Recommended Products for Ant Control

Product Recommendations for Common Ant Control

Argentine Ants: California, Washington, Oregon and the Southeast

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Premise Granules
Tempo Ultra
Suspend SC
DeltaGard G Maxforce Granular Insect Bait
Tempo 1% Dust
Premise Foam
Maxforce Ant Bait Stations
Maxforce FC Ant Killer Bait Gel

Acrobat Ant: Continental United States

  • Acrobat AntTreat exposed colonies with Premise, Tempo Ultra or Suspend SC
  • To treat colonies in wood, drill holes into galleries and inject Drione or Tempo 1% Dust, Premise Foam or a residual spray like Premise, Tempo Ultra or Suspend SC
  • Spot treat likely entry points and apply Maxforce Ant Killer Bait Gel on trails
  • Place bait stations indoors or outdoors adjacent to the structure and immediately next to ant trails. Use Maxforce Granular Insect Bait around the perimeter

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Premise Granules
Tempo Ultra
Suspend SC
Tempo 1% Dust
Premise Foam
Maxforce Ant Bait Gel
Maxforce Granular Insect Bait

Pavement Ants: Pacific coast, the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast corridors, and across the Plains

  • Pavement AntTreat outdoor nests and cracks in slabs with Premise, Tempo Ultra or Suspend SC. Apply a residual insecticide to expansion joints
  • To treat colonies in voids, drill holes into galleries and inject Drione or Tempo 1% Dust, Premise Foam or a residual spray like Premise, Tempo Ultra or Suspend SC
  • Use Premise, Tempo Ultra, Suspend SC or DeltaGard G around the perimeter
  • Target infestations with Maxforce Ant Bait Stations, Granular Baits or Gel along foraging trails or at entry points
  • Or, apply Maxforce Granular Insect Bait as a mound treatment.

Recommended Products

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Premise Granules
Tempo Ultra
Suspend SC
DeltaGard G
Maxforce Ant Bait Stations
Maxforce Ant Bait Gel
Premise Foam
Tempo 1% Dust
Maxforce Granular Insect Bait

Pharaoh Ants: Continental United States and Hawaii (Caution: do not use a contact insecticide, which will cause Pharaoh ant colonies to scatter and reform as smaller colonies)

  • Pharoah AntUse Maxforce baits around suspected nesting sites and along foraging trails
  • Apply Maxforce Fine Granular Insect Bait under baseboards, into voids under cabinets, under heavy appliances and under carpet edges
  • Outdoors, apply baits along fences, foundations and roofs.

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Maxforce Granular Insect Bait
Maxforce Granular Insect Bait Fine

Red Imported Fire Ant: Southeastern states

  • Maxforce Granular Insect Bait FineBroadcast TopChoice on lawns, sports fields or park areas to control fire ants for up to one year
  • Use Maxforce FC Fire Ant Bait to target the entire colony, either as a broadcast treatment or around individual mounds
  • Maxforce FC Fire Ant Bait can also be used in combination with a TopChoice application. Use TopChoice to treat high traffic areas like a school athletic field and use the bait to treat around protected areas below bleachers, and along sidewalks

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TopChoice
Maxforce FC Ant Killer Bait Gel

Carpenter Ants: Different varieties throughout the United States

  • Carpenter AntUse Drione or Tempo 1% Dust for flushing, making voids uninhabitable
  • To treat colonies in voids, drill holes into galleries and inject Drione or Tempo 1% Dust, Premise Foam or a residual spray like Premise, Tempo Ultra or Suspend SC
  • Apply Premise, Tempo Ultra, or Suspend SC around the perimeter or around the base of trees. locations, near entry points and in areas with water damage
  • Apply Maxforce Granular Insect Bait around the base of trees harboring nests, around buildings, along ant trails and in cracks/crevices of structures.

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Tempo 1% Dust
Premise Foam
Premise Granules
Suspend SC
Maxforce Granular Insect Bait
Tempo Ultra
Monica Bird (928 Posts)

Monica’s compassion for her customer's struggles with pest control issues and passion for pest control stems from over 10 years in the industry. With a master’s degree in entomology, she uses her knowledge and experience in chemistry, insects and pests to educate her customers.


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