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Find out which tool will be the best in the fight against domestic ants

It is impossible to unequivocally name the best remedy for home ants in an apartment: the ability to use each insecticidal drug depends strongly on the conditions of its use, safety requirements, the budget for harassment and the urgency of the whole process. However, the tools available on the market to combat domestic ants can be analyzed by a number of parameters, after which it will be easy to choose the best option for your particular case.


Rating of funds by their effectiveness

Each remedy for ants in an apartment combines efficiency, safety, price, and ease of use in different ways. All groups of drugs can be placed in the following sequence according to the degree of decreasing of their toxic force:

  • insecticidal sprays - almost every remedy for domestic ants from this category allows you to kill ants in a single apartment in a few hours.However, due to the specificity of the ants themselves, in many cases, the effect of the action of these drugs turns out to be temporary: only working ants and individual nests are destroyed with an aerosol, and the heart of the colony remains alive and quickly restores numbers. But if the nest dislocation is known at least approximately, most companies ant extermination It uses aerosols.

    Aerosol can not get rid of ants in the apartment, if the uterus will live

  • Insecticidal gels are very effective remedies for home red ants, due to which sometimes it is possible to poison the nest and the uterus, without even knowing where they are. The principle of action of most gels is that the ants themselves treat them as delicacies, and they gladly carry poisoned droplets in the anthill to feed the uterus. The amount of poison in the gels themselves is chosen so that after a meal at a drop of an accidentally found, the working ant does not die immediately, but would have time to carry the poison to the anthill. The rate of ant excretion using insecticidal gels depends on the degree of infection of the apartment and usually ranges from 2 to 8 weeks.
  • Insecticidal dusts and pencils, which are very difficult for ants to take and very long.However, cases of successful struggle with these means are known.
  • Folk remedies for ants in the apartment. Among them are both deterring substances that do not allow the destruction of ants, and effective poison types boric acid borax, yeast and cornmeal. These substances are available, but require time and effort to fight the ants.

    Boric acid is one of the most affordable means for the destruction of domestic ants

  • Ant traps, among which only individual models can produce a result (read below about this).

There are also well-publicized, but useless against ants means. Among them is any magnetic resonance or ultrasound remedy for ants, next to which these insects can flourish quite well.

Domestic ants practically do not respond to the presence of an ultrasonic repeller

We will consider further the reliable products from household ants that regularly collect good reviews and really help people get rid of small red pests.


Choosing an effective ant spray

The effectiveness and speed of aerosols is ensured by the fact that an ant caught in a cloud of a substance cannot avoid poisoning: the aerosol penetrates into its body with air through the spiracle, and some substances directly through the outer integuments of the body.

At the same time, the active ingredients in most modern aerosols are insecticides that are relatively harmless to humans and other warm-blooded animals. Nevertheless, it is necessary to apply these means with observance of the maintenance instruction and standard security measures.


Aerosol Raptor

Raptor in the form of a spray - perhaps the most well-known remedy for ants today. The active ingredients in it are Cypermethrin, Deltamethrin and Piperonyl Butoxide.

Raptor aerosol is quite effective against household ants

The exact name of the product is “Raptor from crawling insects”. The aerosol is good because it contains mint flavor and does not leave the eerie smell inherent in many professional products.


“I was looking for and wanted to buy a remedy for household ants, but I was afraid of the Raptor, because he was advertised everywhere. As it turned out - in vain. One balloon was enough for me to process the kitchen and the small room, and after three days there was not a single ant in the apartment. For reliability, I sometimes smear gaps on the balcony with Raptor gel, and for a year now there is no pah-pah-pah ants in the house. I recommend boldly ... "

Tatiana, Ufa


Get (spray concentrate)

Get - reliable microencapsulated remedy against ants in the apartment,having a non-standard principle of action: with the active liquid numerous microcapsules with insecticide are distributed over the surfaces. An insect that has run through the treated surface willy-nilly collects particles of poison on its paws, which is capable of penetrating through the integuments of the body.

Get Concentrate - microencapsulated agent for killing home ants

To obtain the maximum effect from the use of the Get tool, it is advisable to treat those surfaces that you can not wash for several days. Then Get has time to poison the maximum number of pests.

The cost of one Get bottle is 720 rubles. It is enough for processing 100 square meters of contaminated area.


Combat from ants

Combat is an effective remedy for home ants, produced in Korea. Available in two versions - with lemon and mint flavors, so that the use of Combat does not lead to an unpleasant smell in the apartment.

Kombat aerosol


“We were in the shop for a long time deciding what remedy for ants to buy, we stopped at Combat, although we were all advised by the Raptor. The tool is completely arranged, the kitchen was sprayed twice with a pause a week. All the ants disappeared even after the first treatment, and the second we spent purely for prevention.Neighbors complained that after that they have more ants. But we are not afraid. If they come back to us, we know how to poison them. ”

Oleg, Moscow



At the time, Raid was known as the most effective remedy for ants in an apartment. However, the products of the last years of release are somewhat inferior in efficiency to other drugs.

