Here is a list of Ant species and instructions on how to control them. The correct Greenbug product (either Greenbug Ready to Use or Greenbug Concentrate) is linked to the shopping cart to make this super easy!
Ants, Argentine These little pests are incredibly annoying as they find entry points you wouldn’t think existed. Finding that entry point is the key to control. Follow the trail of ants to where it first presents itself and spray the ants liberally with Greenbug Ready to Use formulation or the Concentrate after dilution at the origin of the trail. It is very helpful to locate the entry point from the outside as well so look on an exterior wall around the point of entry indoors. Spray the Greenbug where the outside trail seems to enter inside and spray thoroughly for several yards to the left and right, up and down. What you are trying to do is create a barrier the ants will find offensive. Keep in mind, these ants want something and will now start to look for a new entry point so as soon as you see any evidence of these ants, spray as directed above.
Ants, Carpenter A direct spray with Greenbug controls ants. (Either the Ready to Use formulation or the Concentrate after dilution). If there is a particular area the Carpenter Ants have chosen, spray the entire area plus several feet on all sides. If you see a defined trail, spray along the entire trail. Greenbug will control the Carpenter Ants it contacts and offend additional ants from entering the area.
Ants, Fire Take a long stick and jab it down into the middle of the mound. Stir it around a few times to get the ants boiling out and to get the stick as far down into the ground as possible. Leave the stick in the mound. (Make sure no ants crawl up the stick to get you and also watch your feet for the ants from underground.) Spray the Greenbug Ready to Use formula or Greenbug Concentrate formula at the correct dilution rate on any ants emerging from the mound so that you can get close to the stick. Using the stick as an opportunity to get deep within the mound, pour Greenbug down the stick (no more than a slow dribble) so that it goes deep within the nest. The amount used is determined by the size of the mound. A mound that is 2 feet wide and 1 foot high will require about ½ cup of Greenbug Ready to Use. One application is usually enough. However, some fire ant mounds go to the left or right underground which is not obvious from the surface. Check the nest next day by twirling the stick around. If ants boil up again, poke around in the soil to determine the location underground and repeat the process as above.
Ants, indoors Control by a direct spray with Greenbug Ready to Use formulation or the Greenbug Concentrate after dilution. If there is a particular area the Ants congregate, spray that entire area well. If you see a defined trail, spray along the entire trail. If there is a side of the house from which the ants always emerge, you can spray Greenbug all along the indoor and outdoor walls (foundation) to create a barrier they find offensive. If they are coming from underneath, spray the entry point well and then everyday for a few days afterwards to ensure they do not enter from there again. If the Ants are persistent and keep returning, develop a routine of spraying the area every other day for a week or so to establish control.
Ants, on plants Spray Greenbug Ready to Use formulation or the Greenbug Concentrate after dilution directly on the Ants on the tops and undersides of leaves. Also spray along the stems. It is best to spray either early morning or late evening when there is not direct sun on the plant. Spraying all around the ground at the base of the plant helps prevent the ants return.
Ants, Sugar These little pests find the most amazing entry points and finding that entry point is the key to control. Follow the trail of ants back to where it starts. Spray the ants you see with Greenbug Ready to Use formulation or the Greenbug Concentrate after dilution and apply liberal sprays at the origin of the trail as well as at the end of the trail. It is very helpful to locate the entry point from the outside as well. Spray where the outside trail seems to enter inside and spray thoroughly for several yards to the left and right. What you are trying to do is create a barrier. Keep in mind, these ants want something and will now start to look for a new entry point. As soon as you see any evidence of Sugar Ants, spray as directed above.