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Karlsson wrote:


New house new problems.

ANTS.

I have a multiple step plan on dealing with these little jerks before I see them upstairs, but figured I’d throw this out there to canvas for other ideas that have worked for people.

For the pesky little red ants I have found that sprinkling Terro poison granules (see link) around the perimeter of the house actually worked. You may have to do it more than one and be sure to follow the instructions. I just used a watering can to wet the granules as I went. I do it in the spring and then only if I have to in the fall. Inside, I just use the Terro liquid bait traps. Works good.

For the bigger black ants I sprinkle this stuff all over their mound and add plenty of water. I’ve even used spray on the ants escaping from their castle.

https://www.amazon.com/TERRO-Perimeter-Bait-Plus-T2600/dp/B0030697TQ/ref=sr_1_29_sspa?dchild=1&gclid=Cj0KCQjwyZmEBhCpARIsALIzmnJv4vXnH6PzlsC3UZNIiYEJOaSVk0wVwYxIuaLTv027nyWrMa8SfKAaAnzSEALw_wcB&hvadid=509361264475&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9019684&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=b&hvrand=14343227974856085639&hvtargid=kwd-1213062128116&hydadcr=285_1011697339&keywords=terro+liquid+outdoor+ant+bait&qid=1619462808&sr=8-29-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyVzcyN1BNMkFXT1VQJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMTg1MzQyMlZYUVpEVTFHVUlUWSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUExMDQxNDk0MURBN1M3VlhBQ0VPMCZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX210ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=” class=”bbcode_url”>https://www.amazon.com/TERRO-Perimeter-Bait-Plus-T2600/dp/B0030697TQ/ref=sr_1_29_sspa?dchild=1&gclid=Cj0KCQjwyZmEBhCpARIsALIzmnJv4vXnH6PzlsC3UZNIiYEJOaSVk0wVwYxIuaLTv027nyWrMa8SfKAaAnzSEALw_wcB&hvadid=509361264475&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9019684&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=b&hvrand=14343227974856085639&hvtargid=kwd-1213062128116&hydadcr=285_1011697339&keywords=terro+liquid+outdoor+ant+bait&qid=1619462808&sr=8-29-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyVzcyN1BNMkFXT1VQJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMTg1MzQyMlZYUVpEVTFHVUlUWSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUExMDQxNDk0MURBN1M3VlhBQ0VPMCZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX210ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=

Pretty sure they sell it in a shaker bag, too, probably at Home Depot.