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  • 02/20/2013Bob from Everett, Wa


    Q
    How do I kill and control "sugar ants"?
    Our vacation home is located near Chelan Washington on the Columbia River. Every spring we get hit with waves of what locals refer to as sugar ants. Very very small ants that get into anything that looks like a food source. Even had them get through screw top lids on 1 gallon plastic mayo jars used to store dog food. Currently I use boric acid powder sprinkled on their trail but I'm concerned about exposure to family dogs. Anything safer and better??
    A

    Phantom would be a good choice for ant control. Phantom should be applied around baseboards, door frames, window frames and places where utilities (cables, pipes and wires) enter through the wall as these are the most likely places for the ants to enter/exit. You can also treat all around the foundation of your home and the exterior window frames, door frames and places where utilities enter to stop the ants from gaining access in the first place. Phantom is a non-repellent insecticide that has a delayed reaction which allows ants time to get back to the colony and spread the product. In essence, the ants will not be able to tell that the product is in place and they will pick it up on the fine hairs all over their body and inadvertently carry it back to the colony where over a course of a few days it will knock out the entire colony. Phantom works really well because you don't have to worry about whether the ants will all take the bait, they just need to walk over the treated areas. Phantom comes in two formulations, concentrated liquid and aerosol for your convenience. Be sure to keep your pets out of the area while you are treating and they can safely return to the treated areas as soon as they are dry, usually 1-2 hours.

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  • 07/26/2015Debra from Philadelphia, Pa


    Q
    What would be best to use in/around a portable dishwasher in a kitchen with a mild German roach problem?
    The portable dishwasher has a big block of cement at the bottom to keep it from tipping over when a tray full of dishes is brought out onto the open door. There is a space below where the door hinges from where I might be able to insert a tool to apply dust or spray. I don't know whether this space is open to the motor etc. If I put something like a "roach motel" in I would not expect to be able to retrieve it later. I would rather not use anything that is an attractant as I may not have roaches in there right now.
    A

    We would recommend using Phantom Aerosol spray to help eliminate roaches around the dishwasher. Phantom Aerosol is not an on-contact kill. The reason we recommend this product treat roaches in these situations is because the roaches travel through the treated areas and then transfer the active ingredient into the voids to the other roaches, creating a domino killing effect.


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  • 08/30/2013Sue from La, Ca


    Q
    What is the shelf life of the the Phantom aerosol spray?
    A
    Phantom and most other aerosol sprays should be used within 1 year of purchase for best results.

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  • 05/14/2013Matt from Rancho Palos Verdes, Ca


    Q
    We have wood-boring beetles in a few floor boards. Can Phantom Spray be used on the wood for spot treatment?
    A
    We would not recommend Phantom Aerosol Spray to treat powder post beetles. You should use a wood treatment product to treat powder post beetles.  Bora-Care is the best wood treatment product available.  Bora-Care will penetrate through the wood and kill the larvae eating the wood no matter where they are in the wood.  However, it can only be applied to raw wood.  It cannot be applied to wood that is painted, stained, or sealed.  If your wood is painted, stained, or sealed, then you will need to drill holes and inject Bora-Care or sand the finish off of the wood, treat with Bora-Care, and then refinish the wood.  Please let us know if you have nay other questions.

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  • 05/02/2013Judi from Winter Haven, Fl


    Q
    Will this product if sprayed on the baseboards kill german roaches and others when they come out at night?
    I have tried every product out there and these pests keep living more than a year in my home. Thank you.
    A
    Phantom Aerosol is not an on-contact kill. The reason we like it to treat roaches is because the roaches travel through the treated areas and then transfer the active ingredient into the voids to the other roaches creating a domino killing effect. You could also check out Zenprox. It is a great aerosol to use as a flushing agent to get into the areas where the roach activity is and flush them out with an on contact kill.

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  • 05/01/2016Michael from Newport, Tn


    Q
    How can I get rid of ants in a mobile home?
    A

    Phantom II Aerosol would be a good choice for you. Phantom should be applied around baseboards, door frames, window frames and places where utilities (cables, pipes and wires) enter through the wall as these are the most likely places for the ants to enter/exit. Phantom is a non-repellent insecticide that has a delayed reaction which allows ants time to get back to the colony and spread the product. In essence, the ants will not be able to tell that the product is in place and they will pick it up on the fine hairs all over their body and inadvertently carry it back to the colony where over a course of a few days it will knock out the entire colony. Phantom works really well because you don't have to worry about whether the ants will all take the bait, they just need to walk over the treated areas. Please see our Ant Treatment Guide for more tips and information.


