Zone Pest Blog
Ants are a big part of the ecosystem and when i explain to our clients that we offer a 12 month warranty on ant control i explain that in the garden there are literally thousands of ants that are there and there is an abundant food source out in the landscape, then why are they coming inside? as like termites they are attracted to moisture and proteins like the good old honey jar in the kitchen cupboard. having an annual pest treatment will most definitely minimise any ant activity in your home but basic house keeping is another huge part of keeping ants away from the inside of your home.
Keeping sweet products and even ambient foods inside plastic airtight lockable containers after opening them will give no excuse for ants and even cockroaches to show up in the areas inside your home, check your cupboards right now and see for yourself..open cereal boxes, dripping honey jars, even clearing out your cupboards every month tidy up and see how much food scraps are lying around it's a good practice to do these things to minimise and even stop any cycles of pests inside your home.
Now what we do when we have an ant issue... Using the right tools for the job and in this case the correct chemical is the key to keeping the ants out of your home so we use Termidor a non repellent which transfers back to the nearest queen to your home or Gels that attract and transfer as well.
As i said at the beginning of this blog the ant is a good indication of a great eco system in your garden so give mother nature a chance to do her thing however in some cases or clients we do minimise ants in the garden where they are overpopulated and start to destroy garden vegetation and so we need to control these situations.
We have also seen best results with ant control earlier in the morning rather than late in the afternoon if your looking to DIY ant control.
Call Matt for any info or booking on pest control on 0424172292
www.zonepestproperty.com.au Call 0424172292
Author Matthew Davids
Termite and Pest Consultants Servicing the Tweed Shire and living in Pottsville NSW