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Crazy Ants

Crazy Ant Identification and Treatment

crazy ants 


  • erratic and "crazy" movement when disturbed
  • legs and antennae are larger in proportion to their bodies
  • do not form mounds


  • Under rocks, stumps, timber, firewood, potted plants
  • In damp soil, compost, garbage and indoors

Geographic locations

  • Can mainly be found in Texas, Florida, Arizona, California, and the other Gulf Cost States

Types of Treatment

Once you have located the nest or trail, there are two different types of treatment.

1. Spraying Non-Repellent Insecticides

  • Crazy ants will not consistently follow the same trail so using a non-repellent insecticide is crucial to helping eliminate your infestation.
  • Perimeter treatment of your household.  
    • Two feet up and two feet out from the base of your structure.
    • Window frames, door frames and any other entry points to the structure 
  • Ant trails and other possible locations around the property
  • Recommended products

2. Baiting

  • Because of their nature, baiting is also a recommended method of treatment
  • Use either protein or a sweet bait depending on their cycle 
  • Recommend protein bait:
  • Recommended sweet bait:

Recommended Treatment

Mega Ant Colony Kit:

  • includes non-repellent insecticide, protein bait and sweet bait

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  1. FUSE Termiticide & Insecticide -137.5 oz

    Starting at: $72.90

    FUSE insecticide/termiticide uses a combination of active ingredients with various modes of action for an unique and effective product. This combined chemistry by Control Solutions uses two non-repellents, imidacloprid and fipronil for very effective termite and perimeter pest control applications. It not only controls termites and ants, but a number of outside perimeter pests.

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  2. Dominion 2L - 27.5 oz.

    Starting at: $25.75

    Active ingredient in Dominion 2L is Imidacloprid 21.4 which is a neonicotinoid, which is a class of neuro-active insecticides modeled after nicotine.

    Dominion 2L Insecticide (Imidacloprid 21.4)

    Dominion 2L is one of the most versatile, effective, and economical insecticides on the market. Dominion 2L contains imidacloprid which is a non-repellent. We have recommended it for years against termites and ants, and it continues to prove effective. Ants and termites can't detect the Dominion 2L Insecticide, so they crawl through it, and unknowingly track it back to the nest. Once there it eliminates the entire colony. For termite control, an average house would need 100 gallon yield, using 4 gallons per 10 linear feet. The exterior perimeter label of Dominion 2L which allows you to focus your treatments where termite infestations are most likely to occur .

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  3. Invict Blitz Ant Granules

    Starting at: $31.05

    Invict Blitz is a mega colony bait that is perfect for combating mega colony ants and persistent ants such as Argentine, Rasberry Crazy, Caribbean and Big-Headed ants. The active ingredient, imidaclorprid is included with a proprietary bait matrix that is a powerful combination. It may be used indoor, outdoor or truf use.

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  4. Invict Xpress Granular Bait - 8 oz, 4 lbs and 25 lbs

    Starting at: $16.58

    Invict Xpress, with Imidacloprid kills a broad spectrum of insects at top speed. The listed pests it kills include ants, roaches, crickets, mole crickets, silverfish, firebrats and earwigs.

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  5. Optigard Ant Bait Gel (thiamethoxam)

    Optigard Ant Bait Gel is a powerful, slow acting non-repellent. The active ingredient, thiamethoxam, knocks out workers, brood, and queens. Optigard is for indoor and outdoor control of structure-invading ants; excluding fire, harvester, and Pharaoh ants. Optigard Ant Bait Gel doesn't have the unsightly yellowish-brown color or the runny inconsistency of other baits.

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  6. Taurus SC 20 oz

    Starting at: $43.50

    Taurus SC Insecticide and Termiticide with 9.1 % Fipronil has the same active ingredient and label as the well known Termidor SC. Taurus SC is a non-repellent insecticide labeled for termite treatments and home perimeter treatments. Since Taurus is a non-repellent, the insects do not know it is there, so they don't make attempts to avoid it. They will cross over it, and consume or spread Taurus SC throughout the entire colony. It is a water-based suspension concentrate for pre and post-construction termite applications, and to control perimeter pests.

    Taurus SC will exterminate termite colonies in a little as 3 months on average. As an ant control product it is proven to be a very effective ant killer working in just a couple of weeks.

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  7. Mega Colony Ant Kit

    The Mega-Colony Ant Kit works very well against the mega-colony ants such as Argentine and Crazy Ants. Megacolony ants have several queens and are numerous. They are invasive and difficult to control with just a single product. We have combined a kit that contains both a sweet based ant bait and protein based ant bait that works well on mega-colony ants. These baits may be applied both inside and outside. Also included in the kit is a non-repellent insecticide, called Dominion 2L. As a non-repellent, the ants can not detect it in an attempt to avoid. it. The ants will pick it up on their feet and take it back to the colony, distributing it throughout the colony as they groom themselves.

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