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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Hey I’m Chris the Bug Guy from Domyownpestcontrol.com,
and today we are going to show you how to get rid of termites using Taurus SC. Taurus
SC is a non-repellent termiticide/insecticide with fipronil as the active ingredient. Many
professionals use Taurus SC because it is economical and kills termites quickly. Taurus
SC is a concentrate and is found in a 20 oz and 78 oz bottle. One 20 oz bottle will make
25 gallons and treat 60 lineal feet. The 78 oz bottle will make up to 100 gallons and
treat 250 lineal feet. Let’s go outside and we’re going to show you how to apply Taurus
SC in the trench around your house. Step 1 is digging the trench. The trench against
your house should be 6″ wide and 6″ deep. You can use a shovel or a pick axe, and the
trench will be directly against the foundation. Once you have dug the trench, it is 4 gallons
per 10 feet, 10 lineal feet, along the house. So you are going to mix in the termiticide,
make a line on the bucket if you need to for 4 gallons, and once it’s mixed we’re going
to evenly distribute it over the trench. So we have a 10′ section over here. You are going
to evenly distribute those 4 gallons over the 10′, and then move on to the next section.
By the time you get back around this should have dissipated into the soil. Now once you
have finished trenching and filling the trench with the termiticide, and it’s had time to
dissipate into the soil you need to put the back fill back into the trench. Now the dirt
right now is untreated. This is the dirt we took out of the trench, but you want to make
sure that you treat it before you put it back in because you don’t want a layer of untreated
soil on top of the treated soil. If termites happen to go right near the surface, they
are going to skip the termiticide you placed in the trench. So this is a lot easier with
two people. You want to mix some termiticide in a 1 gallon pump sprayer, and then you want
to have a shovel or a rake to push the dirt back in the trench. The person with the sprayer
is going to go ahead and start just wetting the dirt down, not so much that it is muddy,
but just start wetting the dirt down, and as you are pushing it back in with the shovel
or rake, the other person is going to wet it down. Just move on down the line. Let him
wet it down a little bit. As you shovel it back in they’re just going to wet down that
back fill and get it mixed well with the termiticide. Now your house is completely protected by
the professional termiticide. I hope you found this video useful. For more information click
Talstar P (previously Talstar One) is a powerful
and economical liquid insecticide concentrate that controls over 75 different types of common
household, lawn and ornamental pests – Perfect for most of your pest control needs both indoors
and out. Talstar P must always be diluted with water
and applied with a hand pump sprayer or similar pressurized spray equipment.. Depending on
the pest you are treating, use one half to one ounce of Talstar P in one gallon of water
to treat one thousand square feet. It is important to follow the label directions and not to
exceed one ounce per one gallon of water. Outdoors, use Talstar P to create an effective
barrier of control, spraying two feet up the exterior walls and two feet out from the foundation.
Also treat any possible entry points into the structure, like windows, pipes, and doorways. To control active infestations, or for prevention
and general maintenance of insect pests, apply Talstar P indoors as a coarse, low pressure
crack and crevice spray in areas where pests may hide. Pay special attention to baseboards,
corners, storage areas, window and door frames, behind and under appliances, cabinets, sinks,
and anywhere else you notice target pest activity. Talstar P should not be used as a broadcast
spray indoors. Talstar P is a long lasting product and may
only need to be applied once every few months for general pest control. Talstar should not
be applied more than once every seven days. Be sure to wait thirty minutes before allowing
pets and children into any treated areas so that your application has time to dry. Make
sure to read all labels and safety precautions to ensure a safe and effective application,
and you will have great success using Talstar P for your pest control needs.
Boracare is a unique borate-based product
that provides prevention and control for Termites, Carpenter Ants, Powderpost Beetles and Decay
Fungi. Boracare can be used on most unfinished or raw wood including plywood, particle board,
and wood structural components. Boracare can also be used to prevent subterranean termites
from forming tubes on surfaces such as concrete, block, brick, metals, and PVC plumbing pipes
found in structures. Boracare can be used at a 1 to 1 or 1 to 5
Boracare-to-water ratio depending on the job at hand. Please refer to the product label
for the correct usage rate for your specific needs. Boracare should be mixed with hot water
in a bucket until it is thoroughly dispersed in the water. Boracare should never be mixed
directly in sprayers as the product is very thick and will clog the sprayer if it is not
premixed with hot water. Boracare can be applied as a spray using a
hand pump sprayer, as a foam using a foamer and a foaming additive, or it can be painted
on with a roller when needed. Indoors, Boracare can be applied on infested
wood, wooden elements of furniture, wood floors, and stud walls. Apply Boracare until surfaces
are saturated, but not to the point of runoff. Use Boracare in a well-ventilated area, or
use a respirator during application in confined locations such as crawl spaces or attics. Outdoors, all raw wooden elements such as
fenceposts, decks and new wooden siding can be treated. Do not apply within 48 hours of
rain or snow. For elements that will be exposed to rain and sunlight, wait at least 48 hours
for Boracare to dry before painting, staining or sealing with a water-resistant product.
