Since we bait for ants, the products that we use will be tagged as the food source for other worker ants. This is why there may seem like there is a HUGE increase in ant activity after we have treated. The increase in activity should only last 10-14 days after the initial application and should start to die down dramatically after the two-week period. The most important tip to remember is DO NOT SPRAY ANY OVER THE COUNTER PRODUCTS AFTER WE HAVE TREATED. Almost all over the counter products are a “repellent” and will do nothing but counteract the baits that we have put in place. The spray will deter or repel the ants from coming to the bait that we used.