Termidor for Ant Control
Although sometimes confused, ants and termites are very different pests that require separate and different Termidor® termiticide/insecticide applications to control. Still, the same nonrepellent technology that made Termidor America’s #1 termite defense product is equally effective in controlling carpenter ants (which can cause severe damage to the wood in your home), household ants, black ants, and other ant species.
Target Ants Where They Live
Chances are, ants, and some of the other pests in your home, actually live in nests outside. The key to getting rid of ants is to target them where they live. By applying Termidor to the outside exterior foundation walls of your house, your pest professional creates a treated area of protection. Ants pick up Termidor as they travel to and from your home and then spread it to other ants in their colony.
The Termidor “Transfer Effect™”
Termidor is unique because it controls ants through direct and indirect contact with its active ingredient. Ants need only make contact with other ants that have been exposed to Termidor. This "Transfer Effect" means you'll see Termidor affecting ants in one to three days and most species will be controlled within the first week following the treatment.
Don’t Try to Get Rid of Ants Yourself
Most over-the-counter sprays and repellents can cause a phenomenon called “budding,” in which foraging ants, separated from their nest and queen by a repellent spray, will actually start new colonies. This can actually make ant problems worse! Because Termidor is a nonrepellent, ants never know it’s there, so they can’t react to it or avoid it.
Mistaking termites for flying ants can have costly consequences for your home and property. If you notice flying “ants” swarming in or around your home, you should contact a pest professional to determine if what you’re actually dealing with are termites.
Some of the physical distinctions between flying ants and termites, include:
- Flying ants' wings are different sizes, while termites' wings are all the same size.
- Flying ants have narrowed waists, while termites have thick waists.
- Flying ants have elbowed antennae, while termites have straight antennae that resemble strings of beads.
- Flying ants can vary in size and winged termites can be brown or black like ants.