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Optigard Ant Gel Bait

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Optigard Ant Gel Bait by Syngenta is a clear, odorless ant gel bait designed with a very palatable formula for the control of ants by ingestion and transfer. Optigard contains the most preferred ant bait matrix in the industry and is packaged in a ready-to-use syringe

Target Pests

Optigard Ant Gel Bait is used for the control of structure invading ants: excluding fire harvester and pharoah ants.

For Use In

Optigard Ant Gel Bait is for use in commercial industrial and residential areas such as warehouses restaurants food-processing plants supermarkets hospitals nursing homes motels hotels schools apartments aircraft buses boats ships trains and many other listed areas.


For indoor application using Optigard Ant Gel Bait to achieve best results place in the active points of entry and areas with potential high moisture including: wall voids, cracks and crevices in kitchens, 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 into the area.

Do not place bait in areas that are routinely washed, as washing will remove or dilute bait. Do not treat food preperation surfaces.

Coverage Area

Coverage area of Optigard Ant Gel Bait varies depending on treatment area and size of infestation.

Time to Kill

Optigard Ant Gel Bait will begin killing insects within hours of application but can take up to several days to get complete control.

Active Ingredient

Thiamethoxam 0.010%

Optigard Ant Gel Bait

Optiguard, A Great Solution for Ant Control

It is estimated there are up to 10,000 trillion1 ants on earth, which means there are trillions of pest problems your customers could encounter around their property. Optigard® ant gel bait from Syngenta Professional Pest Management offers effective control of a broad range of ants so you can help reduce the number of ants your customers face. Optigard ant gel bait is known for its clear gel formulation that ants are attracted to and is easy for them to consume. It has proven to be accepted and palatable to a wide variety of ants. The powerful active ingredient, thiamethoxam, controls workers, brood and queens to ensure full colony elimination.


The Perfect Formula for Ant Elimination

The sugar-based gel matrix of Optigard ant gel bait is highly attractive to ants, which makes it extremely effective. Other baits can be too gooey, which prevents ants from transporting them back to the colony. However, the consistency of Optigard makes it easy for ants to carry to the colony and share with nestmates. Optigard ant gel bait is also known for its durability under harsh environmental conditions. The formulation resists degradation caused by high temperatures and can retain its palatability for more than two weeks. Ants will continue to feed on Optigard ant gel bait even if the product dries out over time and the active ingredient becomes concentrated. This long-lasting effect reduces the chance of call backs and requires fewer applications.


Optigard Delivers Effective Control Indoors and Outdoors

Optigard ant gel bait is packaged in ready-to-use, 30-gram syringes, making it easy for technicians to use. It should be applied where ants trail, forage or nest indoors and outdoors including:


▸ Around window and door frames

▸ Attics

▸ Behind kitchen appliances and baseboards

▸ Corners etc.


Fast Colony Knockdown

Once ingested by foraging workers, Optigard ant gel bait is transferred to other members of the ant colony by trophallaxis (the sharing of food) and the grooming of nestmates. Within approximately one week, the entire ant colony is eliminated, including the queen.


With its effective mode of action, durable formulation and excellent acceptance among ants, you can trust Optigard ant gel bait to offer the control you need to help provide a long-lasting, ant-free environment for your customers. Order it today and take advantage of our fast, free, shipping!



For killing indoor ants, purchase our own ant bait formula Ant-Trax Ant Gel Bait


Product Q & A

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Will it harm my dog?
Maria R on Jul 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Optigard Ant Gel Bait should be used in areas where pets will not have access to the ant bait gel. It would most likely cause no harm to dogs, but best to keep them from gaining access.
Rate of of use ?
Byron S on Nov 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Apply using the syringe applicator or a bait injector.
Apply bait in cracks, crevices, corners and out-of-theway
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.

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This kit is perfect for any type of ant problem!
This kit is perfect for any type of ant problem! Had, past tense, being having huge ant issue, year after year!These 2 products took care of it and I have enough to share with my elderly parents!
January 26, 2015
Ant Control
This item is right up there with Advion! it is great, it gets taken back to the colony and you have results in just a couple of days!
January 19, 2015

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