All exposed wood needs to be sealed within six weeks for Boracare to remain effective. And it’s that easy, with the expert help from
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Hi, I�m Lynn Hitt, President of ePestSolutions.
This morning I�d like to talk to you about a fantastic ant product from Syngenta. It�s
called Advion ant gel. Indoxacarb is the active ingredient. It comes in a very, very attractive
gel based bait for the ants. Put it out in spots of a 3/4 inch diameter or 1-2 inches
strips depending on the amount of ants that are feeding or foraging.
The key to ant control is understanding that in any given time, only 10% of the ants are
out foraging at one time so the amount of ants that you see up here, 80% of them are
heading away from the eye and living in your structure. It�s a slow acting, non-repellent
bait that allows the ants that are out foraging to take it back to the nest and kill the ants
that you don�t detect. It�s very effective for a wide variety of indoor small ants.
For these and other tips, call us at 888-523-7378 or visit our website ePestSolutions.com.
Do My Own Pest Control is the exclusive distributor
for PestXpert! A new line of prosumer pest control products.
PestXpert Foaming Insect killer is a foaming aerosol barrier spray labeled for both outdoor
and indoor use. The foam penetrates deep into cracks and crevices.
Users can actually see that the foam went where it was targeted. It has a five or more
feet range for high pressure pinpoint spraying. This allows you to spray hard to reach areas
such as under soffits, along gutters, vertical seams of vinyl siding, in weep holes, above
and along window sills. Combine PestXpert Foaming Insect killer with
traditional “3-foot up and 3-foot out” home barrier sprays. Some barrier sprays might
miss entry points. The foaming spray will provide additional protection from invading
insects. The high pinpoint spray works great for indoors
as well. It allows for you to hit hard to reach spaces like piping/ductwork, basements,
crawl spaces, attics, inside cabinets, and baseboards.
It’s microencapsulated, meaning it’s a controlled release of the active ingredient.
It will kill on contact and keep killing for up to four months. The water based formula
means no staining, odor or mess. Impervious surfaces such as sidewalks, driveways,
patios, and porches are limited to spot or crack and crevice treatments only. This also
applies to structural surfaces like windows, door and eaves.
Exceptions for treatment are treating soil or vegetation , lawns, and turfs around structures.
For building foundations, a maximum height of 3 feet can be sprayed but not to the point
of run off. And it’s that easy with the expert help
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Stink bugs often find their way inside homes
and businesses during the cooler months as they look for a warm place to overwinter. While they do not feed or reproduce indoors,
they can be a nuisance due to the smell they release when they are irritated or crushed,
and the sheer number of stink bugs that invade. Once stink bugs have made their way inside,
they can be much more difficult to control as they like to spend the winter in warm,
inaccessible areas like inside walls, attics, and crawlspaces. Fall is the ideal time to start treating your
home or business to keep stink bugs from invading. Starting in early August, and continuing through
November, or until the first frost, spray the exterior perimeter of your structure with
a liquid insecticide spray, reapplying the insecticide every 30 days. To apply the liquid insecticide, spray up
1 foot and out 1 foot from the foundation of the structure, around areas where cables,
pipes and wires enter the structure, around door frames and window frames, and around
vents and soffits. After the liquid insecticide spray has dried,
apply an insecticide dust. The dust should be applied every 6 months
directly into the cracks and crevices around the outside of the structure, around window
and door frames, around where pipes and cables enter, around eaves and soffits, and into
any cracks or gaps where pests can enter. Using the combination of a liquid and dust
insecticide helps improve your protection against invading insects. If you’ve had a stink bug invasion before,
it may take more than one season to gain complete control. If you’ve missed your window to apply the
outdoor preventative treatment and stinkbugs have made their way into your home, be careful
to not squish these stinky pests. They emit a bad-smelling odor, which is how
they earned their name. Use a vacuum cleaner to carefully remove stink
bugs from your home. You’ll want to empty the bag outside to
keep the smell at bay. If there are areas where you have stink bugs
that are not accessible with a vacuum cleaner, you can also spot treat using a pyrethrin
aerosol insect spray. Make sure to spray the stink bugs directly
in order for it to be effective. And it’s that easy with the expert help
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The first step in effective ant control is
to locate the nesting area or entrance point of ants into your structure. A good place to start your inspection is in
the kitchen and bathroom. Most ant species prefer moist areas to nest and hide eggs,
so kitchens and bathrooms are typically the first areas to be infested. Use your flashlight to look for ants behind
or under refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, dishwashers, sinks, and cabinets. Ants may also be found in or around floor
drains, inside the motor areas of refrigerators and microwaves, behind wall paper, and in
cracks and crevices in cabinets and around walls. If you are only finding a couple of ants here
and there, try the following honey and peanut butter test to help attract the ants to one
spot: 1st- Place a jar lid or saucer near the area
where you have noticed some ant activity. 2nd – Place a half teaspoon of honey on one
end of the lid and a half teaspoon of peanut butter on the other end. 3rd – Leave the honey and peanut butter in
place until the ants form a trail. This test not only allows you to determine
where the ants are coming from, but which type of ant bait would work best in your ant
treatment program. For example, if the ants went primarily after the peanut butter, a
protein based bait will work best. If they went after the honey, you will be better off
using a sweet feeding bait. And it’s that easy with the expert help
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Hi, I�m Victoria with ePestSolutions. Today,
we�ve been talking a lot about ants. As you know it is getting warmer and you�re
going to start seeing them. The more it starts to heat up, the more the ants are going to
want to move and start a new colony and getting up into the building and their mounds are
a lot higher in bringing that queen up. You�re going to see a lot of ant activity.
