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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

Residential pest control Sydney and what Redline Pest Control can do for you!

 

Residential pest control Sydney

 

Residential pest control Sydney
Residential pest control Sydney

 

 

With spring comes nice warm weather and with that so does pest of all sizes whether it be your cockroaches right down to your wasps.

 

So what is involved in a residential pest control Sydney?

 

There is many different treatments to suit every client’s needs. Each home is different whether it would be the size of the house or experiencing different pest invading your premises.

 

German Cockroach Treatment:

 

Residential pest control Sydney
Residential pest control Sydney

 

With a German cockroach treatment the technician will firstly inspect your premises to see the threshold of German cockroaches which are in your premises.  The technician will then do a skirting board spray and place gel in appropriate places such as cupboard door hinges, microwave, fridges/freezers, washing machines and other electrical appliances.

 

For German cockroach treatments a Redline Pest Control customer service agent will ask you what rooms you are seeing the German cockroaches in and how many you are roughly seeing each day. The customer service agent will then determine the level of infestation by your answers and will recommend which treatment is suited to your needs.

 

Mild: kitchen, bathroom & laundry

 

Moderate: kitchen, bathroom, laundry, hallways, dining room & lounge room

 

Severe: kitchen, bathroom, laundry, hallways, dining room, lounge room & bedrooms

 

Ant Treatment:

 

Residential pest control Sydney
Residential pest control Sydney

 

With an ant treatments we once again will ask if you are seeing ants inside, outside or both and where exactly are you seeing the ants.

 

Internal Areas:

 

For internal areas the technician will inspect and identify problematic areas where the issue of ants are. The technician will set up an ant baiting system using gel and will doing a window and skirting board spray, if you have ants along the wall he will also spray the affected walls.

 

External Areas:

 

For external areas the technician will also inspect and identify problematic areas where the issue of ants are. The perimeter of your premises will be sprayed alongside with any ant mounds and trails.

 

If you have an issue both internal and external both treatments will apply.

 

Rodent Treatment:

 

Residential pest control Sydney
Residential pest control Sydney

 

With rodent treatments we will ask you where you are experiencing the issue whether it will be internal, external or both. We will also ask you what times are you hearing the noise if you are hearing noises in roof void as this very well could be a possum. Rodents love their run paths and will often dart from place to place in a blink of an eye.

 

Internal Areas:

 

Bait will be placed in roof void if you are hearing noises, bait will be placed in cardboard bait stations and will be placed strategically behind furniture, fridges, washing machines, dryers and any other places that rodents will frequent.

 

External Areas:

 

When we bait outside for rodents we always try to look for places that the bait in cardboard bait stations can be strategically placed. If there is no place that the bait can be placed we will advise you that you will need to purchase lockable bait stations which is yours to keep and the best thing is they are reusable and all you need to do if you have a rodent issue again is to replenish the lockable bait station.

 

General Pest Treatment:

 

Residential pest control Sydney
Residential pest control Sydney

 

A general pest treatment is recommend to home owners roughly every 12 months to avoid infestations to the pest listed below.

 

Pest Which Are Covered By General Pest Treatment:

 

  • Large cockroaches
  • Webbing spiders
  • Silverfish
  • Carpet beetles
  • Creamy colour crickets
  • Wasps

 

What Is Involved In A General Pest Treatment?

 

Internally:

 

  • Dusting of roof void
  • All internal skirting boards will be sprayed
  • Spraying under furniture
  • Any cracks and crevices will be sprayed

 

Externally:

 

  • Perimeter spray around your property
  • Door and window frames will be sprayed
  • Dusting of the subfloor if you have a subfloor
  • Fence lines
  • Gutters
  • Fascia boards
  • Garden beds/scrubs/bushes
  • Clotheslines
  • Letterbox
  • Rubbish bins
  • Ornaments which are on your property
  • Any cracks and crevices that the technician sees.

Further Reading:

German Cockroach Treatment

General Pest Treatment

Rodent Treatment

Ant Treatment