Because different ant species respond differently to various treatment approaches, not all ants should be treated the same. Some ants may respond best to gel bait applications, other ants to granular baits, other ants to non-repellent spray insecticides, and others still to dusts and other insecticides. Each pesticide formulation has its advantages and limitations when it comes to treating for ants, and each ant treatment should be customized based on the species, extent of infestation, location, and various environmental factors.
When treating for most ant species, it is important to remember that ants are predictable creatures of habit, primarily traveling from their colony / harborage to a source of food and then back again. With a bit of patient observation, it is often possible to identify where the ants are coming from and what they are moving towards...two important factors in any ant remediation program.
Pest Control Everything's Ultimate Ant Control Guide provides articles and information on ant control best practices, along with access to some of the most effective and widely-used ant control products on the market. If handling your own ant problem doesn't appeal to you, we'll help you find a local exterminator in your area.
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