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How to get rid of Ants

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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.

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Rico HattinghRico Hattingh
06:19 20 Sep 22
We had endless problems of Ants for years and have tried every single product and service possible, but to no avail, until we were referred to Phillip from Pest Managers who only did one treatment. They spent a few hours around the house and literally now a year later, I have not seen 1 ant. This is really the Best choice that I've made ever.
Ryan DunneRyan Dunne
09:24 14 Sep 22
I contacted Pest Managers to get rid of a Yellow Jacket Wasp infestation. The team was very professional, as well as knowledgeable.I would certainly make use of their services again, and can highly recommend them.
Kelly LaubscherKelly Laubscher
06:54 13 Sep 22
Pest Managers did an excellent job taking care of our Ant pest control problem. Their efficiency, effectiveness, and timeliness were top notch. The granule bait they used was taken immediately by the ants and three months later, they haven't returned! They were friendly, knowledgeable, and I felt like I got professional pest control service. Clicked on Pest Managers when searching for Pest Control Cape Town, contacted them and received the friendliest service agent. Within 24 hours of making the booking, the guys were at our site for an inspection and treatment! It was a pleasure to work with such a well-organized company. Excellent service at an affordable price! I would like to thank you for the excellent service you provided.
Mark CohenMark Cohen
15:32 24 Aug 22
Bird-proofing - wires and spikes. Very professional and friendly service from start to finish - recommend them highly!!
Laurie BrunsLaurie Bruns
09:39 28 Jan 22
Very professional, friendly service. Took care of many many wasp nests around the house quickly and efficiently. Highly recommend!
Louette NelLouette Nel
15:10 27 Jan 22
Pest Managers assisted me to sort out birds nesting in my ceiling. Since the first time I contacted them, they were very professional, prompt and frequently communicated timelines and expected contact days. Both teams that came (for the quote and actual service) were friendly, on time and very professional. Hopefully I would not need their services again soon, but I'll gladly recommend them.
Winnie BurgerWinnie Burger
11:42 09 Nov 21
Brilliant service for hard to reach bird nest in a triple volume room. Supplied scaffolding and took utmost care not to damage bespoke light fittings and cabinetry. Cleaned up afterwards - left room spic-and-span. Most professional (and friendly) service from start to finish.
Yaw OppongYaw Oppong
13:32 30 Mar 21
I had birds in my roof, i got a few quotes, not only were they the cheapest, there was such great service received from Adrian during the call out. They came and did the job today and a great experience once again. Here's to hoping the tenants in my roof find a more suitable place to call home 🙂