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Choosing Your Plan of Attack for Your Ant Infestation: Bait or Gel?

After being faced with an ant infestation, you may be overwhelmed by the amount and variety of different products on the market that promise to help you get rid of your pest problem. Two of the most popular solutions for addressing ants are baits and gels. While these pest control methods might seem similar on the surface, there is a lot to know about the distinctions between bait strips and stations versus gels. Here is what you should know.

The Differences Between Bait Strips or Stations and Gels

Ant bait strips and stations can be placed almost anywhere in your house that you can get to. It is a good idea to situate your strips or stations in locations where you notice the most major concentration of insects. These are sized conveniently so that you can fit them everywhere that you can access, while being obvious enough so that you won’t trip over them or lose track of them.

Gels are formed from both food and liquid that attract and then poison the ants. They work especially well in hard-to-reach areas such as behind walls, in cupboards and in household hiding spots, such as underneath appliances and beneath furniture. For those places which might be more difficult to get to and where you just can’t fit a bait strip or station, gel is an effective tactic.

How They Are Similar

Combat’s line of baits and gels are both designed to attract common household ants with a special combination of ingredients that ants are drawn to and then poisoned by. Since both the baits and the gels are cleverly disguised as food, the ants go right for them and then return to spread the deadly mixture to the rest of their colony. The result? Your ant problem is solved for the long term. Many people find that together, baits and gels work in combination to destroy ants for good.

Taking a strategic approach to dealing with your ant infestation means determining the right solution for you, whether it’s a bait or a gel. Combat’s full line of ant killers has got you covered, no matter what you want. It includes both gels and bait stations and strips, all of which you can learn more about by exploring our large and comprehensive selection of pest control articles and resources. Now that you know the ins and outs of how each type of pest control works, you can decide which might fit your needs better.