Posted on: 11 December 2015
If you have a problem with ants in your home, it can be easy to turn to spray to get rid of them. However, this is often a temporary solution that doesn't always end up providing the results that you want to see. Instead of turning to spray, it may be more beneficial to use ant bait. Here are four things to know about how ant bait works:
- Ants Voluntarily Digest the Poison: When you set out the ant bait, it is going to attract the ants because it appears to be food to them. The will them voluntarily be digesting the bait. This will allow you to have to use less of the toxic material, which also prevents your family and home from having to be exposed to so much of it, as well.
- Not Airborne: When you use ant spray instead of ant bait, the poison is going to be airborne. Sprays allow the poison to drift through the air for a period of time, which can be dangerous for your family's health, especially young children, as well as household pets.
- Ants Take Bait to the Nest: If there are ants constantly in your home, it's probably because the nest is really close by. In order to resolve the ant issue as quickly as possible, it's best to destroy the nest completely. When you set out bait for the ants, the ants are going to carry it back to the nest where the rest of the colony will ingest it killing much more of the ants that are surrounding your home. This is one of the best ways to get to the source.
- Takes Longer: Although ant bait is going to take longer to kill the ants over ant spray, it's important to be patient because eventually, the bait is going to be more effective than the spray. This is because the ant bait is getting to the source. At first, the bait will attract more ants to your home, but in the end it is going to kill more of them.
By knowing these things about ant bait, you can better understand why it may be the best solution for your ant problem over ant spray. Just be sure that you place the bait in an effective area, such as the kitchen, but keep it up high if you have pets or children in your home. This is sure to provide the best and safest results.