We have a variety of ant options. One of our top options is the Advance 388B. It�s a
borate borax item. It�s a very high attractant. It�s been in the industry for years now.
It�s very highly recommended. You can use it on most ants; a lot of the ants will pick
it up. You can use it indoor and outdoor. If you�re going to use it outdoor, make
sure you put it where you�ve seen them trail. That way, it�d be a lot easier for them
to pick it up. Just put a few beads here and there.
If you�re going to use it indoors, you can use it where you see any kind of entry points
such as doorways, window sills, water pipes, around the fridge, stoves.
Each box comes with about 4 tubes. Each box will come with one tip and one plunger. If
you have your own exterminating company or if you own an apartment complex, it�s really
worth to get the bait gun applicator. It makes it a lot easier. You�ll just slip the bait
in�any bait�and just go to town. It�s a lot easier for a lot of people to use this
item than just using the tip and plunger, but each one does come with a tip and plunger.
For a lot of people, it�s highly recommended, but if you have been using this item and you�re
not seeing the result that you want, we have a large variety. A lot of it may not be the
bait, it�s just the fact they�ve learned that this bait is not good for them because
it�s killing them so you want to switch. You could always switch to something like
Optigard. It�s one of those very attractive baits as well. It actually stays in a very
nice, gel-like form for a very long period of time.
We do have a variety of options. We also carry Maxforce. Just different brands.
If you have any questions about the items themselves, please give us a call at 1-888-523-7378
or visit at ePestSolutions.com.
The Carpenter Ant is a wood destroying
ant species that can cause damage to your home or business. Like termites,
carpenter ants will destroy any soft or damaged wood in or around your structure.
Unlike termites they don’t consume the wood but bore through it to create
tunnels for easy travel from the nest to food sources. First, it’s important to
identify the carpenter ant. The carpenter ant is one of the largest ant species in
the United States, typically between 1/4 to 3/4 of an inch long. They can range in
color, but a good tell is the number of their body segments; ants have three
segments where termites only have two. Next, inspect your property for signs of
carpenter ant activity. Check woody areas that hold moisture, such as around
windows, door frames, plumbing under kitchen and bathroom sinks, wooden
structures, and any collections of wet or dead wood. You’re looking for Frass which
is wood debris found near tunnels, any damaged wood that will have smooth
galleries and openings, or any ant trails and activity. You can also listen for
clicking or rustling noises in your walls.
It might sound something like this: SOFT RUSTLING… once you’ve confirmed carpenter ant
activity, it’s time for chemical control start inside with a bait like Ficam.
This is a granular bait that can be used with a duster for easy application. Apply
Ficam near sinks or drains, around appliances, along walls, or around
bathroom fixtures. Next, apply FiPro aerosol foam to any cracks, crevices, and
wall voids. This is a non-repellent foam so the ants will unknowingly come into
contact with it, return to the colony and contaminate others. Apply FiPro around
windows, doors, plumbing under sinks or into walls.
You can also puff an insecticidal dust like D-Fense Dust into voids. Treat
outside with a non-repellent insecticide like Dominion 2L or Taurus SC. Mix with
water, following label instructions, in a pump sprayer. Create a barrier around
your home or business by spraying one two three feet up the wall and one two
three feet out. Also spray around windows, doors, around eaves, entry points, or where
pipes penetrate the wall. You can also spread and spot treat with Ficam
bait around the property. And treat any cracks, crevices, or ant galleries that
you found with FiPro foam. Finally, prevent carpenter ants from returning by
removing any wood debris from your property, trim vegetation back from the
home or building, and stack firewood as far away as you can from the structure. You can also use BoraCare to treat wood that might be vulnerable to
carpenter ant infestations. And there you have it: the Solutions Pest and Lawn
control plan guaranteed to get rid of carpenter ants. Be sure to subscribe to
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