How to Use Ant Bait Indoors

How to Use Ant Bait Indoors


Ant bait is an excellent way to get a handle
on indoor ant control. Indoor ant bait typically comes in a gel form
or already packed into a bait station. Other ant baits come as a kit where you can put
the bait into the station yourself. Bait stations are recommended to keep bait fresh and off
of household surfaces. Place bait in areas where activity has been
noticed. These areas may include: In kitchen cabinets and on counter tops. Behind, next to, and under the stove. Near sinks or drains Around pipes, cords, and cables that come
out of the wall. Behind and under bathroom fixtures. Around the medicine cabinet and vanity. Take care not to place the bait directly in
the way of an established trail or on the ants themselves. This will cause the ants
to avoid the bait. Instead, apply the gel near ant activity.
You should check the bait placements once a week and replenish as needed until you are
no longer seeing any ants. And it’s that easy with the expert help
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Best Organic Ant Control For Your Home and Vegetable Garden

Best Organic Ant Control For Your Home and Vegetable Garden


Alright this is John Kohler with growingyourgreens.com.
Today I have another exciting episode for you. I’m here today with Stitch and it’s a
bit chilly out this morning. But today is the day after Black Friday, hope you guys
had a wonderful Thanksgiving and a happy holiday season. Let’s see, this episode’s going to
be a fun one. For Black Friday I went shopping, not too
much, just a little bit, bought a pair of shoes and actually for gardening I bought
some gardening grow boxes for like 10 bucks and they’re similar to Earth Boxes so actually
I’ll have an update on that real soon and actually share with you guys how you can get
those too, definitely the best deal and really happy about that, I got for the Black Friday
because it’ll allow me to grow more food which is one of the most important things that in
my opinion you and I can do here. So today’s episode is going to be pretty quick
one, it’s going to be about two things. Number one organic ant killer that you can use because
I have got that question in the past. Number two about the most amazing after Black Friday
deal that’s available online or anywhere actually. Let’s go over that first. It’s right here,
this is actually the Ace Hardware fifty percent off one item under $30 sale. I had a video
on this last year. So basically what you’re going to want to
do is you’re going to go online to AceHardware.com/coupon and I’ll put the link right below the video.
You’ll be able to print out these three coupons that I have here. One’s for 20% off actually
on Black Friday, that’s expired but today’s coupon is 50% off any one regularly priced
item under $30 and then tomorrow is $10 off your purchase of 50 or more regular priced
items November 25th which is Sunday. So let’s see, the value of this is not only
can you use these at your Ace Hardware, but at certain and some Home Depot and Lowe’s
stores they may accept competitors’ coupons. Now that’s YMMV, your mileage may vary, much
like your car. You may get different gas mileage than your neighbor. But some Lowe’s stores
and Home Depots will accept the competitors coupons and some will not, it just depends
on the manager and what not, but overall generally the corporations says accept competitors coupons
from hardware stores. So Ace is a hardware store. So in that way you can maybe even use
the coupon at Lowe’s and Home Depot and save money and buy some more gardening stuff so
that you can grow more food. Let’s see here, what I’m going to use my Ace
coupon for at Ace Hardware anyway is for this guy. This guy’s actually called the Orange
Guard. So this is an Orange Guard and what this is, this is basically ant control, it’s
going to kill the ants, it’s basically made, it kills ants on contact and this is made
from orange peels. It says may be used around food, humans and pets, indoor/outdoor, kills
and repels hidden bugs including ants, roaches and fleas. That’s pretty much it. I’ve been
using this stuff for a long time and actually the owner of this company, American owned
company, actually started making this I guess because his daughter had, they had some ant
problems at their house and they wanted to find some natural solution. So this is definitely
what I’m going to get today and this is definitely what I recommend for killing ants on contact.
Now killing ants on contact is one aspect of killing them. Number two is actually you
want to give them a bait. So the bait I like to use is boric acid and sugar.
That being said I don’t like to harm any creature unless absolutely necessary because ants are
part of the ecosystem here. Sometimes I do get ants coming into my house and that’s when
it’s all-out war because they’re in my house, in my space. But if they’re doing their thing
they actually can be helpful but sometimes harmful in the garden actually. They may help
with things like pollination. Ants may also be harmful in the garden because
they will farm aphids because aphids because poop out the aphid sap which is like a sugary
substance that they actually, after they suck the juice out of your plants and then they
poop it out then the ants eat that stuff. So the ants actually want the aphids to proliferate
but we don’t want to because the aphids will actually suck the life blood out of your plants.
So you got to find that balance. But if you do have an over-abundance of ants definitely
recommend the Orange Guard as a kill on contact. Number two you want to bait them, so basically
a powdered sugar and boric acid. Or you could get this stuff called Taro which is liquid
ant bait which is basically this sugar this boric acid which the ants will eat, they’ll
take it back to their nest and feed them and then you’ll wipe them out hopefully. I have
used this stuff with fairly good success but definitely it takes some time and patience
to use because it’s not like one of those toxic chemical poisons that you probably don’t
want to be putting on your property because it may get contaminated with your food or
worse your pets may eat it and actually get very sick and potentially lose their lives
and we definitely don’t want that. So that’ll do it pretty much for today’s episode.
So don’t forget number one the coupon Saturday only, November 24th and the organic ant controls
to use to rid ants from your garden if you have an over-population. So I hope you guys
enjoyed this episode and I’ll be back tomorrow actually with another update and another video
sharing with you guys how I harvest and store, more importantly, my sun chokes for the winter
season if I choose to harvest them out of the ground. Once again my name is John Kohler
with growingyourgreens.com. We’ll see you next time and remember keep on growing!

