Pest control: How to get rid of ants (a product guide)

From black ants to pavements ants and fire ants they can all be very irritating and sometimes very dangerous. Some with bites as painful as fire. These small critters invade homes and I wanted to find out what products someone could use to get rid of them. (If you would like to read more on pavement ants here is a link to my article on them. For flying ants here is a link to an article)

There are a variety of products that you can use to get rid of ants. From trusted aerosol contact killers to liquid baits that are simple to use, syringes that make pest control a breeze as well as plug-in devices that will rid your house of ants quickly. This article explores what you can use for your situation.

TERRO T300 Liquid Ant Baits – 6 Pack

Product summary: The liquid bait attracts ants very well. They feed on the bait and bring it back to the colony for all to eat, the poison sets in killing the colony and ridding your home of ants.

This liquid bait solution contains fast-acting ingredients which kills ants quickly and effectively. It is useful in the elimination of ghost, pavement and little black ants. This is both an outdoor and an indoor product.

Thoughts, opinions and tips: Within 24 hours of this being left out and the ants taking the bait only a few ants remain. You will be ant free very soon regardless of how big the infestation is. If you’re looking for a quick working option to rid your house of ants this is the way to go.

Combat ant killing gel 

Summary of product: This product is a ready to use quick, easy and simple gel bait in a syringe for easy distribution.  This poison is strong enough to kill entire colonies of ants and will start killing ants in about an hour. The convenient syringe makes this product easy to use and allows for fast and easy application. Once used you can leave it and wait for the ants to drop and they definitely will

Thoughts, opinions and tips: It will eradicate all pesky ants in your house in no time. Ants are always all over this stuff, nibbling on it and then dying quickly. You’ll be surprised at how many aunts actually arrive to feed on this. Thus getting rid of your ant problems in no time no time

AMDRO Ant Block Home Perimeter Ant Bait Granules

Summary of product: This is a type of granular ant bait on the market. You’ll be pleased at the killing speed of this product as it kills ants in a week. You will need to spread the granules to create a perimeter around your house. When the ants eat it they start to die off. When using this product be sure not to use in vegetable gardens, don’t let it touch food and ensure that kids don’t touch it. Use this product outside only.

Thoughts, opinions and tips: If all else fails then this product is your go to. This is the product to use especially when you’re suffering from a major ant infestation. Ants will flood towards it and eat every last bit of it and carry it off to the colony

Ortho 12 ounce orthene fire ant killer 

Summary of product: This treatment is a powder and is suited for outside use, terminating the aggressive ants. Thus you don’t have to squash and risk dealing with painful stings. This powder kills the queen and the colony in 3 days. It is convenient because you don’t have to add water to the solution. It’s simple to use on lawns and ornamental shrubs and plants.

Thoughts, opinions and tips: Is different from any other as it fights even the most persistent colonies. Ants think it’s sweet sugar and will flock to it. This is what to use on colonies that are no match for soapy boiling water or even borax. These two methods usually work for less harmful aunts. Be sure to keep your animals and kids away from this powder but apart from that you’re good to go.

Triton Pest Pro Ultrasonic Pest Repeller

Product summary: This futuristic-looking device is one of the ever so popular Hitech ultrasonic pest control methods. It not only can get rid of ants but a variety of other pests such as mosquitoes, cockroaches, spiders, rodents, cockroaches, fleas, gnats, and bugs. Note: If you have pet spiders or mice as pets they will get irritated by this as well.

Simply plug the product in and it will start to disperse electromagnetic waves. These waves irritate the pests right to their nervous system, so much so that they will retreat, you don’t have to kill them to get the job done. You’ll find that all of a sudden insects are coming out of the woodwork and leaving your house

Thoughts, opinions and tips: You’ll be glad to find that you don’t have to actually kill the ants to get rid of them. Your conscience will be clear and you won’t have to put in the effort to kill them.

BRISON Ultrasonic Plug-in Device

Product summary: This is another type of ultrasonic ant repellent which uses a combination of ultrasonic and electromagnetic waves. The combination will get to killing your ants quickly. It has a large coverage of 1100ft.². This is great as it can reach all over your house even going through walls.

It is non-toxic to the environment and it won’t harm you or your pets. In no time you’ll be repelling ants from the property, preventing them from wanting to come back

Thoughts, opinions and tips: It works great in the attic, in your living room in your kitchen all over the house really. This is a very easy to use product and you can just plug it in and forget it.

TERRO Carpenter Ant & Termite Killer Aerosol Spray

Summary of product: This spray effectively kills off carpenter and other outdoor ants in an easy to use and convenient way. You can quickly attack ant hills directly killing of hundreds of ants at once. This product is safe to use on all surfaces on a variety of pests. It is effective for up to 6 weeks

Thoughts, opinions and tips: The number of ants in your house will drastically decrease if you choose it. Ants will be gone and with such a small amount of product!

Note that you might smell an odour from it but this dissipates quite quickly. You’ll be happy to know that animals such as dogs and cats will not be harmed by it. If you want to create a barrier you can spray it around windows and doors to prevent ants from even entering your house

Zap-A-Roach Boric Acid Roach and Ant Killer 

Summary of the product: If you have a problem with ants and roaches this is a great multitasking product. This product is great at attacking insects that are difficult to get rid of. From ants to fleas, silverfish, cockroaches and various others, this is an all-purpose product. It is safe to leave out and is non-toxic to animals. You won’t have to deal with strong chemicals and toxins in this product.

Thoughts, opinions and tips: Although strong this product might take a while to work but when it works it works! It’s so effective it works like expensive pest control services. This is definitely a good option as it will rid you of roaches and ants even if you’ve been struggling with them for years. In a couple of weeks for your ant problem to be gone.

PrimeHomeProducts Heavy Duty Leather Fly Swatter

Product summary: If you don’t want to use electronics and insecticide then this is an option. This American handmade fly swatter is one of the best quality ones on the market. It’s strong, durable with a beautiful design. It is clear that this product is non-toxic to your family, pets, kids and yourself. You can physically kill your ants with ease

Thoughts, opinions and tips: It has a strong frame. This means you don’t have the problem experienced when using a poor quality, flimsy flyswatter and their cheap plastic. Even though this product is quite expensive for a fly swatter you can see by the quality of the swatter that it’s worth it.

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