How to get rid of Ants
How to get rid of Ants
Ants are the most skilled invaders that we have ever encountered! Ants are attracted to any water, food, and habitual advantages. Ants will nest in any area where there is little or no activity, pot plants loose lying rocks, soil and even in walls.
The best advice prior to treatment is to try and maintain an uninviting home to Ants.
By Maintaining an uninviting home, we mean the following: Seal the cracks where the ants are entering, keep the kitchen as tidy as you can and lastly eliminate all leaks. By doing a few practical tasks you can make the ants look elsewhere for food and water.
Being Preventative when you know your surroundings are prone to Ant infestations.
Applying the correct baits in springtime you can successfully protect your property from an Ant infestation. Applying baits to the inner and outer perimeter is crucial to successfully stopping an ant infestation before it happens.
Ant infestations can be treated very effectively. Follow our four-step plan.
Step 1. Eliminate the point of entry
When you notice the Infestation the first thing to do is identify the point of entry. Ants are extremely small, and they can enter through any opening, for example cracks in the foundation of doors, loose floor tiles to name but a few. All homes are vulnerable to ant infestations.
Once the entry-point has been identified, it is time to fix it. Seal any cracks in the floor or tiles, they are entering through. The Gel may be applied in small infestations read our main section on ants to find out how and when to apply gel.
Step 2. Set the correct baits
The most key step in eradicating ant infestations is by placing the correct type of bait at the correct time. Using the wrong bait can have catastrophic consequences. Did you know that worker ants cannot process solid food? The food must be taken to the nest to be processed and then only can it be consumed.
Step 3. Expect more Ants as they come and take the bait
Once the bait has been placed, it is important to be calm. The treatment will take effect once the bait has been distributed through the ant colony. Whilst the bait is on the surface the ants will appear by the thousands to come and forage the bait. This will continue for a few days depending on the level of the infestation.
Step 4. Outdoor treatments are just as important as indoors
Ant nests are usually found outdoors, and it is imperative to the success of the treatment to place sufficient bait on the outside of the property meaning the inner and outer perimeter. If you just place bait inside all the outside ants will be in the house. This would be a highly undesirable outcome.