If you have an ant problem to tackle in your home or yard, the first thing you need to do is find out what kind of ants you are dealing with.
There are many types of ants and they live on different things. Some ants are predators that will eat other insects. Others go for sweets or a mixture of protein and sweet baits.
The best way to find out what your ants are eating is to put out a couple different types of food where you are seeing the ants. Put out a protein and sweet bait and look to see which attracts the ants.
Once you have figured out what they are eating, you can buy the appropriate bait. Baits work wonders when it comes to killing most ant colonies. Worker ants take the bait back to the colony and feed it to the larvae as they themselves are incapable of eating it. The larvae produce a by-product that the queen and workers feed on. In this way, you are killing the entire colony when you use ant bait.
Ant bait is also very safe, usually containing a boric acid base which actually has half the toxicity of table salt.
Another safe option for killing ants is to use a bio-pesticide such as a dust from EcoSMART. EcoSMART offers bio-pesticides that are so safe, some of them are exempt from EPA regulation.
Use a dust to kill the ants where they are living. If you have ants in the home, dust under the dishwasher, stove, refrigerator and anywhere else where the ants may find food and moisture. Bio dusts are so safe, you can even use them to dust the pantry if you are seeing ants there.
When the ants walk through the dust, it will stick to their feet and bodies. This is why it is important to dust any ant trails you are aware of. Ants love to groom themselves and when they do, they will be ingesting the dust.
With a combination of bio-pesticide and bait, your ant problem will be quickly solved in a safe and effective manner.