Indoor Carpenter Ant Kit

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Indoor Carpenter Ant Kit

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4.5 out of 5 stars Rating: 4.6

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Product Overview

The Indoor Carpenter Ant Kit contains professional pest control products to control carpenter ants found inside structures. This kit has two baits containing different formulations and active ingredients to increase bait acceptance and efficacy.
Advion Ant Bait Gel has a high moisture content and sweet bait matrix with the active ingredient Indoxacarb, while the Advance Carpenter Ant Bait contains a protein bait matrix and the active ingredient Abamectin.
The Indoor Carpenter Ant Kit also contains bait plate stations that allow you to apply and monitor both baits simultaneously.
Finally, the kit contains PT Alpine Insecticide Aerosol, a convenient ready-to-spray aerosol containing the powerful active ingredient Dinotefuran, which provides both fast initial knockdown and a long-lasting, non-repellent residual. PT Alpine Insecticide Aerosol continues to work long after it is dry to help prevent future infestations.

As with all of our Pest Control Kits, we recommend using an Integrated Pest Management approach to ant control. It is crucial to practice good sanitation by eliminating competing food and water sources and eliminating harborage and entrance points to keep ants from entering the structure. If you are able to identify specific carpenter ant nests, you may want to consider additional direct treatment options as well.

Although the products in this kit are labeled to control many species of ants, we suggest you identify the ants you find indoors to assist in choosing the best kit for your situation.

See all of our Ant Control Kits here.

For residents of NY or CT, see our New York Indoor Carpenter Ant Control Kit.

Features and Specs

CT (Restricted To Licensed Applicators Only)
Shipping Weight 2.13 lbs


Before applying any insecticides, it is important to inspect and to prepare the treatment area. Practice good sanitation by eliminating food and water sources that may compete with the baits you are about to apply. Also find ways to seal up and eliminate access points into the structure. These steps will help not only to treat an existing infestation, but also to prevent future problems. Once you have identified the hot spots where ants are entering or trailing indoors, you are ready to use the products in your Indoor Carpenter Ant Kit.

If you need to treat carpenter ants outdoors, you have several different options for treatments. See our Carpenter Ant Treatment Article for more details and product recommendations.

How to Apply the Indoor Ant Kit

STEP 1 - BAIT - Bait Plate Stations, Advance Carpenter Ant Granular Bait, Advion Ant Bait Gel

*Handle bait stations with clean, dry hands or wear gloves. Avoid handling bait with bare hands as this may make baits less attractive to the ants.

*Your kit includes a set of 12 bait station bases, 12 lids, and 12 glue dots. Pull apart the stacks to separate the components. Each base is a tray with two ridged channels so that you can use two different baits in each bait plate station.

*To apply the Advance Carpenter Ant Granular Bait, first unscrew the top to remove the seal under the cap. Then flip open the “spoon” side of the cap and use a dedicated or disposable tool such as a plastic spoon to scoop a small amount of the bait granules into each station. Use 0.5 oz. (1 Tablespoon) of bait in one side only of each bait plate station you plan to set out. (Keep the other channel empty for the gel bait.)

*Be sure to store bait in a cool, dry place with the lid securely closed.

*Advance Carpenter Ant Granular Bait can be applied outdoors as a broadcast, perimeter, or colony treatment. Apply when the ground is dry and rain is not expected for at least 24 hours. See the product label for complete outdoor application instructions.

*To apply the Advion Ant Bait Gel, first gently unscrew the solid blue tip of the tube you would like to use. Replace this tip with one of the clear, reusable tips included with your kit. Use either a bait gun or the included plastic plunger to gently expel the gel from the tube, similar to using a syringe. (You may need to pull back gently on the plunger to prevent over-application.) Place a spot of bait about the size of a pea in the other side of each bait plate stations you plan to use.

*When you are done applying the Advion Ant Bait Gel, replace the clear plastic tip with the blue solid tip to store bait.

*After you have filled your bait plate station trays, snap a lid onto each one by lining up the U-shaped tab and the round tab with the corresponding parts in the tray. Gently press the edges of the lid until it is firmly snapped into the tray, being careful not to tilt the trays, which may cause granule bait to spill. You can remove the perforated tab on the lid to allow ants easier access to the baits.

