How to Spray for Ants Outside

How to Spray for Ants Outside


If you have ants in your home or business,
chances are good they are coming from an outdoor nest where they travel back and forth for
food and water. Since they are coming from outside it makes sense to control them at
the source. There are many ant killer sprays on the market.
We strongly recommend a non-repellant residual spray like Termidor SC. Ants are likely to
detect and avoid other sprays that are not labeled as “non-repellent”. Termidor and
other products like it cannot be smelled, tasted, or felt by ants. Instead they crawl
unsuspectingly through treated areas, picking up poison on their bodies and carrying it
back to the nest. At the nest, ants not directly exposed to
the treated area will be controlled as they come into contact with affected ants. This
“Transfer Effect” means you’ll see its effects on ants in one to three days and most
species will be controlled within the first week following the treatment.
Now its time to apply the ant spray. You will need a 1 gallon hand pump sprayer. For Termidor, mix .08 oz of product with each
gallon of water. For any other product, refer to the label for mixing instructions. Most
jobs take 1 to 2 gallons of solution to complete a perimeter application. As you walk around your home, spray a barrier
that extends one foot up the foundation walls and one foot out on the ground. Sprays can also be applied to window and door
frames, utility cable openings, around pipe bibs, and any other place where you have noticed
ants trailing. Never apply ant sprays as a wide broadcast across your lawn, and limit
applications to once every six months. And it’s that easy with the expert help
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