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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.  InTice Gelanimo Ant Bait Gel Cups

    Starting at: $12.50

    InTice Gelanimo Ant Bait Gel Cups contain the Intice Gelanimo Ant Gel in a 4 oz cup and feeds the sugar needs of an ant colony. Use the InTice Gelanimo Ant Bait Gel Cups in the Intice Border Patrol Stations for long term control of heavy ant infestations. The Intice Gelanimo Bait is a rigid gel, yet a high moisture content. A distinctive feature of Intice Gelanimo Gel Bait is that it can hold its shape for up to 130 degrees F. This type of surface allows a multitude of ants to feed on the surface at the same time and without drowning into the bait. Once they feed on the bait, they take it back to the nest to feed the entire nest.

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  2. Intice Gelanimo Ant Bait Stations

    Starting at: $33.50

    Intice Gelanimo Ant Bait is a high-moisture gel similar to gelatin, and allows ants to feed over the entire surface of the bait, so more ants can feed at once without drowning in the bait. Ants can also cut pieces of Intice Gelanimo Ant Bait and carry it back to the nest

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  3. InTice Thiquid Ant Bait - 4 oz

     InTice "Thiquid" Ant Bait is a thick, syrup bait which is highly effective against a wide range of pest ants. 
    The thick syrupy consistancy and premium food ingredients make InTice Thiquid Ant Bait accepted by a much wider ant population that may be resitant to other ant baits
    May be used as a spot application, the fully labeled 4 oz dropper bottle is convenient and easy to use.
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