabinets, sinks, and stoves. Do not apply bait to areas where food or utensils may become contaminated or areas that are routinely washed, such as food preparation surfaces. Do not apply in areas where temperatures exceed 120 degrees F as bait may run.
Place gel outdoors into, on or adjacent to structures where you see ants, next to ant trails and suspected areas of ant activity. Likely locations for ants and gel placements are points of entry into structure and areas with potential water damage including: eaves, soffits, weep holes, where wires and pipes come into the building structure, trees, stumps, roots, wood decks, fences, planter boxes, woodpiles, landscaping, and railroad ties.
Extreme heat or cold, direct sunlight and water may reduce the residual effectiveness. Apply Gel outdoors into bait stations such as Ant Café Refillable Bait Stations to protect bait from dust, rain, and sunlight. Inspect placements and reapply as needed. The gel will remain attractive to ants for up to two weeks. Inspect gel placements and reapply as needed. Reapply in the same area if bait is gone or in a different location if no ant activity is evident. You will notice fewer ants in days.
Maxforce FC Ant Bait Gel Features
- High moisture content makes bait more attractive.
- Formulation is highly attractive to sweet-feeding ants.
- Labeled for a wide variety of household ants.
- Bait is easy and convenient to apply with enclosed plunger or a bait gun.
- Bait remaining in an opened tube is viable for up to one year if stored properly.
- Pet safe when used as directed.
- Extremely low toxicity to people and pets.
- Discreet application.
Extra Tips for Using Maxforce FC Ant Bait Gel
- Store out of direct sunlight and extreme temperatures. When exposed to higher temperatures (above 80 degrees F) for extended periods of time, the gel will change color and lose effectiveness.
- It is more effective to use smaller, more frequent bait placements, rather than large chunks or a long line of gel.
- Bait will dry up quickly if used on porous surfaces such as paper, concrete, or cardboard. Use a less porous surface such as bait plate stations, if needed.
- Do not use bait in the same areas as residual repellent sprays or where there may be residue from harsh cleaning products.
- Do not spray products on top of bait, as this may cause the bait to be less palatable.
- Avoid bait placements in areas exposed to air currents, such as in front of vents, as this will cause the bait to dry out more quickly.
- It is always recommended to use a protein bait, such as Maxforce Complete Granular Bait, in conjunction with a sweet bait such as Maxforce FC Ant Bait Gel.
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29 of 30 people found this review helpful:
Within 24 hours, no ants!
By Sheree on July 21, 2007
I had small black ants all over my kitchen counters. I put a smear of honey and peanut butter on foil in 2 corners of the counter that had the most ants. This would serve 2 purposes. It would tell me if the ants were going after protein (peanut butter) or carbohydrates (sugar), and it would cause the ants to create a trail. By creating a trail, I would know where they were coming from, and they would eat what was on the foil and not be all over my counter tops. I put the Maxforce FC Ant Bait Gel next to the honey (they were not attracted to the peanut butter), and within 24 hours, no ants!
17 of 19 people found this review helpful:
Wish I'd found this sooner!
By Brian on June 16, 2008
I bought the combo MaxForce FC Ant Bait Gel and Advance ant bait products because of the good reviews and we had a carpenter ant problem that returned every summer. Other products were only somewhat effective at knocking down the population that would come into the house. After doing some detective work at night, I found the main nest in a large tree with a split in the trunk. I applied both products to the main nest and where they were coming into the house. The ants did not seem to be attracted to the Advance but were drawn like flies to the MaxForce. Apparently, carpenter ants go through cycles of taste preferences so I guess they are currently feeding on sweets. Within a couple of days, I started seeing hundreds of ants keeling over along the trail between the tree and the house. I should have ordered this stuff a few years ago instead of trying the more generally available products at the home centers.
17 of 18 people found this review helpful:
By Pam in Leesburg, VA on July 1, 2009
MaxForce FC Ant Bait Gel got rid of the tiny black ants that have plagued us for years! We tried every one of the products available from Lowes and The Home Depot - nothing worked, not even temporarily. We didn't want exterminators spraying the whole house, and they would only guarantee their treatment for a short time. MaxForce knocked them out within a day. I only had to use a tiny bit of it. I can retreat for years with just one box. Great stuff, thanks!
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By Tom in Fayetteville, NC on April 19, 2009
I have tried everything under the sun (including Maxforce bait stations) to combat little black ants with only marginal success. With Maxforce FC Ant Bait Gel, however, the results were almost immediate, and more significant, long lasting. The little beggars swarm to it as soon as I put it down, and within a day or two they disappear completely. If you hate these pests as much as I do, give this stuff a try.
11 of 12 people found this review helpful:
The real deal
By KH on October 3, 2008
Maxforce FC Ant Bait Gel is the real deal. I had what I believe were pharaoh ants. The gel and bait combo (Maxforce ant bait stations) wiped them out in about a week. Just follow the directions and recommendations and you'll be fine.
