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Management tactics on this page are those discussed in the Pest Notes series, published by the University of California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program (UCIPM). Information on this page alone is not sufficient for making pest management decisions. For detailed management recommendations, see the associated UCIPM Pest Note. Each tactic is also linked back to the appropriate Pest Note section.

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Management practices from UCIPM Pest Notes
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Factors that could reduce exposure
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ExToxNet Profile U.S. EPA RED Fact Sheet NPIC Fact Sheet General NPIC Fact Sheet Technical No PesticidesRrequired Gel or Paste for Crevice Treatment Available as Bait Available as Trap Regulatory Status
  
  Caulk cracks and crevices wedge more...         No Pesticides Required        
  Silica aerogel combined with pyrethrins wedge more...                  
  Store food in clean, closed containers wedge more...         No Pesticides Required        
  Rinse out soft drink and other containers wedge more...         No Pesticides Required        
  Throughly clean up grease and spills wedge more...         No Pesticides Required        
  Remove garbage from buildings daily and change liners wedge more...         No Pesticides Required        
  Remove and treat potted plants containing ant nests wedge more...         No Pesticides Required        
  Submerge ant-infested pots in solution of insecticidal soap wedge more...                  
  Avoid plants that attract honeydew-producers wedge more...         No Pesticides Required        
  Keep plants, grass, mulch several inches away from buildings wedge more...         No Pesticides Required        
  Use sticky materials to keep ants out of trees/shrubs wedge more...         No Pesticides Required        
  Trim branches and shrubs touching buildings wedge more...         No Pesticides Required        

  Treatment practices

Products Wash away ants and ant trails wedge more...   U.S. EPA RED Fact Sheet     No Pesticides Required       Regulatory status
Products Vacuum ant trails wedge more...   U.S. EPA RED Fact Sheet     No Pesticides Required       Regulatory status
Products Arsenic ant stake baits (sweet based) wedge more...   U.S. EPA RED Fact Sheet         Available as Bait   Regulatory status
Products Avermectin granular baits (protein based) wedge more... EXTOXNET PIP - ABAMECTIN U.S. EPA RED Fact Sheet         Available as Bait   Regulatory status
Products Boric acid gel or liquid baits (sweet based) wedge more...   U.S. EPA RED Fact Sheet NPIC Fact Sheet - General NPIC Fact Sheet - Technical     Available as Bait   Regulatory status
Products Fipronil gel or solid baits (protein or sweet based) wedge more...   U.S. EPA RED Fact Sheet NPIC Fact Sheet - General       Available as Bait   Regulatory status
Products Hydramethylnon solid baits (protein based) wedge more... EXTOXNET PIP - HYDRAMETHYLNON U.S. EPA RED Fact Sheet         Available as Bait   Regulatory status
Products Sulfluramid solid baits (protein or sweet based) wedge more...   U.S. EPA RED Fact Sheet         Available as Bait   Regulatory status
Products Perimeter applications of bifenthrin (soluble concentrate) (rarely recommended) wedge more... EXTOXNET PIP - BIFENTHRIN U.S. EPA RED Fact Sheet             Regulatory status
Products Perimeter applications of lambda cyhalothrin (soluble concentrate) (rarely recommended) wedge more... EXTOXNET PIP - LAMBDA CYHALOTHRIN U.S. EPA RED Fact Sheet NPIC Fact Sheet - General NPIC Fact Sheet - Technical         Regulatory status

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