Sprays will kill the ants you see. Unfortunately this will never kill the nest or the population.
Our poison works over a period of days/weeks. Our slow acting ones are more effective as the entire colony is poisoned within 1-5 weeks.
The fast acting baits/insecticides provide control in 3 to 7 days, but
only the ones you see, Ants bring our poison back to
the nest(s) and this in turn will kill the population. The treatment is a
little like a course of antibiotics, you must let it run its course.
The traps are placed next to wherever ants are seen, preferably beside ant "trails" (invisible odor trails which workers follow between food and the nest). Do not spray other insecticides or cleaning agents around the bait stations as this will deter ants from feeding on the bait. Initially, you should see an increase in the number of ants around the bait station -- DO NOT SPRAY THEM. This indicates that the ants are feeding on the bait and transporting the insecticide back to the nest. Ant activity will often subside in a matter of several days as the number of ants in the colony declines. Continue to place additional baits wherever ants are seen.
Never attempt to kill ants. Firstly it only kills the ones you see. Killing the ants that you see is counter productive and will ultimately increase the time to eradicate them.
We advise using our baits/poisons to make the ants do the work for
you 24/7 and ultimately this will kill the colony. So the timescale to eliminate the ants will
then only be dependent on the
weather*, their presence and the size of the infestation.
see also: Ant Post Treatment Tips
* Note: Killing ants is dependent on temperature, so time must be allowed for the right conditions for the ants to take the poison back to the nest.