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Maxforce Carpenter Ant Bait Gel (Discontinued)

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The Maxforce Carpenter Ant Bait has been discontinued. We suggest using the Maxforce Fleet Ant Bait instead.

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Maxforce Carpenter Ant Bait Gel

The Maxforce Carpenter Ant Bait has been discontinued. We suggest using the Maxforce Fleet Ant Bait instead.

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Pro Tips The Maxforce Carpenter Ant Bait has been discontinued. We suggest using the Maxforce Fleet Ant Bait instead.
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Target Pest
Active Ingredient (s) Fipronil 0.001 %
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Yield N/A
Mixture|Application Application rate is dependent on level of infestation. It should be applied as spots

Application within food/feed areas of food-handling establishments is limited to crack and crevice treatment only.

(Store below 100 degrees F.)
Do not apply Maxforce Carpenter Ant Bait Gel to areas where the temperature exceeds 140 degrees F -- bait may run.

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Customer Reviews 45 item(s)

Good stuff!
Product was very effective. I put it in path of 1 ant and colony was destroyed.
Review by jacksonm111 / (Posted on 8/24/2019)
Help kill Florida Carpenter Ants
Help bad infestation in home. Used Advance 375a and Maxforce carpenter ant gel. 1st couple of days the pile of Advance that I put on the base of patio sliding doors disappeared. The pile size was a 3x3 inch little pile, 2 more piles the next day and they were gone. I noticed more activity and some males with wings were coming out which never did before. Then I started using Maxforce gel along with the Advance and the next day more winged males were running around in and out of the hole at the base of my sliding doors in backyard. The next day males were in the house opposite side of the sliding doors in my master bedroom. They were calm and just basically sitting still untill I vacuumed them up probably about 50 of them. Now the next nite and keep in mind this is July at around 10 12 at nite this is all happening. I see a queen on my slider door frame and I go outside and there are an easy 50 to 100 queens all over my stucco wall and at bathroom window sill outside. I couldn't believe my eyes I feel like I have distrupted the colonies With the Maxforce and Advance 375. But it blows my mind seeing so many queens everywhere. I'm scared that the whole quarter of my house from bathroom to master bedroom exterior walls and attic must be completely engulfed by these Florida carpenter ants. These are the red upper body black lower body type ants. I plan on using the Taurus SC around my foundation perimeter of the house but I'm not sure when to start that. Should I keep killing with Maxforce and Advance for a while longer then caulk holes in cement or should I use the Taurus SC right away. I'm thinking keep killing with bait til activity is nil or close to nil then plug holes and protect perimeter with the Taurus SC. Please tell me what to do seeing this may queens outside has completely blown my mind away about how long and how much or many colonies are in my home this is just insane. I'll post pics if I can to show the queens.
Review by Angelo / (Posted on 7/11/2019)
The best around to eradicate carpenter ants. A little at a time and it took an entire summer, but they are finally gone.
Review by Deafmoon / (Posted on 7/8/2019)
Works great!
This stuff works great! Within 2-3 days they were dead!
Review by Victor from TX / (Posted on 5/16/2019)
Ants Undeterred after Treatment
I used this product on two separate ant trails in two different structures. After first treatment I did not see a reduction in ant activity. Treated again, eventually using the whole tube of product. It seemed to have no effect on the ant population or their level of activity. I will need to try something else. I can say that the ants LOVE this gel. They ate it quickly and seemed to be very excited to have such a treat. The gel was consumed entirely in less than a day after each treatment.
Review by Hawesm / (Posted on 4/10/2019)
An amazingly effective fast acting product . Highly recommend it. The problem was completely eliminated in less than one week.
Review by Eap / (Posted on 1/10/2019)
This Stuff is Amazing! Death to Carpenter Ants!
I wasn't sure where the carpenter ants were coming from so I put the gel in little caps all around where I saw ants - both outside and in the laundry room.
It took about a week and then I started seeing dead ant bodies everywhere! The dead kept piling up over the course of a few days and now I am ant free! Hallelujah! I bought two tubes and went through one tube. I'm saving the other just in case. But if they dare to come back - like Dawg says - death in a tube awaits them!
Review by Bonnie / (Posted on 6/6/2018)
Death in a tube for carpenter ants.
Folks , this stuff works. Death in a tube for carpenter ants. I found the trail coming into the house and put a few drops on the trail . Within 2-3 days, no more trail of ants. No more carpenter ants period. I am now hunting other trails and nests to destroy.
Review by Dawg / (Posted on 5/31/2018)
An Excellent Product!
I have used this product for several years and found it to be effective in getting rid of carpenter ants. I put the bait out in locations indicated by the ants travel lines and within 2-3 days they are all gone.
Review by David / (Posted on 5/31/2018)
did what IT was suppose to