*You should place bait in areas where ant activity has been noticed. It is important to avoid purposefully putting the bait in the middle of an ant trail or onto the ants themselves: this will make the ants avoid the bait and make baiting ineffective. Instead, put the bait near ant activity or next to ant trails. Some examples of places where the bait can be placed are:

  • In kitchen cabinets and on countertops.
  • Behind, next to, and under the stove.
  • Near sinks or drains
  • Around pipes, cords, and cables that come out of the wall.
  • Behind and under bathroom fixtures.
  • Around the medicine cabinet and vanity.

*You should check the bait placements once a week and replenish as needed until ant activity has ceased. Be sure to continue reapplying bait as long as the ants accept it!

*Store baits in a dry, temperate area, out of direct sunlight. Baits are best used within a year of opening.

*Advance Carpenter Ant Granules can be applied outdoors as a broadcast, perimeter, or colony treatment. Apply when the ground is dry and rain is not expected for at least 24 hours. See the product label for complete outdoor application instructions.

*Bait stations may be wiped clean and washed with warm water for reuse later. Do not use fragrant cleaners, as this may make future bait applications unattractive.

STEP 2 - SPRAY - PT Alpine Insecticide Aerosol

PT Alpine Insecticide Aerosol is a ready-to-use spray that has a powerful active ingredient that provides both quick knockdown and lasting residual control. The non-repellent active ingredient will have effects similar to those of your ant baits. Although this may take a little more time to start killing colonies, it is a great companion and backup for when ants may not be actively foraging for food. PT Alpine also helps to keep new colonies of ants and many other pests from invading the structure.

*Always shake PT Alpine Insecticide Aerosol well before use.

*PT Alpine Insecticide Aerosol can be used with the broadcast spray nozzle or with the included crack and crevice straw. We recommend applying PT Alpine Aerosol with the straw to make more detailed applications. If you have trouble inserting the straw, you may need a pair of needle-nosed pliers to force the straw into the nozzle. (Be sure to do this while the tip is off the can.)

*Apply PT Alpine Insecticide Aerosol to cracks and crevices where ants are likely to enter the structure or to trail, such as around window frames and door frames, where pipes and other utilities enter the structure, in corners, under appliances, and in any other spots where ants may have access into the structure. Avoid spraying areas where baits are or will be placed.

*Keep other people and pets out of the treatment area until the spray has dried.

*Do not spray PT Alpine Insecticide Aerosol or other insecticides directly on top of bait placements or in the same spot where you plan to apply baits.

*PT Alpine Insecticide Aerosol may be reapplied if needed, but wait at least 7 to 10 days between applications.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Worked like a dream

    By Brian on 04/24/2017

    Carpenter ants showed up again at our house. It seemed a small infection. I decided to give it a go myself. Used this kit. The ants seemed to be traveling along the right side of my entrance door. I set up some of granule bait out there and a few locations in the house. Then put some of the gel up and down the side of the entrance way. WOW! Did they go for that stuff. I watched one any stop and check it out. An hour later, it seemed like half colony was out there chomping down on it. This went on for about 24 hours. I added gel occasionally and used almost one whole tube. A day later, I never saw another ant. Literally I haven't seen an ant in the house or anywhere around my entrance. Stuff worked so well, I wasn't almost skeptical. I think it eradicated the entire colony - which I suspect was living in the roof/eve area of my house. Worked great. I have plenty left for the future. I would recommend this kit.

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    35 of 36 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Great product!

    By Linda on 06/05/2017

    Rapidly took care of our indoor carpenter ant problem. The first day, the bait stations attracted oodles of ants - so many that it was hard to just watch them feed without spraying to get rid of them. By nightfall they were gone. We reloaded the baits, but the ants did not retun the next day and 2 weeks later, we haven't seen anymore. Thank you for solving a problem that was making us crazy!

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    16 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    See ya ants

    By Gary on 03/01/2019

    The first 2 days after I put out the bait were frustrating as ants were EVERYWHERE. Haven't seen an ant since and it's been a month

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    10 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • 4 of 5 Stars

    Those annoying ants

    By Dawgskool on 08/03/2018

    Moved into a new home and there were carpenter ants mostly at the front of the home. I think it was moisture as the hose reel had most likely been dripping. Put the granules out along the front and front porch and inside on the window sills. The gel went in mostly the same places except on the inside I put it everywhere that was safe(we have a dog). Seemed to help but didn't really solve the problem. Plus its really hard to watch the ants eat and not swat them.