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  • 07/01/2013Steve from Ludington Mi


    Q
    What do I do when ants ignore every kind of sweet and protein bait I have offered them?
    I have small (~1/8", no more than 3/16" long) black or very dark brown ants which are in the wall behind the bathroom shower. I have found a hole where they come out at the base of the shower. I tried several sugar-syrup baits (terro and revenge, plus home-made boric acid + sugar +water and boric acid + pancake syrup, and Raid bait traps, which appear to have peanut butter inside. I also made home-made peanut butter + boric acid. I put out a small piece of cheese. Nothing seems to attract them. I have ordered some Advance 375A protein bait and some Intice sweet liquid bait from your web site, but have not received them yet, so I don't know if they will work. I would prefer to use baits, as I am not enthused with spreading toxic sprays inside my house. Please advise.
    A
    There are several species of ants that make their own food and will not take any type of bait at all. You may be dealing with one of these ant species. In cases like this you are limited to using a spray, dust or foam of some sort to gain control. When the products are used as recommended on the product label they are usually limited to cracks and crevices and voids and are not spread through the home. Phantom Aerosol would be a good choice for ant control indoors. Phantom is a non-repellent insecticide that has a delayed reaction which allows ants time to get back to the colony and spread the product. In essence, the ants will not be able to tell that the product is in place and they will pick it up on the fine hairs all over their body and inadvertently carry it back to the colony where over a course of a few days it will knock out the entire colony. Phantom works really well because you don't have to worry about whether the ants will all take the bait, they just need to walk over the treated areas. Phantom should be applied around baseboards, door frames, window frames and places where utilities (cables, pipes and wires) enter through the wall as these are the most likely places for the ants to enter/exit.

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  • 09/15/2016Fred from Roselle, Il


    Q
    What products should I use for two different ants that I want to eliminate in my kitchen and bathroom?
    In my kitchen and bathroom I have two different breeds of ants. One breed are very small, about 1/8th of an inch. The other are more typical, hearty black ants you see outdoors. I have used Terro powder and gel bait with limited success. What would you recommend?
    A

    Phantom Aerosol would be a good choice for ant control indoors. Phantom is a non-repellent insecticide that has a delayed reaction which allows ants time to get back to the colony and spread the product. In essence, the ants will not be able to tell that the product is in place and they will pick it up on the fine hairs all over their body and inadvertently carry it back to the colony where over a course of a few days it will knock out the entire colony. Phantom works really well because you don't have to worry about whether the ants will all take the bait, they just need to walk over the treated areas. Phantom should be applied around baseboards, door frames, window frames and places where utilities (cables, pipes and wires) enter through the wall as these are the most likely places for the ants to enter/exit.


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  • 12/16/2011Kristin from Ames, Iowa


    Q
    Can I spray Phantom in bins with my stuff?
    I am moving and I am packing all my items that cannot be put in the dryer in plastic storage containers. The PCO that my parents use gave us a can of Phantom, and I was going to spray my things with this and then seal the containers with duct tape. Also, can Nuvan/Hot Shot Pest Strips be used after the Phantom is sprayed? This is for bed bugs, by the way. I do not want them to come with me.
    A
    Phantom should only be sprayed on the areas that are listed on the product label. Phantom should only be used in cracks and crevices around baseboards, door frames, window frames, around the edges of mattresses and boxsprings, etc. Phantom is not labeled to be sprayed all over personal items or as a space spray for your bins. Stick with the Nuvan strips for the sealed bins. Be sure to loosely pack items in the bin so that the vapor can circulate sufficiently.

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  • 02/25/2014Celia from Rio Rancho, New Mexico


    Q
    Is there an effective way to eliminate ant colonies from inside walls?
    Maxforce granules and gel have had limited effect. The ants disappear from inside the house for a short time only to return a few days later and in a different location. The ants initially entered the walls (by the billions) through cracks around exterior window frames. Now they're well established inside the walls of the house and they periodically come out into the interior of the house. As spring approaches we're going to have a real problem as the ants begin to swarm, forage for food, and look for water.
    A
    Spray Phantom Insecticide indoors along the baseboards and near carpenter ant activity, and then use Termidor SC outside around the foundation of the home as was mentioned above. This will give you the best results for all types of ants.

