How to get rid of ants
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO GET RID OF ANTS?
As with all pest control problems, prevention is better than cure.
So rather than battling to get rid of ants, there are a few tips to stop ants becoming a problem in the first place…
Store food in sealed containers.
Clean away food and dirty dishes after meals.
Clear up any spilled food.
Don’t leave pet food out.
GARDEN BEDS NEXT TO THE HOME MAKE IT EASY FOR ANTS TO ENTER YOUR HOUSE
Remove or trim back garden beds immediately around the perimeter of your home.
Avoid watering garden beds adjacent to the building.
WHY DON'T CONSUMER ANT CONTROL PRODUCTS WORK VERY WELL?
One of the reason we get so many calls to solve ant problems is that most consumer ant control products just aren’t very good! Many of the sprays will kill ants, but they don’t kill the nest…. and that’s the problem.
To get lasting ant control you need to destroy the whole colony and that means you need to kill the queen ant. Even if you kill most of the foraging ants, if the queen survives she continues laying eggs – the nest recovers and the problem returns.
ANTS REQUIRE TRANSFER INSECTICIDES FOR ELIMINATION
Ant control requires a slow acting insecticide. Foraging ants take it back to the nest where is it fed to the nest mates, larvae (young ants) and the queen.
The insecticide is spread throughout the colony before it starts to have an effect. By the time the ants realise there is a problem, it’s too late and the colony is doomed.
Supermarket sprays are good at killing ants when they are sprayed on the ants directly but are not very good at providing lasting protection when sprayed on surfaces.
Success in ant control is the combination of knowledge and the latest products – a combination which can only be provided by pest professionals specialising in ant control.
WHAT CAN AFFORDABLE PEST CONTROL DO TO GET RID OF ANTS?
Affordable Pest Control offer a specialised ant control treatment, using a combination of non-repellent sprays and or baits. General ant problems can be dealt with during a one of our common pest treatments.
If here is a particularly heavy ant infestation, we offer specialised treatments dealing with ant problems inside the home, ant problems outside the home and lawn ants (green ant treatments and funnel ant treatments).
All our ant control treatment come with warranties of between 6 and 12 months.
To find out more about an Ant Treatment please give us a call 0498 560 139