what product should be used to drive the bugs from thier nest and breeding areas? I'm using in an attic.
we have too many sugar ants and a few winged ants in hte kitchen. I spray home pest control all the time so I figure it is time to fog the attic. How do I make the fogging most effective -- how do I drive the bugs from their breeding areas.
Open Jan 01, 2015 - 05:23 AM
Jan 02, 2015 - 06:48 AM
First off, fogging will not kill ants. It may kill a few workers, but not all, and will not kill the queens or the nest. Secondly, if you you fog the attic or use any repellent pesticide (most foggers contain pyrethrum that is very repellent to insects and ants), it will cause the ants to get very active, and possibly "bud" or divide the colony into several new colonies. This is the number 1 rule and why you should never spray pesticides indoors for ants.
What I would highly recommend is to #1 - determine what species of ants you have. #2 - use a baiting strategy using either an indoor gel bait such as Advion Ant Gel, Gourmet Ant Gel, etc, or use the KM Ant Pro System outdoors to get control and eliminate all ants.
I know this is short, but before you just start setting off foggers or spraying and causing more a problem, you really need to consider the consquences. I would recommend to stop any spraying for anything and only use baits until the ants are gone, then start routine spraying again for general insects.
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