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  • 04/16/2015Kathy from Bauxite, Ar


    Q
    How or can you rid a fifth wheel camper that is overrun with little black or red ants inside and out?
    Recently purchased this camper, went camping and an hour or so later the counters were covered with ants, used baits and got rid of some of them. We took it back to the dealer and they used a bomb inside, killed a lot of them but they are still there, they are crawling on the outside of the camper as well. I recently purchased some Talstar from your company but I am unsure about how to get rid of the ants in the walls....never done this before so I would like some info before I ever start. Thanks in advance and hope you can help me.
    A
    Phantom Aerosol would be a good choice for you. Phantom should be applied around baseboards, door frames, window frames and places where utilities (cables, pipes and wires) enter through the wall as these are the most likely places for the ants to enter/exit. Phantom is a non-repellent insecticide that has a delayed reaction which allows ants time to get back to the colony and spread the product. In essence, the ants will not be able to tell that the product is in place and they will pick it up on the fine hairs all over their body and inadvertently carry it back to the colony where over a course of a few days it will knock out the entire colony. Phantom works really well because you don't have to worry about whether the ants will all take the bait, they just need to walk over the treated areas.

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  • 09/15/2010Amy


    Q
    Why can't one buy Phantom in NY?
    I love your website.
    A
    Some states have certain regulations and restrictions regarding pest control products. New York is the most restrictive state, and they do not allow us to ship most insecticides to residents that live there. We do have a page just for New York resident, so that they may see what products we are allowed to ship to to New York : NY Pest Control Products. We are glad that you liked our website!

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  • 03/31/2016Mrst from Ok


    Q
    Does Phantom II Aerosol spray kill bed bug eggs, like Bedlam does?
    A

    Phantom II Aerosol Spray†is not labeled to treat for Bed Bug Nymphs. Bedlam Plus††would be a better option to treat for Bed bug Nymphs.†


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  • 10/05/2013Steven from King Of Prussia, Pa


    Q
    Does Phantom Aerosol Smell Bad?
    Does Phantom aerosol have a strong smell detectable by humans? If so how would it compare to Bedlam Plus, which has a bit of a lingering bug spray odor to me.
    A
    The MSDS for Phantom does state that it has a strong odor, of acetone compared to the Bedlam Plus odor of a sweet solvent smell.   The smell from either the Phantom or Bedlam Plus should dissipate once the product dries which is typically 30 mins - 1 hour.

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  • 07/15/2013Nick


    Q
    Is it safe to use Phantom for ant control around my hot water heater and furnace? Thank you.
    A
    It is completely safe to use around your furnace and water heater as long as the pilot light is not on during application. The heat from the furnace could potentially cause the Phantom to break down on the surface and not have as long of a residual but it would work great for ant control in those areas. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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  • 04/21/2015Dennis from Phoenix Az


    Q
    Phantom 2 aerosol
    I was reading the label and it says I have to be registererd/licnesed by the state to buy and apply this. Can I still buy and apply it?
    A
    Phantom Aerosol can be shipped to you as long as it is not restricted your state. You can see the restricted states on the product page. 

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  • 07/25/2011William


    Q
    Is Phantom Aerosol dangerous for pregnant women or children to be around?
    I have a girlfriend that is pregnant and I need to get rid of the pests before the baby comes. I want to know Phantom Aerosol is organic or if it is at all fatal to pregnancy or kids.
    A
    All children, pets and people not performing the application should be out of the area that is being treated. They can safely return as soon as the Phantom has had a chance to dry. Phantom does not pose any specific threat to pregnant women than any other person and no special precautions need to be taken other than the pregnant woman should not be present at the time of application. Phantom is not an organic product, it contains man-made chemicals. Be sure to read and follow the Phantom product label.

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  • 07/19/2012Jasmin from Newark, Nj


    Q
    Can I use phantom in the drawers to my dressers? There are silverfish eating my clothes.
    A
    You can use Phantom in the cracks and crevices in the dresser drawers if you remove all of the clothes from the dresser prior to the application and you allow the application to dry before putting the clothes back.

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  • 05/05/2015Mitch from Lexington, Sc


    Q
    Why Is this product soooo expensive?
    What makes this product so good that it cost so much? I can go to Lowes and get 6 pack of wasp spray for lest than one can of this stuff, and it shoots a lot further. I was wondering why this stuff is so expensive?
    A
    The products that we carry, such as Phantom Aerosol, are all professional grade products so the prices will be different then something that you can buy in a local store. There is likely more of the active ingredient in the products that we carry as well. However, we do offer free shipping and no tax to most places in the US. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

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  • 10/05/2014Frances from Fort Lauderdale, Fl


    Q
    What's the best product for ridding my car of ants?
    My assigned parking spot at our apartment complex is underneath a laurel oak tree. Recently, I've noticed black ants that think they've found a new home.
    A
    We would recommend using an aerosol product like Phantom along the crevices of the car where they are trailing. The Phantom is a delayed kill so it will get not only the ones that are coming in your car but also any other ants they come into contact with in their nest to eliminate the entire problem. 

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