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Joe from Anaheimhills Ca writes,

How can I tell what kind of ants are in my house?


You usually cannot tell with the naked eye, but the most common ants in a house are Argentine ants, which are small, trailing ants.  If the ants are trailing one another and you know where they are you can perform a test.  You can place a spoonful of peanut butter and a spoonful of jelly on a piece of paper or tin foil and see which one they go after.  If they eat one of them, then we can suggest a bait that would work.  Peanut butter is a protein, and jelly is a sugar based product.  We have protein and sugar based baits that will work.  If the ants are larger and only seen one at a time randomly, than these might be carpenter ants.  Either way, you cannot go wrong with our complete ant kit, which contains both sugar and protein baits.  Place both out where you see activity and give the ants a choice and it should work.

Answer last updated on: 09/13/2011

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