Ant Control Products
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
$11.25 As low as: $8.98InTice "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.
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 nestLearn More
Starting at: $16.95Terro PCO Ant Bait is a borate based liquid with special attractant for sweet feeding ants. Foraging sweet feeding ants not only readily feed on this sweet ant bait, but take this liquid bait back to the colony nest, eventually eliminating the entire colony. Terro-PCO Ant Bait is very fast acting with a higher percentage of the active ingredient, Sodioum Tetraborate Decahydrate (5.40%) than other ant baits with the same active ingredient. After eating this boron bait, the ant's metabolism is destroyed; not able to extract nutrition, the ant dies. bait. Learn More
$33.85 As low as: $29.90Bayer'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 stationsLearn More
$35.55 As low as: $32.25
Out of stockMaxforce (MAX FORCE) FC Ant Bait Gel works well for sugar feeding ants. Maxforce FC Ant Bait Gel is an excellent bait when the smaller ants are feeding on sugar: Pharoah, Argentine, red imported, acrobat, pavement ants and more. The active ingredient is Fipronil.
Packaging: Box contains 4 (.95 oz) tubes.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More