Tips & Strategies

To kill the nest

Combat makes numerous products specifically tailored to take care of any ant problem.

Source Kill Ant Bait and Source Kill Max Ant Bait are placed in cupboards, under sinks, and behind appliances. Source Kill Max Ant Killing Gel comes in an applicator and is applied to cracks and crevices where ants come into your home. Combat Ant Killing Bait Strips have adhesive backing so they can be discreetly stuck onto cabinets and appliances. Combat ant killing products contain one of two active ingredients—fipronil and hydramethylnon. Fipronil is a central nervous system poison best used when you have a major ant infestation on your hands and you need to kill the bugs fast – like within hours. Source Kill Max Ant Bait, Source Kill Max Ant Killing Gel, and Ant Killing Bait Strips all contain fipronil. These Combat products will begin killing off the ant colony within 3 to 5 days. Hydramethylnon is a slow-acting stomach poison which takes about 24 hours to work. Used in Source Kill Ant Bait, hydramethylnon will efficiently kill the queen and exterminate the entire ant colony within 7 to 14 days.