If you have an ant problem, this article provides tips that will help you with indoor and outdoor ant control. If you see one ant, you can guarantee…
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Ants can invade your home and contaminate your food. If you have an ant problem, this article provides tips that will help you with indoor and outdoor ant control.
If you see one ant, you can guarantee that you will soon see more. Ants are social insects that live in colonies, which consist of a queen, male ants and worker ants. The worker ants are typically the ants you will see invading your home and contaminating your food. Fortunately, ants are easy pests to control.
There are many different species of ant. The type of ant control that you should use will depend on what type of ants you have. Here are some of the most common types of ants:
To effectively control ants, you must destroy the entire ant colony. To locate the nest, bait ants with food. Sweet bait, such as honey, jelly, or sugar, works very well. When the ants take the bait, follow them back to the crack or crevice that they have nested in. Then, apply insecticide to the area.
If you are unable to locate the nest, you may be able to destroy the colony by getting ants to ingest commercial bait. When these ants return to the nest, they will regurgitate the food and kill the other ants in the colony.
Indoor Ant Control:
Aerosol sprays containing insecticides can be an effective method of ant control. However, you should never apply insecticides to areas that may contaminate food, eating utensils or pet areas. These sprays are best used in small areas, such as cracks and crevices.
Outdoor Ant Control:
To prevent ants from entering your home, you can treat the foundation of your house and the surrounding soil with a perimeter spray. Because the undiluted spray may be damaging to plants and flowers, you will want to carefully follow the instructions and heed any warnings that appear on the container.
There are some types of insecticides that are made specifically for grass, trees and shrubs. These sprays may be necessary to reduce and kill ants that tend to invade these areas.
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