Jul 31, 2015 - 08:24 AM
Ants have to have food sources to survive. Most of the time, these food sources are natural, such as Aphids, mealybugs, other plant insects, plant juices, honeydew, etc. This is where the battle for ants is either won or lost. If you can find their food sources, eliminate those sources, or at the very least use a repellent insecticide such as Essentria or EcoVia to keep them away, you can sometimes solve the problem as force the ants elsewhere. This where the KM Ant Pro systems shines, because is replaces the ants natural food sources and kills them.
Anytime you use an insecticide to spray for ants, there is a chance that you won't kill them all, or the colony will split into several new colonies to survive. It's a chance you take, even with Termidor. That's why baiting is always the preferred method of control for ants.
The labeling on Termidor is very restrictive for outdoor ant use. It can only be applied 1 foot up and 1 foot out from the foundation. That's it. There is no other options for spraying cracks along sidewalks, driveways, porches, etc. This is what needs to be done, but again, that option is not on the label for Termidor.
Hope this helps.