Pest Control

Pests

Products

Pest Control Products Store 

Bedlam Bed Bug Spray

Holiday Schedule

Pest Control
Order Status

Privacy Policy

Return Policy

Search Our Site

Contact Us

Advion Roach Bait 

Aerosols 

Ant Baits

Ant Index

Animal Traps

B&G Sprayer

Baits

Bed Bugs and Bed Bug Control

Bedlam Mattress Spray

Bed Bug Mattress Covers

BoraCare

Borate Insecticides

Boxelders

Bumble Bees 

Carpenter Ants

Carpenter Bees

Chipmunks 

Cockroach Index

Cyper WP

Cypermethrin

D-Fense SC

Demon WP

Demon Insecticides

Demon Max 

Drain Flies

Fire Ants

Flea Stoppers Carpet Powder

Fleas

Fly Index 

Fly Sprays

Fruit Fly 

Herbicides

Imidacloprid

Insect Baits

Insect Bites

Insecticide Dusts

Insect Repellents

Invict Cockroach Bait

Lawn Pests

Matrix Fly Trap

Maxforce Baits

Maxforce Roach Bait Gel

Mice

Molecrickets

Moles

Mosquito Control

Moth Trap

Niban G, Niban FG

Nyguard IGR

Onslaught Insecticide

Permethrin

Powderpost Beetles

Pyganic Dust

Raccoons 

Rats

Roaches

Rat Traps

Rat Zapper 2000

Rodent Baits

Rodent Removal

Rodents

Safeguard Humane Live Animal Traps

Scythe Herbicide

SedgeHammer 

Spiders

Sluggo

Snakes

Snake-A-Way Snake Repellent

Snake Pictures

Squirrels 

Suspend SC

Talstar

Taurus SC

Tempo Insecticides

Termites 

Ticks

Ultraviolet Fly Traps

Fly Zappers

Wildlife

White Footed Ants

Woodpeckers 

Disclaimer

Argentine Ant Elimination Products

Eliminating these pests should be done by combining chemical and non-chemical pest control in an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program.  For good pest control, use both methods in concert!
Argentine Ants

Non-chemical ant control methods
Products and application for eliminating Argentine ants

Non-chemical control methods

Altering conditions which are contributing factors to Argentine ant infestations is the first order of business.  Limiting their access to your home and restricting moisture in the area will reduce their numbers and make migration (during seasonal change) more difficult.  If possible, make any structural changes that will reduce condensation (on windows, plumbing, interior walls, etc.) in your home.  Do not allow excessive watering of lawns and flower beds create more moist conditions which Argentine ants dearly love.  Adjust sprinkler heads accordingly.
Remove any objects (such as boards, construction materials, etc.) under which Argentine ants might try to colonize or hide.
Keeping vegetation to a minimum around your home will help.  First, it will make inspecting for existing  colonies easier.  If all colonies are not eliminated, the infestation will constantly reappear and the pests will continue to enter the structure and spread across the entire property.  Excess vegetation also gives the ant better cover in which to hide.  But (and this is important!) the biggest problem with vegetation close to the home is that it acts as a bridge or highway for the ants to enter your home.  Trim shrubs and trees so that they do not touch the structure.   A two foot clearance is best.  Make sure that no tree limbs are any closer than five feet from the roof.
If possible, use pea-gravel instead of organic material for mulch.  Argentine ants prefer organic materials, large pine bark and other such objects under which they will hide or colonize.

Products and application for eliminating Argentine ants
Products
Indoor Applications
Outdoor Applications
Argentine Ant Elimination Summary
Order Products for Argentine Ant Elimination

Although Argentine ants will sometimes accept commercial baits, you will have greater control over the infestation by using contact insecticides.  Baits are best to use only when there is an indoor infestation and the colonies cannot be located for treating with Delta Dust or pesticide sprays.
The best active ingredient (i.e.) to use in eliminating Argentine ants is Cypermethrin.  This material is available in Demon EC, Cynoff EC and Cypermethrin EC 4 Ounce.   Each of these products contain Cypermethrin, each will yield different amounts:
Demon EC makes 32 gallons; Cynoff EC makes 64 gallons; Cypermethrin EC makes 8 gallons.  For most infestations of Argentine ants, Cypermethrin 4 Ounce is too small to treat all existing colonies and follow-up with regular preventative spraying.  Most of our customers use Demon or Cynoff for Argentine Ants and Fire Ants.
Although Cypermethrin is also available in wettable powder formulations (Demon WP, Cyper WP,) liquid concentrates (any Cypermethrin in EC form) are more economical when dealing with ants which have large populations, multiple mounds and large mounds.  Liquid concentrates simply give you more finished product for your money.
For those who prefer using wettable powders because of other pest control needs (killing spiders, etc.), Cyper WP is a new, more economical choice.

Indoor pesticide applications:
If Argentine ants have invaded your home, spray Cypermethrin along baseboards, window sills, around plumbing or where ants are most often seen.  If not, skip down to Outdoor Pesticide Application.
Look for and spray any possible entry point or hiding place.  Our Chapin sprayer has an adjustable tip for spraying entry points and baseboards or for slowly drenching ant mounds.  If you have determined that the ants have established colonies in your walls, it may be necessary to apply an insecticide dust (Delta Dust is the best) to any void where you suspect ant or other insect activity.   Use a Crusader Duster for applying Delta Dust to wall voids, cracks and crevices.  For smaller infestations, insecticide dust might not be needed.
If you know there are a great deal of these ants in your walls (or other inaccessible areas) but cannot locate them for dust application, bait indoors with Maxforce Complete Insect Bait.
 When using baits, do not use insecticide sprays or dusts in the same area.  Insecticides will contaminate your bait.

Outdoor pesticide applications:
Once all ant colonies have been located, treating the nests is quite simple.  All visible mounds must be drenched (or soaked) with high volume of Cypermethrin under low pressure.  Simply "fan-spraying" the surface of individual mounds does not work.  Each nest needs to be thoroughly drenched.
All mulch needs to be sprayed.  Argentine ants will often thrive in the damp organic materials we use around our homes and in landscaping.  Also spray a barrier around your home; an area 4 to 6 feet wide around the structure should suffice.
Fan spray all tree trunks and soil adjacent to the trunk.  This will not harm the tree and is perfectly safe for pets and wildlife, when label instruction are followed and treated areas are allowed to dry.  Also, fan spray all landscape timbers, decorative stones and rocks, or any other object which might look inviting to Argentine ants.

Order Products for Argentine Ant Elimination


Summary of Argentine Ant Elimination

Use Cypermethrin (Demon EC, Cynoff EC, Cypermethrin EC 4 Oz., Cyper WP) for spraying inside and out, and for drenching existing mounds and colonies.
Treat (spray) beneath any object which might harbor Argentine ants.
Fan-spray tree trunks, mulch and a good ground perimeter around your home.
Treat any crack or crevice that might serve as a hiding place or entry point, both inside your home and on the outside surface with Demon or Cyper.
Use Delta Dust in cracks, crevices, hiding places and along plumbing lines when exterminating indoor ant populations.

How to Order Argentine Ant Elimination Products

Click on any individual product or Ant Exterminator Kit to order on-line.  If you prefer, call our toll-free number to place your order. 

Call us:   8:30 & 4:30 weekdays, Central Time
1-800-434-4555


Professional Pest Control Products

6920 Pine Forest Rd.    Pensacola, FL   32526

Disclaimer Pest Control   Ants   Argentine Ant Information