How do you control eggs of ants before they hatch?
Eggs of arthropods are generally tough to try to kill, but we do have some possibilities. Ant eggs, like other insect eggs, are still "breathing" and alive, so chemicals that come into direct contact with them may have the ability to get inside and disable them. We have heard from vendors selling us IGR products that these active ingredients can affect the development of flea eggs on contact, or cause the eggs produced by a female cockroach to be sterile or lower in vigor. A look at the labels of a few IGR's shows that they state they can kill or affect all stages of certain labeled insects, including the eggs. So, an IGR may be your best bet.
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