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General Household Ants (Inside)

 General Household Ant

pavement ants

Common Types

-Sugar Ants
-Pavement Ants
-Odorous House Ants
-Little Black Ants
-Ghost Ant (Black Headed Ants)

  • These ants are the most common ants you are going to find foraging inside. Treatment for these ants is very similar and here are the top methods of treatment:

1.Baiting

  • Baiting is great if you already have the problem inside
  • Find the trail or nest and apply bait.
  • Use either a sweet or protein bait, they cycle which they need so using both might be necessary
  • Use a slow acting bait so ants can take the bait back to their colony or nest

Recommended Sweet Baits
-Optigard
-Intice Gelanimo Gel
-Advion Ant Gel

Recommended Protein Baits
-Invict Xpress
-Advance 375 A
-Maxforce Complete

2.Spraying Insecticides

  • most effective way to eliminate and prevent ant problems
  • use a non-repellent insecticide such as Taurus SC, FUSE or Dominion 2L Insecticide on the outside of your house. Taurus SC and FUSE are the top recommendations, but may only be sprayed around the perimeter.
  • Use Phantom Aerosol or Alpine Aerosol PT on the inside.

Recommended Non-Repellent Insecticides
-Taurus
-Fuse
-Dominion 2L

Recommended Non-Repellent Aerosol
-Phantom Aerosol

3. Ant Kits

  • these combine both sweet and protein baits as well as non-repellent insecticides 
  • most complete and effective method of treating ant problems

 

 

  • Ant Bait Treatment: Bait with Advion Ant Bait Gel or Optigard Ant Bait Gel (for sugar feeding cycle) combined with Advance 375A, Maxforce Complete, Invict Xpress or Invict Blitz (for protein feeding cycle).
    • Mega Colony Ants (Crazy or Argentine Ants) : Use Optigard Ant Bait (sugar needs), Invict Xpress or Invict Blitz (protein needs). Also Dominion 2L sprayed in the yard works well combined with the baits. Invict Xpress Granular Bait works very quickly and is labeled for other insects as well. Invict Blitz(protein needs) does a great job on mega-colony ants and persistent ants such as Argentine, Rasberry Crazy, Caribbean and Big-Headed ants, however it can only be sold in Ga, Fl, LA, or TX. The Mega Colony Ant Kit has a combination of products (sugar and protein based baits + Dominon 2L) for increased savings.
    • Pharoah Ants: use Advion Arena or Advance 375A (protein needs) and Advion Ant Bait Gel(sugar needs). We have the Advion Indoor Pharoah Kit combined to save money.
    • After inspecting for their activity, place baits in their trails.
  • Alternative Method (using non-repellent sprays): Non-repellent sprays are most effective against ants. The ants do not detect the chemical and do not attempt to escape from it.
    • Spray Taurus SC, FUSE or Dominion 2L Insecticide on the outside of your house. Taurus SC and FUSE are the top recommendations, but may only be sprayed around the perimter.
    • Use Phantom Aerosol or Alpine Aerosol PT on the inside.
    • FUSE and Taurus SC also kills other crawling insects, but may not be used inside.You may also use ant bait when using these non-repellent sprays
  • Note: Baits and Sprays can be combined for maximum effect, but the spray must be a non-repellent such as Taurus SC, FUSE Insecticide, Dominion 2L, Phantom or Alpine Aerosol PT
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