Pest Identification

Learn More About the Pests Invading Your Home

Get Rid of Ants in the House

Do your kitchen counters, cabinets, and floors look like a bad horror movie, crawling with hundreds—or thousands—of ants? An “insectoid invasion” of this scale requires you to protect yourself with Combat. While insect sprays will get rid of the ants you see—and leave a nasty mess behind—Combat ant baits kill the creepy critters at their home base.

Grease ants are one of the major home invaders. These small, shiny, oil-loving ants eat fatty foods like meat, nuts, and cheeses. They forage outdoors in the summer and often foray right into your pantry. These ants can be extremely hard to get rid of as they often settle in your walls, baseboards, and other dark, moist places. Evict grease ants from your kitchen with Combat’s Source Kill Max Ant Killing Gel. The gel attracts worker ants which carry the bait back to the colony where it is fed to the queen and her babies, that is, larvae. In addition to treating grease ants, Source Kill Max takes care of numerous species including carpenter ants, thief ants, and Argentine ants.

Sugar Ants, which are a general nickname for ants that prefer sweet treats, are another common kitchen intruder, hungry for bags of sugar, jelly, cookies, and other sweet treats. Although sugar ants in your kitchen can be a number of different ant species, they can infest your entire home and are known to spread salmonella. If you are sour on the idea of sugar ants overrunning your turf, try Combat Source Kill Ant Bait. Ants carry the bait back to the colony and share it with the rest of the colony, thereby poisoning their nest mates. When the colony dies, the source of infestation is eliminated and your ant problems will be over.

Ant baits are easy to use, child-resistant, and economical. Next time your kitchen looks like the set of the 1950s movie “Them!” don’t call in the National Guard, use Combat.