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Finish Off Your Carpenter Ant Problem with MaxForce Ant Bait Gel

Bug Lady posted this on Oct 31, 2016

Finish Off Your Carpenter Ant Problem with MaxForce Ant Bait Gel

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Carpenter ants aren’t your normal ant, and if you’ve come into contact with one, you’d probably realize that immediately because they are much bigger than your common ant. If you have seen a carpenter ant in your home or outdoors, chances are that lone ant isn’t really rolling solo and his crew has built a sizable nest nearby or even worse, inside your home!


Carpenter Ant Behavior Breakdown


Carpenters really really like wood, and they like building and living around woody areas like tree stump, wood piles or whatever there is damp wood. Carpenter ants can also build their habitat in hidden areas of your home where they will invade the wooden structure of your house’s foundation to drill galleries into so they can travel to and and from their nest. With this being the case, a good sign that you are dealing with carpenter ants is by finding crumbled wood and wood shavings. Homeowners often mistake this discovery by believing they have termites but they very well could be carpenter ants.


Unlike termites, Carpenter ants don’t eat wood at all, they just like creating tunnels and moving through wood. They actually enjoy a mix of proteins and sugars. But much like termites, because of their affinity for creating tunnels and passageways in wood, they can create some significant property damage, which is why when you discover that you have an infestation of carpenter ants, you have to ask fast in assembling a control program to remove them from your home.


How to Get Rid of Them? MaxForce Ant Bait Gel Is Your Solution!

We here at Solutions carry a great method of controlling your carpenter problem and that is through MaxForce Carpenter Ant Bait Gel. One thing that carpenter ants love is moisture and Maxforce Carpenter Ant Bait Gel has high moisture content which carpenter ants will not be able to resist. Using MaxForce Carpenter Ant Bait Gel will provide lightning fast control usually within 3-5 days.


As with most new bait technology Maxforce gel uses a delayed action kill so the bait will have ample time to be taken by the worker ants and brought back to the nest to be passed throughout the carpenter ant colony. Maxforce Carpenter Ant Bait Gel contains sugar as another attractant for the sugar-loving carpenter ants and works even better when used in tandem to a protein-based control bait such as Advance Carpenter Ant Bait.


How to Apply MaxForce Carpenter Ant Bait Gel


MaxForce Carpenter Ant Bait Gel is simple to apply, making it perfect for DIYers that would rather not hire a professional to handle their pest problems. Solutions recommends a four phase method to remove carpenter ants which includes: Identification, Inspection, Control and Prevention. You can find a more detailed how to which covers these phases here at our ant control guidebut we will give you a quick rundown of the control method here below:

  1. Identification: You need to be certain that the ants you are dealing with are indeed carpenter ants. The biggest signs are their appearance and larger size as well as their affinity for wood and leaving shavings around. This step is simple at this point since if you’re reading this and bought the MaxForce Gel, it’s apparent you are dealing with carpenter ants.

  2. Inspection: Examine your home and observe any carpenter ants you may have encountered and follow them where they may lead you to their nest. Also be sure to check areas of your home that are tucked away like your attic or basement and around your foundation since carpenter ants like hidden dark and quiet places that have moisture. Often times they’ll be hard to find their nest but at least getting an idea of where you have encountered them can give you an idea of where to place MaxForce Carpenter Ant Bait Gel.

  3. Control: Apply small beads of gel in cracks and crevices, and anywhere you see carpenter ants foraging and/or entering the structure. Maxforce Carpenter ant gel can be placed in cabinets and drawers, around pipes, electrical outlets, light switches, etc. Also be sure that if you’re using an ant insecticide or spray that you do not place bait in those same areas as it will render the bait ineffective as carpenter ants will not go near the bait wherever insecticide has been sprayed.

  4. Prevention: At this point the MaxForce Carpenter Ant Bait Gel will have done the trick, significantly reducing your carpenter ant issue if not entirely. To make sure you don’t have a problem start up again you need to take preventative measures. The best way of going about this is by eliminating sources of moisture in and around your home, sealing cracks and crevices around your foundation to shut down areas of entry, and keeping wood materials away from your home. Cutting back bushes and branches will also does well to eliminate sources of entry to your home.


Simple enough, isn’t it? By carrying out these steps, you will save a ton of money by not needing to hire a professional pest control expert and carpenter ants will be a thing of the past. Buy MaxForce Carpenter Ant Bait Gel now on our website and take care of your ant frustrations today!

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