Ant control can be difficult.
Ants are social insects that live in large numbers and can travel long distances. They are a nuisance around the home as they travel in search of food and moisture.
An effective ant control program involves following the ant trail back to the source.
Workers loaded with food can be followed and will lead to the approximate or precise location of the nest. The ant trail itself is only a small portion of the colony. The majority of ants are under ground, hence the need to treat the nest in order to eliminate the colony.