Pharaoh ants are one of the most common pests you will find in your kitchen. Pharaoh ants will eat almost anything and they know just where to go to find the good stuff.
Although they are not picky, Pharaoh ants prefer to eat protein. You will find them on your counter tops, near food and in the dog and cat food dish, and there are usually a lot of them to contend with.
Pharaoh ants are very small ants that may actually go unnoticed for a while in your kitchen if you have dark countertops. That is, until they get into something you don’t want them to. Then there will be tons of them and you will know you have an ant problem.
If you want to eradicate the ants from your kitchen, don’t use a product off the shelf from a place like Home Depot or Loews. These products are usually repellants. While a repellant may kill the actual ants you spray it on, it will not solve the bigger problem.
When you use a repellant, you are usually breaking up the ant trail. Ants from the colony that were not killed in the spray will simply find a new route, and worse, may start additional colonies.
Using bait is your best bet to kill all the ants. Baits will come in liquid or granular form. A protein based powder or granular bait is your best bet to get rid of ants in the kitchen.
The worker ants will carry the bait back to the colony but they won’t actually eat it. Back at the colony, the worker ant will feed the bait to the larvae. The larvae work as the food factory for the colony. The adult ants and the queen will feed off the by-product of the larvae. In this way, you will be killing the ants at all stages.
If you want a quick solution you can also use a safe spray or dust along with the bait. EcoSMART offers many products that are safe for your kitchen. Some of these products are so safe in fact, they are exempt from EPA regulations.
With this double whammy attack with both baits and an environmentally safe product from EcoSMART, your kitchen will be ant free in no time.