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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. 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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  2. Carpenter Ant Bait Combo

    Starting at: $54.19

    Combine the two most effective baits for carpenter ant control. The Advance 375A is a granulated bait that provides the protein/grease dietary needs. The Fleet Ant Bait Gel supplies the sugar/sweet nutritional needs. Locate carpenter ant trails and place both baits on their trails. The best time to find carpenter ant trails is at sunset or night. You will find them traveling on the corners and edges of your house.

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  3. FUSE Termiticide & Insecticide -137.5 oz

    Starting at: $69.00

    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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  4. Spectre 2 SC

    Spectre 2 SC, with Chlorfenpyr 21.45%, may be compared to the popular non-repellent Phantom Insecticide, but more economical. As a non-repellent insecticide, Spectre 2 SC is not detectable to the insects (so the insects do not avoid it). It is a very low odor (almost odorless) and a long-lasting residual insecticide. It will kill many types of ants (see label), bed bugs, grain beetles, boxelder bugs, house crickets, roaches, spiders, scorpions and more. As these pest come in contact with it, they share it with other insects, spreading it to those that have not come in contact with it.

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  5. Dominion 2L - 27.5 oz.

    Starting at: $24.50

    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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  6. Maxforce Complete Granular Insect Bait - 8  oz

    Starting at: $20.55

    Maxforce Complete Granular Insect Bait containing hydramethylnon is a combination of food based ingredients. Maxforce Complete Granular Insect Bait treats a wide variety of crawling insect pests such as ants, crickets, firebrats, silverfish, and roaches. Maxforce's exclusive Domino Effect delayed killing action allows insects to make several trips back to where they live and breed before they die. This Domino Effect provides better control of the population than contact poisons, which only kill the insects they touch.

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  7. Termidor SC (Fipronil 9.1%)- 20 oz

    Termidor SC , a non-repellent with Fipronil 9.1% has been used for years as an effective termite control product. For an more economical non-repellent Fipronil 9.1% look at the new Taurus SC. Termidor SC and Taurus SC are classified as non repellent for termites and ants. The termites and ants can't detect their presence. Termidor SC 20 oz. makes about 24 gallons. Taurus SC makes about 25 gallons. Get 100% termite-free in as little as 3 months .
    Termidor and Taurus SC active Ingredients:
    Fipronil..........9. Learn More

  8. Cyonara Lawn and Garden Concentrate

    Martin's Cyonara Lawn and Garden Concentrate with .5% Lambda-Cyhalothrin will cover up to 16,000 sq ft of lawn and last up to eight weeks. This fast acting insecticide will control mosquitoes, chinch bugs, spider mites, fleas, grubs, fire ants and more.

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  9. Optimate CS -16 oz

    Starting at: $77.90

    Optimate CS Controlled Release Insecticide, with Gamma-Cyhalothrina is one of the most active pyrethroids available on the market.The use rates of gamma-cyhalothrin are some of the lowest of insecticides. This means that there is less of the active ingredient in the environment. This microencapsulated insecticide may be used inside or outside. Optimate CS has a huge label for the pests that it controls, and also is labeled for turfgrass and shrubs.

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  10. Phantom Termiticide/Insecticide - 21 oz.

    Phantom Termiticide- Insecticide is an non repellent insecticide (Termites, ants and roaches don't know it is there!) For use in: indoors and outdoors

    Phantom has the ability to kill pests that have not come in contact with the treated area. This mode of action is called "secondary kill", one insect exposes other insects to the insecticide. Exposure occurs by contact, grooming and food exchange.

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