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Max from Raleigh Nc writes,

What do you recommend for an ant infestation on multiple levels of my home?

I have a ant invation in my lower level bathroom and dining nook. I also have them in my second floor bathroom directly above the breakfast nook. I have a mobile 11 month old at home how do I keep the ants out?


There are a couple of different options you can go with when you have a large ant population in and around your home. One option would be our Complete Ant Kit to use in the home in areas where you see the ants trailing. The kit comes with baits and bait stations you can place them in and stick to surfaces out of the childs reach. The ants will find the stations and pick up tiny peices of the bait and take it back to the nest to eliminate the queen and the entire colony. Once you get rid of those colonies in the home (it can take a few weeks at least to see them all gone depending on how big the nests are) you can spray around the foundation of your home outside and around window and door frames to prevent more from moving in. A great general spray for this would be a product like Talstar P which will dry clear, has no odor or irritation, and can safely be sprayed indoors and out and is completely safe for your child once dry. If you dont want to use baits inside and would prefer a spray for the current infestation we would recommend a spray like Phantom which is going to work like a bait that will get taken back to the nest through the touch and grooming. With any spray you use, you need to keep the child, any pets and anyone not doing the application out of the area both while its being treated and until everything has dried. 

Answer last updated on: 04/05/2015

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