Argentine Ant Elimination Products
Eliminating these pests should be done by combining
chemical and non-chemical pest control in an Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
program. For good pest control, use both methods in concert!
Non-chemical ant control methods
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Altering conditions which are contributing factors to
Argentine ant infestations is the first order of business. Limiting their
access to your home and restricting moisture in the area will reduce their
numbers and make migration (during seasonal change) more difficult. If
possible, make any structural changes that will reduce condensation (on windows,
plumbing, interior walls, etc.) in your home. Do not allow excessive
watering of lawns and flower beds create more moist conditions which Argentine
ants dearly love. Adjust sprinkler heads accordingly.
Remove any objects (such as boards, construction materials, etc.) under which
Argentine ants might try to colonize or hide.
Keeping vegetation to a minimum around your home will help. First, it will
make inspecting for existing colonies easier. If all colonies are
not eliminated, the infestation will constantly reappear and the pests will
continue to enter the structure and spread across the entire property.
Excess vegetation also gives the ant better cover in which to hide. But
(and this is important!) the biggest problem with vegetation close to the home
is that it acts as a bridge or highway for the ants to enter your home.
Trim shrubs and trees so that they do not touch the structure. A two foot
clearance is best. Make sure that no tree limbs are any closer than five
feet from the roof.
If possible, use pea-gravel instead of organic material for mulch.
Argentine ants prefer organic materials, large pine bark and other such objects
under which they will hide or colonize.
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Although Argentine ants
will sometimes accept commercial baits, you will have greater control over the
infestation by using contact insecticides. Baits are best to use only when
there is an indoor infestation and the colonies cannot be located for treating
with Delta Dust or pesticide sprays.
The best active ingredient (i.e.) to use in eliminating Argentine ants is
Cypermethrin. This material is available in Demon
EC, Cynoff EC and Cypermethrin
EC 4 Ounce. Each of these products contain Cypermethrin, each will
yield different amounts:
Demon EC makes 32 gallons; Cynoff
EC makes 64 gallons; Cypermethrin EC
makes 8 gallons. For most infestations of Argentine ants, Cypermethrin 4
Ounce is too small to treat all existing colonies and follow-up with regular
preventative spraying. Most of our customers use Demon or Cynoff for
Argentine Ants and Fire Ants.
Although Cypermethrin is also available in wettable powder formulations (Demon
WP, Cyper WP,) liquid concentrates (any Cypermethrin in EC form) are more
economical when dealing with ants which have large populations, multiple mounds
and large mounds. Liquid concentrates simply give you more finished
product for your money.
For those who prefer using wettable powders because of other pest control needs
(killing spiders, etc.), Cyper WP is a new, more
If Argentine ants have invaded your home, spray Cypermethrin along
baseboards, window sills, around plumbing or where ants are most often seen.
If not, skip down to Outdoor
Look for and spray any possible entry point or hiding place. Our Chapin
sprayer has an adjustable tip for spraying entry points and baseboards or
for slowly drenching ant mounds. If you have determined that the ants have
established colonies in your walls, it may be necessary to apply an insecticide
dust (Delta Dust is the best) to any 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.
If you know there are a great deal of these ants in your walls (or other
inaccessible areas) but cannot locate them for dust application, bait indoors
with Maxforce Complete Insect Bait.
When using baits, do
not use insecticide sprays or dusts in the same area. Insecticides will
contaminate your bait.
Once all ant colonies have been located, treating the nests is quite simple.
All visible mounds must be drenched (or soaked) with high volume of Cypermethrin
under low pressure. Simply "fan-spraying" the surface of
individual mounds does not work. Each nest needs to be thoroughly
All mulch needs to be sprayed. Argentine ants will often thrive in the
damp organic materials we use around our homes and in landscaping. Also
spray a barrier around your home; an area 4 to 6 feet wide around the structure
Fan spray all tree trunks and soil adjacent to the trunk. This
will not harm the tree and is perfectly safe for pets and wildlife, when label
instruction are followed and treated areas are allowed to dry.
Also, fan spray all landscape timbers, decorative stones and rocks, or any other
object which might look inviting to Argentine ants.
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Use Cypermethrin (Demon
EC, Cynoff EC, Cypermethrin
EC 4 Oz., Cyper WP) for spraying inside and out, and for drenching existing mounds and
Treat (spray) beneath any object which might harbor Argentine ants.
Fan-spray tree trunks, mulch and a good ground perimeter around your home.
Treat any crack or crevice that might serve as a hiding place or entry point,
both inside your home and on the outside surface with Demon or Cyper.
Use Delta Dust in cracks, crevices, hiding places and along plumbing lines when
exterminating indoor ant populations.
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