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Pam from Mcdonough, Ga writes,
07/13/2015:

Can Delta Dust be used in kitchen cabinets safely?

I have fire ants in my kitchen cabinets, bathrooms, even in my clothes closet on my hanging clothes. The best treatment for ants outside is Termidor, hands down. It is sort of a liquid bait when used for ants, and any ants that walk over where you spray pick up the Termidor on their bodies and bring the product back to the colony where they spread it around to all other termites, including the queen, and typically within a few days to a week all of the ants will be dead. Termidor is used around your home like any other pest control product and is applied using a one gallon hand pump sprayer. You should re-apply every 3 months for optimum ant control.

Answer:

We do not recommend treating inside the kitchen cabinets with Delta Dust or any insecticide dust as it could contiminate your utensils or food. Chances are that the ants are coming from outside and getting inside the kitchen and other areas.  99% of the time ants are nesting outside and coming inside for food or water.  

The best treatment for ants outside is Termidor, hands down.  It is sort of a liquid bait when used for ants, and any ants that walk over where you spray pick up the Termidor on their bodies and bring the product back to the colony where they spread it around to all other termites, including the queen, and typically within a few days to a week all of the ants will be dead.  Termidor is used around your home like any other pest control product and is applied using a one gallon hand pump sprayer.  You should re-apply every 3 months for optimum ant control.

For inside, labeled to apply indoors only in cracks and crevices and/or inaccessible areas.  These would include the void underneath your cabinets, underneath and behind appliances, inside wall voids, water heater closets, etc.  You would not want to place this bait inside a cabinet with plates and silverware or on any food handling surface.

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Answer last updated on: 07/13/2015

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