While white-footed ants do not sting or bite, anyone who has ever had the misfortune of an ant infestation in her home knows what an unpleasant experience it can be. This particular type of small, foraging ant is attracted to sweet foods and is difficult to eliminate completely, once an infestation has occurred. But certain techniques do exist to kill these pests and keep them out of your house.
Set ant baits around the interior of your home to attract indoor ants and poison them.
Search for any ant mounds around your outdoor property, and drench them with an insecticide concentrate solution such as Talstar, which can be found online and in stores. Follow the manufacturer’s directions, mixing about ¼ oz. of the insecticide concentrate per gallon of water to drown the ants.
Toss insecticide concentrate or granules around your outdoor property, and fill a pump garden sprayer with a solution such as the one made in the previous step. Spray this solution on the exterior and interior walls of your home, targeting any possible ant entry points, cracks or crevices. Repeat this spraying at least 3 times per year.
Use a safe and reliable insecticide duster (such as the Crusader duster) and a pesticide dust to sprinkle over all cracks, crevices, or possible areas where the white-footed ants might enter the home and settle. These areas include anywhere that can’t be treated with the spray solution and where no people or pets can easily access the dust.