Terro is the best way to get rid of ants and pests
Regular household ants are a nuisance. They surface as it gets warmer out and can get into everything. If you have kids, there is bound to be some sugar or food dropped around the home. This will draw out ants.
Spray and Trap
Every spring in the NY area, I normally spray around the perimeter of the house with Ortho Home Defense indoor/outdoor spray. This is a great starter and since it can be indoor or outdoor, it dries relatively quickly (about 10 minutes). When spring rolls around, it is good to have a bottle handy.
There are two main areas where we have had ant problems. The first is the east side of the house where there use to be a big bush that held a lot of water in the area due to how the ground was pitched.
The other is on the north side where the old roof use to pitch into the porch and down to the foundation. Needless to say, they provided a great area for ants to nest.
These are two area where I hit heavily with the Ortho Home Defense indoor/outdoor spray.
Open, Cut and Leave
The Terro traps come in packs of 6. They are inexpensive and highly Effective. You basically just cut open a little piece at the end and place it on the floor.
Ants are just drawn to it like a normal food source. They can eat it and die within the trap or bring it back to their next which is ideal.
Every few times I see a few new ants, I put one of these down around the area to take care of them. Look at the reviews online to see what everyone else is saying.
The only con about this is that the liquid inside is a thick sticky syrup. If you get it on the floor it will stick a lot. So just put a piece of cardboard under it in case some of it comes out. Check it out here. No brainer to use.
Terro also makes Ant Bait Liquid Stakes. It also has the thick sticky syrupy fluid inside.
Simply break off the plastic tab and stick them in the ground outside. I put this around a small ant house and within 20 minutes it was loaded with ants.
Thanks for reading,