Jul 03, 2014 - 09:49 AM
The best overall way and the easiest to get rid of Black Carpenter Ants, is to NOT SPRAY, and give them what they are looking for - food. The KM Ant Pro System is the easiest way to give them their food source (what they are looking for) and eliminate them.
This system is safe for cats.
Here is a link to more information - http://www.epestsupply.com/km-ant-pro...
Here is a link to purchase - http://www.epestsupply.com/product/KM...
There are no easy or cheap cures for these ants. They are one of the most aggressive, and invasive ants we deal with. If you call a local pest company, you will find out that I am preaching the gospel so to speak.
The KM Ant Pro system is the only system on the market that is both extremely easy to install, takes very little effort to maintain, and will provide constant feeding up to 4 months before the bait needs to be replaced.
The only other bait that works is Advance Carpenter Ant Bait. This is a HAND scatter bait, scattered around the outside of the house. It has to be reapplied every 3-4 days until the ants consume enough to control them.
There is really nothing you can do indoors to control Black Carpenter Ants. If you spray anything indoors, it usually makes them worse. Here is more info - http://www.epestsupply.com/carpenter_...
Jun 01, 2016 - 04:08 PM
Killing carpenter ants is not a simple process. Using the KM Ant Pro system can make it simpler, but you can't use these products indoors. Ants feed outdoors. They don't eat wood. They only damage the wood to create their nests. The only way to know how much damage is to remove the sheetrock or walls surface to inspect the studs for damage.
Most of the time, if the damage is severe, you will find "frass" or sawdust and dead ant particles in a pile close to where the ants are living. Again, the only way to know how much damage is to remove the wall.
The Ant Pro system provides an outdoor feeding site for the ants. They normally feed on aphids, mealybugs, plant juices, etc. The Ant Pro station is a dispenser that dispenses liquid ant baits such as Gourmet Liquid Ant Bait. This bait becomes a slow acting killing agent and destroys the ants through their own feeding processes.