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.
|Active Ingredient:||Thiamethoxam, .010%|
|Target pests:||For indoor and outdoor control of structure-invading ants including argentine ants, carpenter ants, and ghost ants and other nuisance ant pests; excluding fire, harvester and pharaoh ants.|
|Yield:||4 - 30 gram syringes per box.|
|NOT FOR SALE TO:||NY|
- 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:
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.
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.
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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8 of 10 people found this review helpful:
I've tried everything
By Rob on April 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.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful:
Scary, but works GREAT!!!
By Kris on March 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.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful:
Optigard Ant Bait Gel
By Ed on April 15, 2010
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.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful:
Works great but tends to run
By Tyler on April 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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By Jesus on February 14, 2011
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.
Works like a charm
By KD on May 22, 2013
Our bug guy at work was nice enough to tell me what they use for the ghost ants. I bought it and shared the info with 2 co-workers who bought it also. Works like a charm. Very satisfied. Placed it like our bug guy stated, (wait til you find a trail and where it leads to) and they were gone the next day. Yeah!!!!!!! Thanks to DMOPC for selling this item and making it available to homeowners.
Great product and service
By John on March 17, 2013
The order arrived in a timely manner and in great condition. Very reasonably priced
Seems to be pretty amazing
By Buck on January 16, 2013
Our office pest control worker has used this on 3 occasions so far and the results have been amazing. One evening while packing up to leave for the day we found that everything in the office was crawling with the smallest ants I've ever seen - almost invisible. The guy figured out where they were coming in, put several beads of Optiguard at the entry point and BOOM! They were covered with ants in moments. Next day, no ants anywhere. 2nd time, we found a few ants walking a trail from one side of the warehouse to the other. Just a few here and there but on a very definable trail. He traced it to a spot under a sink, put a few beads down and again, out of nowhere, thousands of ants attacking the gel in moments. Next day. No ants. In both of these cases he identified the ants as Ghost Ants. The third time was outside. I found a trail going into a crack in the stucco of a column that leads to our building's soffit. I had placed an Ant Pro station with Gourmet Liquid Ant Bait in the middle of the trail and the ants started going in right away. But three days later and there didn't seem to be any reduction in activity. Pest guy put some Optiguard at the entrance to the column and again the ants went crazy for it. Next day, no ants coming out of the column. So while I haven't bought any myself, I've seen it work wonders 3 separate times.
By Barb on December 29, 2012
Put this product down ONCE in my kitchen area for a terrible ghost ant problem. They came from places I didn't even know existed in my home to get a tasty treat! Haven't seen one ghost ant since!!!!!
0 of 1 people found this review helpful:
Works Quickly on Most Types of Ants
By Richard on October 15, 2012
I have just reordered Optigard Ant Bait Gel after using three tubes over the past two months. It worked extremely well on small and medium-size brown ants and reasonably well on carpenter ants. I have just ordered Maxforce carpenter ant gel to see how that compares. After years of low ant activity, our home was an ant target this summer. Carpenter ants nested in the maple tree in our front yard, and others came across our side patio from a neighbor's yard. Both colonies made a line for our house. Tiny brown ants kept climbing up our downspouts to nest in our gutters and medium-size brown ants kept probing our patio door to get inside. Where ant spray and boric acid powder worked in the past, the ants this year seemed immune to it after a few days. That's when I started using the Optigard gel and got immediate results. I applied it on ant trails, and the brown ants immediately swarmed around it; probably 80% of them ate it immediately, and they would wander off of their trails to eat it. Carpenter ants were more finicky; maybe 30% of them ate it when I put the bait right in front of them as they climbed down the maple tree; they would ignore it a few inches away. I used Optigard in combination with the Advance Select Granular Ant Bait. End result: I have observed no carpenter ants in the maple tree for weeks, and the brown ants were almost 100% gone until today, when a line of them began migrating across the patio wall near our house. I used Optigard to bait their trails, and they swarmed to it. I keep a tube of it handy to check for new ant trails when I go outside. Squirting a one inch line of the gel across a trail is usually sufficient to attract ants when I see them scouting the area. This is an effective product.
Optigard ant bait gel
By L on September 16, 2012
We had tried several other products bought at our local improvement store to try to rid our favorite Maple Tree of carpenter ants to no avail. In doing a web search I came across this ant gel and decided to give it a chance. After three days of using this bait the carpenter ants are gone.. The gel is very easy to use and you can place exactly where you need to..This product draws ants right to it for a feeding frenzy then they carry back to the nest which was in the depth of our tree and could not be reached with the sprays we tried to coat the bark with. I am extremely happy and highly recommend...Thank You Optigard....
Optigard Ant Bait Gel
By Frances on August 28, 2012
Optigard Ant Bait Gel is the best! When it rains as much as it has this summer in our area, the ants come into the house. I put the ant bait out one evening and the next morning when I got up they were gone. They have not returned. This stuff is great!
The ants love Optigard Gel!
By Island on August 13, 2012
This stuff works so well and so fast. Recommend it to anyone.
Customer for Life
By Carl on August 10, 2012
Wow! Your products have saved me from many complaints from my tenants! From roach infestations to sugar ant armies, your products have wiped them out. Not only has it worked like advertised you saved me tons of money too! Thank you very much. Signed, Customer for Life
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By AB on July 30, 2012
We had hundreds of microscopic reddish ants in our kitchen cupboards and had tried for several weeks to eliminate them with Borax mixed with powdered sugar. The father of a friend of mine owns his own pest control business and recommended this website and the Optiguard ant bait gel. We put a dime-sized amount near where we thought they were entering our cabinet under the sink, and within 36 hours we had no more activity and haven't seen an ant since!
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February 24, 2011Steve asked:
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.
June 3, 2010Roger asked:
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.
June 23, 2011Fahim asked:
QWhat is the shelf life of Optigard Ant Bait Gel and the Advanced 375a Ant Granules?
ABoth products should be used within one year of the date of purchase to be sure that the bait is still fresh.
August 15, 2011Susan from Henderson, Nevada asked:
QCan I use the Optigard Ant Bait Gel outside?
All of the questions I read about are only for indoor use.
A 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
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:
January 6, 2013Colleen from Philadelphia asked:
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.