Ants are one of the most common pests found around the world. More than 10,000 known ant species were found on earth, especially in the tropical forest region. Ants may lookalike termites but there is a major difference in their physical appearance as well as feeding habit. They communicate and cooperate with the help of chemicals it alert others or lead them to food source.
Infestation of ants can be controlled by proper food storage and waste management. Cleaning the kitchen surface and vacuum it on a daily basis. Ants enter into the building structure through cracks or crevices to eliminate ants permanently are by finding their nest and treated it with an insecticide. In the case of a nest is not found we can prevent the house from ants by applying an insecticide barrier around the building exterior. But this can only stop them temporarily re-treatment need to be done. When safety and healthy living is in your mind, the first thought that comes to your mind is to keep ants far and away.
While there are wide range of do-it-yourself products available in the market to get rid of ants, an effective control requires a professional pest control service to manage the infestation and minimise recurrence. Our service technicians understand the habits of different types of ants and can offer discreet and targeted ant control.
Place bait stations in areas where you’ve seen ants, like under the sink and along walls, to make it as likely as possible that the ants will take the toxic bait back to the nest. Expect to see more ants when you set out the bait at first. That’s a good thing. It means more ants are taking the bait back to the colony, where they’ll share it with the rest of the ants, including the queen.
After setting out the toxic bait, resist the temptation to step on the ants. They’re working for you now—gathering the poison and taking it to the nest.
Ants leave a scented trail that other ants follow. Sweeping or mopping isn’t enough to eliminate the scent. Instead, mix one part vinegar with three parts water in a spray bottle, then spritz wherever you’ve seen ants.
Spot treat ant hills or mounds with an outdoor insecticide. For large-scale ant problems, use an insect killer that contains bifenthrin as the active ingredient. First mow the grass, then spray the insecticide on the entire lawn in the early morning or late afternoon, when the ants are most active.
Trim back bushes, shrubs, and trees that brush against your siding or roof. These provide a bridge for ants to reach your home. Avoid stacking firewood next to the house.
For some infestations—of carpenter ants, for instance—you must get rid of the nest. How to find it: Look for damp areas such as framing or flooring that’s soft and spongy (this could be the result of, say, a plumbing or roof leak). Look in attics, bathrooms, and exterior walls. When you find the nest, spray it with an insecticide labeled for indoor use.