Ants can certainly be annoying….. and as many have found out, the DIY ant eliminating products purchases from department stores, never seem to quite fix the problem, and typically make it worse! Older formulations typically sold as DIY products (Brands include David Grays Antex Insecticide Granules, Amgrow Patrol Ant Killer Granules,Richgrow ant killa) contain repellent ingredients (Bifenthrin) coated onto sand granules, these products need to be applied over larger areas to be effective and only ever reduce the ants for a short period. Newer formulations contain non-repellent ingredients (Fipronil) which are picked up by worker ants who unknowningly share the posion with the entire colony including the queen, resulting in destruction of the entire ant nest!
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ANTHEM Ant Granules (Contains Fipronil non-repellent active ingredient)
(Kills All Ants)
Exceptional value for treating large areas. Powered by Fipronil which is found in Termidor
· exceptional value for large areas;
· targets the ants’ colony;
· non-repellent active (Fipronil) results in a cascade kill effect;
· ready to use
**Product must be applied in accordance with the product label
What Are Ant Prevention Tips and Techniques?
Below you will find some prevention techniques and hacks provided by our pest control professionals.
- Keep all your surfaces clean. That way, you will make it difficult for your ants’ friends to follow the so-called ant trails to find their way to your kitchen and food.
- Vacuum on a regular basis. Focus on the carpets and under-furniture areas.
- Keep your trash sealed. And don’t forget to regularly remove open garbage.
- Store your food properly. Ants are mainly attracted to your food. So make sure you keep it in airtight containers.
- Keep your gutters clean. Gutters provide a cozy warm environment for the ants. So make sure you keep a close eye on the moist areas around your home.
- Clear vegetation and remove wood piles. Rotten wood is what ants adore, so make sure you keep it away from your property. The same goes for trees and shrubs — make sure they don’t touch your house.
- Prevent juice spills. Wipe all spills immediately and deprive the tiny enemy from the opportunity to feed on your leftovers.