Pest Identification

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How to Bait Ants Into Leaving Your Home

To bait an ant is to entice it to eat some food that is so irresistible that the little critter is unaware that it is also consuming the means of its demise. And Combat is just what you need to bait ants in your home.

Combat Ant Killing Bait Strips, Source Kill Max Ant Bait, and Source Kill Max Ant Killing Gel are specially formulated to bait ants into leaving your home. They pick up the food inside the easy-to-use bait stations and take it back to their colony. Unlike some other instant kill insecticides, which only kill the ants inside your home, Combat bait has a secondary kill rate. As it works its way through the teaming colony, it eliminates hundreds of ants that would have likely invaded your kitchen in the future. When the colony is gone, your ant problem is gone.

After the ants have taken the bait, make sure you won’t be targeted by another colony. Inspect your cabinets and food storage areas and make sure cookies, candies, fruit, and flour are stored in sealable containers. Clean up loose crumbs under the toaster, microwave, and coffee pot and wipe down counters with a good all purpose cleaner like Soft Scrub. Don’t forget to degrease the stove and clean up splatters on appliances and baseboards. Ants often enter the home in search of water so dry out damp areas under sinks with a fan and fix leaking pipes and faucets.

Ants are sneaky critters and can enter your home through tiny cracks and crevices. Get out the caulk gun and seal up cracks around utility lines, the cable wire, and water service pipes. Clear brush, leaves, and mulch away from your foundation were ants build nests. When you’re done, place Combat bait stations in the basement, garage, kitchen, and bathroom.