Fighting ants is a difficult task. They are more resilient than most other insects, which is why you need the best ant killers possible to protect your home.
Ant killers have come a long way, with 2017 boasting some truly impressive brands in this arena, the best ant killers coming out of the year including the following:
Table of Contents
- 10). TERRO Carpenter Ant and Termite Killer Aerosol
- 9). Raid Ant and Roach Insecticide Killer Spray
- 8). Ortho Max Fire Ant Killer
- 7). Bayer Advanced Fire Ant Killer
- 6). TERRO T1812 Outdoor Liquid Ant Bait Stakes
- 5). Dupont Advion Bait Gel
- 4). TERRO PreFilled Liquid Ant Killer
- 3). Ortho Orthene Fire Ant Killer
- 2). TERRO 1806 Outdoor Liquid Ant Baits
- 1). Ortho 0196710 Home Defense Insect Killer Spray – Best Of Ant Killers in 2017
10). TERRO Carpenter Ant and Termite Killer Aerosol
Boasting a two-way precision spray nozzle with which one can spray into wall voids and infested woods, this item kills carpenter ants and termites on contact. Effective inside and outside, you do not have to worry about frequent application because this ant killer keeps working for four weeks.
With proper application, you can end entire infestations of termites and ants; and that doesn’t even take into account all that the spray can do against beetles, bores and carpenter bees.
Consumers have claimed that they have ended entire colonies of pests after just two or three uses; the ants and termites seemed to have simply disappeared. If TERRO has one failing, it is the fact that it has a bad odor. But the smell disappears relatively quickly.
9). Raid Ant and Roach Insecticide Killer Spray
Raid is designed with a powerful nozzle that is just as effective when spraying entire infested areas as it is directly spraying insects. From silverfish to roaches, waterbugs and ants to mention but a few, Raid is effective against a wide variety of pests.
And, like most ant killers of note, it kills on contact. Though, you can just as easily spray in areas infested by ants and wait for it to slowly kill any pests that pass through. The fact that it smells okay is an unexpected advantage.
Most ant killers are very pungent. Few are as floral as Raid, which won’t even elicit cough or sneezing fits.
8). Ortho Max Fire Ant Killer
Ortho Max doesn’t merely kill fire ants; if utilized properly, it will prevent new fire ant mounds from forming. Additionally, it will remain in effect for half a year. Capable of treating up to five thousand square feet, Ortho doesn’t merely make ant mounds move like many other Ant killers. It completely kills them off.
7). Bayer Advanced Fire Ant Killer
There is no better ant killer than Bayer Advanced. The fact that it is banned in so many countries might worry some people, but that is only because it is toxic to humans. Bayer Advanced ant killer is deadly to spiders and ants. It should only be used outdoors. You do not want Cyfluthrin, Bayer’s primary ingredient, inside your house.
Once deployed, there is no infestation it won’t eliminate. If you have an infestation that you do not think can be overcome, this ant killer will put it to rest. But you must be careful. Bayer is purchased in dust form; and, in shooting it out, you risk being engulfed in the resulting poisonous cloud.
You have to hold the container some distance away from your face before unscrewing the cap. It doesn’t take much to get the job done. Just sprinkle some of the powder around a nest of pests.
6). TERRO T1812 Outdoor Liquid Ant Bait Stakes
These ant bait stakes are a long-term ant management solution. You only need to plant the stakes in areas where ants have been seen, then sit back and relax as they kill those ants that you can see and those which you don’t.
The stakes are weatherproof and they come ready for use. When used properly, this TERRO ant killer will eliminate pests while they are still outside, before they invade the interior of your home.
Ants love bait like this, so you do not really have to chase after them; they will come to the bait and, in doing so, seal their fate. If there is one weakness attached to this tool, it is the fact that leaving it outside exposes it to rodents like raccoons which can undo all your hard earned efforts.
5). Dupont Advion Bait Gel
This item is designed for indoor use, specifically applicable to cracks and crevices in the walls, the floor, under equipment, under tables and any crawl spaces that are a little difficult to reach.
It is a translucent, odorless gel that doesn’t stain. It remains fresh for a long time; it baits ants into eating it, eliminating entire colonies in the process. The Gel will work on all types of ants.
4). TERRO PreFilled Liquid Ant Killer
Another bait-related ant management tool, this ant killer is ready-to-use when you buy it. Effective indoors and outdoors, the liquid ant killer doesn’t create messes. There are no drips or spills. You simply place the baits near ant trails, and then wait for them to eat and die.
This Liquid Ant Killer contains Borax, so obviously it shouldn’t be consumed by humans.
3). Ortho Orthene Fire Ant Killer
You can use this ant killer to treat home lawns and ornamental plants. Capable of destroying entire mounds and even killing the queen, this ant killer should be applied when fire ants are active. Expect to treat up to 54 mounds before you empty the bottle.
2). TERRO 1806 Outdoor Liquid Ant Baits
This TERRO Ant killer is designed to attract household ants and kill them. Constituting six pre-filled ant bait stations, TERRO kills slowly, giving the ants time to take this bait back to their colony and their queen.
1). Ortho 0196710 Home Defense Insect Killer Spray – Best Of Ant Killers in 2017
Capable of killing everything from spiders to ants and a whole litany of insects known for invading homes, this killer spray creates a barrier around your home that keeps killing for up to a year.
The fact it doesn’t stain and has no odor is especially advantageous.
If ants have become a threat that you simply cannot afford to abide, maybe it is time you tried your hand at these, the most powerful insect killers around. Of course, it is important that you endeavor to make your selection of ant killers based on the particular need of your home. Some ant killers might prove detrimental to the safety of your home, especially if you do not know how to deal with their toxic elements.