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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

I Fought The Ants And Won. How I Got Rid Of The Ants.


I live in the desert of New Mexico and we have ants everywhere in the summer.They are outside and also inside the walls of many peoples homes. I try to prevent the ants from coming in my house by spraying with a Home Defense spray but those pesky bugs still find a way in.  My husband says that our house was built on an ant hill. 

I came home this evening to discover ants on my kitchen counter and I was not happy. It took me 2 hours to clean up those dumb ants. They were even on my windows and floor. As I was cleaning up the ants, I remembered a product that I had used before that killed the ants at the source. I applied the product and it  took care of the ants.

  Two years ago, I discovered a great product that works awesome in taking care of my ant problem. Combat makes a great product called Source Kill Max and I can say it works great. This easy to apply gel comes in a syringe like tube and has a resealable cap on it so you can get many uses out of it. I received this product for a Review two years ago and thankfully there was still product left in the tube for me to use tonight. 

Unlike sprays that kill only the ants it sprays Combat Source Kill Max has a chemical called Fipronila fast-acting active ingredient that's speed is still slow enough for the ants to ingest it and take it back to the colony to feed to all the ants including the queen. The entire colony is killed. That means no more ants.

You just simply apply the gel to areas where you see ants and the ants eat the gel. They carry it back to the colony to feed everyone else. I placed the gel on my wall near the window and a hour later there was tons of ants climbing up and down the wall to get to and from the gel. In the picture ( the best I could take at night) the yellow things are the Combat gel, I got carried away and put out too much as I was not taking any chances of the ants not finding it. The black spot is the ants eating the gel. I watched the ants pour out of the wall to come eat the gel and take it back to the colony. I have used this in the past so I know by morning the ants will be gone. This tube has a lot of product in it as I have been using this for two years. I also used it a couple of weeks ago in the yard to kill ants.


To get more information on Combat Source Kill Max and to find out where to purchase, click the below link.


"These opinions are my own and I was sent the above mentioned product in 2012. I continue to use the product as it works great."

13 comments:

  1. Oh this time of year comnbat strips are OUR BEST FRIEND!!!

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  2. Ants just started coming in and I need to get something. I will look at Lowe's for this.

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  3. I used to live in a house that was build on land that used to be orange groves. Come summer and the ants just invade. Wish I knew of CombatBugs back then.

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  4. I hate ants - hate 'em! We had a group setup a colony in our power strip and it was so creepy trying to get rid of them. I hope we don't have to deal with them again this year but if so, I know what I'm going to try.

    **This might be a double post - I got logged out of my Google Account while posting. :)

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  5. I will definitely be trying this if our ant problem returns! Thank you for sharing.

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  6. I just hate ants! We had them in the kitchen a few years ago & it was awful!

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  7. since we moved into our house 6 years ago we never had much of an issued with bugs other than the occasional fly in the house and the house centipedes in the basement the last couple years. Then the other day I was sweeping under one of the radiators and swept up two ants from underneath it. That freaked me out a bit.

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  8. I hate ants! Right at this time of year, we tend to get some I need to try these for my house!

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  9. Living in the country, I can certainly relate to the ant problem. We don't have them too bad, every once in a while a trail finds their way in!

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  10. I haven't used that before, but we had an awful ant problem last year...it literally gave me nightmares. I can't stand them...it took us probably 2 weeks to fully get the issue out of control. We had early warm weather, so I think they got active earlier than usual and just attacked the kitchen. Will have to remember this product.

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  11. We have some here in Eastern AZ this year that are about 1/2" long - I've never seen ants like this before. Those suckers are eating too much!! I'll have to leave this stuff for them, for a snack!! ha/ha

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  12. That is certainly an achievement there. Fighting ants is no mean feat. Not only are they small enough to evade assaults, they are also pervasive. It will pay to be more encompassing with the pest control, and of course to be a bit more resolute about it more than anything. All the best to you!

    Mindy Dawson @ Cooper Pest Solutions

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