Optigard Ant Bait Gel

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Optigard Ant Bait Gel

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.

Get unparalleled results and virtual colony elimination with the uniquely palatable yet potent formula of Optigard Ant Bait Gel. Optigard Ant Bait Gel is packaged in ready-to-use 30 gram syringes. 4 x 30gm syringes per box.

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. 




Product Highlights

  • Applies clear and stays clear throughout treatment
  • Holds its shape, won't run
  • Highly attractive formula promotes ready transfer of the active
  • ingredient throughout the colony
  • Powerful, active ingredient knocks out workers, brood and queens
  • Approved for use indoors and outdoors, applied in cracks and crevices

How does Optigard Ant Bait Gel work?
Ants that feed on the gel will return to their nest and transfer the bait to the queen and their young, thereby killing the queen, the young and the entire colony.

How long will it take to see results?
Dead ants should begin to appear within days after ants have begun feeding on the bait. Substantial reduction in ants foraging should be seen within a few days to a week. For effective management of certain ant species such as Argentine ant, reduction of food sources (such as honeydew-producing insects like aphids) near entry points around the structure is critical. Long term control is most effectively obtained with a combination of methods for ant management.

How long will the Bait remain attractive to ants before I need to reapply?
Attractiveness of the bait to ants is enhanced by its high moisture retention properties and the bait will remain attractive for at least two weeks following bait deployment.

How To Apply Optigard Ant Bait Gel:

Bait Application
This product can be applied using the syringe applicator or a bait injector. Apply bait in cracks, crevices, corners and out of the way places, such as under and behind kitchen appliances and baseboards, under sinks, around window and door frames, pipes and water heater and in the attic, crawl space and garage. Place multiple application spots of gel where ants are observed actively foraging or entering the structure. If the area to be treated has been recently treated with insecticide, thoroughly clean the area before applying this bait. Do not spray insecticide over gel as this may cause the bait to become repellent. Do not apply to areas that are routinely washed (such as countertops) as bait may be removed or diluted and spread onto the surface.

Indoor Use
Visually inspect for the presence of ants and place this product in areas where ants are seen. Optimal locations for bait placement are the active points of entry and areas with potential high moisture including: wall voids, cracks and crevices in kitchens and bathrooms, under sinks, window sills and door frames, screen vents, attics, crawl spaces and garages. In areas of excessive foraging activity, place bait in several locations near the point of entry. 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.

Outdoor Use
Place bait on, into or adjacent to structures where ants are observed, adjacent to ant trails and to areas suspected of ant activity. Optimal locations for bait placement are points of entry into the structure and areas with potential periods of high moisture such as: soffits, eaves, weep holes, and where pipes and wires enter the structure. Exposure to direct sunlight, extreme heat or cold and water may reduce length of bait effectiveness. Bait may also be placed outdoors into refillable tamper resistant bait stations. Close tamper resistant stations securely after application. During follow-up visits inspect placements and reapply as needed.

Application within food/feed areas of food/feed handling establishments is limited to crack and crevice treatment only.

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  • 19 of 21 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  I've tried everything
    By Rob in Miramar, Florida on 04/24/2009

    I've tried everything and Optigard Ant Bait Gel has definitely worked the best. Ants are not repelled by the smell or taste like other liquid baits. My ant infestation was out of control but I believe I will eventually wipe out the colonies.

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  • 16 of 16 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Scary, but works GREAT!!!
    By Kris in Acworth, GA on 03/17/2010

    I had an huge ant invasion in my basement, then a trail to my master bath. I put the Optigard on a flat paper plate, within an hour the amount of ants tripled!  By the next morning they were ALL GONE!!! The stuff was amazing, but it was really hard to watch more come without spraying them.

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  • 14 of 14 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Optigard Ant Bait Gel
    By Ed in Athens, Ga. on 04/15/2010
    Verified Purchase

    This is a life-saver when it comes to getting rid of ants which seem to pop up from time to time regardless of what is done. It make take a few days for all the ants to be gone, but it does the job in an easy and efficient way.

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  • 13 of 14 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 stars  Works great but tends to run
    By Tyler in Durham, NC on 04/23/2011

    This product works absolutely fantastic. I took care of an entire Odorous Ant infestation with nothing but Optigard. My ONLY complaint is that sometimes it comes out of the tube in liquid form and runs all over the place.

