NO. In order to effectively control ants, treatments need to be made more frequently than this scheduled program. Baits are the most effective means of controlling ants. Under the program insecticides are applied only to control “turf destroying” insects such as spittlebugs, sod web worms, chinch bugs, mole crickets. Ants are not classified as turf destroying since they do no harm to the turf by eating or sucking plant juices.