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Termidor SC
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Termidor SC is one of the most effective termiticides and ant control products available today.

Suspend SC
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Our best selling liquid insecticide concentrate. Suspend SC is excellent for almost all types of insect control.

Demon WP Insecticide
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A professional insecticide for crack and crevice and spot applications for residual and contact control of many common insects.

Dominion 2L Termiticide Concentrate
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Compare to Termidor SC. Get 50 gallons of termite control per bottle instead of just 24 gallons for Termidor! Contains 21.4% Imidacloprid.

Talstar P (Talstar One)
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Excellent residual insecticide with a broad label: Long residual control over termites and 75 other pests.

Tempo SC Ultra
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Ultra effectively controls a broad spectrum of indoor, outdoor, and turf and ornamental pests.

Delta Dust Insecticide
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Delta Dust is the only waterproof dust available, great for wall voids and cracks and crevices.

Phantom Termiticide/Insecticide
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Kills termites by ingestion and contact. Powerful insecticide for ants and cockroaches.

Demand CS
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A professional micro-encapsulated water-base insecticide offering superior insect control indoors and outdoors.

Maxforce Carpenter Ant Bait Gel
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Provides fast control in 3-5 days. Maxforce gel uses a delayed action kill so the bait is passed throughout the carpenter ant colony.

Tempo 1% Dust
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1% Cyfluthrin in a dust form that is excellent against hornets, wasps, bees and many other insect pests

Cy-Kick Aerosol - 17.5 oz.
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Crack & Crevice Residual insecticide labeled for a wide variety of insect pests.

Advion Ant Bait Gel
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A professional insecticide bait gel that is highly attractive, broad spectrum formula containing the new active ingredient Indoxacarb.

Talstar XTRA Granules - 25 lb. bag
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Talstar XTRA featuring Verge granular insecticide is labeled for use against most ants (including fire ants) as well as chinch bugs, fleas, ticks, mole crickets, crane flies and many other lawn pests.

Onslaught Insecticide
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Multi-use insecticide with excellent residual control of over 200 insect pests.

Termidor FOAM
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The power of Termidor in a convenient ready-to-use foam and is labeled subterranean termites and ants.

Demon Max
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A professional residual insect control with dual action to control and repel over 30 types of insects including ants, cockroaches, fleas, ticks and termites.

Bifen XTS
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Maxforce Complete Granular Bait
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A new granular insect bait from Maxforce that treats a wide variety of insects including ants, silverfish and roaches. The bait is very attractive and fast killing!

Advance Carpenter Ant Bait
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Carpenter Ant bait formulated to kill carpenter ants.

Advance 375A Select Granular Ant Bait
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Advance Ant Bait is a protein-based bait that eliminates common varieties of household ants.

Tempo Ultra WSP Insecticide
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Tempo Ultra WSP Insecticide is a wettable powder that targets infesting pests on indoor and outdoor landscapes

Temprid Ready Spray
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The superior performance of Temprid combined with new Bayer Ready-to-Spray technology.


Got carpenter ant problems? Don't sweat! At Do-it-Yourself Pest Control we provide the professional carpenter ant control products and friendly expertise to help you solve your carpenter ant problem like a pro. Learn more about carpenter ant identification and biology, how to get rid of carpenter ants, and carpenter ant control. You can get rid of carpenter ants, and we can help!

What do Carpenter Ants Look Like?


  • Carpenter Ants are often called the “Big Black Ant” although some subspecies may be reddish-brown in color.
  • Size may range from ¼ inch to ¾ inch.
  • The ants you see may be either wingless workers or winged reproductive ants from the colony


As carpenter ants bore their nests, they leave behind several piles of fibrous, finely shredded sawdust-like material called “frass”. Faint clicking or rustling sounds within walls may also be an indication of the presence of Carpenter Ants. Carpenter Ants form tight, close trails that can be traced to the nesting areas. Trails are most often found along carpet edges, door frames, fence tops, etc. (Keep in mind that an occasional ant does not indicate the presence of a nest in your home; scouts from outside nests will travel up to the length of a football field to find food. Continuous or numerous ants are a better sign of nesting.)

Carpenter Ant Control:

  1. If you suspect the carpenter ants are entering from an outdoor location, try a perimeter treatment with a liquid bait such as Termidor SC Insecticide. Termidor SC is one of the best carpenter ant control products on the market.

    Using a professional Chapin sprayer, spray Termidor SC around the outside foundation of the home. Spray about 2 to 3 feet up the side of the house from the ground and about 1 foot out from the house. Also spray around window frames and door frames and other cracks where carpenter ants may get in. You can also spray any nests near the house, or around the base of infested trees. Termidor cannot be sprayed indoors. For indoor and outdoor carpenter ant control use the Inside-Out program mentioned below:

    The INSIDE-OUT Program - The Ultimate in carpenter ant control: Spray Phantom Insecticide indoors along the baseboards and near carpenter ant activity, and then use Termidor SC outside around the foundation of the home as was mentioned above. This will give you the best results for all types of ants.
  2. Apply Delta Dust using a hand duster inside walls an d other voids where Carpenter ants are nesting. Dust very lightly as not to disturb the colony. Carpenter ant nests indoors (called satellite colonies, because there is almost always a larger nest outside the home) are usually found in warm moist areas near window sills or in attics or roof overhangs.
  3. If you don't know exactly where the nest is, or it is hard to get to, then baiting is you best bet. Use Advance Carpenter Ant Bait and Maxforce Ant Bait Gel near places where you see carpenter ant activity. Combine this with Termidor SC outside for the ultimate double-punch. Advance carpenter ant bait can also be applied outside around the perimeter of your home and around the base of trees, firewood piles, stumps, or other places carpenter ants might nest.


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