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  • 11 of 11 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Works
    By Jesus in South Florida on 02/14/2011
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    This stuff wiped out the *entire* ant problem in the house. We had multiple types of black ants. Small ones, big ones, crazy microscopic one. All the ants in the kitchen, office, bedrooms and dining area are completely, 100% gone. Amazing stuff.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Sugar ants
    By Larry in kissimmee on 10/28/2016

    This stuff really works great. Just put a couple drops where you see them and next day no more ants for at least a month or so.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Fast acting ant-magnet
    By John in Sugar Land on 10/10/2016

    I got this and Invict Blitz for crazy ants. The Invict Blitz is supposed to be an all-in-one granule, really I think its more of a protein bait. Optigard is a sugar bait. The ants are usually interested in the Invict, but not always; but they take Optigard every single time. If you have to choose just one, get Optigard. If you spot a stray ant or two on your countertop, leave a small line and you'll have a swarm in 20 minutes. Then at the end of the day the ants are gone. A little goes a long way so the high cost is worth it.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Saved my butt
    By Michael in Huachuca City, AZ on 10/06/2016

    When I was a professional Pest Control Tech I would get call after call for small and issues inside of homes. This stuff was amazing. It's a slow killer which is what is required. Works really well.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Great Product
    By Leah in Leesburg, FL on 08/20/2016

    I had millions of ants. Maybe billions. They were crawling all over my house, inside my house, and in every tree. I was even getting them in on the sofa and in bed. I tried lots of products from the big box stores with no success. It seemed I was just feeding them and not killing them. I tried borax, diatomaceous earth, sprays and baits. I even made baits myself. The ants just got worse. This product has decreased my ant population overnight. I used a full tube the first week. Now I have one quarter of the ants I used to have. All of them are gone from inside the house. I retreat outside every day and have really put a dent in their colonies. The only ones left are in the trees, and that is because we live next to a preserve. I know I will have a constant battle, but at least I found something that works and I can find peace in my own house again. Thank goodness for Optigard.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Super Colony Control
    By Jim in Los Angeles, CA on 07/31/2016

    I live in Southern California where we have massive super colonies of Argentine ants. You can't expect to kill them and be done. The super colonies extend all over the area so you can get rid of nests in your yard, but not your neighbors or beyond and those colonies will eventually come back - particularly if there are existing empty (ie killed) nests that are easy to establish. But you can definitely control the area around your home. If you haven't read a lot about Argentine (or pretty much any) ants, the first thing you need to realize is they have different diets. Workers need carbs. Queens and larvae need protein and fat. I've read that Argentine queens will also eat carbs, so that's a plus. The first thing you need to do when you see an ant trail is to follow it and try to get as close to the source of the nest as possible. Sometimes they'll go under a fence or out of an area you can treat, but at least get as close as you can to the nest. I like to put down some Advance 375 (protein base) and Maxforce (fat, protein, carb and sugar based - but large so my ants don't take much of it home) and let them take that for at least an hour. These are really targeted at queens and larvae so I like the workers to get as much home before I start on them. The Maxforce also kills roaches and a few other insects so it's a good plus. Again, get this stuff as close as you can to the nests. I put a good dose near the nests and then lesser amounts along the trail in case I missed any nests in my scouting. After an hour or so, put down long thin lines of Optigard. Long and thin allows way more ants to get to the bait. Don't put down big globs or you're just wasting the stuff in the middle. Again, a fair amount (3 or 4 inch lines a couple mm wide) near the nests and then then lesser amounts back along their trails. I have plastic plant boarders around the house and it works as a perfect place to put the gel. My ants don't really come out when it's sunny, so I apply early when shade still covers the areas they live. Also, the sprinklers will wash it all away so either turn them off for a day or apply on a day/night when you don't water for 24 hours. Regarding Optigard vs Advion - they are both really effective, but I find the ants like Optigard a little better (based on my own side by side tests) and it seems to have a better kill rate - I don't have to reapply as often. If you have super colonies, they will come back so just keep treating the exterior of your property as you see them and your house should stay ant free. Hope this helps.

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  • 3 of 5 stars  Good not Great
    By Brenda in 89706 on 07/27/2016

    This is the same brand name used by my exterminator but It wasn't as effective. It took care of about 90 percent of my ant problem but they are still around the kitchen. I have major ant issues every year but this year was the worst.

    Expert Response   Expert response:
    Please read over our Ant Guide to learn how to keep ant guides out of your home rather than trying to eliminate them once they are inside: http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/how-to-get-rid-of-ants-a-462.html

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Worth The Price
    By Alex in San Diego, CA on 07/16/2016

    I'll put this as simply as I can: this stuff WORKS! Put down a dab at one or two places along the ant trail, and you'll notice they're immediately attracted to it. Then overnight they just disappear and don't come back, either along the original path or anywhere else. That's the difference. One can only assume it really does get taken back to the nest where it wipes out the population. I usually don't see any more ants for the rest of the season. Years ago I brought in an exterminator for ants who used a bait; this product is just as effective as the bait he was using, and MUCH cheaper! One of the syringes (and there are 4 to the pkg) will probably last you for years.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  optigard Ant Bait Gel
    By Arlene in Ok on 07/14/2016

    The best I have ever used. Exterminator came and sprayed and we still had ants coming through every door. went online at DoMYOWNpest and read reviews and tried. I,m sold trust me buy it

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Optigard Ant Bait Gel
    By Randy in Delray Beach, FL on 09/24/2015

    Follow instructions, no more ants!!!!

