PHARAOH ANTS PISSANTS
WHITE FOOTED ANT
|Ants can be a major problem for
your home or business. If you are not treating the outside of you home for pests on a
regular basis, ants will establish scent trails which will lead into your house.
We recommend a three pronged approach.
This article deals with household ant pests. If you have carpenter
ants or wish to prevent carpenter ant infestations, go to our Carpenter Ant article.
Pharaoh ants also demand special attention. Go to our Pharaoh Ant article for more information.
For other ants, their biology, habits and elimination methods, go to our ANT INDEX.
The use of ant bait inside cupboards, closets, window sills,
attics, crawl spaces and other foraging places is necessary to control nests inside your
home. Dual Choice, Maxforce or Niban FG will
all work. Some are better for certain species (when treating for Pharaoh ants, you must
use Maxforce.) We have found excellent control by combining
Dual Choice and Maxforce
find the bait within a day or two. After feeding, they bring some back to their nest
to feed other members in the colony. Nurse ants, queens and larvae will all eat and
die. This controls nests inside the home. Once your indoor ant infestation is
under control, you may either continue baiting or switch to a periodical spray to help
control indoor pests.
A Bifenthrin product or Cypermethrin product should be broadcast around the entire
home If fire ants are present, drench mounds with an
approved insecticide to quickly eliminate them. Products containing Cypermethrin
are the best for mound drenching.
When broadcasting around exterior of home or in the lawn, use a hose-end
sprayer, NOT a pump type sprayer. The idea is to think in terms of
volume instead of higher concentrates. 6 to 8 ounces of concentrate
will cover 4,000 to 6,000 square feet outdoors, using a hose-end sprayer.
treat outside. Failure to treat outside will result in new ant infestations inside
your home, sometimes in only a matter of days.
3) SPRAY FOUNDATION
Ant problems start because regular pest control is
NOT being done. To prevent ants, spiders, roaches, etc. from entering your home a
good residual spray around the foundation and around windows, doors, fireplaces, etc. on
the outside of your house is necessary. This should be done several times a year.
Some good products to choose from include Cyper WP, Cyzmic CS and D-Fense SC.
This outside spraying will stop ants from laying new scent trails leading to the
inside of your home and prevent a future infestation. **
|** Following steps 1 and 2
above will solve your current problem. If step 3 is not followed, new infestations
of ants (as well as roaches, crickets, spiders, scorpions, centipedes, etc.) will
re-infest your home.
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