The product seem to take care of the ants where I knew they were! I just have to take the time to find out where there is another colony. So that is all on me. I spot a few here and there, just have to find out there going or like to travel.
Review by Miesta / (Posted on 5/17/2018)
Does the job well
This is a great product that I've used on a couple of occasions in my Home and most recently in my Travel trailer. It leaves a pile of dead ants it its wake. I keep it on hand for immediate treatment when needed. A Great Product.
Review by Craig / (Posted on 6/28/2017)
Excellent product.
I have tried many products to eliminate carpenter ants and none have worked as well as Maxforce Carpenter Ant Bait Gel. I would highly recommend it.
Review by Bubbi / (Posted on 5/26/2017)
If you want to get rid of ants, try it, you want be disappointed.
This is the 3rd year I have bought maxforce carpenter ant bait gel. I stand behind it, it works!
Review by Bamabandit / (Posted on 5/24/2017)
Hundreds of bodies!
Max force gel knocked out the whole colony in about 24 hours. They were in a support wall of my newly purchased home. I went generously through half a tube. Partly because it was so much fun to watch them eat their own death! The next morning, I came back to find hundreds of bodies scattered across the floor. Since my first purchase, I have recommended it to friends as well as purchased 3 more tubes.
Review by Wackadoodle / (Posted on 4/28/2017)
Great Product
This product is the best. I really tried everything from all the stores with no sucess. My friend was helping me and spent time on the internet and found out about this product. Worked first time out. No more carpenter ants and product was so eay to use!
Review by susan / (Posted on 8/12/2016)
Superb Product!
I have used this product for the last three years, any time carpenter ants show up around my house. This year we found some ants using the phone line on the side of the house to access the second story. I put some bait on the bottom of the line which they quickly began eating it and carrying it to their potential nest. In 3 days they were all gone. I haven't seen one since. This is the most effective product I've ever used. Don't take my word for it...TRY IT!
Review by DMS / (Posted on 7/30/2016)
Worked Great
I used the gel in combo with the the Advance 375A Select Ant Bait and at first the ants seemed uninterested in both baits however over time the amount of ants started to dwindle. After 5 weeks no ants at all. 4 more weeks still no ants. Victory is mine!
Review by Ant Free Fred / (Posted on 7/27/2016)
Works! As the instructions say, best put drops in grooves of impervious surfaces. When I put it on dry/worn wood the gel was absorbed quickly into the wood which is a waste. I used this gel to complement a cornmeal-based dry bait spread more widely.
Review by houseman / (Posted on 7/11/2016)
Great product!
I have tried everything you can think of to kill carpenter ants. Nothing worked till I ordered maxforce ant bait gel. It works! If you have a problem with carpenter ants, get this gel it gets rid of the ants in just a few days.
Review by Bamabandit / (Posted on 6/22/2016)
A great product
Put it out in the trail of some large carpenter ants and they started
feeding on it instantly. I watched them carrying bits of it back to the nest to feed to the colony. The whole tube was carried off in a few hours. Next morning there were many struggling ants on the ground outside the nest and after 3 days I never saw another. They are gone.
Review by no one / (Posted on 5/24/2016)
It Just Works!
The carpenter ants were popping up in the kitchen in force. After applying this product under the cabinets (cat can't get to it) they are just GONE! Well worth the investment, as a pro would likely be quite expensive.
Review by KHammerbeck / (Posted on 5/10/2016)
This stuff works!
This stuff really does work. I tried other brands from a home improvement store but they did not work. I followed the directions on the maxforce bait gel and the carpenter ants were gone after two days. It has been 3-4 weeks since the first application and the carpenter ants have not returned.
Review by garret / (Posted on 4/4/2016)
Worked Great
We have been tying ant sprays from the local stores with no results.
With this product we started see dead ants in a few days and a week later we see no ants.
Review by Kent H. / (Posted on 3/31/2016)
Awesome product!
Saw no trace of ants after a few days except dead ones. This product worked like a dream. I thought about calling an exterminator but tried this first. Glad I did!
Review by Bugged out / (Posted on 2/21/2016)
Ant Bait
The gel Ant Bait works great !!! Within a week, all of the ants were gone !!
Review by PGG / (Posted on 11/14/2015)
They're gone!
I have a Norway Maple that has maybe 5 years left. This spring carpenter ants totally infested the tree. Every day more sawdust in the crook and around the trunk and can after can of ant spray did nothing to rid the tree of ants. After some research I determined the best method of application was bait since there was no way I could apply anything to the uppermost limbs and branches. I applied the gel to cracks and crevices up to about 6 feet. After a week there was literally a pile of dead ants lying around the base and there was no more sawdust. None. I see no ants anywhere now. How great to purchase something that really, REALLY works. Thanks.
Review by Sandy / (Posted on 8/29/2015)
No More Ants!
Forget using the $5 buck ant traps, as they just didn't work me us and ants seemed to run from RAID the second they "smelled" it. Reviews of that RAID product said ants can detected that poison.

