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Brandi from Corvallis, Mt writes

I have a horrible thief ant problem. What will kill them? HELP

I have tried Maxforce FC bait stations, Combat Source Kill bait stations, and Terro, Borax, and Boric Acid mixed with peanut butter (to attract them). I'm tried of wasting money and time on products that don't work. What would be your top suggestion for thief ants? They do (and only ever) prefer proteins. (Sorry if this is a repeat submission, there was an error and I was unsure if the last question was submitted).


If the ants are not taking the Maxforce bait we would recommend to use advance 375A as it is a protien based bait. You could also instead use Termidor SC. Termidor is a non repellent and thus when the foraging ants come in contact with it they will transfer the active ingredient back to the colony and it will cause a domino killing effect. Termidor is mixed at a rate of .80 fl oz. to one gallon of water in a pump sprayer and sprayed around the outside foundation of the home. For example, you would spray 1 foot up the foundation of your home, and 1 foot out onto the ground.  The treatment will last about 4-6  months, and will then need to be reapplied. Th

Answer last updated on: 07/24/2013

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