A: Can’t I just spray around the house with a product I buy at my local home improvement center to control ants?

Q: At the Ant Institute, we strongly suggest avoiding the do-it-yourself approach. In some cases poor product selection and improper treatment techniques by do-it-yourselfers can actually make an infestation worse. Ants are very difficult pests to identify and control, and they are often mistaken for termites. A trained and certified pest control professional is your best bet when it comes to correctly identifying the ant species and recommending options for control.