How to Get Rid of Ants

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Before attempting to get rid of ants, determine whether the ants are nesting outside or inside a home, locate the nest and use a proper spray or granular product. Find out how to use a hand-held fertilizer spreader to apply a granular product with help... View Video Transcript

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Mark Govan

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Hi friends, I'm Mark Govan with ABC Pest Control in Largo, Florida. Getting rid of ants is one of the things we do; but as a homeowner, how can you do it? Well, depending on what type of ant you have, is it a outside ant or is it an inside ant? Outside ants, or ants that are trying to get into the house from outside, you can control a couple different ways. Going to show you a couple of products that we use. One of these products is called InTice Ant Bait. You can use this product on the outside of the home. You sprinkle it around the outside of the home, the ant comes in contact with it, takes it back as food, feeds it to the colony, the ants go ahead and die. Another product--probably one of the most effective products for some of the ants we have in Florida--is called Termidor. And Termidor, when mixed properly and sprayed one foot up and one foot out around the foundation of your home--will kill ants for months and months on end; and it'll kill a wide variety of ants as well. If the ants are inside the home and you're having a problem inside the home, theres different types of ant baits and gels that we use inside. One of the ones I like to use is called Advion; it's put out by DuPont. You can actually--it's a little bait and you just put the little connector in the backside, push it out, and you make actual little bait placements in and around the home. A lot of people put these on the shelves--the pull-out shelves that they have in the kitchen--just put a few dots of this down, the ants find it, they eat it, again they take it back to the colony, and the ants die. One final thing for outside the home, if you have a lot of ants that are outside the home in the yard, or something like that--area sprays--either by a professional pest control company or if you want to go out to the store, you can pick up a product like Wisdom EZ. It's a granule product. You put it down with either a hand-held fertilizer spreader or a regular lawn spreader. Once those are applied, the ants again come in contact with it and it will kill those ants on contact. Those are all easy ways that you can get rid of ants in your home. I'm Mark Govan with ABC Pest Control in Largo, Florida hoping you have a pest free day.