BASF Pest Control Solutions South Africa
BASF Pest Control Solutions South Africa


Kill cockroaches with the fastest and most cost effective gel bait treatment.


Advantages from using the product Goliath® Gel, the fastest and most cost effective cockroach treatment.

  • Fast, reliable action for immediate results
  • Cascade effect for complete control
  • Low dose rates for value and safety
  • Precision application for speed and accuracy
 Heinrich Havemann

Heinrich Havemann

Business Manager

Why Goliath®?

Kill cockroaches with the fastest and most cost effective gel bait treatment.

Goliath® Gel is the most cost effective cockroach treatment, continually outperforming all other gels across Europe.

The superior active ingredient, fipronil combined with a highly palatable bait formulation ensures that it is without question the best product available for cockroach control.

Unbeatable Speed of Action

Cockroaches will often start to feed on Goliath® Gel within minutes of an application and will then die within a few hours.

Cascade Effect

Due to it’s high activity, fipronil can be consumed by foraging individuals and transmitted widely throughout colonies by the cascade effect. Lab and field trials show that fipronil is transferred from one cockroach to the next as cockroaches in harbourages will readily eat dead individuals (necrophagism) or the faeces (coprophagy) of individuals that have ingested the gel. Thus Goliath® can be recommended as a sole solution for the treatment of cockroaches ensuring that populations are completely eradicated.

Low Dose Rate

Due to the high efficacy of Goliath® gel as little as 1 bait point is required per m² so an effective treatment can be carried out very quickly. One tube of Goliath gel is sufficient to make over 1000 bait placements and treat over 50 apartments so when compared to other commonly available gel baits treating with Goliath® gel is highly cost efficient.

Method of Application

Goliath® Gel is applied by use of bait application guns with great precision. With a light pressure on the trigger, through the needle 1 drop of Goliath® Gel with a diameter of 3 to 4 mm and a weight of 0.03 g is delivered on the target site.

Recommended Goliath® Gel Application Rates (Spots* Required)

Cockroach type

Normal infestation

Heavy infestation

German cockroach



American cockroach



*Standard 0.03 g spot per square metre of surface to be treated

Low Dose Rates for Value and Safety

The superior potency of fipronil means that treating cockroach infestations with Goliath® Gel requires at least 60 % less bait than any alternative treatment. This makes a single tube go almost 3 times as far as other gel baits, offering far greater cost effectiveness in use than simple weight based comparisons suggest.

Together with the specially designed dosing gun which allows small bait points to be accurately placed in even the least accessible of locations, the lower bait requirement also allows valuable savings in treatment time.

Cascade Effect for Complete Control

Goliath® Gel takes advantage of the fact that poisoned cockroaches return to their harbourages before dying where other individuals consume both their faeces and remains. Laboratory and field studies show fipronil is readily transferred from one cockroach to another in this way. Its high potency ensures continued effectiveness even after several such transfers.

This dramatically increases the number of individuals killed by a single bait point in the so called cascade effect which increases with population density. It also ensures the fipronil reaches the young nymphs and egg bearing females that seldom venture far from harbourages, giving more complete control of infestations.

The lasting effect of Goliath® Gel is further enhanced by a very stable formulation that remains both attractive and active for a long period of time.

Effective Use for the Greatest Value

  • Goliath® Gel contains 0.05 % fipronil in a highly palatable and stable gel bait formulation.
  • It is supplied in 35 g cartridges, each containing sufficient gel to produce more than 1100 standard 0.03 g bait points and kill over a million German cockroaches.
  • Recommended application rates vary by cockroach type and level of infestation.
  • A 35 g tube of Goliath® Gel will be sufficient to treat more than 20 domestic apartments or several substantial commercial catering premises.
  • Cleaning areas before treatment will improve the effectiveness of Goliath® Gel by minimizing other sources of food.
  • Other insecticides should not be used during treatment as these may discourage normal cockroach foraging.
  • Repellent insecticides should not be used during treatment as these may discourage normal cockroach foraging.

Fast, Reliable Action for Immediate Results

The high potency of fipronil and great palatability of its gel formulation make Goliath® Gel faster acting and more reliable than any other gel bait or insecticide spray. It is active against all major cockroach pest species including:

  • Blatella germanica (German cockroach)
  • Blatta orientalis (Oriental cockroach)
  • Periplaneta americana (American cockroach)
  • Supella longipalpa (Brown-banded cockroach).

A single 0.03 g spot of Goliath® Gel is capable of killing 1000 cockroaches with an advanced formulation that makes it highly attractive to foraging individuals even in the presence of other food sources. This means feeding begins almost immediately after application and cockroaches die within a few hours of a single feed.