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Coming just in time for a launch at PestTech, DuPont Advion Ant Gel is now authorised for sale and use in the UK. It is available from Killgerm Chemicals for use by pest management professionals.

Advion Ant Gel is registered in the UK, f-ANT-astic news!

Advion Ant Gel is a broad-spectrum and highly attractive ready-to-use gel bait containing 0.05% indoxacarb, the revolutionary active ingredient from DuPont. This exclusive formulation is colourless, odourless and non-staining.

As a result of extensive laboratory and field testing with the product, it has been proven that Advion Ant Gel effectively controls a wide range of ant species, including:

  • Black or garden ant (Lasius niger)
  • Pharaoh ant (Monomorium pharaonis)
  • Argentine ant (Linepithema humile)
  • Ghost ant (Tapinoma malenocephalum)

Other species controlled include:Paratrechina longicornis,Pheidole megacephala,Myrmica rubra ,Crematogaster spp,Tetramorium spp andCamponotus spp.

Advion Ant Gel is specifically formulated to be highly attractive and palatable to sweet and protein feeders. Once the bait is consumed by ants, bio-activation by the insect itself results in the lethal effect.

The slight delay in mortality caused by the active ingredient, indoxacarb, encourages ants to consume the bait and return to nest sites to contaminate other ants through direct contact and trophallaxis, leading to high mortality at all life stages and excellent overall control of ant colonies.

Through trophallaxis, ants share the bait with reproductive members of the colony, leading to queen mortality and complete elimination of the infestation.

The use of DuPont Advion Ant Gel will help eliminate ants within days of applying the gel according to label directions.

Advion Ant Gel is the second indoxacarb-based product from DuPont Professional Products to be authorised under the Biocidal Products Directive. The first being Advion Cockroach Gel Bait, the ready-to-use gel bait for exponential control of all key pest species of cockroaches. Capitalising on the target insect pest’s metabolic activation process, both products offer new options and benefits to pest management professionals.


Advion Ant Gel
Advion Ant Gel comes in ready-to-use tubes

On display at PestTech. Aurelie Baillet
proudly shows-off Advion Ant Gel

As both Advion Cockroach Gel and also Advion Ant Gel have favourable environmental and toxicological profiles, they can be used both indoors and outdoors, in a wide variety of application sites.

So – have a bit of fun. Lay down the law against ants, play our ant annihilation game! You might even post a record score. To play click here.

Advion Ant Gel is available exclusively from Killgerm Chemicals.

Winning chemistry
Indoxacarb is a powerful and non-repellent insecticidal active ingredient discovered by DuPont.

This active ingredient is the only member of a completely new class of chemistry, the oxadiazines, and offers a novel mode of action which elevates Advion products above all their competitors, say DuPont.

Indoxacarb relies on the unique metabolic process of bio-activation: it is converted into its insecticidal form by the metabolism of target insects.

After exposure to Advion, the insect’s own internal enzymes change the molecular structure of indoxacarb, the active ingredient, to actually increase its effectiveness. Following bio-activation, indoxacarb attacks the insect’s nervous system resulting in paralysis, followed by death.

Thanks to its innovative mode of action, indoxacarb eliminates concern for cross-resistance to existing insect control options, making Advion products an excellent complement to any integrated pest management (IPM) programme.

Since bio-activation occurs inside insect pests, pest management professionals can better balance targeted insect pest control and its impact on the environment.

New class of chemistry. New level of performance

Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3 Phase 4
Exposure Enzymes MetaActive Death

The insect ingests or comes into direct contact with indoxacarb 

The insect”s enzymes break down indoxacarb, cleaving off the carbomethoxy group

The resulting molecule is a MetaActive compound – the more powerful form

MetaActive binds to the target site, blocking the insect”s sodium channels. It experiences paralysis, then death

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