Advion Evolution Cockroach Gel is an indoxacarb-based bait that features a new attractive bait matrix with improved palatability to ensure increased bait consumption and improved speed of kill. Plus, the proven performance of indoxacarb provides exponential control through tertiary transfer.
Key Features and Benefits of Advion Evolution Cockroach Gel
- Enhanced formulation developed to be even more attractive than the original Advion Cockroach Gel
- Advion Evolution addresses evolving cockroach biology as roaches can become averse to bait technologies
- Indoxacarb is a pro-insecticide, which requires metabolic activity by the insect in order to block the sodium channel, also known as the MetaActive™ effect.
- Bait matrix is a specialty protein and sugar formulation
- Non-staining and no odour
- No running
- Non-repellent formulation
- Easy-to-use syringe
How is Advion Evolution Cockroach Gel Different to the original Advion Cockroach Gel?
The difference in Advion Evolution Cockroach Gel is in the bait matrix, which has improved the palatability and attractiveness of the gel. The active ingredient – indoxacarb – is already known for its speed, efficacy and horizontal transfer ability. It is a trusted active ingredient. The revised balance of sugars and proteins in the enhanced bait matrix of Advion Evolution has demonstrated increased attraction. Leading to increased feeding and bait uptake, as well as improved speed of kill. All of which is sure to add up to improved customer satisfaction.
Increased Attraction, Increased Bait Uptake, and Improved Speed of Kill
When comparing Advion Evolution Cockroach Gel to Advion Cockroach Gel, there is a proven increase in bait uptake – approximately a 60% increase of bait consumption in 24 hours.
A typical belly full of bait for an adult male cockroach that has been starved for 24 hours will eat around 10 mg. These cockroaches were not starved. Both Advion baits are highly attractive and efficacious. The original Advion Cockroach Gel was developed to overcome aversion and even this “finicky” strain can’t help itself. However, Advion Evolution was very attractive and cockroaches consumed more bait, resulting in a much faster knockdown of the cockroaches. These results indicate that the ingredients in Advion Evolution are highly attractive due to the strong phagostimulant response.
When trialed on a bait-averse cockroach strain, Advion Evolution showed an improved speed of kill by 8 days over the original Advion Cockroach Gel.
How does Advion eradicate the entire cockroach colony?
Advion Evolution is powered by indoxacarb: an active ingredient with a unique mode of action that spreads rapidly to other cockroaches. Once a cockroach is exposed, it unleashes a three-step chain reaction. ADVION is spread through the population through normal cockroach behaviours (e.g. ingestion of faeces and secretions), resulting in the quick elimination of cockroach infestations.
With indoxacarb, a cockroach will consume the bait and return to its harbourage or colony, contaminating other pests before dying. This is called ‘horizontal transfer’ and results in the secondary kill of the cockroaches who do not go out and forage. Due to the behaviour patterns of cockroaches, ADVION® can even be transferred to a third group of cockroaches by the same mechanism as described above. This is called a ‘tertiary kill’. Only ADVION® gel baits have demonstrated this effect, leading to more thorough control.
The MetaActive effect
Indoxacarb is a pro-insecticide, meaning that it must be metabolized within the target pest before it can be activated. This is also known as the MetaActive™ effect and helps to provide targeted and thorough control. Once ingested by an insect, specific enzymes bio-activate the indoxacarb molecule by breaking it at specific sites that fit the enzyme. This chemical reaction produces smaller pieces, known as metabolites, which have powerful insecticidal properties that can now block the sodium channel of the insect nervous system.
Application Rate for Advion Evolution Cockroach Gel
Apply at least 2 spots/m2, increasing the number of spots (up to 5 spots/m2) may be required for heavy infestations or if American Cockroaches are the main pest. Recommended spot size is approximately 5 mm in diameter (0.1 g).
Chemistry Class: Oxadiazine
Application Rate: 2 spots per 1sqm