Professional carpenter ant baits
There currently are three
popular carpenter ant baits, two granular formulations and one gel
formulation. All three baits are available online. Which one is best?
They will probably all work pretty well if used carefully following product
instructions regarding bait placement. Carpenter ant baits can be purchased here (DoMyOwn.com).
Advance Granular Carpenter Ant Bait - The active ingredient in
Advance Granular is abamectin. This bait is labeled for use in and around
homes and commercial buildings. The bait is also labeled for use against
nuisance ant species.
Niban Granular Bait - The active ingredient in Niban
Granular is borate in a "weatherized" and moisture-resistant granule. This
bait also is labeled for use against a variety of nuisance ants, in addition to
carpenter ants, and for cockroach and silverfish control.
Maxforce Gel Carpenter Ant Bait - The active ingredient in
Maxforce Gel is fipronil (same active ingredient as Termidor Insecticide)
in a gel formulation that is especially useful for crack
and crevice type treatments. As with the other baits this one also controls
nuisance ant species. This gel is labeled for outdoor use but requires placement
in a separate bait station.