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Rick from Merritt Island, Fl writes,

What type of ant bait works for big headed ants?

I have read that big head ants have super colonies and they are in our entire canal neighborhood here in Merritt Island, Fl. I would like to get the proper baits for these types of ants for a wide area to control or even eliminate the colony. What type of baits would work best?


If you cannot find the colonies you should consider using ant baits such as Maxforce Complete Granules and Gourmet Liquid Ants Bait in ant bait stations. Baits tend to work well because they have a delayed reaction time which allows the ants to get back to the nesting site and share the bait with the colony. It is also very important to remove piles of wood, stones and other debris to discourage nesting.  However, one of the best ant control products available is called Termidor.  It is a liquid that is labeled for outside perimeter application around houses.  Unlike most sprays that kill the ants and do make it back to the colony, Termidor is like a liquid bait....the ants carry it back for you and pass it around and eliminate the entire colony.  Termidor is the considered to be the best ant control product ever invented and is widely used by professional companies.

Answer last updated on: 01/21/2012

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