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Name: Ants
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Suborder: Apocrita
Superfamily: Vespoidea
Family: Formicidae

Habitat:
Most ant species live in shallow nests in soil under stones. Some, like the carpenter ant, also live in wood which they excavate, but don’t actually eat. Other ants can live in spaces made inside plants, such as acorns, twigs and galls. Ants live in large colonies of up to 10,000 workers and many queens.

 

Food:
Ants eat a range of small insects that they capture or dead insects that they find. Ants require a balance of carbohydrates and protein. Queen ants, especially, require protein to make eggs and for the larvae to grow. In homes, ants forage primarily for sweets.

Method of Travel:
Ants travel in both wandering patterns and set trails. Trails are commonly found along branches of trees, foundations, sidewalks, baseboards and edges of carpets.

Prevention:
1. Follow good sanitation practices and remove food sources by storing food in containers.
2. Trim branches and limbs of trees and shrubs that touch the building to keep ants from gaining access.
3. Caulk cracks and crevices around foundations that provide entry from outside.
4. Clean up sugary spills.
5. Provide a dry, vegetation-free border, such as gravel or stones, around the perimeter of house foundations to discourage nest building; wood chip mulches and landscape plants provide a good nesting environment.

Steps to control:
1. Indoor treatments of wall voids and indoor nest sites may be necessary.
2. Please review the products listed below to determine which is the proper product for your need.

Products to use:

KD102D – KNOCK DOWN – ANT KILLER

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KNOCK DOWN™ – KD102D – ANT KILLER Permethrin       0.25% 439g  Aerosol Domestic Cockroach 60 Day Killing Action, Residual Action Kills when insects crawl on treated surface Water Based formulation All angle 360 degree spray action for ease of...

KD107D –KNOCK DOWN – ANT ATTACK – ANT NEST ELIMINATOR – FOAM

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KNOCK DOWN™ –  KD107D – ANT ATTACK ANT NEST ELIMINATOR – FOAM 400g Active: Permethrin  0.25% Aerosol Domestic Crack, crevice and spot insecticide spray Residual Foam Killing Action Kills insects where they hide Specially designed nozzle head allows for two way...

KD165D KNOCK DOWN™ Ant Attack Killer Dust

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Knock Down™ANT ATTACK” Diatomaceous Earth Ant Killer Dust helps gardeners take advantage of mineral deposits of diatoms to control ants and other crawling insects in the garden.  ANT ATTACK is Food Grade, odourless, non-staining, and usually works within 48 hours....
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