I have ants in my pantry, what do you recommend to get rid of them that is not going to infest my food with chemicals?
If you read through our ANT CONTROL ARTICLE, you’ll see we recommend two types of ant baits. One of the advantages of ant bait is that is very save to employ because you’re not spraying anything. In fact we recommend no spraying in the home under normal conditions since spraying can lead to all kinds of problems as explained in our article. So what should you do in this sensitive area?
In the home a combination of ANT BAIT STATIONS and some ANT GEL should be set out where you see the ants. These products will be eagerly consumed by the ants, brought back the nest and no doubt shared with other members of the ant colony. In a 1-3 day time span, the bait will no doubt make it’s way into the bulk of the nest and when it activates, all of them will die.
Ultimately some spraying should be done outside the home to keep new ants from coming inside so if you’re not yet doing perimeter pest control around the exterior of the home, it would be a great time to get going. Since ants come in from outside, you most likely have some nests around the home. Failure to either treat them or install a border defense by spraying will ultimately allow some to enter and build nests inside. Apparently this has already happened so if you don’t start reducing the numbers outside, expect more to return inside.
Here are direct links to the information and products listed above:
Ant Control Article: http://www.bugspray.com/article/ants.html
Ant Bait Stations: http://www.bugspray.com/catalog/products/page2185.html