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Ants will travel far and wide searching for food, following trails they have established and clustering around the source of food, becoming a nuisance in homes, organisations and businesses.
Rentokil offers methods of ant control that are targeted to specific ant species. Our pest control technicians can solve nuisance ant problems quickly and, needless to say, with treatments that are safe for people, pets and the environment.
While a wide range of do-it-yourself products are available for ants, effective control requires a professional pest control service to gain control and prevent reinfestation. Our pest control technicians understand the habits of different types of ants and can offer the most appropriate and effective solutions.
Technicians will inspect problem areas, following ant trails to locate nesting sites and determine where ants are entering and feeding. During the inspection, your Rentokil expert will identify the ant species and its feeding habits. This will inform the baiting method chosen, for example, the use of sugar or protein-based baits.
To help identify activity areas and hot spots, insect monitors can be placed around your home or business environment, with particular attention to food sources or areas or high moisture.
Baits are particularly useful in controlling most ant species, but this can be a relatively slow procedure so may require perseverance. Ant baits are a mixture of insecticide and food designed to attract pests. They are effective when a nest is inaccessible for treating with other chemicals and can kill an entire colony: worker ants find the bait and carry it back to their nest where it is fed to the queen, brood and other worker ants.
Insecticide treatment spray is applied to nesting sites, areas of ant access and travel such as paths, skirting boards, window sills, cupboards, cracks and crevices. Insecticides can also be used for treating nests located in enclosed spaces with sites of activity, or as a barrier method around the property.
Insecticide in the form of dust is used predominantly in internal areas. It is applied in cracks and crevices, such as weep holes, and is useful in sensitive areas such as power boxes and roof voids. The exoskeleton of the ant collects dust particles and transfers them to the nest, killing others in the colony who come into contact. It is not recommended for dust to be used outside as it may become unsettled and windblown.
Rentokil carries out a comprehensive survey of your sites to assess existing pest problems, future risks, health and safety hazards specific to your environment.
Comprehensive pest treatment programs tailored to your needs
Your technicians will provide you with a detailed pest treatment report once the service is complete.
Once you’ve booked in with us, see how you can best prepare for our service visit with the below list of prep steps to ensure effective minimisation of ants.
Rentokil are certified, licensed pest control applicators and are required to participate in regular training programs to maintain their expertise. They understand ant species behaviour and apply that knowledge to develop a bespoke control program for your home or business.
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Ant treatment costs reflect the time and effort it will take to manage them in your home or business. The factors below will contribute to the cost of ant control:
The size and extent of the ant infestation in your home or business affect the costs of the ant treatment service. Problem ants are often perceived as those that have established residence within a property. They are commonly soldier ants on a mission to return to their nest with food supplies.
The treatment required to address the ant infestation will affect the overall costs of the service. There may be a need to combine treatment methods and use them in conjunction with each other, whilst at other times one method may suffice.
The larger the property, the more time required to successfully locate and treat the ant problem. This will have an affect on the cost of the treatment.
Sometimes ant management requires multiple treatments for successful control. This can be reflected with the pricing of the ant control service. For example, insect monitoring stations may require a revisit to ensure the problem is completely resolved.