You should not use MotherEarth D or any other dust around food in a pantry. Dusts are meant to be placed in cracks and crevices, underneath appliances and inside wall voids. Ant bait is a great choice for treating ants in a pantry or other area in your kitchen. Our Maxforce FC Ant gel is our most popular. You should first throw away any open food that the ants are eating and take away all easily accessible food so there is not any competition. The ants will eat the ant bait and take it back to their nest and feed it to the other ants and the queen. This method will eliminate the entire colony.
Answer last updated on: 07/23/2010