However, I decided to buy Maxforce and noticed it has a poison called Fipronil that IS NOT in any product found at Home Depot or Lowe's. After reading some great reviews about Maxforce, I decided to spend the $25 bucks(free shipping though) and not only did it kill the ants inside my home, I took it to spots just outside my home, around my brick foundation vents, to kill ants crawling from the outside to under the siding (I placed just inside the vents' ledge so other critters can't get to it).

This stuff is amazing! I also used it in my garage. I'm buying more for next season too! Here's a video I posted on another site, where saying how bad the RAID product worked.
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Review by fbiganski / (Posted on 7/28/2015)
pretty good
The carpenter ants didn't seem too interested. Maybe they were in a different cycle in their eating habits? I did find that red ants love this bait and i have been using it for them. I found if you can find where the ants are living Terro ant powder works better, but that just my experience. I will use this again for red ants. I think the colony was stressed so it have been a factor.
Review by jr / (Posted on 7/17/2015)
Great stuff!
Carpenter ants are a plague in my neighborhood, and I was bothered by them for years--tried exterminators, etc. to no avail. THIS product is the only thing I've found that keeps them away. It's easy to use and EFFECTIVE.
Review by Emmie / (Posted on 6/17/2015)
Works great!
I have used this product once before, several years ago. After using it then, the carpenter ants were gone for the last 4 or 5 years. I started seeing them again recently. I applied the gel to the likely places and, in three or four days, they were gone again. I can't speak highly enough about Maxforce Carpenter Ant Bait Gel. Trust me when I say it works!
Review by DMS / (Posted on 6/10/2015)
It Works
This stuff works exactly as stated. I first used it 4-5 years ago, and it took care of an ant problem that was about to get serious. I try to keep a little on hand for any returns, to nip things in the bud, which is exactly what happened this spring. Once again, a week after application, no more ants. Great product.
Review by Randy / (Posted on 5/11/2015)
Great product!
Worked GREAT! After seeing them crawling each day- now not a single 1 seen
Review by Train124 / (Posted on 5/11/2015)
Worked as promised
We have experienced a problem with carpenter ants at our season cabin for the past year. A month ago we placed the Maxforce Gel in the general area where we have been seeing sawdust and into the openings we suspected led to the nest. Long story short, they're dying in great numbers with no signs of additional activity.
Review by John / (Posted on 10/17/2014)
Maxforce Carpenter Ant Bait Gel great against carpenter ants
This is a very effective product--all activity vanished after two targeted applications. This is my go-to solution for carpenter ants in my house.
Review by George / (Posted on 9/18/2014)
It works!
I had had trouble with carpenter ants for over 2 months. House was treated by pest control company, which knocked down the numbers but a few kept reappearing. I then used the Maxforce Carpenter Ant Bait Gel along exterior wall molding cracks and have not seen one ant since application.
Review by Lorrie / (Posted on 8/28/2014)
All you need
Plain and simple, It works. Period.
Review by Bob / (Posted on 7/2/2014)
MaxForce Gel
I live on the edge of a wooded area, and have carpenter ant activity every year. I use this gel at the first sign of the ants in May, usually on a tree, or at its base, and it has effectively eliminated the problem. I use it in bait stations around the tree, as well as spreading horizontally across the line of ant movement up and down the tree where I see activity. I recommend highly.
Important to keep this in a cool place until ready for use.
Review by BobG / (Posted on 6/11/2014)
Maxforce Gel Bait is excellent
My sisters home became infested with carpenter ants. I mixed
borax and honey. This killed many of them. I ordered Maxforce
Carpenter ant bail gel.....very good product. The ants come one at a time and are very slow moving after ingesting the bait. They seem to go around in circles and look dizzy And they die shortly after ingesting the gel. I have found many dead ants throughout the house. Am not sure if they could make it back to the colony. However, I did find two different piles of dead ants under the carpet near the wall - so hopefully these 2 areas are colonies with queens dead.

