CIC Launches Optigard Gel Range – A Novel Solution to Combat Ants and Cockroaches

 Optigard GelCIC Crop Solutions’ Lawn and Garden Division, a part of CIC Holdings PLC recently launched Optigard Gels, a consumer friendly pest control solution designed to exterminate ants and cockroaches. Optigard Ant Gel Bait and Optigard Cockroach Gel Bait from Syngenta are available in affordably priced 30g syringes at selected pest controllers. A resource line is available at the CIC head office for more information on both products. The gels act as bait and two versions have been formulated to specifically target ants and cockroaches.

Optigard Ant Gel consists of thiamethoxam, a second generation neonicotinoid insecticide that has demonstrated excellent activity against a range of ants. Optigard Cockroach Gel consists of emamectin benzoate which is an advanced derivative of avermectin that has a dual mode of action to control the range of cockroaches. The gels have a cascading effect and are designed to exterminate the pests you see, as well as those you don’t. Simply placing a drop of the gel in areas affected by ants or cockroaches leads to them consuming it and eventually being exterminated. An additional benefit of the insecticide gels is that once the ant or cockroach dies after consuming the gel bait, the insecticide remains within them. When the insects come in contact with each other, the insecticide spreads and ultimately leads to the effective elimination of an entire colony of pests.

Commenting on CIC’s new product, Indika Gunawardhana, Divisional Director, CIC Crop Solutions stated, “Optigard provides a safe, practical and affordable solution for households that are suffering from ant and cockroach infestations. These pests can have a negative impact on the hygiene of homes and people’s overall well-being. Optigard provides an effective solution that leads to a reduction and even the complete extermination of these pests at home. CIC Crop Solutions has an uncompromising dedication towards delivering quality products and Optigard is one of the many world-renowned brands in the division’s portfolio.”

Optigard Gel Baits can be used in cracks and crevices both indoors and outdoors. The product comes equipped with a ready-to-use syringe and plunger for easy application and the chemicals contained within the gel are designed to have a cascading effect on the colony. The odorless gel is also non-staining and non-volatile and can be used throughout the entire home. The gels also minimize the conventional indoor pollution caused by aerobic aerosols due to their unique application technology.

CIC Crop Solutions is part of CIC Holdings, a company which is dedicated to nurturing life and improving the quality of people’s lives across Sri Lanka. The new Optigard Gels for ants and cockroaches are some of the many pest control solutions provided by CIC Crop Solutions – a leading supplier of crop protection solutions in Sri Lanka for agricultural and foliar businesses. The division boasts an impressive range of products that cater to the management of weeds, insects, and diseases (ranging from organic and bio pesticides to synthetic chemicals), as well as plant stimulants and liquid fertilizers. For more information or to purchase the Optigard Gels contact Maithri on 0773613292.

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