Best Overall: Syngenta 53204 Advion 4 x 30g Ant Gel, White
(Targets most pest species of ants, including all key sweet feeders. Indoxacarb, the active ingredient, is highly effective against ants. Uniform coverage over a large area. Can be used in residential, institutional, commercial, and industrial areas)
Best Budget: Terro T324B 4-Pack Liquid Ant Baits, Orange
(The Terro T324B Liquid Ant Baits are perfect for killing Carpenter Ants quickly and efficiently. These baits will kill any Carpenter Ant within minutes, and they're also orange, so you'll be able to easily identify them if you're trying to avoid cross-contamination.)
Editor's Choice: Raid Max Double Control Ant Baits, 0.28 oz, 8 CT
(The Raid Max Double Control Ant Baits come in two flavors to attract different types of ants. Once ants feed on the bait, they return to the colony and transfer the bait to other ants, thereby killing. The baits are easy to apply and keep fresh)
Ortho Orthene Fire Ant Killer1, Kills Queen, Destroys up to 162 Mounds, 12 oz. Dry Powder, Ant Poison Works in 60 minutesView on Amazon
TERRO T600 Ant Dust Powder Killer for Indoors and Outdoors - Kills Ants, Fire Ants, Carpenter Ants, Roaches, Spiders, and Other InsectsView on Amazon
TERRO T334B Indoor Multi-Surface Liquid Ant Bait and Ant Killer - 4 Discreet Ant Bait Stations - Kills Common Household AntsView on Amazon
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Why do ants keep coming back after I kill them?
Ants are not able to die. They may be killed, but they will just create another queen.
Should I squish ants?
Yes, it is advised not to squash ants. Doing so will only release pheromones and potentially disrupt the colony's communication and behavior.
Do ants get sad when another ant dies?
Ants don't really have the ability to feel emotions like humans do. They do however communicate through pheromones, which are chemicals that are released when an ant is happy, angry, or scared.
Should you kill every ant you see?
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the best approach depends on the ant colony and the specific situation. However, generally speaking, if you want to permanently control an ant colony, you need to get rid of the whole colony.
Why do I suddenly have ants?
Ants are attracted to food sources by the scent of human or animal sweat. If there is food available near the ants' nest, they will swarm to the location.
The best ant killer is the one that you use to kill the ants that are bothering you. Many different types of ant killers are available, so you can find the one that is best for your situation. Make sure to read the instructions carefully before using it, and always be careful when handling poison.