An effective cockroach control programme can be achieved with integrated pest management approaches. Optigard® Cockroach Bait from Syngenta offers pest control managers an additional tool to control cockroaches effectively.
Optigard® Cockroach Bait has little to no odour and won’t stain treated surfaces. The consistency of the formulation matrix is designed to hold its shape after application and resist degradation due to high temperatures. Its active ingredient, emamectin benzoate, is the advanced generation derivative of avermectin, a unique active ingredient not found in other cockroach baits. Emamectin has a dual mode of action that help reduce the potential for resistance.
Optigard® Cockroach Bait is a non-repellent chemistry that is highly active against a wide range of pest cockroach species, including bait aversestrains. Studies show Optigard® Cockroach Bait retains its palatability for more than two full weeks after baiting.
Mode of Action:
The active ingredient in Optigard® Cockroach Bait, emamectin benzoate, stimulates the release of gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the insect, which is an inhibitory neurotransmitter, leading to paralysis and death.
Cockroaches are attracted to the highly palatable bait matrix, which, on consumption delivers an insecticidal dose of emamectin benzoate. Cockroaches that feed on the bait will return to their harborage where the active ingredient may be passed to other cockroaches, including nymphs that do not actively forage for food. Thus a lager number of cockroaches than those originally feeding on the bait are controlled.
Product Description and Packaging:
Optigard® Cockroach Bait is an easy-to-use, 0.1%, gel formulation packaged in a 30g syringe.
Product Profile For Optigard® Cockroach Bait
► Excellent broad-spectrum control of many cockroach species inc lud ing: German, normal and bait averse strains, Americans and Orientals.
► Non-repellent chemistry, unique dual mode of action with no documented resistance to the active ingredient.
► Excellent handling characteristics.
► Remains attract ive to cockroaches even after aging for at least 2 weeks.
► Resists staining and dripping.
► Secondary kill via coprophagy and necrophagy.
► Odour-free and preferred formulation colour.
► Remains palatable for at least 14 days after baiting (indoors and outdoors).
► Packaged in ready-to-use syringe with plunger for easy application
► Attractive bait matrix for effective broad spectrum control of cockroaches..