I have small black ants in almost all the rooms of my house!! I have family coming over next weekend to stay for a week and I know they’ll see them if I don’t get it treated. How can I get rid of them from inside the house and kill their nests?
Ants will commonly forage inside homes when left to nest outside. Since they can travel far distances as explained in our ANT CONTROL ARTICLE, it’s really just a matter of time before they end up inside if you allow them to live outside.
I suggest you follow the three prong approach to solving this problem which we explain in our article. Treating the outside with some LAWN GRANULES and then spraying the foundation with some OPTIGARD FLEX, you’ll be putting in place a strong barrier over which ants won’t be able to travel. Lastly, don’t do any spraying inside but instead bait with a combination of MAXFORCE GEL and GOURMET GEL for quick acceptance and control of any nests that might be located inside the home. Normally I’d say to just use the one gel bait but based on the shortage of time, using two will get much faster results and knock this problem out once and for all.