flying ants in house
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For a safe household ant killer, an ant trap is the safest, most effective poison.

If you use spays or powders, you only kill the ants you see. The queen is laying hundreds of new eggs every day. By using a trap, the ants bring the poisoned food back to the colony and share it will all the other ants, including the queen.

With this type of ant killer, you may see more ants for a day or so, as the colony feeds on the bait. But it will solve your ant problem with this colony for good.

This type of ant trap has a protein based attractant. If you have the small sweet ants, you should use a trap that has a sugar based attractant. If you use both styles, you will have success.