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How to overcome cockroach bait resistance

Cockroaches are highly adaptable pests. Their ability to survive tough conditions and adjust their food preferences is a challenge for pest management professionals (PMPs), and a headache for home and business owners. To properly control cockroaches, PMPs need to be prepared with solutions that can manage potential aversion and resistance issues. That’s why Syngenta provides Advion® Evolution, Optigard® Cockroach and Advion Cockroach gel baits to give PMPs a proven arsenal to help eliminate cockroaches.

Advion Evolution

  • Features the same trusted active ingredient (indoxacarb) and MetaActive™ technology as Advion Cockroach
  • Demonstrates faster insect mortality with a highly attractive bait matrix
  • Provides effective clean-out treatments for large infestations

Optigard Cockroach

  • Features a unique active ingredient, emamectin benzoate
  • Utilizes two different target sites to control cockroaches
  • Works faster than baits with an abamectin active ingredient

Advion Cockroach

  • Is the number one cockroach gel bait on the market
  • MetaActive technology is only activated within target insects, meaning non-target insects are unaffected
  • Non-repellent formulation controls even bait-averse cockroaches


Craft a rotation strategy
Rotation strategy gifThe key to eliminating cockroach populations is overcoming their adaptability. Manage potential bait aversion and resistance with a rotation strategy using Advion Evolution or Advion Cockroach for three months, followed by Optigard Cockroach for three months. This rotation of active ingredients will keep up with the three-month life cycle of a German cockroach and stay ahead of bait aversion and resistance.

Build your rotation plan and keep cockroaches under control with cockroach solutions from Syngenta. Learn more at SyngentaPMP.com/CockroachSolutions or contact your local Syngenta territory manager.


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