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Get Rid of Ants in your Home

Considering that ants frequently travel through unsanitary areas before they end up on your countertops, once has to take steps to prevent them from entering your home in the first place. The majority of garden or black ants will only come into your home as they attracted to sugar and many other types of food and water. Ants leave a pheromone trail back to their nests for other ants to follow to the food source, which is why it is important to get rid of ants at the first signs of an infestation. 

Ensure that there is no readily available food source in your home and get rid of ants by: 

  • Always covering food. We do not know where the ant has been before it crawls across your food!
  • Clear away food and liquid spillages immediately
  • Clean food debris from under kitchen appliances
  • Make sure all rubbish bins have tightly sealed lids
  • Keep compost enclosed and covered
  • Clear away your pet’s food immediately after it has finished eating

You can help prevent ants entering your home by sealing access points such as cracks and crevices in door and window frames, and sealing cracks and gaps in expansion points in to prevent an ant infestation from taking place.

How to get rid of ants 

Whilst a wide range of DIY ant control Products are available to kill ants such as Garden Ants, an established problem with Pharoah’s Ants, Fire Ants, Sugar Ants or Driver ants may require a professional pest control solution to ensure that it will not reoccur.

Do-It-Yourself Ant Control

  • The most common method of ant control is to follow ant trails to the nests and treat them with a residual insecticide. Follow up treatments on a regular basis is necessary to ensure you get rid of ants and maintain complete control. Also make sure to use an Ant Killer Spray directly where you see signs of ant activity and also spray any surfaces, cracks and crevices where ants have been.
  • Alternatively, an ant repellent solution such as an ant and insect powder can be an extremely effective and an easy-to-use manner as an aid to get rid of ants. Simply apply the powder round the nest and puff it in to the cracks and crevices where ants are gaining entry. Make sure that whenever using any DIY pest control product you read the label carefully and always follow the instructions for use.
  • Exterior ant nests should be drenched with a liquid formulation. A barrier spray may also be applied to repel foraging workers. The Rentokil pest control technicians have the expertise to identify which type of ant is causing the problem and then deal with it effectively.
  • Pouring boiling or soapy water on to what appears to be an ant’s nest will probably only provide a temporary solution to your ant problem, as the main nest is usually too deep for such remedies to penetrate.

A Professional Solution to Get rid of Ants

While DIY insecticides can deal with a smaller ant problem or problems with Garden ants, a professional pest control service will be required for larger or multiple ant infestations. 

The Rentokil technicians understand the habits of each ant species and also have a range of powerful insecticides to get rid of ants and to provide the reassurance that the ant problem has been fully dealt with.

Rentokil offers a call-out service to deal with an ant infestation and other pest problems in the home. Our service is fast, effective and offers the highest level of safety for both your family and pets. Our expert ant control technicians will also offer a continual service as to get rid of ants that are infesting your property.

If you would like further advice on how to get rid of ants in your home, or to arrange a visit by a Rentokil Pest Control technician, call us on +256 414 287 160 / +256 414 694 494 or email us.