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HOW TO WIN THE WAR ON ANTS IN YOUR HOME!

How to win the war against ants!

 

HOW TO WIN THE WAR ON ANTS IN YOUR HOME!
HOW TO WIN THE WAR ON ANTS IN YOUR HOME!

 

Did you know that ants are one of the most common pest, and in fact they can be a real nuisance once they decide that your home is now their home.

Unfortunately for us ants can sniff out any good source of food which then leads to an infestation of these tiny little critters.

All you need is one ant in your home before they signal other ants that your home has a good food source.

It has been proven that ants will go along the same scent trail when they forage for food when they leave their nest.

Here is an interesting fact, did you know that ants can carry up to 10 times their body weight.

 

Firstly you need to Identify what type of ants you have?

 

HOW TO WIN THE WAR ON ANTS IN YOUR HOME!

 

The first thing you need to do is to identify which type of ants you have. You may not know this but worldwide there are over 15,000 different species of ants.

 

The most common species of ants here in Sydney are the following:

 

Black ants – loves their food source to be sweet, usually found in your kitchen/dining areas.

Bull ants – feeds on sweet food sources but mainly feeds off animal carcasses.

Carpenter ants – will feast on animal carcasses, plant fibres and sweet substances, usually sets nest in dead or dampwood.

Argentine ants – travels a long way from their nest to source of sweet food sources but have been known to also feast on animal carcasses and insects.

Coastal brown ant – will be found near pathways in and around your garden, prefers dry areas and will feast on greasy foods, fruit, sweet substances and animal carcasses.

 

HOW TO WIN THE WAR ON ANTS IN YOUR HOME!

Ants will nest outside your home in rockeries, sheds, kid’s equipment, under pathways, subfloors or patios but Inside, their nests can be found in wall cavities, basements and roof voids.

 

Keep your home clean!

 

The first line of defence against ants in or around your home is to first make sure that you keep your home clean. Food scraps and crumbs are very attractive to these pesky ants as they are scavengers by nature and the only way to source food is to go foraging for food. Sweep up crumbs, make sure food is securely stored in airtight containers, put your pets bowel away after each meal, clean up sticky messes as the sugar attracts them.

 

Call in the professionals to avoid ants getting out of control!

 

There are many ways that a reputable pest control company can deal with ants. Here at Redline Pest Control we feel that by providing a chemical barrier in and around your premises will leave you with lasting results. We have a proven method that works first by reducing the ants then a colony elimination, you ask how could that be, well first of all the chemical we use is a slow release chemical which allows the ants to take the chemical back to the nest, once the queen digest the chemical and passes over the other ants will no longer know what to do as they queen ant is the one that gives out the signals to the workers and soldiers. If there are no signals the ants do not know how to forage so therefore they will also die.

 

Further Reading:

Natural ways to keep ants out of your kitchen.

Tips to keep Ants out of your home!

Ant Control Sydney

The good the bad and the ugly of pests

HOW TO WIN THE WAR ON ANTS IN YOUR HOME!

Tips to keep Ants out of your home!

Tips to keep Ants out of your home!

 

Tips to keep Ants out of your home!
Tips to keep Ants out of your home!

 

From time to time we have all experienced Ants in our home at some point.

 

But what can you do to keep these pesky little Ants out and away from your home.

Ants can come to even the cleanest homes.

When Ants go foraging for food they leave pheromones for other Ants to follow, so if they leave pheromones for other Ants to come and also dine on the goodies that are laying in your home is there any natural ways that you can get rid of the Ants yourself?

The answer is yes you can help reduce the intake of Ants which are setting up home in your humble abode.

 

Tips to keep Ants out of your home!
Tips to keep Ants out of your home!

• Mix 1 part baking soda and 1 part icing sugar together and place in shallow lids or saucers. While the icing sugar will bring the ants to one place the baking soda will kill the ants.
• Citrus spray. When you peel a lemon, orange or other citrus keep the skin and put in a pot with 3 cups of water and 2 cup of vinegar and keep it on a low setting for around half an hour. Let the mixture set over night and pour into a spray bottle for the next time those pesky Ants decide that your kitchen is the place to be.
• Essential oils are great if you find the right one that works. Tea tree oil, peppermint oil and citrus oil works a treat. Rub the skirting boards near windows and door frames, the side of counters and benchtops. Not only does this make your home smell gorgeous it will also deter Ants away.
• Vinegar spray is also a great way to get rid of ants, all you need is a cloth vinegar and water. 1 part water to 1 part white vinegar in a spray bottle and spray away and wipe the surface not only will it get rid of your Ants but you are also cleaning naturally.
• Chalk and flour, draw or sprinkle lines around entry points in and around your home as Ants will not cross the line, for the chalk there is a component called calcium carbonate which is seashells grounded up and will repel not only Ants but other pest like slugs and snails.
• Honey, dishwashing liquid and water. Grab a saucer or a shallow lid place a small amount of honey in the middle and add soapy water around the honey.

