Should You Use Ant Repellents or Ant Baits in Mississauga?

Ants can be a sign of risk for many businesses and homeowners. Usually, ants invade homes and business space for a source of food, water, and shelter. If the ant infestation is severe, you might have to contact ant control services in Mississauga. If the infestation is not so serious, there are numerous ways you can get rid of the infestation yourself. Therefore in this post, we will discuss the most appropriate way to eliminate ants’ infestation at home without any hassle. Have a look below to eliminate ants crawling across your kitchen countertop by using repellents and baits.

  • Ant Repellent

The repellents are substances that prevent various species of pests from approaching or settling on a property. Using ant repellent could easily set up a barrier that can stop ants from invading your commercial or residential property. From Cinnamon to Essential oils, Chili Pepper, Whole cloves, and Chalk lines, there are dozens of repellents that you can use to get rid of ants affordably.

Pros of Ant Repellents

Some repellents can work to end up the ants’ colonies in a speedy way. All you need to do is place your preferred repellent around cracks, holes, window sills, corners, every place where you noticed ants’ movement to exterminate them ASAP. When you apply your repellent, keep kids and pets away from it.

Cons of Ant Repellents

Along with the pros, there are some drawbacks of repellents as well. Dry or liquid repellent can harm animals or kids that love to put everything in their mouth. Therefore ensure to read the guidelines shared in the repellent before using it around your kitchen, washroom, or anyplace where kids or pets can reach. Another problem with repellents is that they become ineffective after a day or two. Hence you will need to change it to maintain an effective barrier against ants.

  • Ant Baits

When it comes to exterminating ants from homes or businesses, no one can overlook the importance of baits. By using different baits, you can deplete the entire ants’ colonies in a proven manner. The bait works like a magnet to attract ants that are active in your commercial or residential space. If one ant carries poison from the bait to the colony, the entire ants’ colony can be easily eliminated.

Pros of Baits

From Borax and Diatomaceous Earth to Liquid Ant Baits and specific ant killer bait stations, you can purchase different baits from a retailer shop to cater to all your needs. Make sure to read every instruction shared in the guidelines to avoid any hassle. Further, place your baits in places that are far from the reach of children and pets.

Cons of Baits

Baits need to be left for days to exterminate different types of ants’ species effectively. Further, you will need to change the bait on a regular basis to improve the chances of ants’ extermination. There are a variety of factors that you will need to consider while choosing baits.

If you want to know more about ant baits and ant repellants, do not hesitate to contact us. Our consultants will be happy to guide you.


In the end, it could be stated now that the above DIY techniques are appropriate for businesses and homeowners who want to exterminate ants. Don’t miss choosing the most effective ants’ repellents or baits that work to ace your goals. If you want to eliminate ants successfully, you should follow every guideline shared with specific ants’ repellents and baits. Further, you can also acquire assistance from a professional pest control company in Mississauga to permanently keep ants away from your home or business.

Waheed Ahmed, CEO of Pesticon Pest Control

Written by: Waheed Ahmed Founder & CEO, Pesticon Pest Control

For over 18 years, Waheed has provided customers with the best pest control services in the Greater Toronto Area. The longevity of Pesticon is due to his philosophy of genuinely caring for his customers and putting them first. It's this kind of passion that has won him the HomeStars Award over 9 years in a row. 

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