Controlling Red Imported Fire Ants

Controlling Red Imported Fire Ants


As red imported fireants spread into more
populated areas of the state, more people are likely to be stung. Encounters with fireants
can be expected not only outdoors, but indoors as well. Forging ants have invaded
homes as well as buildings such as offices, hospitals, and nursing homes. In these situations, fireant control is potentionally
more difficult because of concerns related to both the ants and the
indoor use of chemical insecticides. Because fireants cannot be eradicated over
wide areas, the goal should be to manage the ants with a combination of chemical and
non-chemical control tactics. You want to elliminate fireants in the areas
where the pose the most immediate hazard to people and animals. Fireants spend
a great deal of time searching for food. That forging activity can bring them
inside buildings. You can reduce ant forging around buildings by eliminating available
food sources. Outdoor trashcans around schools, parks and
other buildings should be emptied frequently during the day. Avoid leaving trash
in them over night. Keep the area around trash cans clean. At home trash cans
should have lids on them. Dumpsters and grease bins found in at food service facilities
should be emptied routinely, and the areas around them kept as clean as possible. Keep shrubs pruned away from buildings so
that ants can’t use them as a bridge to avoid treated areas. There are 2 basic approaches to chemical controlled
fireants. An insecticide could be applied to individual mounds or it my be
broadcast over a wide area infested with fireants colonies. Individual mound treatments
are usually more environmentally acceptable because they use
less insecticide and limit the areas treated. They are also likely to have less
impact on non-target insects. Regardless of the method used, the objective is to kill
not only the worker, but also the queen because she is the only ant in the colony
capable of laying eggs. Because insecticides are toxicants it goes
without saying that fireant chemicals should be used according to label directions.
There are several different insecticides formulations for controlling fireants that
you can purchase at your local farm and garden center. There are baits, drenches,
powers, and granulars to choose from. The formulation that you choose will depend
on how extensive the fireant infestations is on your property. Each insecticide
formulation is applied in a different way. Fireant baits are granular
formulations that contain slow acting insecticides dissolved in soybean oil. The
oil is a highly attractive food source for fireants. Consequently, ants that are forging
for food readily pick up and carry bait particles back to there nests where the oil
is abstracted from the particle and fed to the queen and immature ants. A fertilizer or seed spreader can be used
to broadcast baits over areas of the landscape that are infested with fireants.
Because ants are forging for food away from there mounds you do not need to apply
bait to every area of your yard. But it is important to uniformly apply the bait at
the rate specified on the product label. The manufacturer should have provided instructions
on how you can calibrate your application device. A broadcast treatment
is the best control option when the infested area is large, and infested with
too many fireant mounds to treat individually. Once they discover the bait,
ants will carry the bait product back to the mound and distribute the toxicant to the
whole colony. Then it was just a matter of time before the ants are killed and the
mound is destroyed. In addition to broadcast treatment, baits
can be applied to each mound. Mound applications is best used when they are just
a few ant mounds to control. Use a measuring spoon to sprinkle the bait around
each mound according to the label directions. Baits should not be applied to
the top of the mounds since fireants don’t forge for food in this area. Baits should
be applied when ants are actively forging that is when temperatures are above 70 degrees
and below 85 degrees fahrenheit . Some insecticides are mixed with water and
applied directly to the mounds. granular insecticides can be applied to the