I do not know if the colonies are in the walls.---MAXFORCE
Review by CRICKET / (Posted on 2/23/2014)
Carpenter Ant Nuclear Device
I had tried everything else including professional exterminators and nothing worked for more than 1 year. Then, I tried Maxforce Carpenter Ant Gel and in three days they were gone and thousands were dead on my floor. I just finished year two carpenter ant free. I ordered a couple of extra tubes just in case a new group moves in.
You won't regret using this if you are plagued by carpenter ants.
Review by The Old Phart / (Posted on 12/11/2013)
This is the best for Carpenter ants.
I found where the Carpenter Ants where getting into the house, put several baits (including Optigard gel, Advance 375 granular) in the area, and went back at midnight. The ants couldn't get enough of the Maxforce Carpenter bait gel. They where gone in 2 days! Wonderful.
Review by Jim / (Posted on 8/11/2013)
Excellent product, like carpenter ant crack, but pricey.
This stuff just works and works and works. Carpenter ants can no resist the stuff.

Once one ant find the product every one else in the colony comes to eat it all up.

The only complaint I have is the price, one tube costs as much as a whole box of four opti-gaurd tubes.

Great product!
Review by DougH / (Posted on 6/26/2013)
Great product
I had a terrible infestation of carpenter ants. I used the gel and the next day when I got home from work there were hundreds of dead and dying ats on my bedroom floor and dresser. I have tried other products but nothing compared to Maxforce.
Review by DRGIGGLES57 / (Posted on 2/9/2013)
I have had a ongoing battle with carpenter ants for the last 24 years. They would get really bad during the first warm period in the spring/summer and be everywhere in my home. I had tried everything over the counter including having a contract with Orkin for 2 years and every year like clockwork they would return at the same time. The only relief was to use the spray killer and the pellets spread around the foundation. This would keep them at bay for awhile. This year I found the Max Force gel and figured what do I have to lose...I already have spent hundreds over the years with no relief. I used the gel as instructed and lo and behold, POOF. No more ants. I have waited until now to write this as (October) as I was skeptical and figured they would come back as before. After all the professionals didn't get rid of them. I am pleased to report that they have not returned...NOT ONE! I used the gel only 2 days and have plenty left over. Thanks Do It Yourself Pest Control for an awesome product!!!
Review by DONALD / (Posted on 10/9/2012)
Max Force Ant Gel
Awesome product! Have a brand new house and noticed alot of ant traffic up and down the 7' tall foundation walls, not a good thing. Ordered this stuff from here and and within a week, no more ants & it's been two years since.
Review by George NJ / (Posted on 4/14/2012)
MaxForce Carpenter Ant Gel did as described
Really fast shipping; and the MaxForce Carpenter Ant Gel did as described - carpenter ants stopped showing up in the house in about 3 days! Vaaaa-Voooom!
Review by Edward / (Posted on 3/23/2012)

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