This article is about controlling the 100 or so species of small nuisance ants that invade and nest inside our homes throughout the
This article is not about fire ants or carpenter ants. To learn about fire ant control and carpenter ant control click on the links below.
Small Ant Control
Sometimes just a cheap spray picked up at the grocery store is all you need to remove these small pesky ants from your house. But you
would probably not be reading this article if this had worked for you.
How to use Maxforce Ant Bait to control ants invading your home and business.
For ant control, follow these guidelines:
- Bait Inside - The use of ant bait inside cupboards, closets, window sills, attics, crawl spaces and any other foraging places is
necessary to control nests inside your home. Maxforce Complete is the best bait for this purpose. The worker ants distribute it
throughout the colony. Control takes 7-14 days. Maxforce Complete is a very finely ground bait almost the size of pepper. It is very
safe towards nontarget organisms such as pets and birds but works on all species of small ants including the pharaoh, sugar, grease and
fire ant. One container covers 1/3 of an acre so for best results distribute this bait throughout the house, attic, crawlspace and outside
along the foundation.
Maxforce also comes in Maxforce Ant Bait Stations for really neat people. We also sell Gourmet Ant Bait Jel for the few times that the ants
refuse to eat a protein bait such as the Maxforce.
- Bait Outside - If you just bait inside then you are inviting all the ants in the neighborhood to enter your house and have a snack.
This is a losing battle. Bait outside around the foundation and on the window sills. Maxforce Complete works well for an outside ant
bait. One 10 oz. container covers 1/3 of an acre, so use the entire container for best results. Maxforce also works on fire ants.
- Spray Outside - One week after the outside baiting use a good residual spray like Demon WP to spray outside on all the entry
points into the house such as windows, doors, fireplaces, plumbing, etc. This prevents the ants from re-establishing their scent trails and
re-colonizing your house. This spray will also prevent roaches, spiders and crickets from entering your home. Repeat this perimeter
spray once a month. Failure to repeat this step will allow ants to re-enter your home, many times in as little as 4-6 weeks!!!
bait/spray ant extermination kit containing one 8 ounce jar of Maxforce
Complete ant bait, one syringe of Gourmet gel bait and one pint of Demon EC (makes
32 gallons of finished cypermethrin solution). Only $77.02. Save
view these kits, click here.
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