DO NOT SPRAY ANYTHING AND DO NOT DISTURB THE ANT TRAILS OR ANTS THEMSELVES
Our Part: Depending on where you are having an issue with the ants will determine if you require just an internal or external ant treatment. Internally, we use a low toxic ant bait which will be placed on areas where you are seeing ant trails. Externally we will spray around the perimeter of the house.
Your Part: DO NOT SPRAY ANYTHING AND DO NOT DISTURB THE ANT TRAILS OR ANTS THEMSELVES. Wipe counter-tops down, wipe under appliances to remove food scraps, wipe down any open jars of honey, syrups or sugars.
After the Treatment: It is common to continue to see ants up to 3 weeks after treatment. The ants will carry the insecticide back to the nest, if you have been provided with ant bait, please use as per technician’s instructions. If ants appeared scattered or dying the treatment is working.
Ant Control Method:
When you think about ants consider the unsanitary paths they travel before they end up in your home, on your counter-tops, in your cupboards and near your food so you should take steps to keep them away!
Ants externally do not get eradicated with the traditional cockroach/spider sprays and ants will usually stay away from areas that have been conventionally treated with spider or cockroach sprays.
Many companies will tell you that their general spray will also cover for ants but what they are not telling you is that the ants will just close of their nest entry points and reopen them somewhere else.
Our ant treatments will not just eradicate the surface ants but the entire nest of ants and their queen.
Internal: We will place low toxic ant bait on areas where you are seeing ant trails which the ants will carry back with them to the nest which kills the colony and queen. If your ant problem is only an on the inside part of your house then the bait alone is sufficient.
External: We use a product called Termidor which is sprayed around the perimeter of your house.
How Does the Ant Treatment Work?
Both the ant bait and external spray with Termidor work in the same manner where the ants basically do all the work by carrying the poison back with them to the nest.
The ants are unable to determine that the bait and spray are a insecticide they walk over the product, carry it back with them to the nest, pass the chemical amongst each other whereby the are in fact eradicating the entire colony including the queen.
The benefit of this treatment too is that no matter where the nest is located, the ants will carry the insecticide with them back to the nest.
There is no need to go and search for the nest, as the ants do all the hard work!
Protecting Your Home
- Clean up spills and food crumbs quickly.
- Empty rubbish bins often
- Do not feed pets outside
- Store food in pest-proof containers
Rinse out jars and containers before placing them in rubbish and recycling bins
- Keep trees and shrubs trimmed back from your house.
- Keep gutters and storm drains free of debris
- Watch for new ant mounds or nests around your home
- Keep trash bags sealed and in closed rubbish bins
- Seal doors and windows
Is Termidor Safe to Be Used Around Children & Pets?
Termidor has been assessed by the Australian Pesticide and Veterinary Medicine Authority and Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing and is fully approved for use in domestic situations.
Termidor is water-based and virtually has no odour, will not leach through soil and is not damaging to soil micro-organisms, earthworms and plants. In addition, the active ingredient is used extensively on food crops around the world and as the leading product for flea and tick control on dogs and cats in Australia since 1996.
Termidor has also been safely used in over 4 million homes throughout the USA and Europe.
Preparing for An Ant Treatment
Internally: Clean up internally. Limit the clutter within the house as having a cluttered house can introduce pests to your home and become a harbourage area for pests. Limit paper goods and throw out cardboard boxes. Wipe down counter-tops, under your appliances to remove any food scraps and wipe down any open jars of honey, syrups or sugars.
Externally: Mow the lawns, limit your garbage outside, clean up the backyard area and pack away kids or pet toys.
What to Expect After an Ant Treatment
Firstly, it is common to see ants sitting near or around the ant bait that is used internally. Do not wipe them away or disturb them in any way, we want the ants to carry the bait back with them to the nest and by interrupting them when you see them on the ant bait interrupts the process of the ants carrying the bait back with them to the nest.
It is common to continue to see ants up to 3 weeks after treatment.
If you have been provided with ant bait and any new trails appear please use the ant bait as directed by your pest control technicians.
Please note if you are seeing ants that are scattered or dying this is your indication that the treatment is working.
How Long Is the Warranty?
Sydney’s Best Pest Control offer a 6 month warranty on our ant treatments.
How Does the Warranty Work?
If after you have had an ant treatment done and you are continuing to have an issue with ants after 6 weeks contact us and we will organise a technician to come back to your property and address the issue at no cost to you.
How to Effectively Deal with Your Ant Problem Inside & Outside Your Home
When it comes to pests, ants are the biggest concern for many people. For control methods to be successful, it’s important to know what type of ant problem you have. When you’re not sure what type of ant you’re dealing with, it’s important to get a trained specialist to identify them for you.
This can be done by doing the following: use a watertight vial and collect a few of the ants. Be sure to add 70 percent (isopropyl) alcohol – not water – put them in a crush proof box. Ants are very tiny and look like one another, especially when looked at with the naked eye. Only trained specialists can tell what an ant species is.
How to Identify the Different Types of Ant
Most them have no wings, but many times homeowners mistake these creatures for swarming, winged termites. This could send a homeowner into a panic state. There are five ways to know if you have an ant problem or termite problem:
- Ant bodies look pinched at their waist (figure eight); termites do not have this pinched look.
- Ant antennae have an elbow look; termites have straight antennae.
- Ant forewings are bigger than their hindwings; termite wings have the same shape or size.
- Ant wings look brownish or transparent; termite wings have a greyish or milky-white colour and are longer than their body.
- Ant wings are attached firmly to the body; termite wings can be removed easily.