Carpenter Ant Products
Products used in the elimination of carpenter ants include carpenter ant baits, insecticide sprays and insecticide dusts. Choose the products best suited for your pest control job. For more details on carpenter ant elimination, go to Carpenter Ants article.
Carpenter Ant Baits
Use carpenter ant baits in attics,
crawl spaces, beneath cabinets and around the foundation of buildings where
these ants are seen foraging. After eliminating colonies with your ant
bait, spray the exterior of the building with a professional insecticide spray
on a regular basis. This spray will keep the infestation from
returning. There are several ant baits labeled for carpenter ant
elimination; Maxforce Carpenter Ant
Bait Gel and Advance Carpenter Ant Bait are the
best to be used in combination or separately.
To eliminate light infestations of carpenter ants, use a professional insecticide that will give you a long residual. Longer residual products equate to spraying less often. Suspend SC, Demon WP, Cynoff WP and other Cypermethrin products will give good control and prevention of many household insect pests, including carpenter ants.
An insecticide dust is an excellent tool to use for eliminating or preventing carpenter ant infestations in wall voids, crawl spaces and attics. There are several insecticide dusts to choose from. Drione Dust works well in a dry environment, but Delta Dust is the best where there is any sign of moisture. Delta Dust is a synthetic pyrethroid insecticide dust (containing Deltamethrin) that is water proof. Either dust will work well when used alone or in conjunction with Suspend SC or other professional spray.