How to Get Rid of Ants Around Pool

kbuhagiar

Silver Supporter
Jul 29, 2022
11
Escondido, CA
Pool Size
13000
Surface
Plaster
Hello Pool Crew,

Not so much a pool question but one about the concrete surrounding it, and it's unwanted inhabitants - ants.
We have a bunch of them, coming and going and just generally being a nuisance all around the pool (and also all over the other concrete parts of our property). They don't bite but they do seem overly friendly, wanting to climb aboard us whenever we are out at the pool at the same time.

I've put out several ant baits all around the pool, concentrating on identifiable ant hills, but it's been four days and although I've noticed a reduction in activity there are still enough to be a distraction. I realize that the long-term solution is probably something that involves ongoing maintenance, i.e. regular spraying and/or treatment of the affected areas, but I was hoping to get some input from other here who may have also dealt with this problem.

Thanks in advance!
 

jedigrover

Gold Supporter
Sep 13, 2010
326
Plano, TX
Pool Size
21000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Hayward Aqua Rite (T-15)

VinnyinNJ

Well-known member
Jul 20, 2022
92
New Jersey
Pool Size
13500
Surface
Vinyl
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Hayward Turbo Cell (T-CELL-5)
I had an ant problem in my house and used ant spray and it works wonders! It uses the ingredient Fribinil (sp?) that is used in flea and tick drops (Frontline) and it is used for termites.

I got it from "do my own pest control" online. It's expensive but it works great. I was told by the exterminator not to put baits down since it brings them to it. Termidor SC