Ants are small pests that can easily hide in small cracks and crevices throughout a home or yard. Ant killer dust gets into these nooks, exposing ants that crawl through the dust to insecticide and resulting in a quick knockdown. Ant dust works best at controlling and preventing infestations when combined with baits and general sanitation.
The key to any successful eradication is to combine products such as those you’ll find here at Do My Own Pest Control with some easy to implement common sense tactics that will make the use of those products much more effective in the long run. Here you’ll find some advice on what to do when you’re faced with an ant problem in or around your home.
While it can seem like the best thing to do is just purchase whatever ant killer you can find and call it a day, there is actually quite a bit more that goes into the successful elimination of these pests.
Here is a brief three step guide that will tell you how to get rid of ants quickly, safely, and effectively.
1. Clean Up!
When using an ant powder this is an often overlooked portion of any type of ant control, but it is of vital importance. The fact of the matter is that almost all species of pest, whether they are rodents or insects will be drawn first and foremost to the availability of food. This means that removing this food, whatever it may be, and making sure that the area that is suffering from the infestation is as clean as possible will ensure that the next steps are much more effective.
2. Baiting The Trap
While cleaning up is incredibly useful, it is not the end of the struggle against ants. The next thing you have to do is find the appropriate product or products that will aid you in the removal of the insects. Although there are several options, it doesn’t hurt to think about the fact that you can often get the same level of protection and ant killing power from seemingly less powerful chemicals. In fact there has been a recent trend in pest control towards more natural alternatives to the common chemical based pesticides, and many of these products are great for getting rid of ants.
3. Dust Away With Ant Powder
The primary all natural ant killer powder comes in dust form, and there are actually several different varieties of ant dust that might fit in well with your particular situation. Boric acid ant killer is but one of these products that can be as effective if not more so than other chemical methods of killing ants. It works by drying out their exterior shells, leading to fatal dehydration within hours or days.
The good news is that it’s completely non-toxic both to humans and pets, so it can be applied anywhere in and around the house without worry. Another product much like this that can help with ants control is Diatomaceous Earth, which has a similar mechanism of action on the insects and is also non-toxic.
Ant powder and ant dust are some effective tools available to help you get rid of pesky ant problems. Because the Ant is by far the most numerous species of pest on earth, and getting them out of your home can be problematic to say the least, we provide the products that are known to get the job done. One products is called Sevin Dust, and it is a very effective ant dust.
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