Sunday, April 17, 2011

Kill Ants Fast


Easier said than done sometimes, killing ants fast is a tough thing to do once they have found their way into the home. If you are faced with a swarm of ants on your counter tops or anywhere in the home it is best to look around and be sure that you remove anything that will attract the ants. Wipe up any spills, put away any food or drink, sweep up any crumbs. Now it is time for the one two punch. Using bait of the gel and station variety is a good way to start. It won't be a fast solution, but what we want to do if get some food back to the nest to knock the population down . Gel bait on wax paper will keep the mess down, and the bait stations often times have a different bait that is protein based and depending on what time of year it is it is important to offer the ants both. After a few days of baiting, you may want to look for a good residual spray to take care of any stragglers. Some folks don't like to use chemicals and will only bait, this is ok too, but be sure to keep the bait fresh and eventually the ants will die off. If you do use a chemical spray, be sure to read the label and follow the directions.

One other technique is to have a walk around the outside to see if you can see any trails of ants going into a crack or crevice of the home along the perimeter. If you find this, use the gel bait and place along or right in the trail and also try to find a good granule bait to sprinkle near the trail. After a few days of baiting, again, use the spray to spray the protect the perimeter.

This may sound like too much work or a little complicated to get rid of ants, if this is the case don't forget there is always your local pest control company who is willing to help.

14 comments:

Jason said...

I prefer Advion Ant Gel over anything else. They seem to take to it faster.

Pest Control Burton on Trent said...

I always find that the new gel bait from maxforce has given me 100% results so far...

Action Pest Control said...

As much as you might want instant results, we at Action Pest Control recommend no using any over the counter products such a Raid. Depending on the type of ant it can make the problem worse! Advion Ant Gel is a great product and we use this as well!

Easy said...

Very effective and useful advice, actually I was looking for the same kind of information.. Thanks a ton !

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Jason said...

@Pest Control Burton on Trent- I was wondering how well the Quantum bait was working with the bait stations. Do you recommend giving it a shot and where are you located
?

Dan said...

Thanks for the post!

Property Inspection Melbourne said...

I too prefer bait over chemical sprays

Ed Heerkens said...

Maxforce quantum ant gel (0.03% imidacloprid) works very well for ant colony elimination.

commercial pest control slc said...

Ants are everywhere and fortunately there are killer gel that could kill ants faster...Just be wise when choosing it.

Pest control the woodlands said...

Always best to use a professional pest control service for the treatment of ants. We support Action Pest Control for not recommending over-the-counter products. It just exposes the homeowner and occupants & pets, to harmful chemicals.

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This guide is a great solution to taking care of the ants in your house/living space, especially if you don't know where they're coming from. It is low-mess and takes up very little space.

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