A combination of products and methods must be used to effectively control white-footed
ant infestations. Indoor baits might help reduce the population to some extent but do not
really harm the colony. Fluorguard Ant Bait can be used to monitor indoor
"hotspots" and to reduce visible, indoor white footed ants.
It seems that the best control is to use the following:
Broadcast Talstar (granules or concentrate) over the
entire property and at least repeat application 3 times each year. Talstar should also be sprayed (with a pump type garden
sprayer) on the exterior and interior of the structure. On the outside, spray every
possible entry point and hiding place, every little crack or crevice where an ant (or
other pests) might enter. Indoors, spray any area where ants are most likely to encounter
the material. Talstar has no odor, is a ton safer than
the harsh Dursban, Diazinon, Spectracide, Rid-A-Bug type products (when used as directed,)
and gives an incredibly long residual indoors and out. Outdoors, Talstar
has been known to kill ants for more than 2 months with one application, if applied
Indoors, you must also apply a good, safe insecticide dust to any crack, crevice, hiding
place, entry point, wall void or attic -- places where ants are most likely to hide,
colonize, forage for food, etc. Delta Dust is best for killing white footed ants.
Delta Dust should be used where you cannot treat with a spray and where people and pets
cannot come into contact with the material. Dusts (such as Delta
Dust, Drione Dust) are very safe to use, when applied
properly. Delta Dust is best.
In summary, you need:
Talstar, Delta Dust,
a hose-end sprayer for
outdoors, a pump style garden sprayer
for indoors and outside surface of your home and a Crusader Duster for applying your Delta Dust.
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