TO CONTROL ANTS
1) Correct identification
2) Locating nest
3) Baiting - often the most
effective way to control some ant species.
4) Perimeter barrier
5) Non-chemical control
methods - these should be used when possible. Depending
on the species involved, these may include removing food
source, removal of plants attractive to ants, changing
landscaping to discourage ants and/or plants attractive
to aphids (plantlice), tree and shrub trimming, reducing
ANTS IN YOUR HOME IS NO PICNIC
> Ants are one of the most
successful groups of insects. Social insects that live
in colonies usually located in the ground, but may enter
buildings for food and/or shelter.
> Ants feed on just about
any kind of food, but those entering homes are looking
for either protein containing substances or sweets.
> There are approximately
700 species of ants common to the United States and
Canada. Of these only about two dozen species commonly