Dealing with an ant infestation is harsh and frustrating – just when you think they’re finally gone, you’re back with a vengeance. If you want Free your house of ants for goodYou need to figure out where they are from and what they are eating so that you can choose the right bait.

Ants may not be picky about food, but believe it or not, they have preferences. The species that make their way into your home are usually classified as either “sugar ants” or “fat ants” depending on which food they are most attracted to, and there is a difference in what type of bait is most popular works best. For sugar ants this is obviously something sugary like honey, jam or even just sugar water. Fat ants tend to like both protein and fat, so any type of nut butters are ideal. Just choose your bait, mix it with powdered borax or liquid ant killer (which is also borax, but stronger), drop it on a piece of wax paper and boom – you have ant traps.

If you’re not entirely sure whether to use sugar or fat baits, this is good news: you don’t have to choose. In fact, you should always use both, at least first. Place a sugar trap and a fat trap at the entrance of the ants and double-check which ones they like better. In the worst case scenario, you will waste a tablespoon of peanut butter or sugar. at best, you actually catch more ants. Some species (especially carpenter ants) like to eat anythingSo using two different types of bait increases your chances of killing them all.

Killing ants takes time and effort, but once you know which bait to use, you are well on your way. Even so, some infections are more than DIY solutions can handle. When you’ve cleaned up every spill, sealed every crack, and gone through a whole tube of liquid ant killer and you still refuse to die, it’s time to call on the professionals. A destroyer can locate the source of the infestation and eliminate it for good.

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