Pest Identification

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How to Kill Ants Easily and Safely

If you need proof that ants will eat anything, ponder this: I’ve seen a dozen or so ants gathered around a little blob of toothpaste on the bathroom counter. You’d think the mint would make their tiny heads explode. The moral here is even if your house is over-the-top clean, ants will always find something to eat, somewhere, somehow. So when you do inevitably see an ant carnival in your house, you want to rain on that parade with a product that is easy to use, quick, and effective. You need Combat Ant Killing Bait Strips, Source Kill Ant Bait, and Source Kill Max Ant Killing Gel.

All Combat products work the same way. The bait contains delicious food ants can’t resist, mixed with poison they can’t survive. The bait attracts worker ants which carry it back to the colony. The toxic food is fed to the queen and her larvae. Other ants in the colony are exposed to the bait and are killed within hours. And Combat is effective for treating numerous species including cornfield ants, odorous house ants, pavement ants, little black ants, grease loving ants, sugar loving ants, and Argentine ants.

Combat ant-killing products are easy to use and bait stations are child-resistant. Simply place bait stations under sinks, around garbage cans, and behind appliances. Bait strips are thin, discreet, and backed with adhesive. They can be stuck onto baseboards, kitchen cabinets, and shelves of food storage lockers. Combat Source Kill Max Gel comes in a syringe applicator and can be applied to cracks and crevices where the critters enter the home.

Combat ant bait works best when your home is clean. If the little critters can find open boxes of donuts, scraps of bacon on the floor, or other stray crumbs, they might get distracted and not take the bait. So while I’m not saying you need to be Martha Stewart, a little vacuuming and scrubbing won’t hurt. After that, Combat will do the rest.