Sunnee from Folsom, Ca writes,
We'd like some guidance as to which organic product to use in/near home for ants
Had to cut down a huge oak tree and since removal, colony has been distressed and coming up out of ground (lots of eruptions of ants in a 4'x4' area near the house. They are also coming in the house upstairs as well. Health issues are a concern for our family and need to use an effective treatment that won't be a health threat which is why we prefer organic or natural products and not a chemical or synthetic pesticide. Any help would be appreciated. Would also prefer to stay away from sprays if possible.
We would recommend using Intice Gelanimo Ant Bait and the bait stations that are used to hold the bait outdoors. Locate areas around the building where ants are seen trailing. Apply InTice Gelanimo in areas inaccessible to children and pets. For a perimeter defense system, place bait stations near the foundation or where ant trails are found. Spacing the bait stations every 5 to 10 feet around the perimeter will provide the best results. Check the bait stations regularly for activity. Remember ants will feed on InTice Gelanimo Ant Bait and carry the bait back to the rest of the colony. Heavy infestations may require several bait placement refills. We would recommend using Intice Border Patrol System bait station. These can also be used indoors. Apply the product to small pieces of cardboard, paper or foil, or in purpose built bait stations.Ants often trail along structural edges and will seek out moisture and food. Bait around sinks, tubs, window sills, under food cabinets, around floor edges and in corners. Use numerous bait placements, rather than fewer large placements. Often, invading ants nest outdoors. It will help to bait outside, close to where ants are found entering the structure. Ants normally follow specific trails from the nest to food or water. Placing InTice Gelanimo close to these trails will improve control.
Answer last updated on: 03/31/2015