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Common Ants

Ant Identification Keys*

1- Node Ants : Black Carpenter Ants, Red Carpenter Ants, Field Ants, Small (False Honey Ants), Large Yellow Ants, Odorous House Ants

2-Node Ants :Thief Ants, Pharaoh Ants, Little Black Ants, Acrobat Ants, Pavement Ants, Big-Headed Ants

*These pdfs are courtesy of Univ of Nebraska, Cooperative Extension in Lancaster County

 

Recommended Treatment Methods 

 

Common Household Ants

Ant baits and non-repellent insecticide sprays are two popular methods for household ant control. Baiting and insecticide spray can be combined for the most effective treatment if a non-repellent spray is used.

All Ant Baits:  All ants require two types of food cycles to thrive. The cycles are referred to as the sweet cycle and the grease/protein cycle. There's no easy way to tell which cycle an ant requires at any given moment. Using both protein and sweet baits is the most effective method to bait ants.

Non-Repellent Insecticide Sprays: Sprays such as Taurus SC (Fipronil 9.1%) are preferred for ant control. The ants cannot detect its presence and crawl through the treated area. The insecticide kills the ant slowly so it has plenty of time to track the insecticide back to the nest.

 

Carpenter Ants

Insect first to determine sites of nests.Use Taurus SC around the perimeter if they are foraging inside. Use Maxforce Carpenter Ant Bait and Advance 375A baits on their ant trails (inspect their trails at sunset or night when they are returning to their nests.) Use an insecticide dust like D-Fense Dust or an aerosol like Alpine PT or Alpine Ant and Termite Foam to treat void directly.

Carpenter Ant Baits: Our recommended Carpenter Ant Baits will help you narrow your search.

All Ant Baits:  All ants require two types of food cycles to thrive. The cycles are referred to as the sweet cycle and the grease/protein cycle. There's no easy way to tell which cycle an ant requires at any given moment. Using both protein and sweet baits is the most effective method to bait ants.

Mega-Colony Ants (Crazy and Argentine Ants)

Mega-Colony Ants like Argentine Ants and Crazy Ants are persistent ants. The Mega Colony Kit contains a mixture of products for your best solution.

 

Fire Ants

  • Preventive Fire Ant Control: Preventive treatment with Bifen LP granules is the easiest method to control fire ant populations.
  • Existing Fire Ant Infestation: If fire ants have already infested an area, then a fire ant bait is required to get rid of the infestation.

 

Insecticide Dusts for Ant Control

When it comes to controlling ants in the home, insecticide dusts are the forgotten hero. We typically focus on quick kill insecticides and baits that can be taken back to the colony, but dusts are a great long term strategy. Dust formulations have been around for years. They are safe, extremely long lasting, and easy to use. One draw back to dusts is that they take longer to kill off the colony and they aren't good to use out in the open. Dust is more appropriate for places like wall voids, and other protected hiding places. In properly protected places, insecticide dust can make an area uninhabitable by insects for years. Use an insecticide duster during the dust application to make the job much easier.

Refer to this article for more ant control information

Not Sure What to Get?   Use our Ant Type filter to help narrow down your search or see our Ant Control Recommendations From Licensed Exterminators to help find exactly what you need.

 

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  1. Advion Fire Ant  Bait-2 lb

    Starting at: $46.47

    Tests have proven Advion Fire Ant Bait is one of the fastest baits for killing fire ants (2-3 days). Advion also eliminates the entire colony. Best time to bait Advion is when the ants are foraging for food (usually in mornings or evenings). Advion Fire Ant Bait also controls Bigheaded ants and Pavement ants.

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  2. Extinguish Plus Fire Ant Bait 1.5 lb (comes in 3 sizes)

    Starting at: $34.15

    Extinguish Fire Plus Ant Bait comes in the smaller sizes and in the larger economy size. One bag of Extinguish Plus 25 lbs treats up to 16.6 Acres.It contains both an IGR and a insecticide (slow acting stomach poison) to both stop the reproduction of the ants and kill the current worker ants.

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  3. Siesta Fire Ant Bait -2 lbs

    Starting at: $47.61

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    Siesta Insecticide Fire Ant Bait is a yellow granular bait containing 0.063% metaflumizone on a corn grit bait. Both imported and native fire ants are strongly attracted to Siesta's lure inside of its bait. The fire ants eagerly take the bait back to the mound as food, eating it, destroying the colony. Testing of Siesta has proven to be an effective fire ant treatment. It provides both fast and long-lasting control of these fire ants. It kills within 72 hours

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  4. Advance 375A Select Ant Bait -8 oz and 2lb containers

    Starting at: $25.25

    Advance 375A Ant Bait is a ready-to-use product for use in controlling Carpenter Ants, Fire Ants, Pharoah Ants, Odorous Ants, House Ants and other ants both indoors and outdoors. This bait formulation in Advance 375 A Select combines a bait mixture of foods and the delayed action insecticide, abamectin.

    This protein-based bait ant bait acts to reduce the population of worker ants and can cause immediate halt in egg production resulting in colony elimination.

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  5. Maxforce FC Fire Ant Bait-10 lb
    $128.95

    Maxforce FC Fire Ant Bait kills the queen and the colony. Maxforce FC Fire Ant Bait controls imported and native fire ants and other ants.Maxforce FC Fire Ant Bait Granular is for the control of imported fire ants. Fire ant mounds can go as deep as 15 feet below the surface and have numerous queens. Drenching the mound with an insecticide in most cases will not be sufficient to eradicate the colony.

    Packaging: 10 lb container
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  6. 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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  7. extinguish professional fire ant bait

    Effectively eliminate problem fire ant colonies with the Insect Growth Regulator (IGR) (S)-methoprene that affects a fire ant queen’s reproductive abilities. Learn More
  8. Maxforce Quantum Ant Bait-120 gram+10 Bait Stations

    Bayer's Maxforce Quantum Ant Bait  with Imidacloprid is a high performance, low impact, ant bait that remains effective for up to three months. Maxforce Quantum Ant Bait controls many ant species, including Argentine ants, Pharaoh ants, ghost ants, black garden ants, odorous house ants, and crazy ants.
    May  be used inside or outside. 

    1 Unit :120 gram(4.23 oz) bottle with 10 clear ant bait stations
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