Maxforce FC Ant Bait Gel
By Gilad in Los Angeles, CA on September 6, 2015
This stuff works like magic, we haven't had ants all summer. The outside garbage can area is totally free of ants. My plants that had previously been attacked by ants are ant free. I'm very happy to recommend your product.
By Brian in Phila pa on September 3, 2015
Works better faster than I ever thought I put it outside along the house within two days I didn't see any more ants Thank you A++++++
By Paul in Auburn Wa. on September 1, 2015
The only problem is that the first tube I am using has some areas that push out as a liquid and not a gel. I run it on a paper first to make sure the gel is flowing then apply a line of gel where I want it. This seems to kill on the spot as I'm finding many dead ants near the bait. I hope they are talking it back to the main nest also and feeding others. 4 stars because of the liquid factor.
Just like candy!!!
By Shave in Evans, GA on August 29, 2015
My home has become a place of rest and relaxation for ant colonies over the years. Lean income and budget constraints can make it harder to keep pest-free. However, I was turned on to this product by a local exterminator and figured I would give it a try. If you are looking for instant, then this is not for you. But, if you have the patience to eliminate the ENTIRE COLONY, then this is for you! Old haunts no longer have much or any ant traffic to speak of, and I'm finding thousands of dead ants daily outside my home.
By Tim in Belmont NC on August 26, 2015
Ants in the kitchen were driving us nuts waiting for USPO to deliver my order . The ants lapped up Maxforce FC Ant Gel like hogs in a feed trough . Bang ! No more ants ! Good stuff ! Wish I had gotten next day delivery .Thanks a lot Do My Own Pest Control .
By John in Fort Myers , Fl on August 21, 2015
This gel worked within 2 days and eliminated all the ghost ants.
Ants love Maxforce
By Irene in Young Harris, GA on August 20, 2015
I have sugar eating ants who appear to be thriving on Maxforce. I have used an entire gel stick over the past month, I think they view it as a condiment. I have scrupulously adhered to the directions. I called the 866 number to get some advice, Hunter answered the phone. His sole purpose was to get off of the line as quickly as possible. He advised that I buy "Phantom".
By Linda in Phoenix on August 13, 2015
This is the best product for controlling ants. It is very easy to use and effective.
So far -good
By Judith in La Mesa, Ca on August 10, 2015
It seems to be working inside the house I used it and granules outside around the edges of house. Ants are still active, but less so. J
By Elizabeth in Pewaukee, Wisconsin on May 11, 2015
This is not the first time I have purchased this product. I have had great results with the small grease ants as well as a type of carpenter ant.I Have found thousand of dead carpenter ants in 3 days. I love the product, but you must remember the results take 3 days or so.
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March 22, 2010Mike asked:
QWhat ingredients are in the MaxForce FC Ant Bait Gel?
AMany of the MaxForce products, including the MaxForce FC Ant Gel, use Fipronil as the active ingredient. Fipronil is a very safe, highly effective active ingredient used in many of our best selling products on our website.
January 24, 2010K. asked:
QWhat is the shelf life of Maxforce FC Ant Bait Gel?
I am using some of this Maxforce FC Ant Bait Gel. I was given about a year or a year and a half ago. I am wondering if it is still powerful and does it expire?
AThe Maxforce line of Roach and Ant Gels can be stored for up to two years at room temperature if they are unopened. Once the Maxforce FC Ant Bait Gel is opened, it needs to be used within 1 year. After 1 year, the gel will become stale and ineffective.
February 7, 2014Don from Ringgold, Ga asked:
QWe have what I think are pavement ants, very dark color and about 1/8 in. long.
We are seeing very small ants in our kitchen, on the counters and the floor. For the last several months we have had a local pest control company come spray the interior of the house each month, but we continue to see these small black ants. What is best way to treat this infestation -- we have no idea where they are getting into the house or if they are nesting somewhere in the house (or crawl space beneath the house.)
AFor complete ant control we would recommend a 2 part treatment plan. The first is to apply both a sugar based bait like Maxforce FC Ant Bait Gel along with a protein based bait like Advance 375A Select Ant Bait Granules inside where ant activity is most prevelant. It is very important to use protein and sugar baits because ants are moody eaters and will forage after a specific nutrient based on what they are lacking nutritionally. If you only use one or the other then bait acceptance may take longer than normal because you would have to wait for their dietary requirements to change. Secondly, we recommend performing an outdoor perimeter treatment with a non repellant like Termidor. Chances are that the ants in your house actually have their nest outside where they travel back and forth for food and water. So, since they live outside, it makes sense to control them there. Termidor SC can be applied above ground to the exterior foundation walls of your house, creating a treated area of protection for excellent ant control. Termidor is unique because ants not directly exposed to the Termidor-treated area will be controlled as they come into contact with affected ants. This Transfer Effect means you'll see its effects on ants in one to three days, and most species will be controlled within the first week following the treatment.
