Find where and why ants are appearing


January 5, 2023

Heather Patterson

Heather Patterson

Ants will regularly infest buildings and are known to adapt and thrive in various conditions, environments and situations. Consistently ranking as the top nuisance pest in the United States, it’s easy to understand why ants have a reputation for being one of the more difficult pests to control. For pest management professionals (PMPs) around the country, that means these pests can be a dependable source of both revenue and frustration.

Figuring out how, where and why they are coming in is knowledge that enables technicians to make informed decisions about which tools and products to choose for the job. Knowing who (as in which ant species), provides valuable information, too.

Products that go undetected by ants without disturbing their normal behavior, foraging and movement are highly effective when strategically and properly applied. Non-repellent insecticides do precisely that, and are available in many forms, including aerosols, gel baits, dry flowable baits, granular baits and liquid concentrates. Keep in mind, however, that the slow-acting nature of such active ingredients means it may take some time to spread throughout the colony and see results.


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Heather Patterson is a technical services manager for the product development team at Control Solutions Inc.

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