How long does it take to kill sugar ants?

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AvatarMonica asked 2 years ago
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AvatarLiza Smith Staff answered 2 years ago

That depends on the size of your infestation and the killing methods you choose. The basis for any type of extermination is to sanitize your home — wipe all the surfaces with all-purpose cleaner every night, take the garbage out daily, don’t leave any human or pet food for long, seal the cracks in your walls. These measures will shorten ant stay at your place, no matter what type of pesticide you choose.
If you want to get rid of sugar ants quickly, use chemical pesticide: sprays (try Ortho Home Defense Insect Killer) and baits (like the ones produced by Terro) will do. There are many non-chemical sprays — they work just as fine, but are safe for you and your pets: try Wondercide Home and Patio Spray or Ant & Roach Killer from Smart Technologies. Spraying is the best way if there still aren’t many pests in you home — just wash the surfaces with vinegar after you’ve killed a bunch with a spray and the others will forget the way to your home. Baits take longer to work (from several weeks to even months), but they can deal with a grave infestation.