Web Exclusive: Ant ‘don’ts’



November 6, 2017


November 6, 2017

Photo courtesy of, and copyrighted by, Gene White, pmimages@earthlink.net

Editor’s Note: In PMP’s November issue, read more ant tips from Alan — as well as from other industry supplier experts.

The “Do’s” of ant control are important, but don’t forget the “Don’ts.”

  • Don’t promise immediate results. Ants can be repelled fairly easily, but repellents break down. True control involves eliminating the colony, which could take time, even with the best products.
  • Don’t place the baits in the open, where children and pets can be exposed to them. When possible place baits in cracks, crevices or bait stations that can protect them from both desiccation and being washed away.
  • Don’t store your baits or bait stations anywhere they can pick up chemical odors.
  • If you smoke, don’t handle baits and bait stations without first washing your hands thoroughly.

Do you have ant tips to share? Sound off below or email pmpeditor@northcoastmedia.net.


About the Author

Alan Bernard is an entomologist and founder of Innovative Pest Control Products, Boca Raton, Fla.

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