ARE ANTS INVADING
SPECIALIST ANT CONTROL SERVICES FOR MOUNT GAMBIER AND SURROUNDS
OUR PROFESSIONAL ANT TREATMENTS
For successful ant control it is important to correctly identify the ant species present and if possible, locate the nest.
Our treatments are designed to eliminate the source of the problem by killing the queen and the nest. We will use a combination of products to get the best results.
Whether you have ants invading your house, ants digging up dirt between your pavers or biting ants in your lawn, we have a solution.
Indoor ant treatment:
Application of ant baits in areas of activity
Use of perimeter sprays for ants entering from outside
Dusts/powders are applied to roof voids/electrical areas
Outdoor ant/lawn ant treatments:
Application of baits to lawns and hotspots
Use of sprays to reduce numbers in major infestations
Spray outside of the home to prevent the entry of ants
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Contact Spiderman SE to solve your ant problem.
(Check out our FAQ for general treatment questions)
HOW OUR ANT TREATMENTS WORK
The ultimate aim of any ant treatment is to eliminate the nest causing the problem. If you don’t completely kill the nest (including the queen), the population will rebound and the problem will return.
As it is often difficult to locate the nest, we use ant baits as a key component of our ant treatments.
HOW DO ANT BAITS WORK?
Ant baits consist of a food attractive to the ants and a slow-acting insecticide. Ants feed on the bait taking it back to the nest and pass it on to their nest mates and the queen.
It needs to be slow acting so that it gives the ants time to take it back to the nest and spread it throughout the colony, before they start to feel its effects. As such, it can take 3 days or more for a noticeable drop in ant activity… but the results are permanent!
The challenge in using baits is to choose the correct bait for the ant species present, as they all have different food preferences. Baits can be based on sugar, protein or fat and come in liquid, gel or granule formats. This is where the expertise of Spiderman SE kicks in and we can select the best bait for your situation.
SPECIALIST ANT SPRAYS
Some ant species have multiple nests as part of one “super colony”, which also contains multiple queens. For such species it is always a struggle for baits to get to all parts of the nest and to kill all the queens. In such situations we also use specialist ant sprays.
These specialist ant sprays are “non-repellent”. The ants cannot detect them and walk over the treated surfaces. The insecticide has a delayed effect, so over the next few hours, before the ant dies, it can spread the insecticide to its nest mates.
DO THE ANTS COME BACK?
Our treatments are designed to make your home or lawn an ant free zone. For many customers, a single treatment will do the job. However, if you’re in an ant infested neighbourhood, there will always be ants in the neighbour’s yard waiting to move in! In such situations it will be more likely that you will need regular ant treatments to keep the ants at bay.
HOW TO PREVENT AN ANT PROBLEM
There is not much you can do to prevent an outdoor ant problem, except have a professional ant treatment. However, you can do a few things to reduce the chances of an indoor ant problem.
Ants often come indoors looking for nutrition and moisture. So, if you remove sources of food and water, you will make your home less attractive to ants. Our top tips:
Clear up any spilled food
Clean down and under the oven/fridge regularly
Do not leave unwashed dishes out overnight
Do not leave pet food bowls out with food in or unwashed
Food should be stored in tight “ant proof” containers
Put rubbish into sealed bins and stack away from the house
Fix any leaking taps / pipework