So there you have some different ways to help eliminate Ants on your own. If Ants are still overwhelming you call us today for your free no obligation quote.

 

Further Reading:

Ant identification 

Natural ways to keep ants out of your kitchen.

10 Fun Facts About Ants

The big four pest that could ruin your summer holidays.

Tips to keep Ants out of your home!

Natural ways to keep ants out of your kitchen.

 

Natural ways to keep ants out of your kitchen.
Natural ways to keep ants out of your kitchen.

 

Natural ways to keep ants out of your kitchen.

 

There are so many different species of ants and when they decide that your kitchen is their new home what are you going to do.

 

Ants are robust and programmed to source out food to bring back to their nest so they can feed the queen ant.

 

Unfortunately ants don’t discriminate and will go to homes that are clean.

 

Whether you have ants that are scattered or in straight lines here are some natural ways to get rid of ants?

 

  • Herbs such as mint, basil, thyme, lavender and rosemary are a natural deterrent as ants cannot stand the smell. Place the bouquet of herbs around doors and window frames.
  • Place cucumbers directly in the ant’s path as it will deter ants out of the kitchen.
  • Ants love eating cornmeal but unfortunately once they consume the cornmeal they will not be able to digest it and will eventually end up exploding.
  • Cayenne pepper, salt, cinnamon, baby powder, chilli powder and coffee grounds make great deterrents. All you need to do is place one of the above in lines and the ants will not be able to cross the lines.
  • Dilute 3 parts of vinegar and 2 parts of water in a spray bottle and start spraying those pesky little buggers.
  • Check and cracks and crevices and seal them up so there is no entry point that the ants can get through.
  • Break up little pieces of soap and mix it with water, place around entry points. There is a component that is in the soap that poisons the ants.
  • Make sure that you wipe all surfaces and mop all floors.

 

Natural ways to keep ants out of your kitchen.
Natural ways to keep ants out of your kitchen.

 

Further Reading:

Ants 

Ant Control

Ant Control Sydney

Ant Control Sydney
Ant Control Sydney

 

 

As warmer weather is about to hit Sydney so are ants. With over 15, 000 species of ants worldwide, there is roughly 1,400 species throughout Australia.

 

Yeah sure ants are annoying and can spoil our food but did you know that ants actually play a big role in our ecosystem.

 

Ants will move through the earth’s soil, turning it so that they create oxygen and allow water flow to reach plants and grass.

 

Have you ever wondered why a single flower has sprouted in the middle of your lawn, well Ants carry seeds deep down in the tunnel so they can feed off the elaiosomes that is part of the seed.

 

Ant Control Sydney
Ant Control Sydney

 

 

Where do Ants live?

 

Ants can be found almost anywhere such as grass and garden areas, subfloors and roof voids, wall cavities, cars believe it or not, dirt and any place where there is natural elements.

 

What are the most common Ants found in Sydney?

 

  • Black House Ant
  • Green Headed Ant
  • Argentine Ant
  • Singapore Ant
  • Coastal Brown Ant
  • Red Fire Ant (Newly Introduced)
  • White Footed House Ant
  • Pharaoh Ant
  • Pavement Ant
  • Garden Ant
  • Bull Ants
  • Carpenter Ants

How do you get rid of Ants?

 

Getting rid of Ants is very easy. Redline Pest Control technicians will inspect your premises to see where the issue arises and then depending where the issue is he will treat Ants appropriately such as.

 

  • Roof Void will be dusted
  • Internal interiors will be sprayed with non-repellent chemicals and a gel will be placed in areas such as kitchen and bathrooms
  • External areas will be sprayed with non-repellent chemicals

 

 

Further Reading For Ants:

 

Ant Control Sydney

Fun Facts About Ants