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Do DIY Ant Treatments Really Work?


Super D Pest Control, Bradenton, FL, DIY Ant Treatments

Ants are one of the most common insects to find in your home, since they're so small that it's easy for them to gain access. Fortunately most ant species won't cause you any harm unless their nest contaminates food sources or damages other items around your place- but nobody wants an infestation! Below are some DIY ant treatments that can be used to treat an infestation. Depending on the type and location of your problem, some treatments may be better than others.


Diatomaceous Earth


Diatomaceous earth is a powerful insecticide that can be used to kill ants. When applied as pest control, the fine granules of this substance stick tightly and abrasively against their exoskeleton causing microscopic wounds which eventually leads them dehydration or death!


Borax and Boric Acid


Borax and boric acid works similar to diatomaceous earth products and have the ability to kill ants by damaging their insides. If an ant ingests either one of these substances, it will eventually lead them down a path where they become too sick or die from this infection in spite eating enough food for weeks on end!


Ant Baits


Ant bait is not only effective for killing ants, but also trapping them! The most common type of ant trap people use is called an "ant recapture" which contains a sweet, sticky substance that attracts ants and then immobilizes them so they cannot eat or leave. This makes it hard for the colony to survive without food as well! You can buy these at your local grocery store near where you live.


Other baits made from boric acid or diatomaceous earth are placed in granular form to catch any that pass by. These products can be laid out as bait stations waiting for an unsuspecting ant - who will then die on contact with its gluey residue.


There are many different types of bait for ants. If you want to know which one works best, the product should tell you that. However it is also important to note- if your infestation is large, baits won't be enough. Only those ants searching for food or guarding the nest may die. Also, not all brands of baits work on all types of ants. So, depending on your type of infestation, it may be a guessing game as to which brand to use.


Ant Sprays


The most popular way to get rid of ants is by using sprays from home improvement stores. Some people even make their own spray with combinations like white vinegar and essential oils that can kill the pesky creatures instantly when applied in an appropriate manner! You can also block up any entry points into your house by spraying around doorframes as a prevention method. This can help prevent Florida cockroaches as well from entering your home.


Never take ant spray lightly. You may think you’re just chasing a few away, but because ants use pheromones to communicate, they will often start looking for food somewhere else. If you use sprays outdoors to treat fire ant colonies, you are much more likely to destroy a nest and discourage an infestation in the home. However it can be hard work spraying all over your house. So, if you find your ant problem is repetitive, it may be time to call in the experts at Super D Pest Control.


Pest control companies use specialized ant sprays to destroy nests and discourage ants from trying to invade homes. These are formulated for professional use, but consumer versions exist. If you're having trouble getting rid of them yourself or have just started seeing an infestation in your home, the best way to get rid of them is by calling a pest control professional like Super D Pest Control, who can get at the source so there's no chance these pests can come back again after treatment has been completed successfully. A major carpenter ant problem, would be an example where professional treatment is needed, which might require multiple visits.


When DIY Ant Treatments Fail, Call In The Professionals


Ants are the pesky, little creatures that just won't go away. They can be a pain in your pocketbook and leave you feeling stressed out! If ants have taken up residence inside your home, don't worry. A minor infestation can probably be treated with a DIY solution. However, a stubborn infestation that won't go away might be too big for one person alone. Call Super D Pest Control at (727) 433-5310 or contact us on our website below and schedule a free inspection today.

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