surface of the mound, and then water is applied to leach the insecticide down into
the mound. It takes a minimum of 2 gallons of water per mound to distribute the
insecticide deep enough to contact all the ants in the mound including the queen.
That’s a lot of water hauling unless there is just a few mounds to be treated. The drenched method works best if you don’t
disturb the mound. Be sure to follow the directions carefully when preparing to
drench. Just pour the drench over the surface of the mound slowly enough that it
runs down into the mound. Also, be sure to pour some drench around the edge of the
mound. Powers are another type of individual mound
treatment. The toxic power works its way down into the mound exposing immatures
and the queen to the insecticide. For high risk areas, where it is likely that people
and pets maybe attached by fireants. A preventive treatment may be the best choice.
There are products on the market that can be applied to high traffic areas
to control fireants , and keep them from moving in for up to one year. These products
can be applied as a granular just like a fertilizer. They must be watered in before
they become effected. They are the most expensive of the fireant control products
available. But for high risk areas, they may be worth the money. To eliminate just a few fireant mounds , anyone
of the fireant formulations just described will work. However, if your property
is infested with a large number of fireants colonies you should consider using
a combination of methods. First, broadcast fireant baits over the entire
infested area, use a seed or fertilizer spreader to obtain uniform coverage. Next,
several days to a week after the broadcast treatment , treat individual problem
mounds . Only treat does mounds in high traffic areas . The two step method of
fireant control can be applied at anytime. But it’s most effected when applied
in the spring and in the fall. There are some non chemicals methods available
that can be used against fireants . They my be limited in there effectiveness.,
however. Water heated 90 degrees fahrenheit or hotter and mechanical disruption
have been used in many instances. Evaluations done at Texas A & M University
have shown that these treatments will kill large numbers of ants. However, satellite
mounds, formed by surviving ants subsequently appear. Thus these methods have
a useful, but temporary impact on fireant colonies. They may be necessary to
use in situations where pesticides of any type are considered unacceptable. Other non chemical mechanical devises that
disrupt colonies do not have scientifically based test data to support
there effectiveness. One potential down side to using hot water is that it can damage or
kill vegetation in the general vicinity. The key to reducing the threat of fireant
infestation indoors is prevention. Which menas removing exposed food sources that may
attractive these insects. In some cases, fireants my nest indoors inside walls
or under concrete slab floors . In these instances, you will likely see soil and other
debris pushed out around expansion joints near the edge of carpeting, or around
water or other utility pipes. In those situations , fireants are simply entering
the building from an outdoor nest. The treatment objective must be to reduce the
potential for accidental stings as quickly as possible. Insecticides labeled for indoor use can be
found in the NC Agricultural Chemicals manual. The pyrethroid insecticides products
containing chemicals such as permethrin, cyfluthrin, or Bifenthrin can
be used in home and public buildings to drive out forging ants. Select products that
are specifically labeled for indoor use. Be sure to carefully follow directions that
come with the pesticide you choose. Although baits work will for many ants species,
they are not the best choice for controlling fireants indoors. Because they
are likely to draw more ants inside. For this reason, it is important to positively
indentify the ants that are invading your home before applying any control measures. Information about other ant species, can be
found in A Guide to House-invading ants and their control. For information on controlling fireants in
your area, contact your local office of NC Cooperative Extension.

