Baiting is a effective solution for most types of ant infestations. Ants have broad food preferences for their dietary needs. They may choose to feed on sweet, protein, or greasy foods. We suggest to choose a bait or a combo of baits for all their preferences.
When baiting, pick areas of ant activity so the ants can find the bait and take it back to their colony,killing the whole colony. Sometimes baiting requires patience, it may take a couple of weeks to eliminate the colony.
Ant baits do not work with repellent insecticides. The repellent insecticides kill the foraging- worker ants from returning to the nest with the bait.
- Sweet based baits: Optigard Ant Bait Gel (top recommendation-excludes pharaoh ants), Advion Ant Bait Gel, Maxforce FC, Gelanimo, Intice Thiquid, Intice Smart Gel, Maxforce Quantum are baits for sweet based foraging.
- Proteins based baits: Advance 375 A (top recommendation) , Maxforce Ant Bait Stations, Advion Ant Bait Arena, Maxforce Complete will attract ants foraging for protein substances.
- Combination baits (Sweet, Protein and Grease) : Maxforce Complete (top recommendation) , InVict AB Insect Paste -fulfills protein, sweet and greasy ranges.(Not recommended for the larger carpenter ants)
- Fire Ant Baits: Extinquish Plus Fire Ant Bait ( top recommendation), Advion Fire Ant Bait , and Maxforce FC Fire Ant Bait are specially designed just for fire ants without attracting birds like Amdro. Bait for fire ants on sunny days, excessive rain will take out the bait.You will want to sprinkle this bait around the mound, instead of directly on top of the mound.
- Ant Baiting Tips