I have carpenter ants in 2 elm trees. Whats the best products you have that will take care of problem? I also have small pet (dog).
If you review our CARPENTER ANT CONTROL article, you’ll learn there are a few options available. In general, the best approach is to combine a bait with a “non repellent” spray if you can’t reach them directly with DRIONE DUST. Drione, as our article explains, is fast acting and if the nest is within reach, the way to go. Use a HAND DUSTER to apply it and expect instant results if you hit the nest directly.
Hand Duster: http://www.bugspraycart.com/equipment/dusters/crusader
Now if you can’t reach the nests directly, use the bait and non repellent spray option. This involves applying CARPENTER ANT GEL to the trunk of the trees, around 3-6 feet up, with each dab around the size of a grain of rice. Make 10-20 of these dabs which will quickly be found and consumed by the foraging ants.
Carpenter Ant Gel: http://www.bugspraycart.com/bait/gel/maxforce-carpenter-ant-gel-1-oz
Next, spray PHANTOM at the base of the tree as well as the ground. Apply it to any trails you see in the yard or on the home. Carpenter ants won’t notice the Phantom and will readily walk over the treatment. But since Phantom is a slow acting material, it will have a chance to infiltrate and transfer to other members of the nest so when it does kick in 3-4 days after the initial exposure, the impact will be profound. In most cases, if the Gel doesn’t get them, the Phantom will.
Phantom EC: http://www.bugspraycart.com/insecticide/liquid/phantom-21-oz
Lastly, all our products are safe for use in and around the home where people are active. There are some general safety guidelines you should follow like keeping the pets away when treating but once dry, they can enter and go about their regular routine with no hazard present. More info on how safe our products are to use can be found here:
Product Safety: http://www.bugspray.com/about-us/who_is_bugspray.html#safe_for_the_home
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