Ant control is challenging because of their adaptive nature and large numbers, ongoing pest management is recommended in areas with a high ant population. You can help control a population by using insecticide baits. These come in granule or liquid formulas. The bait is collected by workers, who believe it to be a clean food source and is brought back to the queen who distributes the bait. Baits may be laid by a professional but can also be carried out by a homeowner. If you choose to carry out pest control yourself, it is best to identify which type of ant you are hosting, as some ants may have vicious bites. In these cases, protective clothing should be worn and professional assistance considered.
Carpenter Ant Larvae Picture
Likewise, if you have a red fire ant population, you can eliminate the problem by following the trail of ants back to their nest and pour boiling hot water on the pile. It is recommended that you use at least 4 gallons of water per mound. This process can also be repeated as required.