Optigard® at a glance

Make the ants disappear. When customers call about an ant problem, that’s all they want. They’re not concerned with the how, what and why of ant control. All they want to see is their ant problem solved. With new Optigard® Ant Gel Bait from Syngenta, that’s all they will see.

Unlike other baits, Optigard Ant Gel Bait doesn’t have an unsightly yellowish-brown colour or an inconsistent, runny formulation. Optigard Ant Gel Bait is transparent at application and remains clear throughout the treatment cycle. It has little to no odour and won’t stain treated surfaces. Its thicker consistency helps it to hold its shape after application and resist degradation due to high temperatures.

Its active ingredient, thiamethoxam, is a second-generation neonicotinoid insecticide belonging to the thianicotinyl subclass. Thiamethoxam has demonstrated excellent activity against a broad range of economically important pests. Products containing thiamethoxam are used to control insect pests of crops, turf and ornamentals, as well as a broad spectrum of urban pests, including ants, termites, cockroaches, beetles and other nuisance insects.

Because of the unique properties of its active ingredient, thiame- thoxam, Optigard Ant Gel Bait is readily transferred throughout the colony. Once ingested by foraging workers, Optigard Ant Gel Bait doesn’t kill immediately; instead it is designed to take advantage of trophallaxis, or regurgitation. Ants that feed on the gel return to the nest and transfer the bait to their nest -mates, eliminating the entire colony, including queens. Tests show that a reduction in workers will be apparent in two to three days, with complete colony elimination occurring within aweek or more.

Optigard Ant Gel Bait has a non-repellent formula that has demonstrated excellent palatability among awide variety of ants. Studies show Optigard Ant Gel Bait retains its palatability for more than two full weeks after baiting, up to twice as long as other products.

Why Choose Optigard Ant Gel Bait?

  • Broad-Spectrum control of ants, including Carpenter ants
  • Colourless and odour-free
  • Non-repellent and transferable; knocks out workers, brood and queens
  • Remains palatable for at least 14 days after baiting (indoors and outdoors)
  • Packaged in ready-lo-use syringe with plunger for easy application




IMPORTANT NOTE : The above chemicals (Thiamethoxam) are controlled as hazardous substances under the Environmental Protection and Management Act. All pest control operators are required to apply for a Hazardous Substances Licence or Permit for the purchase and usage of these controlled hazardous substances. You may refer to the web page on hazardous substances control for more information.