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Ant Bait
    By Walt in Lawrenceville, Georgia on 09/17/2015

    We had been putting up with ants all over the counters and in the pantry for years until we ere introduced to Optigard. Now we are ant free--great product and easy to use.

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02/24/2011 Steve

QIs Opitgard Ant bait gel safe for a home with pets?

AWhen used as directed on the product label Optigard Ant Bait Gel is safe to use in a home with pets (unless your pets are ants). According to the product label, you should place bait in wall voids and in cracks and crevices in kitchens and bathrooms, under sinks, window sills and door frames, screen vents, attics, crawl spaces and garages.

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06/03/2010 Roger

QAfter using Optigard Ant Bait Gel the ants were decreasing but now on day five they have increased!!
Using your Optigard gel only, ants are around sink. How often should I rebait the area? When gel dries is it still effective?

AIt is important to keep the Optigard Ant Bait Gel out for as long as you see ant activity. Ant colonies can be very large and depending on the species it can take a few weeks to completely eliminate the whole colony. While the gel is still effective after it has dried, some ants may not accept it as readily as moist gel.

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07/10/2013 Mark from Murrysville, Pa

QWhat are the side effects for humans if the Optigard is inhaled or touches the skin?

AOptigard has a very low toxicity level and can not be inhaled. If it touches your skin, wash your skin with soap and hot water to remove it. The Optigard Ant Bait Gel is made primarily from food based ingredients and only contains enough active ingredient to kill something the size of an ant. Any side effect to a human would vary on the human and their sensitivity to the product.

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06/23/2011 Fahim

QWhat is the shelf life of Optigard Ant Bait Gel and the Advanced 375A Ant Granules?

AOptigard Ant Bait Gel and Advanced 375A  should be used within one year of the date of purchase to be sure that the bait is still fresh.

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01/06/2013 Colleen from Philadelphia

QHow effective is Optigard on Pharoah Ants?
How long will it take to eliminate all the buds/satellites of the colony? These ants are persistent!!

AThe Optigard product label specifically not to use Optigard for Pharaoh ants. This is likely because the colonies are so large that they can be hard to control with baits and the manufacturer did not want negative results associated with their product and also, Pharaoh ants can be a bit picky and will often ignore baits. Instead you may want to consider using a product such as Phantom Aerosol. Phantom comes with a straw attachment for precision applications and should be applied around baseboards, door frames, window frames and places where utilities (cables, pipes and wires) enter through the wall as these are the most likely places for the ants to enter/exit. Phantom is a non-repellent insecticide that has a delayed reaction which allows ants time to get back to the colony and spread the product. In essence, the ants will not be able to tell that the product is in place and they will pick it up on the fine hairs all over their body and inadvertently carry it back to the colony where over a course of a few days it will knock out the entire colony. Phantom works really well because you don't have to worry about whether the ants will all take the bait, they just need to walk over the treated areas.

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05/28/2016 Jonathan from Katy

QDoes Optigard Ant Bait Gel work great for rover ants?
I have little black ants (rover) in the kitchen. I have tried everything and nothing works. I have tried advion ant gel bait and it just moving the ants. I got rid of the trails but still see ants everyday

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While Optigard Ant Bait Gel is a great ant bait, its not specifically labeled for Rover ants. We do however carry a bait specifically for Rover ants called Intice Rover Ant Bait and it controls rover ants as well as most other ants as well. If you feel a spray would be more beneficial at this point you could use a spray like Phantom II Aerosol to spray along crevices where you see ant activity and they will pick it up on their bodies and transfer it back to the nest just through touch and contact.

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08/15/2011 Susan from Henderson, Nevada

QCan I use the Optigard Ant Bait Gel outside?
All of the questions I read about are only for indoor use.

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Most people choose to spray insecticide outdoors or to use a bait granule that may fair a bit better under outdoor conditions. The Optigard Ant Bait Gel is labeled for outdoor use:

Outdoor Use
Place bait on, into or adjacent to structures where ants are observed, adjacent to ant trails and to
areas suspected of ant activity. Optimal locations for bait placement are points of entry into the structure
and areas with potential periods of high moisture such as: soffits, eaves, weep holes, and where
pipes and wires enter the structure. Exposure to direct sunlight, extreme heat or cold and water may
reduce length of bait effectiveness. Bait may also be placed outdoors into refillable tamper-resistant
bait stations. Close tamper-resistant stations securely after application. During follow-ups inspect
placements and reapply as needed

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