Treating strategy for trailing ants

Did you know that the ants you see walking along in a trail at the most only represent 10% of the colony? Just realizing this should alert you to the fact that while you’re dousing even hundreds of foraging ants your treatment is only going to be mediocre at best. It can be difficult to rid your home or yard of this most determined insect and if you just do it 10% at a time it could take forever.

There is a way to deal with these insects using only the small percentage you see to do all the work for you. Using a revolutionary class of insecticides you can expose the few visible ones to the product and let them carry it back none the wiser to the 90% you’ll probably never get close to. Now some pest pros are of the mind to just use this type of product and nothing else. That’s OK and it does work but it takes time to assimilate through the nest to work and what if you have ants teaming across your kitchen floor? Using a dual strategy of both non repellant and traditional contact treatments you can ‘block’ the ants pathways while still allowing the vast majority to get a lethal dose of our newer products and within a short period of time the entire colony is long forgotten. Check out this quick video of how and why I used both approaches to rid this clients home of attacking acrobatic ants.

About The Bug Doctor

Jerry Schappert is a certified pest control operator and Associate Certified Entomologist with over two and a half decades of experience from birds to termites and everything in between. He started as a route technician and worked his way up to commercial/national accounts representative. Always learning in his craft he is familiar with rural pest services and big city control techniques. Jerry has owned and operated a successful pest control company since 1993 in Ocala,Florida. While his knowledge and practical application has benefitted his community Jerry wanted to impart his wisdom on a broader scale to help many more. was born from that idea in 2007 and has been well received. It is the goal of this site to inform you with his keen insights and safely guide you through your pest control treatment needs.

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