Ants are a pest that many people have to live with, and sometimes they can cause a whole lot of disruption if they find their way into your home.
Thankfully there are plenty of products which claim to be able to kill these little critters effectively, saving you from having to endure their unwanted interference with your daily life.
Here are just a few of the top options available at the moment so that you can choose the approach that is best for you.
A well known brand in the world of pest control, Terro makes various products including the T300 pack of liquid bait.
While you can repel ants by organic means or with homemade solutions, this commercial product has a track record of eliminating these tiny insects efficiently and safely.
It consists of a bait station that is loaded with sweet liquid that will be especially appealing to ants.
The station is translucent so you can see when it is getting full, and the ants which are lured within will be terminated because the liquid contains borax, which is more commonly associated with cleaning products.
Spectracide Ant Shield
Rather than working well to address ants infestations that have already made their way indoors, this granulated insecticide is capable of creating a barrier around your home so that the creepy crawlies do not make their way inside in the first place.
While shielding you from the advances of ants may be its main selling point, it is also an excellent all-purpose insect killer that is just as deadly to roaches as it is to silverfish, pillbugs and everything in between.
Amdro Ant Block
Another of the competing anti-ant brands around today, Amdro has its own granule-based solution which not only offers the ability to start sorting out insect issues from the first second you apply it, but also boasts the claim that it can provide protection for up to 3 months from just a single application.
If you are looking for a long lasting solution and want to prevent ants entering your house while still keeping the wildlife on the rest of your property intact, this is a sensible choice.
Hot Shot No-Pest Strip
Unlike the other products mentioned so far, this one sets out to do away with ants and other insects in those hard-to-reach spaces which they may well use as a home or a highway throughout the year.
It comes in the form of adhesive strips that can be secured in crawl spaces, garages, storage units, attics and elsewhere. Over the course of up to four months it will emit vapors that do away with ants that get too close, although the nature of this vapor means that it cannot be used in occupied parts of the house.
Whichever product you choose, make sure that you clean thoroughly after any pest control efforts have been made so that the rest of your household, including pets, are kept safe.