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Keith from Houston Texas writes,

I have had a problem with ants in the house for over 10 years.

I've tried professional baits and sprays to home remedy's like cloves and vinegar. They seem to be getting smaller and smaller they can get in a tightly closed peanut butter jar. I have to take everything out of cardboard boxes and put in zip locks because they will make a whole new home in boxes they seem to like the glue. I think they may stay and travel behind the wall paper.. If I get in the attic and spray like crazy above the pantry they leave for awhile but then they move to more places and I'll see a line in a bathroom and closet and another cabinet. They are really small reddish brown. 100s of them can make a cereal box home. In the bathrooms they tend to travel along electrical or water pipes. water, cardboard and sugars in bread or candy attract them.


We would recommend the Complete Ant Kit. It comes with two different food sources the ants will be attracted to. The Advance 375A is a granular protein bait. The Maxforce FC Ant Bait gel is a sugar bait. The kit also comes with bait stations that are refillable and can be be placed indoors and outdoors around your home.

If you are looking for a spray, we would recommend using Suspend SC. It is a general insecticide that can be used indoors as well as outdoors. The residual indoors is up to 90 days and 30 days outdoors. This will be sprayed along th baseboards and cracks and crevices indoors. This can also be sprayed in your attic as well.

Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

Answer last updated on: 09/11/2014

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