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Question DetailsAsked on 3/22/2012

What have you found to be most successful in getting rid of sugar ants and black ants when they start showing up in the kitchen?

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I recently used "Terro" Ant Killer with Borax for ants in the kitchen with success. I put drops of it near a couple areas they were at.
It takes maybe a day to let them feed on it then no more ants. In the past I used a similar liquid bait called "Ant Kill" that worked just as well.

Answered 8 years ago by Guest_9794450


As a 35 yearveteran of the pest control business I will have to disagree with the prioranswer recommending Terro. It might work and it might not. The 3 steps of antcontrol are:

1. Identify the ant species

2. Based on the biology of that specieidentify where the nest is likely to be.

3. Find the nest and apply the properproduct to kill the nest. In our company this involves over 60 product choicesbased on insect biology, and environmental factors.

Keeping inmind that most ant species nest outside, an exterior treatment is involved themajority of the time in ant control. While Terro may provide some temporaryrelief as this will kill the worker ants (if they take it) in most cases itwill not kill the nest. What I have found to be most successful is aprofessional pest control person that can identify the ant species, and thenquickly and safely eliminate then problem.


President,NaturZone Pest Control


Answered 8 years ago by NaturZone


Have to agree with Doug on this one. I will add that there are two reasons the ants are a problem. First, they have a path to the interior of the home. Second, there is a conducive condition behind any trailing behavior or nesting. My advice is to treat with the correct product based on correct identification of the problem ant, but also to make sure to caulk around the entry point when located if possible (i.e. - hose bib, window frame, foundation/brick/siding crack or crevice) and trim back anything touching the house above ground level (i.e. - bushes/shrubs/fence/potted plants/trees). Reduce nesting by cleaning gutters and debris away from house. Hope this also helps.


Answered 8 years ago by Don's Pest Control


I agree clean up the clutter and decaying vegetation.then have a pest control company power spray the perimeter of your home with Termidor and use Advion ant gel bait inside where the ants are trailing

Answered 7 years ago by Guest_9164266

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