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Ants in Our Pantry

October 12, 2017

I have a new favorite way to control ants that found an open package of cereal in our pantry.  The new Ortho Home Defense Liquid Ant Bait traps did an amazing job.

First, those of you who read my blog postings regularly know that a couple times of year I put a Ortho Home Defense treatment around the outside of my home foundation to keep the Georgia insects in our wooded area out of our home.  I get good results from this approach.  What is amazing about ants is they can find the tiniest unprotected opening to get inside.  For example, I have found that it is important to spray around the outdoor water spigot that comes out of the house wall.

In this case the ants found my pantry via the roof of our house.  They found the roof of our house via a nearby tree.  Rather than spraying my entire pantry, I like the idea of using ant bait traps that allow the ants to take the treatment back to the nest to help eliminate the queen and the colony.  So, I tried the new Ortho Home Defense Liquid Ant Bait.  Wow, within hours of putting out several traps, they were covered with ants.  The next day there were absolutely no ants to be found in the pantry.  (I wish I had thought to take pictures of the traps when they were covered in ants.)

This is good stuff! And, I like the built in safety of the traps and the active ingredient used in the liquid bait.

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