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How To Kill Carpenter Ants Using Professional Grade Products?

Bug Lady posted this on Aug 11, 2016

Carpenter Ant control with Professional Pest Control Products

You basically have only a few options and some will work better than others.  Exterior perimeter treatments will work well if you are using something like Premise or Termidor, there are both non repelling so ants will continue to move about the chemical application area.  Other chemical such as Suspend, Cynoff and Talstar will help keep the ants away from the structure, but will not be effective on colonies that are already located inside.

Treating the inside of wall voids or entry points that you know have carpenter ants nesting inside will include dust and a duster, Drione, Delta Dust, Pyganic Dust and also Premise Foam.

When you void or foam the wall voids you are trying to get the ants or other insects to cross into your chemically treated area.  Ants groom themselves so they should get it on their bodies and ingest the chemical.  Apply dust properly with the use of a duster, apply Drione Delta Dust into the wall voids for Carpenter Ant Control.  Delta Dust is better suited for use where there is a moisture concern.  Premise foam works great if you know which section of void the ant or termite is occupying.  Dusting is not a stand alone treatment and should be used in conjunction with other chemical or baiting methods.

You can perform a spot treatment on infested wood with Bora-Care or Tim-bor , naturally occurring Borate and wood preservative.  It will quickly eliminate a localized carpenter ant infestation, because it will act as a repellent to the ants and make the wood unattractive for creating galleries.  The wood has to be un painted or sealed on the areas you will be applying.  You can inject Bora-Care or Tim-bor directly into the carpenter ant galleries.


Because of the sole nature of ants the most effective method of controlling carpenter ants is by using baits.  Baits work by eliminating the population of carpenter ants in an area and reduce or stop their potential for entering a structure.  Advance Carpenter Ant Bait (8 oz or 2lb container)  Niban Granular Bait and Niban-FG Fine Granular Bait are carpenter ant baits which can be used for both interior and exterior applications.  Maxforce Carpenter Ant Bait Gel is the fastest for indoor ant colonies, we recommend both the Advance Carpenter ant bait andMaxforce Carpenter Ant Bait to be used together for superior success.

Advance Carpenter Ant Bait

For exterior baiting you will want to place a band of bait, two to four foot band around the structure using Niban or Advance Carpenter Ant Bait.  Can be placed around bases of trees, stumps, firewood piles and any other location ants may tend to form a colony in.  Bait can be applied in the ant’s trails.  Niban will not break down in sunlight and stays effective with up to 2 inches of rainfall. Whenever possible applying bait inside and out will help you be the most successful at Carpenter Ant Control and help you Kill them Like a Professional.

We Carry the largest selection of professional pest control products available to homeowners, business and institutions so you can do your own pest control and the instructions provided above will help you  not only get rid of but  Kill your Carpenter Ant problem.

How to Apply Carpenter Ant Bait:

Advance carpenter ant bait application recommendations






Follow ants back to voids.  Apply product to cracks and crevices or voids where ants are active.  In heavily traveled sites use up to 1.5 ounces of product.

Use a large Puff duster to place the product into crevices or voids.  IT may take more than one application so keep feeding the ants till you no longer see any ants.

ADVANCE Granular Carpenter Ant Bait is a ready to use product for use in controlling carpenter ants both indoors and outdoors. This bait formulation combines a mixture of foods and the delayed action insecticide, abamectin. This insecticide acts to reduce the population of worker ants and can cause an immediate halt in egg production resulting in colony elimination. Avoid use of other insecticides or sprays on or near ADVANCE Granular Carpenter Ant Bait.


BROADCAST APPLICATION: Use this product at a rate of 1 lb. per acre. Apply the product as uniformly as possible. Repeat application as necessary.

AROUND STRUCTURES: Lightly sprinkle the product evenly in a band approximately 1 – 2 feet wide around the foundation of the building. Treat visible trails with approximately 1 ounce of product. Repeat application

as necessary.

Maxforce Carpenter Ant Bait Application Recommendations

Apply with syringe applicator directly into cracks and crevices.  Place applicator tip into cracks and crevices and where ants may travel.  Apply gel up to 1 gram per spot.

Apply the bait in small amounts between different elements of construction, openings leading into voids and hollow spaces in floors, walls, ceilings, equipment legs and bases, around plumbing pipes, doors and windows, cabinets, sinks, stoves and other places where ants may enter the establishment.

Reapply when necessary.

For outdoor use Apply Maxforce Carpenter Ant gel into on or adjacent to surfaces where you can see ants, next to ant trails and potential water damage areas.

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