Ants – Pest control

Q: I live in a loft in downtown Atlanta, and with the cold weather in recent weeks, I have had an infestation of ants. What do you recommend for ant control?

A: Although you can certainly kill ants with a surface spray, that is not the best way to get long-term control. Baits give the best results because ants take the chemicals back to their nest and spread the poison to all of their friends. I like liquid baits as well as the syringe-applied gels. Both are available at any hardware store.