Bayer’s new cockroach gel with TLC technology replaces Maxforce Original Cockroach Gel.

Maxforce Activ Cockroach Gel from Bayer is an inexpensive, maintenance gel featuring an active ingredient new to the Australian pest control market – clothianidin – from the neonicotinoid family. This makes Maxforce Activ ideal in high use accounts, when bait rotation makes sense, to help avoid the development of resistance.

Despite being positioned as a ‘maintenance’ gel, the formulation contains the latest technology.

“Maxforce Activ contains TLC (Total Lifecycle Control) technology, a patented blue-bead within the bait matrix, which contains a feeding stimulant. This is particularly attractive to nymphs, and therefore a great weapon to target all life stages in the population,” said Daryle Swarz, Bayer’s pest market manager.

“It is not like other cockroach gels on the market. It is not a glossy, runny gel based on simple sugars. It’s a soft paste-type gel that stays where it is applied, and remains highly palatable for 12 months or more.”

Maxforce Activ has a range of other features, which allow its use in a wide range of situations:

  • The formulation is hypoallergenic, meaning it does not contain any of the ‘big eight’ food allergens: wheat, milk, eggs, fish, crustaceans, tree nuts, peanuts or soybeans.
  • Being HACCP certified, it can be used safely in food and beverage handling areas.
  • The formulation is heat resistant, so ideal around for use in hot areas, such as ovens and pipework.
Maxforce Activ comes in packs of 3 x 30g syringes

Since its recent launch in Australia, it has rapidly become a key go-to maintenance gel for pest managers.

“We are extremely pleased with the fast up-take of this new, innovative cockroach gel, and we have been receiving extremely favourable feedback from our customers,” said Mr Swarz.

Joseph Sara from Sara’s Pest Control in Sydney trialled Maxforce Activ for Bayer and was very positive with his feedback.

“The environment we tested this product in was very conducive to German cockroaches, due to the extensive heat and humidity of this establishment. Gel was placed in strategic harbouring spots, we also found it to be pliable and did not run on application. German cockroaches were drawn to the Maxforce Activ as soon as it was applied and we were able to achieve control in 16 days. We have been using Maxforce Activ in our commercial jobs, due to the failure of other gel products. I would not hesitate in recommending Maxforce Activ to any of my pest control colleagues.”

Which Maxforce gel to use?

Bayer now has a range of three different cockroach gels with three different active ingredients: Maxforce Activ (clothianidin) for maintenance jobs; Maxforce Fusion (imidacloprid) for existing problems; and our premium gel, Maxforce Gold (fipronil) when superior performance is required for ‘clean out’ jobs.

This new innovative cockroach gel with TLC technology will replace Maxforce Original Cockroach Gel.

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