How to Apply Fire Ant Baits

How to Apply Fire Ant Baits


the most effective way to apply bait is
to broadcast it it is important to apply the correct amount of bait in order to
minimize the risk to the environment and to minimize the cost of the bait
application some of the newer bait products for homeowners can be applied
with the same spreader you use for fertilizer the more traditional bait
products those applied at one to two pounds per acre need to be applied using
a seeder spreader a traditional bait product applied at one and a half pounds
per acre will result in about 20 bait particles per square foot small areas
can be broadcast using a handheld seed spreader treat larger areas using
seeders with a larger hopper and a wider swath width bait can be spread on even
larger areas of 5 acres or more using an electric hopper cedar such seeders can be
attached to a truck tractor or utility vehicle another option is to use a
motorized backpack sprayer with a granular attachment for bait supplied at
1 to 2 pounds per acre seeder spreaders operating with a gravity flow gate can
generally be set at three sixteenths of an inch about the thickness of three
stacked dimes the width of the gate will vary depending on the bait particle size
the amount to apply can be estimated by knowing the size of the yard and the
amount of bait in the container any of the larger spreader should be closely
calibrated using the speed or rate at which the bait will be applied this
spreader is being calibrated by applying bait to an area of a known length and
width bait in the hopper is weighed before and after application to
determine how much bait was applied if too much bait has been applied it will
be necessary to increase the speed of the applicator or decrease the size of
the opening in the spreader swath width can be determined by operating the
spreader over a sheet of black plastic then measuring where the bait has landed
on the plastic contact your local County Extension office for assistance in
calibrating these larger spreaders

How to Use Bait Plate Stations for Ant & Roach Control

How to Use Bait Plate Stations for Ant & Roach Control


Hey I’m Chris the Bug Guy from Do My Own Pest Control dot com,
and today I’m going to do an overview of the Bait Plate Station. Bait Plate Stations can
be used for ants or roaches. Each bait station comes with two separate parts, a top and a
bottom, and they come together like this. As you can see, the insects will enter in
the front right here, and if you want to catch larger insects with this station, you will
remove the top like that. Typically you want to use a granular or a gel bait, giving the
insects an option to choose between a protein or a sweet bait. This is an example of a Bait
Plate Station. Each Bait Plate Station has two reservoirs. This is the granular bait,
or the protein, and then this is the liquid, or gel bait, which is the sugar. It also comes
with a set of glue dots. You take your glue dots and place them on the bait station so
you can secure your bait station to any surface. This product is clean, easy, and very affordable
so try it out at Do My Own Pest Control dot com

Invict express Insect bait ePestSolutions.com

Invict express Insect bait ePestSolutions.com


Hi, I�m Victoria with ePestSolutions. Today, I�m going to talk to you about the
InVict Express granular bait. It�s broad spectrum granular insecticide. It can be used to control roaches, crickets,
mole crickets, silverfish, earwigs, and even ants. It controls many types of ants such as the
house ant, big head ant, crazy ants, Argentine, and much more. This label is for outside use. You can use 48 ounces per 1,000 sq ft. But if you�re going to use it indoor be
sure to read the label before applying. You can use it in and around structures such
as schooling areas, churches, housing areas, any type of structure you could ready be sure
not to use it in any type of food area. For these and other tips or if just want to
purchase the item, please give us a call at 1-888-523-7378 or visit at ePestSolutions.com.

