Got Ants? They’re Everywhere

Got ants? Some big but others are so small that they're tough to see.

Got ants? Some big but others are so small that they’re tough to see.

Got ants? They’re just about everywhere. According to the experts, there are somewhere around 14,000 different types, and they add up to around ten quadrillion little creepy crawlers. That’s a 1 with 17 zeros, 100,000,000,000,000,000. Together they weigh about as much as all of the humans in the world. And sometimes it seems like they’re all in your house.

The web is full of common steps for keeping them away. Sweep up crumbs, plug gaps and cracks, spread mothballs or borax, use lemon scent and more. Most of these work to some extent, but the only long term solution is to eliminate the colony.

You can stomp on them, squash them, and vacuum them up and all that you’re doing is slowing them down. Ants reproduce very fast. Some queen ants can lay hundreds or even thousands of eggs a day.

queen ant

Fighting ants is like a game of chess. Kill the queen ant and the game is over.

There’s only one long term fix. You need to kill the queen, and there is an easy way to do it. Just feed the worker ants food spiked with slow-acting insecticide.

Worker ants will find the food and swarm around it for a while. You’ll be amazed at how many there can be. Each worker will bring a bit of food back to the nest…that’s why we need a slow working insecticide. The worker ants bring back food to share with the other worker ants, soldier ants, drone, princess ants, and even the queen. They’ll all die after eating the insecticide-laced bait.

The trick is finding what type of bait to use. Ants are fussy. Sometimes they will only eat sweet food, other times they want protein, and still other times they’ll eat only grease.

Discount store ant cup bait sometimes work, but many ants just ignore them. Why fool around with them when you can use the same products that the pros use.

Check these professional solutions if you got ants

Advion Ant Control Gel has my top recommendation for indoor ants.  It’s a professional sugar based ant bait that has a very high success rate.  Ants seem to go for Advion when they bypass others.  Advion is effective on all major species of ants including Argentine, Big Headed, Carpenter, Cornfield, Crazy, Field, Ghost, Harvester, Honey, Little Black, Odorous House, Pavement, Pharaoh, Pyramid, Red Imported Fire Ant, Rover, Thief and White Footed.

Use it indoors or outdoors and is labeled as pet safe when used as directed.  Advion Gel comes in syringe tubes.  Just squirt a small amount into a one-inch piece of a soda straw and place it near the ants, or use a 1/8 inch spot inside a bottle cap.

 

 

Ants are fussy. Sometimes they want sweets, and the Advion Gel Bait works, other times they want protein, and Advion Arena Bait is best. These are small pre-loaded bait stations. Place one near where you see ants. Three will cover an average room.

 

 

Advion Fire Ant Bait works fast on outdoor ants. It’s marked for Fire Ants because they are the most dangerous but is also effective for pavement and big-headed ants. Apply it on a dry day when the ants are active. Morning and evening are best. See substantial results in just 2-3 days.

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