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What You Need
Advance Dual Choice Ant Bait Stations
Termidor termite control product
Alpine Ant and Termite Foam
Give the ants sugar AND protein so you’re certain they will eat one or the other. The fire ant has a largely protein-based diet and sugar baits won’t work well. While the pavement ants are carpenter ants won’t eat sugar, they prefer foods which have protein in it.
The Big Idea
Depending on the lifecycle stage of some ant colonies, the ants will prefer either sugar or protein. They want sugar when the colony first starts to feed the queen ant. Once the colony is more established, the ants then prefer protein-based foods.
What NOT to Do
Don’t spray an ant killer like RAID all over the house. You need to be more strategic about removing the any colony and not just the ants you see crawling around. They are likely a fraction (less than 1%) of the entire colony. Plus, you can use something from under the sink like Windex to accomplish what a can of RAID would do.
Locate the ant trail on the outside of the house before you treat the inside. Then, spray Termidor on the trail itself. Don’t push the ants to another location; kill them along the trail they already created.
Lay down the Advance Dual Choice Ant Bait Stations in the house where you have seen ants moving around. Be careful not to contaminate the bait. If you see the ants avoid the bait, it's because the bait is either contaminated or the ants preferred sugar to protein (or vice versa).
Spray Alpine and Termidor Foam in cracks and crevices. Do NOT use in food prep areas (ex: kitchen counters) as contents are hazardous. ONLY cracks and crevices. Example would be crevices where the counter top and backsplash meet, under the sink where the drain goes into the cabinet and behind the wall or under the dishwasher.
The Big Picture
Termidor SC outside, Advance Dual Choice and Termidor Foam inside.
Then, sit back and the let products do their job of killing the ant colony.