May 2, 2013Marcus from Chicago asked:
QIs Maxforce Fc Ant Bait Gel safe around Cats and Dogs?
AWhen used as directed on the product label Maxforce FC Ant bait should not pose any problems for your pets. You should apply small dabs of gel directly into cracks and crevices that are inaccessible to your animals.
April 16, 2010John asked:
QDoes Maxforce FC Ant Bait Gel come with a plunger or something to push the gel out of the cartridge?
AYes. Every order of bait gel comes with one reusable plunger to advance the gel out of the syringe. Additional plungers can be purchase on our site in bags of 12.
October 14, 2013Jw from Martinsburg asked:
QHow many bait stations will four tubes of Maxforce Ant Bait Gel fill? How often do they need to be refilled?
A In most cases you are not actually filling up a station with the gel. You will put a few drops in each station and replenish the stations as needed. How often you need to replenish the bait will depend on how large the ant population is in the treated area.
In most cases you are not actually filling up a station with the gel. You will put a few drops in each station and replenish the stations as needed. How often you need to replenish the bait will depend on how large the ant population is in the treated area.
April 27, 2015Penny from Richmond , Va asked:
QCan I place ant bait in my cabinets with my box and can foods?
I have three children and they are always in the cabinets getting food to eat. Is the ant bait poisonous or should I leave it there? The bait was placed in the back of the cabinet on the shelf.
AMaxforce FC Ant Bait Gel can be applied into the cabinets to the cracks and crevices. It should be re-applied once every two weeks (clean up old bait and apply new). It will not harm the food that is in containers or boxes or if your children do not touch the areas that have been treated. The bait gel only has enough poison to harm the targeted insect.
June 8, 2015Kim from Alamo asked:
QIs the Maxforce FC ant killer effictive against Carpenter Ants?
I read the labels on both the FC and Carpenter Ant baits, and it looks like they contain the same active ingredient as well as a high moisture content. Please explain the difference.
AThe Maxforce Carpenter Ant Bait contains a slightly different bait matrix that is designed to be especiaily attractive to Carpenter Ants. Maxforce FC Ant Bait Gel is not labeled for Carpenter Ant control, so we cannot be certain that your carpenter ants would be attracted to it.
December 2, 2012Brian from New Braunfels, Tx asked:
QCan I buy just one tube?
I don't think I need 4 tubes.
AMaxforce FC Ant Bait gel only comes in boxes of 4 tubes from the manufacturer. We apologize for any inconvenience!
December 14, 2014Jo from Albuquerque asked:
QGetting rid of ants using Maxforce FC Ant Bait Gel and baits?
I put the gel baits out and the ants just keep coming. It's been two days and there are more ants swarming around the gel. I noticed that there are dead ants mixed in with the live ones but they never leave all together. How long does it take for baits to work?
A You should be seeing fewer ants within 3-5 days. Maxforce FC Ant Bait Gel provides for the sugar feeding needs of ants. If the ants are foraging for protein as well, it is recommended that a protein-based bait be used in conjunction with the gel bait such as Advance 375A Select Granular Ant Bait. The Maxforce FC Ant Bait will remain effective for up to 2 weeks. Chances are that the ants in your house actually have their nest outside where they travel back and forth for food and water. So, since they live outside, it makes sense to control them there. Termidor SC can be applied above ground to the exterior foundation walls of your house, creating a treated area of protection for excellent ant control. Termidor is unique because ants not directly exposed to the Termidor-treated area will be controlled as they come into contact with affected ants. This Transfer Effect means you'll see its effects on ants in one to three days, and most species will be controlled within the first week following the treatment. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
You should be seeing fewer ants within 3-5 days. Maxforce FC Ant Bait Gel provides for the sugar feeding needs of ants. If the ants are foraging for protein as well, it is recommended that a protein-based bait be used in conjunction with the gel bait such as Advance 375A Select Granular Ant Bait.
The Maxforce FC Ant Bait will remain effective for up to 2 weeks.
Chances are that the ants in your house actually have their nest outside where they travel back and forth for food and water. So, since they live outside, it makes sense to control them there. Termidor SC can be applied above ground to the exterior foundation walls of your house, creating a treated area of protection for excellent ant control. Termidor is unique because ants not directly exposed to the Termidor-treated area will be controlled as they come into contact with affected ants. This Transfer Effect means you'll see its effects on ants in one to three days, and most species will be controlled within the first week following the treatment. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
May 5, 2015Jesse from Idaho asked:
QWill Maxforce FC Ant Bait Gel kill off carpenter ants?
I live in rural Idaho and we have millions of carpenter ants. I'll probably kill 17+ of the big soldier ants a day any other ant killers have been ineffective in the past.