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I am doing a pest inspection for mice and the customer shows me crazy ant trails in her kitchen and cabinets. She said they are getting into everything!!! She tried to fix it by spraying some Raid aerosol and added that they go away but come back in a few days. I told her that she is just killing scout ants with the Raid not eliminating the colony. The colony keeps sending more ants to replace the ones you sprayed.
I told her the ant colony is outside and we need to treat that. She half heartedly believed me until I showed her the massive pavement ant colony outside. She was completely amazed and said “I guess there is a reason why professionals are better.” I responded by saying anyone can “turn the screw” (AKA spray insecticide) but it takes a professional to know what screw to turn!