|ants feeding at liquid bait trap|
Control of the common nuisance ants that are found indoors is best done with baits and traps. And the simplest and least expensive is a drop of sugary liquid food that has been laced with boric acid (borate).
At this time of the year ants are most attracted to sugary foods (carbohydrate) because of the high energy demand of nest building. If a scout worker finds a bit of sugary food she (all worker ants are female) will recruit her nestmates to the source.
|bait station on pad of wax paper|
Place your bait stations where you see ant activity and give it a few days to start working. If after a few days you don't see ants actively feeding on the bait you can move them to a new location. You should see a noticeable reduction in ant activity within a week of starting your control program.