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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  • 15 of 15 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
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    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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  • 10 of 10 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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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Worked As Advertised
    By S in San Diego, CA on 09/30/2014

    Having tried the usual off-the-shelf solutions fm the local Home Depot (spray & baits), I went online, found this, read the details and reviews, and ordered it (the order did arrive promptly). I must say, it worked even faster than expected; about 36 hrs from application to zero ant activity). (I'm informed argentine ants are the issue here in San Diego - this product seems to take care of them nicely.) I would recommend this product.

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Funny Story!
    By in Naples, Florida on 08/16/2013

    The General Manager of our Company went around the office and sprayed Ortho Pest Control spray twice. There were still ants in the kitchen. I applied some of the gel - ants gone by the next day! Here's the funny part -- he sprayed yet another time. Many other bugs were lying dead or floundering on the office floor. There was one giant beetle on his back. He legs were moving up in the air; but so was his whole body. As I looked closer, a cluster of ants were carrying him away!!! So the spray kills the huge bugs, but not the teeny tiny ants!! Optigard to the rescue! No ants at all the next day! You gotta believe after that!

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  If you can't step on 'em...
    By in Eugene, OR on 07/20/2013
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    We didn't really realize we could buy this stuff, but now that we do, we'll get those darn ants! Works great and it's easy to use, not to mention less expensive than having the exterminator out all of the time.

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  • 7 of 7 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Works like a charm
    By Kd in PSL, Florida on 05/22/2013
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    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.

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Seems to be pretty amazing
    By Buck in Venice, FL on 01/16/2013
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    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.

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  • 7 of 8 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 stars  Works Quickly on Most Types of Ants
    By Richard in Arlington, VA on 10/15/2012
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    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.

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Optigard Ant Bait Gel Works
    By T. in Brookings, OR on 03/15/2011
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    We had a professional pest control in about 9 months ago for an ant problem you would not believe. He sprayed inside and blew some stuff under the house. He also left us some Optigard Ant Bait Gel. We had no more ant problems until recently. I ordered the bait, it took about 8 days, now the new invaders are gone. Just put it where animals and kids can't get to it. This stuff really works. I had tried everything.

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Miracle ant bait
    By Lorraine in Trenton, Michigan on 11/19/2010

    I had pavement ants every winter 30 out of 40 years. I used this gel at the end of the winter last year. Normally I will see them by 10-31 so far I have not. If this keeps up this will be the greatest invention since penicillin. My house is built on a slab and I have literally walked in my house with my head down looking for them. I even replaced dark linoleum with white so I could see them more easily. I had tried everything and I must say I am 20 days so far ant free.

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Optigard ant bait
    By Steve in Ontario, CA on 11/04/2010
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    I literally found ants climbing on top of each other to get to this stuff! They were Argentines in one case, fire ants in another, and another species I'm not familiar with. Some harvester ants were eating it, too, though I know it's not recommended for that. Next day: no ants! Thank you! This is the best stuff!

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  • 4 of 5 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Great product, very efficient
    By Ted in San Jose CA on 09/17/2010
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    I found this product is the best in the market, very effective and you will see it works in seconds. I have tried a lot of other brands from Homedepot and none of them works well. Recommended.

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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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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.

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

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