Ants in your house?

As a homeowner, you know how frustrating it is trying to get rid of ants in your house (especially since trying to do it yourself can actually make things worse!). Fortunately, for effective, professional ant control, you can count on Termidor® termiticide/insecticide. The same technology that made Termidor America’s #1 termite defense product is equally effective in controlling household ants, carpenter ants, black ants, and other ants.

To control ants, it’s important to target them where they live.

Chances are, ants, and some of the other pests in your home, actually live in nests outside. The key to controlling ants is to target them where they live—which is exactly what Termidor does. By applying Termidor to the outside exterior foundation walls of your house, your pest professional creates a treated area of protection.

How Termidor controls ants

In the last decade, the professional pest control industry has been revolutionized by new control technologies, especially in the area of nonrepellents or “undetectable” liquid treatments. Unlike older insecticides, nonrepellents can’t be smelled, tasted, or even felt by pests. So they crawl through the treated area, unaware that ingesting treated materials or merely contacting the insecticide will cause them to die.

Termidor is unique because it even controls ants that never make direct contact with its active ingredient. They need only make contact with other ants that have been exposed to Termidor. This “Transfer Effect™” means you’ll see Termidor affecting ants in one to three days and most species will be controlled within the first week following the treatment.

Carpenter ants: a potentially costly problem

Unlike most ants that are more of a nuisance than an actual property threat, carpenter ants can do significant damage to your home. While they do not actually eat wood, carpenter ants damage wood by excavating and creating galleries and tunnels. If a colony remains present long enough, carpenter ants can actually weaken structural wood and cause sever damage.

Don’t try to kill carpenter ants yourself!

But before you try to get rid of carpenter ants yourself, you should know that most “do-it-yourself” ant control efforts can often prove ineffective. Carpenter ant colonies are commonly located in wall voids and areas of your home that are hard to find. Most over-the-counter sprays are repellent and have difficulty controlling entire colonies.

How Termidor® controls carpenter ants

Termidor® termiticide/insecticide is an advanced undetectable treatment that is professionally applied outside your home. Carpenter ants never know it’s there, so they can’t react to it or avoid it. Instead, they pick up Termidor as they feed and move about and then spread it to other ants in their colony.

 

The Truth About Do-It-Yourself Treatments

Did you know that most “do-it-yourself” ant control efforts can actually make things worse? Most over-the-counter sprays and repellents can cause a phenomenon called “budding,” in which foraging ants, separated from their nest and queen by a repellent spray, will actually start new colonies. Termidor® termiticide/insecticide is an advanced undetectable treatment that is professionally applied outside your home. Ants never know it’s there, so they can’t react to it or avoid it. Instead, they pick up Termidor on their routine travels to and from your home. Then, they spread it to other ants in their colony.

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