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Chris from Houston, Tx writes,

What application method is best for treatment of ants?

To treat ghost ants crawling around, on, and into my foundation, should I trench or just apply a perimeter spray? If the latter, what application rate should be used (i.e., how many fl. oz. per linear foot of a spray band three feet up the wall and one foot out from the foundation)? Thanks


For outdoor control of Ants and other perimeter pests, mix 0.8 fl. oz. of Taurus SC per gallon of water and apply using a hand-pump sprayer around the outside of the home, spraying 1 foot up the side of the house and 1 foot out from the house, all the way around the home.  Also spray around any exterior openings where pests may enter such as doors (don't spray near door handles), windows, pipes, cracks, vents, holes, etc. Also be careful to prune away vegetation including shrubs and tree branches that may be touching the side of the house. This will keep pests from using shrubs and tree branches to bypass the protective barrier you sprayed.

Answer last updated on: 07/24/2014

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