It is critical that the queen or source of the colony be eliminated

These ants are ground dwelling ants and it is critical that control measures be made as close to the source of the colony as possible. If located on the interior, specially designed baits are placed according to feeding preferences. If on the exterior and workers are foraging on the interior, non-repellant treatments can be made to the exterior foundation or baits can be placed on the exterior. As with Odorous House Ants it is critical that the queen or source of the colony be eliminated. Homeowners usually have limited success in getting rid of these ants as store bought remedies and pesticides are often misapplied so the source or the colony located under slabs or structural elements is left uncontrolled.

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