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    6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Worked well for my carpenter ant problem

    By April on 03/13/2022

    We started noticing winged insects crawling along our floor. Using DoMyOwn's pest identification, we were able to identify them as winged female carpenter ants. After receiving the Indoor Carpenter Ant Kit, we put out bait stations using both the granular protein bait and the sugar bait. Within a few hours the ants started to find the bait, eating both baits. We did have to move a few of the stations around so the ants would find them. Much to my delight, the ants would carry the little yellow pellets back to their nest. After about a week they stopped feeding. I then sprayed with the Temprid (included in the kit). After one more week, the ants were dying everywhere. Now, they seem to be gone. I still don't know where the ant nest is/was in our building so I would not have been to able spray the nest directly. This four part kit worked very well for our situation. When the weather improves, I plan to use the same method outside to try and eliminate the main nest. Thank you, DoMyOwn!

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    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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What to use for Carpenter ants?

We would recommend our most popular carpenter ant control product which is our Carpenter Ant Kit .  The Carpenter Ant Kit #2 with Dominion 2L provides the best carpenter ant control available. For serious carpenter ant problems, nothing does the job better adding a product such as Dominion 2L to your arsenal. Dominion is a sprayable liquid bait that makes up to 48 gallons of solution (enough to provide several years of outdoor protection) and can be sprayed around the outside of your home to provide a long-lasting barrier against carpenter ants and other ant species. Ants pick up the Dominion 2L on their bodies and spread it to other ants, eventually eliminating the entire colony. This kit also includes Advance carpenter ant bait for outdoor control/indoor control and Maxforce carpenter ant bait gel for indoor control. The Advance Carpenter Ant Bait is great for sprinkling in a 2 foot barrier around the outside of your home to provide a food source that outside ants are looking for.  It can also be applied around wood piles, trees, stumps, or other areas of harborage.  Advance Carpenter ant bait can also be used indoors in bait plate stations.  The Maxforce Carpenter ant bait is for indoor control only and should be placed where you see ant activity inside.  The ants will eat the bait and take it back to the nest spreading it around to the other colony members. You will need apressurized garden pump sprayer to apply the Dominion 2L.

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How do I use the dot stickers for the bait stations that come in the Indoor Carpenter Ant Kit?

What is the purpose of these dots?


The dot stickers that come with the Bait Plate Stations in the Indoor Carpenter Ant Kit are for when you want to place the stations up high or on a vertical surface. You put the sticky dot on the back (bottom) of the station and then place the station where you want it to stick.

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What can I use for carpenter ant treatment in outdoor/indoor chimney chase?

I have carpenter ants in a wooden chimney chase and have seen them in other parts of the house. I don't know exactly where the nest is located. The chase has water leak in the top surface where the flue exits and it will be fixed to seal the leak. What treatment would you recommend? Can I start the treatment before I fix the leak?


Since you can't use a spray directly in any part of the chimney, we would recommend using our Indoor Carpenter Ant Control Kit. It comes with baits that you can put in bait stations to elminate the ants with a poisonous food source that meets both of their colonies nutritional needs. Then it also comes with Phantom aerosol than can be used in areas in the home where you see the ants and in crevices that you cant or dont want to bait in as the phantom acts as a transfer like the baits. 

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How does Indoor Carpenter Ant Kit compare to Combat ant products?

Is this a higher grade insecticide than Combat. which costs less. Im looking to kill black carpenter ants.


Our Indoor Carpenter Ant Kit has commercial grade products in it. So it would definitely be a step above anything you could purchase in a big box store or most likely locally. This kit give you everything needed to combat a carpenter ant infestation. We have a great Carpenter Ant Treatment Guide here with additional tips.

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Will the Indoor Carpenter Ant Kit harm my cat?

The Indoor Carpenter Ant Kit is safe for cats after the treated area has dried (1-2 hours). The bait should be applied to areas inaccessible to pets.

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