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Criselda from Houston, Texas writes,
08/26/2014:

ANTS INSIDE HOME IN HOUSTON, TX. HELP!

THEY GET INTO EVERYTHING AND EVERYWHERE. ON TOP OF THE REFRIG., IN MY PURSE, BATHROOMS, CABINETS. WHAT DO I NEED TO SPRAY? THEY ARE LITTLE LIGHT BROWN ANTS AND COMING OUT OF ANY CRACK ON THE WALL AND ELECTRICAL OUTLETS. I HAVE BOUGHT DELTA DUST, SUSPEND, DEMON, TALSTAR, TEMPO. DOES TERMIDOR SC WORK FOR OUTSIDE?

Answer:

On the inside of the home, using our Complete Ant Kit and Phantom Aerosol will be your best treatment. On the outside of the home, spraying with Termidor SC around the perimeter of the structure will give you 6 month control for ants (spray 1ft up and 1ft out of the structure) 

Complete Ant Kit - Use baits directly in cracks and crevices or in included Bait Plate Stations in areas where ant activity has been seen. Be careful not to disrupt trails or foraging ants, as this may cause bait aversion. Monitor bait placements closely and reapply bait as needed until no signs of ant activity are seen. Be careful not to contaminate food or feed with bait 

Phantom Aerosol - Apply as a spot and/or crack and crevice and/or void treatment where pests harbor, nest, trail, run, and/or breed or hide. Treat into voids or to surfaces beneath cabinets, furniture, spaces between equipment, expansion joints, surfaces behind sinks, floor drains (to sewers), lockers, and water pipes.

** You do not want to overlap bait and spray. Place bait in areas where you are not spraying the Phanto.

Termidor SC - 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.

Answer last updated on: 08/26/2014

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