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How to Get Rid of Ants— It’s Easier Than You Think

People have been trying to get rid of ants since the pharaohs built the pyramids, and probably even before that. Ants work like a raiding army. They march across your floors and counters, search out your food, and destroy your peace of mind. Sounds pretty bad, doesn’t it? But getting rid of ants is easier than you think. In fact, it’s as easy as 1—2—3.

  1. Buy some Combat ant killing bait stations, strips, or gel. 
  2. Place the bait around the home wherever ants are seen. 
  3. Clean up your kitchen and seal off ant entry points.

Step one is key to easy ant eradication. Combat Source Kill and Source Kill Max products contain the fastest active ingredients on the consumer market for killing ants. The pesticide, mixed with food ants can’t resist, is taken back to the colony by the workers. The bait is shared by the queen and within a few days, the ant colony is a ghost town.

Step two involves placing ant bait stations under sinks and behind appliances. Bait strips are thin, discreet, and backed with adhesive. These can be affixed to baseboards, kitchen cabinets, and shelves of food storage lockers. Combat Source Kill Max Ant Gel comes in an applicator and can be applied like caulk to cracks and crevices where the critters enter the home.

Step three involves a little elbow grease but pays off by eliminating the food sources that attract ants in the first place. Get rid of open packages containing sugar, cookies, flour, cereal, nuts, and salty snacks. Place the foods in good re-sealable containers. Not only will this deprive the ants of a buffet, it’ll keep the foods fresher. You might also need to do some deep cleaning. Wipe up grease and crumbs found on the stovetop, under appliances, and in your kitchen cabinets. The cleaner the kitchen, the easier it is to prevent another ant invasion.