So, you've had an ant treatment..
Updated: Jan 3, 2019
Ant's infestations are always a given in the tropics.
What begins as one or two ants in the bathroom or kitchen, soon becomes an army invading cupboards, tracking down walls and creating an uncomfortable environment for your family.
While DIY ant treatments may seem cheap and easy, in most cases it will cost more long term trying to manage the pest problem yourself.
Over the counter treatments can be helpful for direct treatments to small infestations, however, excessive and uneducated use can leave your family exposed to harmful insecticides. Not to mention, can still be completely ineffective by trapping ants inside wall and roof cavities.
Leaving your Ant treatment to a professional will ensure minimal exposure to unnecessary chemicals. Our residual treatments, mean the ants will take the treatment back to the nest and wipe the colony out - as opposed to needing to come in direct contact with treatment, purchased over the counter.
Read on below for our tips on making your home less inviting for ants.
Tips For Making Your Home Less Inviting For Ants.
Seal the exterior of your home. Make sure that any cracks or holes on the exterior of your home are sealed tight so ants do not find easy access into your home. These holes or cracks could be in window screens, venting systems, door frames or other exterior areas.
Outdoor maintenance. Keep trees and shrubs trimmed back from your external walls and gutters and drains free of debris. Keep wood, sand and dirt piles away from your home as these are perfect locations for an ant colony.
Inside maintenance . Wipe counter-tops, under appliances and any open jars of honey, syrups or sugars. Rinse out jars and containers before placing them in the bin. Make sure that all pet food is kept in sealed containers. Wiping out sinks and keeping shower and bath recesses free from water will mean less water sources for thirsty ants.
You've had an ant treatment. What now?
It is important that you do not spray anything or disturb the ant trails as ants carry the insecticide back to their nest.
If you are seeing scattered or dying ants, this is your indication that the treatment is working.
It is common to see an increase in ant activity up to 3 weeks after a treatment. If after this period the situation has not improved, please call us back.
Ants will gradually re-infest over time so you should watch for any new activity in and around your home and contact us for a treatment.