Ants In Your House?

As a homeowner, you know how frustrating it is trying to get rid of ants in your house (especially since trying to do it yourself can actually make things worse!). Fortunately, for effective, professional ant control, you can count on Termidor® termiticide/insecticide. The same technology that made Termidor America's #1 termite defense product is equally effective in controlling household ants, carpenter ants, black ants, and other ants.

To Control Ants, It's Important To Target Them Where They Live

Chances are, ants, and some of the other pests in your home, actually live in nests outside. The key to controlling ants is to target them where they live—which is exactly what Termidor does. By applying Termidor to the outside exterior foundation walls of your house, your pest professional creates a treated area of protection.

How Termidor Works

In the last decade, the professional pest control industry has been revolutionized by new control technologies, especially in the area of nonrepellents or "undetectable" liquid treatments. Unlike older insecticides, nonrepellents can't be smelled, tasted, or even felt by pests. So they crawl through the treated area, unaware that ingesting treated materials or merely contacting the insecticide will cause them to die.

Termidor is unique because it even controls ants that never make direct contact with its active ingredient. They need only make contact with other ants that have been exposed to Termidor. This "Transfer Effect™" means you'll see Termidor affecting ants in one to three days and most species will be controlled within the first week following the treatment.

Ant Prevention Tips

Ants, cockroaches and other general pests need food and water, and they need a way to gain access to your home. Since they can be very persistent, you need to be just as persistent. By taking some simple steps to help control nuisance pests, you can be part of the solution.

Inside Tips:

  • Clean up spilled food and beverages.
  • Diligently take out the trash.
  • Rinse out jars and containers before you place them in trash cans and recycling bins.
  • Pick up and store your pet's food before going to bed.

Outside Tips:

  • Seal doors and windows.
  • Keep rain gutters clean to prevent moisture inside walls.
  • Trim trees and shrubs away from your house; ants can use limbs as "bridges" to gain access.
  • Put firewood up off the ground and away from your house.

The Truth About Do-It-Yourself Treatments

Did you know that most "do-it-yourself" ant control efforts can actually make things worse? Most over-the-counter sprays and repellents can cause a phenomenon called "budding," in which foraging ants, separated from their nest and queen by a repellent spray, will actually start new colonies. Termidor® termiticide/insecticide is an advanced undetectable treatment that is professionally applied outside your home. Ants never know it's there, so they can't react to it or avoid it. Instead, they pick up Termidor on their routine travels to and from your home. Then, they spread it to other ants in their colony.