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Pest control Ants

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PEST CONTROL ANT INFESTATIONS, WE COVER DUBLIN, KILDARE AND WICKLOW. CALL FOR FREE QUOTES AND LOW PRICES.

For Pest control for Ant Infestations in Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow, Give us a call for free Quotes and Low Prices. They are not easy to treat. We have been treating these infestations for years, and one thing we know is, powders are useless, as are the feeding disc's that you can buy in DIY stores, also Boric acid for pest control doesn't work, and cayenne pepper, all useless. 

The chemicals used by us and pretty much all pest companies will sort out the problem. 

 

So, what are they, and who are this enemy that invade our homes and property.

 

They are social insects that live in organised nests that contain many hundreds and sometimes thousands of them. Most are wingless sterile females, known as workers, but there will also be fertile females, known as queens, and males can cause concern but they are a nuisance rather than destructive pests.

 

  • They feed mainly on insects, including other ants

  • They also collect the sweet liquid known as honeydew, which is excreted by aphids and some other sap-feeding insects

  • They can protect aphids from attack by ladybirds and other predators in order to secure their supply of honeydew. Increased numbers of aphids may result in more damage to plants

  • They do little damage to plants themselves, except by disturbing soil around plant roots and depositing it on the surface during their nest building activities. This can be a nuisance on lawns and where low-growing plants are being buried by excavated soil

  • Some (mostly Myrmica species - commonly known as red ants) can sting, but for most people this is no more than a minor irritation

 

Control

 

Non-chemical control

  • Unless nests are particularly troublesome, ants are best left alone. If a colony is destroyed it is likely that its place will be taken by in-coming queens, which take over the territory and establish even more new nests.

  • Disperse heaps on lawns by brushing the excavated soil on a dry day before the lawn is mown, otherwise the soil will get smeared on the lawn surface by the mower

  • If the lawn has an uneven surface due to years of activity, peel back the turf in the raised areas, remove excess soil and relay the turf. This is easier to do in the winter when they are less active

  • A pathogenic nematode, Steinernema feltiae, is available from some mail order suppliers of biological controls for treating ant nests in lawns and flower beds. The microscopic, worm-like nematodes are watered into the soil in places where ants are bringing soil up onto the surface

Chemical control

  • Many proprietary ant powders, baits, sprays and aerosols are available for controlling ants in and near buildings, these are not suitable for general garden use or application on plants 

  • To make a real impression on ant numbers it would be necessary to destroy the nests rather than just the foraging ants. That is difficult to achieve as ant nests occupy a much larger volume of soil than the surface excavations might suggest. In most situations it is best call in the experts, Pest.ie.

 

IMPORTANT:

The chemicals used to treat ants can be toxic when first applied to the area infested. One of our technicians will go through this with you before a treatment is carried out. All care and attentions is made where children and pets are on the property.

EMAIL: info@pest.ie

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