Pet Safety and Combat Ant Baits
Ants may be small, but they can cause big problems. If you’ve noticed a line of ants across your floor or counter, there’s already a colony that has made your home theirs as well. Since spray insecticides are contact killers, they only kill the ants you can see. Not to mention, many spray insecticides can be harmful to animals! Most sprays direct users to remove pets from the area being sprayed. However, if pets are allowed back to the treated area too soon, the ant poison can still harm them.
Combat ant baits eliminate the problem from the source, without threatening your pets’ safety. Unlike spray insecticides, Combat baits and gels do not leave a harmful residue. The scientifically formulated bait is designed to effect insects, not animals. To ensure optimal pet safety, read the instructions carefully and use Combat ant baits as directed. Store Combat baits and gels in a safe place, out of pet access. Keep Combat ant baits in the original packaging and don’t pry open bait stations.
Be sure to place Combat ant baits where they’ll be most effective, and not directly near your pets. Ant baits are best used in areas like under sinks, behind toilets, and behind appliances. To take another precautionary step, do not place Combat ant baits next to your pets’ kennels, beds, or food and water bowls. Inquisitive pets may want to know what the baits are; keeping them out of plain sight will also keep them out of mind.
In the event that your household pet does ingest a small amount of bait, please contact the Combat Information Helpline at 1-800-426-6228 or contact your personal veterinarian. It is important to take every precaution when it comes to protecting your pets.
Have peace of mind when you use Combat baits and gels – exterminate ants in your home while keeping your pets safe.