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Barb from Hillsborough, Nc writes,

What do you have that is safe to spray on the outside walls of a house for ants?

I have little ants that are climbing and entering the outside walls of my house. I know I can use the sprays on the foundation. Is there something I can put on the stained wood?


We recommend using a water based insecticide such as Termidor SC. Termidor is the # 1 choice for ant control around the outside of your home. (Termidor SC is for outside use only.) Termidor is a non-repellent insecticide that also has a transfer effect. That means that ants cannot tell that the Termidor is there and will walk right over it and then pick the product up on their bodies and inadvertently carry it back to the colony. Then, through normal social interaction, the ants spread the Termidor and wipe out the colony. Termidor only needs to be applied two times per year and is effective for a wide variety of insects including ants, centipedes, roaches, spiders, silverfish, wasps and many other nuisance insects.

Answer last updated on: 09/27/2011

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