Raid insect repellent spray


“Recently I met ants in a new apartment. Out of habit, I bought a remedy for ants in the Raid house and ... was terribly disappointed. If earlier all the ants died after one crossing of the line from dichlorvos, now they walk along the treated plinth as if on a boulevard, and nothing touches them. I must say, I bought the tool 2013 onwards. If somewhere there is a drug 2010 GV. - you can take it boldly, more modern - unreliable. "

Vladimir, Ryazan


Ants Insecticidal Gels

The main advantage of gels - ease of use. It is not necessary to totally treat all surfaces, close and “ferment” an apartment - the gel is simply applied in neat rows of drops in the corners and walls near the places where ants are most often found. If desired, it can be easily removed with a damp cloth and there will be no traces left at the application site.However, the longer this anti-ants remedy is in the public domain, the more reliable it will work.

The effectiveness of the use of insecticidal gels in some cases is significantly higher than that of aerosols. These are the cases when the nest of domestic ants is outside the apartment, and aerosol insecticides do not reach it. The working individuals will bring the poisoned gel themselves into the anthill and feed them to their fellows, including the queen.

However, this requires patience: with the help of insecticidal gels, ants can be removed at best in a few weeks.


Globol gel

Of all the gels Globol (Globol), - perhaps the most effective remedy for home ants (German). One drop of it can kill up to 500 adults! However, buying this tool, you should be careful and choose only a product with German inscriptions and a special hologram on the package, since the original gel is copied today by unscrupulous Russian manufacturers, whose counterfeit products are much inferior in effectiveness to the original.

Buying Gel Globol from insects, beware of fakes


“I once brought out the cockroaches Globolom, now I tried it against the ants. He really met expectations.However, it was necessary to tinker with ants longer - more carefully to process behind bedside tables, repeatedly to miss the mark. But nevertheless, I got rid of them without any smelly sprays. ”

Alexandra Pavlovna, Tomsk


Gel Fas

This gel has become especially popular with owners of private houses as an effective remedy for red ants. Of course, against ordinary domestic pharaoh ants, it will work with no less efficiency.

Insecticidal gel Fas from cockroaches and domestic ants



There is also a gel in the line of Raptor pests of the Raptor company, which in terms of reliability is not inferior to aerosol. This is an excellent remedy for ants, which can be used in the apartment in addition to the spray.

Gel Raptor from cockroaches and domestic ants

When using such a tandem, the majority of the working ants are first destroyed, and then the gel displays those that remained in the anthill, including the uterus. Both types of products can be bought together: sometimes the manufacturer even produces combined sets of aerosol and gel.


Pasta-gel Sturm

This gel is inferior to the famous Globola, perhaps, only in accessibility: it is not so advertised, and therefore it is not always possible to get it.

Gel Sturm is not as well known as Globol, but is also quite effective against insects.

In terms of effectiveness, this means of combating ants confidently gives odds to most competitors.


Insecticidal powders and pencils

Powders, also called dusts, and their more dense form - pencils - have already become real folk remedies against ants and cockroaches.

Dust ant ants are usually less effective than gels or aerosols.

They are used in the same way as gels, but turn out to be significantly less effective if only because ants usually do not eat them, and are only poisoned after they get soiled in such poison.



This remedy for home ants is unique in that it has a completely natural composition: the powder consists exclusively of dried and ground chamomile flowers containing a strong insecticide.

Pyrethrum powder is a natural remedy for ants and other insects in the apartment


"I have always used aerosols before, but this time I already had a small child, and I did not dare to poison the ants chemistry I bought Pyrethrum, I was told that this remedy against ants in the house does not contain hazardous substances. She treated the apartment like dust - scattered in the corners, behind the bedside tables, near the trash can. Somewhere in three weeks all the ants disappeared. But now I still occasionally sprinkle the tool everywhere so that the ants do not reappear. In general, a good, effective tool. "

Inna, Kiev


Chalk Masha

Chalk Masha - this is perhaps the most famous, and today is truly a folk remedy for domestic insects.

Chalk Masha - one of the most famous insect repellents in the people

This pencil is necessary to draw lines on the walls and furniture in the places of the most frequent movement of ants. It is noteworthy that the manufacturer Masha constantly updates the composition of the tool with modern insecticides, which allows the drug not only to remain highly effective, but even to compete with the latest achievements of the insecticidal industry.


Borax and boric acid against ants in the house

Boric acid is a well-known antiseptic used to treat wounds. And in combination - a national remedy for ants and cockroaches. Boric acid is added to various pasty mixtures from which poison baits are prepared and laid out in front of ants. Further, such baits work in the same way as gels - ants carry them to an anthill and poison everyone who chooses to eat.

Boric acid bait is an affordable and proven remedy for ants and cockroaches

Borax is a salt of boric acid, and an equally reliable remedy for food ants. It has no advantages and disadvantages over its chemical counterpart, and therefore it is usually used when it is more accessible.


When cooking poisoned baits with boric acid and brown, it is important to properly follow the recipe to prevent foraging ants from dying before they even bring the poison to the anthill. Detailed recipes are given on our website in a separate article.


