I have a dog and a cat. the cat is mostly inside and the dog goes out in the yard quite a bit. We have been seeing carpenter ants both inside and outside and I’m wondering if you have something organic we can use which won’t be a danger to them.
All of the products we have listed in our CARPENTER ANT CONTROL article would be fine to use around any of the pets as well as any people if used properly. Our PRODUCT SAFETY VIDEOS explain most everything you need to do to insure safe treatments are made. That being said, there are some Organic Alternatives you can use in place of the products we have listed that might help feel more at ease.
As you’ll learn in the article, there are three main ways to deal with Carpenter Ants. The most direct way is to treat the nest with DRIONE DUST. The organic alternative dust would be DIATOMACEOUS EARTH which will work just about as well. It should be applied with one of the HAND DUSTERS we have listed to get the product uniformly distributed.
The second important part of carpenter ant control is spraying the foundation. Instead of one of the products listed in our article, you can use the organic alternative known as MULTI PURPOSE INSECT KILLER. This product won’t last as long as the actives we have listed in our article but it will kill carpenter ants and help keep them out.
Lastly, if you wanted to use some bait, the NIBAN FG would be a good choice which is listed in the Carpenter Ant article. It’s on the ORMI LIST which means it’s considered safe enough for organic processors so you should be able to