Acrobat Ant Control
Acrobat Ant Elimination
Ridding your home of Acrobat ants involves many of the
procedures (both chemical and non-chemical) used in eliminating Odorous
House Ants, Crazy Ants and
Ants. Baiting for Acrobat ants has limited
[If you can only use baits (due to circumstances in your
home which prohibit the use of dusts and sprays), Maxforce products will work
best. Maxforce Granules
should be used outdoors, Maxforce
FC Ant Bait Stations should be used where ants are seen foraging indoors.
For severe indoor infestations, Maxforce FG
should be placed in wall voids, attics, etc.; use of a Crusader
Duster will make application of these smaller particles to cracks and
For best results, make a thorough inspection indoors
and outdoors to locate any nests, trails, entry points, hiding places, etc.
All of these areas need to be treated with Cypermethrin
to kill existing ants and prevent newer ant colonies from entering the
structure. Cyper WP and Cynoff
EC are the most popular products, among insecticides containing
Look for and spray any
possible entry point or hiding place. The Chapin
sprayer has an adjustable tip for spraying entry points and baseboards
or for slowly drenching ant mounds.
Areas to be sprayed include any
tiny opening where the pests might enter, around or beneath all stepping
stones and landscape timbers, the soil around the home, storage sheds,
firewood. Make sure that all mulched areas are thoroughly treated.
Any ornamental shrubs located close to the structure should be treated to
eliminate any possible aphids or other insects. If
you have shrubs or other vegetation which needs to be treated for aphids,
use Permethrin SFR or Talstar
instead of Cypermethrin.
Acrobat ants will feed on insects and are fond of the honeydew
produced by aphids.
Dust Treatment: If
you have determined that the ants have established colonies in your walls,
it may be necessary to apply Delta Dust
void where you suspect ant (or other insect activity.) Use a Crusader
Duster for applying Delta Dust to wall voids, cracks and crevices.
For smaller infestations, insecticide dust might not be needed.
In summary, all existing ant trails and nests
of the acrobat ant must be located and eliminated. Without thorough
inspection (both indoors and out) and necessary treatment, these pests will
continue to "pop up" and continue to be a pest.
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6920 Pine Forest Rd.
Pensacola, FL 32526
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