Last weekend I was out cleaning up the gardening, weeding, planting, and adding mulch and I spotted them.
Every spring they rear up their beady little heads.
Sometimes they make their way inside and we find them crawling along the tile or on the baseboards. Other years we see the infestations outside… creeping around the edges of the house or concentrated in one area of the garden.
This year I spotted them in the garden and then, the next day, another group of them along the outdoor walls near our new stairs to the deck.
Ugh. In the past we’ve gone on a rampage, trying to seek out each one and manually eradicating them. But this year we had a new solution.
Carpenter ants are super valuable to the earth in general because they chew up rotting wood and turn it into fine sawdust (think: perfect for renewing forested areas). But in or around your home, carpenter ants are one of the most destructive pests around. They can do major damage by chewing up the wood that your home is built with.
ORTHO® ANT B GON™ MAX ANT ELIMINATOR is perfect for using in spots where you know that ants are entering your home such as along door sills, baseboards, and window frames. Since carpenter ants are most active at night, try to observe them when they are out foraging for food so that you know where to spray them. It’s ready to use and super fast acting. You can apply either directly to ants that you see making their way around the edges of your home; or if you know where they are hiding then spray it there. All you have to do to use ORTHO® ANT B GON™ MAX ANT ELIMINATOR is spray it directly and thoroughly into infested areas and hiding places such as cracks and crevises, around baseboards, windows and doorframes; under and behind refrigerators, stoves, cabinets and garbage cans; under sinks and around plumbing.
So, if like many North Americans, you are struggling with ants in or around your home, give it a try! I know it solved our ant problem in a flash.
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