Ant traps

Of all the traps that the market is full of today, anti-ants work well with insecticide traps. In fact, this is an ordinary poisoned bait, only placed in a plastic container so that neither children nor pets can reach it.

Of these traps, the Raptor and Combat SuperAttack are particularly effective.

Insecticidal trap against ants Combat SuperAttack

Velcro traps, or houses with electrical discharges, are absolutely ineffective against ants. Yes, they will destroy the workers of the foraging ants, but the anthill will successfully replace them, and in general the ants in the apartment will not be less.

Other means - strongly smelling herbs, turpentine, kerosene and denatured alcohol - the ants themselves will not be destroyed, but only scared away. As soon as the smell in the apartment disappears, the ants will return.

But if the owners of the premises were lucky to find the heart of an anthill with the habitat of the uterus, it should be vacuumed or boiled.This will reliably destroy at least one ant nest.


How to make a bait with boric acid against household ants

It is also useful to read: Ultrasonic Ant Scarer


To write "Choosing a remedy for household ants in the apartment" 20 comments
  1. Sergei:

    Many thanks for the article)

  2. Andrew:

    Thank you, good article.

  3. Yuri:

    Extremely competent and necessary information. Very helpful.

  4. Jazira:

    Thank you for the competent and very necessary article.

  5. Oleg:

    Very cool article! Thank you very much.

  6. Manya:

    Thank. I hope this rather voluminous information will help us get rid of ants.

  7. Tatyana:

    Thanks for the good advice!

  8. Kristina:

    Thanks for the article, but I went through all this and even more, but the ants remained ((

  9. Igor:

    I will try gel FAS!

  10. Zhanzak:

    Many thanks for the information, I almost bought ultrasonic devices that are useless.

  11. Andrew:

    Gel "Raptor" does not help! They just do not eat it. The traps are also ineffective, checked. Boric acid acts, but the ants do not go away, but simply die.

  12. Gerasim:

    Thank you for the article! I tried almost everything, except boric acid, tomorrow I will try.

  13. Sergei:

    Gel raptor also did not help - or a fake, or they are simply cashing in on us. Spray raid die instantly.

  14. Maria:

    Well, I do not know, put baits, gels, so that in my apartment ants from the whole entrance would crawl “to eat”? This can be effective if ALL the tenants use the bait in good faith.But after a week of using an electromagnetic repeller in my apartment, they are almost gone - one crawl in a day.

  15. Tatyana:

    I liked the article very much, and then I read the comments and became depressed. Probably, the entire 6-access ten-store building will have to be paid for processing, otherwise it will return ants.

  16. Andrew:

    I got acquainted with Raptor (aerosol) for a long time. After the overhaul of the apartment and the subsequent periodic flooding of the neighbors from above, ants appeared. Bought various tools, including aerosol. It was frankly lazy to smear the gel in different places, although it worked. The ants ate and then there were heaps of corpses around. But on sensations livestock this never reduced. The traps in the corners worked poorly, IMHO. Another thing - the aerosol! You will pass on the ant roads, for some time they do not go there at all, and for a long time. Only it is necessary to work very carefully in enclosed spaces. A piece is toxic and poisoning (maybe) until the end will not work in small doses, but the "helicopters" and vomiting are provided. Even tried to use in the country, against garden ants.Good luck! Die, creatures! Just dose more. Sprayed around the perimeter of the foundation, doorways and in the house on the plinth. House karkasnik, with penetration at any point in the floor there is no problem. The balloon is over, bought a new one, it is written on it - “a new formula” ... And indeed - a new one! It works better, only I sprinkled completely in all the rooms around the perimeter of the walls and the ceiling. And he did it just before leaving the apartment, so that he himself did not stop kicking ... The ants from the apartment disappeared. Pah-pah-pah! For a long time or not - time will tell.

  17. Lyudmila:

    My family loves to travel to the country outside the city. All rest is spoiled by small pests, ants in particular! I tried a variety of ways to deal with them: I bought sprays, traps, and acids from various companies. I was ready to pay any money for the victory over small parasites! But after all my experiments in the house, apart from the terrible stench from these very means, our long-time acquaintances — the ants — remain ... Just last year, Inta-Vir tried, this is an excellent remedy for ants. Made on a powder base, acts like a virus on ants. And now, finally, in our house in the country, you can safely spend time and relax without worrying about ants.

  18. Maria:

    How can you quickly get rid of ants, at least in one place and very quickly?

  19. Irina:

    I'll try the German gel, the main thing is not to run into a fake.

  20. Matvey:

    I work in a summer camp. And every summer we have an eternal problem - ants! The camp is located in the forest, because they are frequent guests of our buildings, and especially the first floors. Not very nice when you are trying to sleep after a hard day, but something is creeping over you. It felt like an anthill under the bed. Once spilled juice, so they all stuck around! It looks, of course, not very. Okay, an adult generation, but there are a lot of CHILDREN in the camp! For many years, five, we have tried a lot of money, but so far MEDILIS-SUPER copes with this task best. We simply diluted the product and sprayed it. If this year the ants reappear, then we take the same tool.

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