How to Use Shatter Termite Bait in the Advance Termite Bait System


How to Use Shatter Termite Bait in the Advance
Termite Bait Station. Here are the things you will need! Advance Termite Station Spider Access Tool. Small Screwdriver or Pick Tool. Shatter Termite Bait. 1. Open the Advance Termite Bait Station using
the access tool. 2. Take out the monitoring devices using the
screwdriver or pick tool. 3. Add a sports drink to up chances of consumption. 4. Leave the wrapper on and let the bait soak
for 20 to 30 minutes. 5. Remove the plastic wrapper before adding the
bait to the station. 6. Place the bait in the station with the grey
cap going in first. 7. Now just put the lid back on the station using
the access tool. Do My Own Pest Control dot com Shop Now

How to Increase Consumption of Shatter Termite Bait

How to Increase Consumption of Shatter Termite Bait


How to increase the consumption of Shatter
Termite Bait. Here are the things you will need! Sports Performance Drink Shatter Termite Bait Gloves 1. Open the sports drink and the Shatter Termite
Bait tube. 2. Add about an ounce of sports drink to the
bait tube. Make sure to leave the plastic wrapper on
the tube. 3. Let the sports drink soak in the tube for
20-30 minutes. 4. Remove the plastic wrapper before adding the
bait to the station. 5. Place the bait tube back into the bait station. 6. Now just put the lid back on the bait station! Do My Own Pest Control dot com Shop Now

How to Use HexPro Termite Bait Stations with Shatterbait

How to Use HexPro Termite Bait Stations with Shatterbait


Using a bait system around your home is a
great preventative treatment for termites. Their main purpose is to stop termites coming
from the yard, and into your house. The HexPro Baiting System is a great choice
to stop termites before they infest your home. Unlike older bait systems, the HexPro bait
stations have larger slots that allow for maximum bait to soil contact. This allows for better and more accurate termite
monitoring. Before installing the stations, make sure
to read the product label completely. The first step is to install the stations
into the ground every eight to ten feet around the perimeter of your structure. They should be placed two to four feet away
from the foundation but you can place the stations as far as 20 feet from the structure
if decks, sidewalks, porches or landscaped areas prevent closer baiting. Make sure the placement is not under the drip
line from the roof of the structure. The top of the station should be flush with
the soil surface. The spacing between stations can be reduced
if Termite activity is known in a specific area and is heavy. Here’s a pro tip! Install the bait stations following landscape
plantings. These areas usually contain mulch or some
sort of ground covering which will contain lots of moisture. This makes ideal conditions for Termite activity. Second step, if there is termite activity
present, you should replace wood cartridges with Shatter Termite bait cartridges. Don’t bait unless you have termite activity. When an infested HexPro Termite Station is
baited with Shatter termite bait, it’s strongly recommended that one or more auxiliary stations
be placed and baited as well. This will increase bait volume and maximize
bait consumption. Refer to the Shatter Bait product label for
further details. Third step is to up the chance of bait consumption. You can enhance the chance of consumption
of the Shatter Termite Bait by adding about an ounce of water or sugar based drinks, like
sports performance drinks, to the recruitment chamber of the bait cartridge. To do this, make sure you leave the plastic
wrapper on while filling up the bait tube. Let it soak into the bait, then take the plastic
wrapper off before adding it to the bait station. If you’re installing stations in arid or
dry climates, add up to two fluid ounces before introducing termites to the chamber. Here’s another pro tip! Take the monitoring device that was being
fed upon in an infested station, and tap some of the termites into the bait tube. This is called self recruitment. It will cause about 30% more feeding on bait
tubes. Termites will eat their way out and take the
poison to the colony which will start the elimination process. Fourth step is to check baited stations every
30 to 90 days to see if termite activity is detected or has stopped. When activity stops, Shatter termite bait
can be removed and replaced with a wood monitor. Repeat the process as needed. If you are dealing with Formosan Termites,
stations should be checked more often, about once a month, because these termites consume
more bait. Fifth and final step, is to replace the wood
monitor as needed. Wood that is soggy or moldy should be replaced
as soon as possible. And it’s that easy with the expert help
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