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Do Advance Dual Choice Ant Bait stations work for black carpenter ants?

If not, what's the best bait for carpenter ants? Do I have to put the Maxforce gel into a plastic bait tray or just squirt it on the ground in little puddles around the outside of the house? Is Advance granular bait perimeter protection more or less effective than the Maxforce gel? It's only March and I've seen dozens of black ants inside my house already.

Answer:

Advance Dual Choice Ant Stations are not labeled for carpenter ants, therefore they will not work.  If you do have carpenter ants inside your home as well as outside, you should definitely purchase our Carpenter Ant Kit #1.  It has a very high success rate and is by far our best selling solution for carpenter ants.  The Advance Carpenter Granules in the kit are meant to be placed outside around the home to help kill carpenter ants around the house and in the yard.  The Maxforce Carpenter Ant Bait Gel in the kit is meant for use inside the home and should be placed where you see activity.  You only want to place small dabs about the size of a dime where you see activity.  Carpenter ants are most active in the middle of the night when you are sleeping, so sometimes it helps to get up in the middle of the night to see exactly where the most activity is.

Answer last updated on: 03/12/2010

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