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Got a home infestation on your hands? Before you call the exterminator, try these solutions to rid yourself of insects, rodents, and more.
You Will Need
- Drione or PyGanic Dust
- Hand duster
- Cypermethrin or deltamethrin
- Pump sprayer
- Carpenter ant granules
- Carpenter ant gel
- Drill with 3/16" bit (optional)
- Pump sprayer (optional)
Find the nest
Find the carpenter ant nest. Look for wood shavings or ants foraging.
Apply Drione or PyGanic Dust to this area with a hand duster.
Remove all covers and dust
Remove all covers for electrical or plumbing systems and dust into the walls in these areas.
Spray the perimeter of the home
Spray the perimeter of your home every 4 to 8 weeks with cypermethrin or deltamethrin. Cover the foundation, 2 to 3 feet up, and the ground, 4 feet wide.
Bait the yard
Bait the yard a few times a year with carpenter ant granules.
Bait your home
Apply carpenter ant gel any place in the home that you see ants.
Do not leave food lying around the house. Ants will be attracted to the deadly gel if there isn’t any other food for them to eat.