When it comes to getting rid of ants, you want to do it quickly, easily, and most importantly, safely. But how do you know which is the best ant bait for you to use when you need to get rid of ants fast?
There are many different brands of ant bait, and each brand may or may not work as well in your home as it has in others, which is why we don’t prefer one brand to another. However, the actual type of ant bait makes a difference. Below we’ve explained 3 different types of common ant bait used when getting rid of ants.
Ant Bait Spray
Ant bait spray isn’t necessarily used to attract ants; it’s meant to be sprayed in areas where ants have already infested, where ants tend to gather, or entry points into your home, such as back doors and windows.
Sprays usually get rid of ants on contact because it kills them almost immediately. That being said, if you have a major ant infestation, spray is not likely your the best ant bait for you since it won’t help you get rid of ants you don’t directly spray.
Liquid Ant Bait
Similar to spray, liquid ant bait can be applied in cracks and entrances; however, unlike spray, ants take the liquid bait back to feed other ants, thus, liquid ant bait also helps in getting rid of the ants you don’t see. However, liquid ant bait can sometimes be dangerous to pets, which makes it a better ant bait than spray, but still not the best ant bait.
Ant Bait In Ant Traps
Perhaps the most popular, and the best ant bait (in our opinion!) are ant traps. Ant traps attract ants to them, where they will eat the ant bait and bring it back to their ant colony, to feed other ants. Ant traps are typically safer than both ant sprays and liquid ant baits, since the bait is contained inside the ant trap. That being said, take extra precaution with children and pets. You’re still dealing with dangerous chemicals that are intended to eliminate pests.
No matter what type of ant bait you prefer to use, getting rid of ants isn’t easy. Even the best ant baits take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to fully get rid of an ant infestation in your home, and sometimes ant bait will only help reduce the ant infestation and not completely get rid of ants. If you need to get rid of ants quickly, easily, and safely, contact Magical Pest today at (416) 665-7378 for a free consultation.