How to Control Ants Inside Your Home

Some ants don't just enter to forage for food but establish a colony inside your home. These events occur year-round, especially in warmer climates. Ant species that live in homes include Argentine Ants, Crazy Ants, Odorous House Ants, Pavement Ants, Pharaoh Ants, Thief Ants, and Carpenter Ants. All of these ants may infest food products.

We review the advantages of using ant baits and the use of insecticides (and which type of insecticide) for inside ant control.

 

1. Ant Bait Placements

An effective ant control method is the use of high quaility professional ant baits. Ants feed on the bait and take pieces back to the queen, killing the whole colony. With proper bait choices and bait placement, the whole ant nest may be eliminated. You can combine Phantom Aerosol or another non-repellent insecticide with your baiting program.

Follow these Ant Bait Tips:

  • Bait in areas of ant activity or trails so the ants can find the bait and take it back to the colony.
  • Do not use a residual repellent insecticide near bait placements (a non-repellent insecticide is fine).
  • It is recommended to apply both a sweet-based bait and a greasy/protein-based bait combination in order to make sure the bait covers the entire range of dietary needs.
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Popular Bait Combination Kits for Inside Ant Control

complete ant kit

Complete Ant Bait Kit contains both a protein/grease bait and a sweet/carbohydrate based bait.

It is effective on Argentine, Odourous House, Ghost, Pavement, and little black ants.(Excludes Carpenter Ants and Pharoah Ants)

Advion Ant Bait Kit

Advion Ant Bait Kit is a bait combination of Advion Ant Bait Arena (protein cycle) and Advion Ant Bait Gel (sugar cycle).

This kit is excellent for Pharoah Ants and a broad spectrum of ants, but excludes Carpenter Ants.

carpenter ant bait kits

Carpenter Ant Bait Kits combine both Advance 375A and Maxforce Carpenter Ant Bait Gel for the most effective control of carpenter ants.

These kits are the best choices for Carpenter Ants. They also works for Argentine, acrobat, big-headed, cornfield, field, honey, odorous house, pavement, pharaoh and thief ants.

These kits come in a small size and large size, as well as DIY Complete Carpenter Ant Bait Kit (an excellent non-repellent insecticide to spray the perimeter outside.)

2. Spraying a Non-Repellent Insecticide

phantom aerosolUse a a non-repellent insecticides such as Phantom Aerosol , sprayed inside would be a better choice than repellent insecticides. Repellent insecticides may just scatter the population, whereas a non-repellent insecticide works without the ants detecting its presence.

Phantom Non-Repellent Aerosol


3.Dusting The Ant Nest Directly

d fense dust Spraying a residual repellent insecticide to control foraging workers may only provide short-term control only (unless you find and treat the nest and treat it with dust directly). For treating the ant nest directly, use a high-quality residual dust, such as D-Fense Dust. This ant control method would be the least effective, because you may not find the nest.

D-Fense Dust

1150 duster If the nest is behind a wall, it may be necessary to drill small holes and use a specially-designed duster, such as B&G Bulb Duster M1150 to apply D-Fense Dust.

B&G Bulb R Duster 1150