The complete solution for ant control.
1. Search - The queens of most species remain in the nest producing eggs and only venture out when moving to set up a new nest. The queens of Argentine ants are an exception in that they will also forage for food with the workers. This makes Argentines more invasive, as the queens can be spread by being transported on vehicles, plants, boxes and goods of all sorts. A single queen can set up a new colony with as few as 20 workers. In most cases the nest(s) will be in warm, dry sandy soil, often under a rock, paving stone, driveway etc. The position of the nest might be given away by a stream of worker ants going back and forth into a hole in the ground. Do not spray this entrance with insecticide yet. Spraying might serve only to induce the colony to leave and set up a nest or nests elsewhere and spread the problem.
2. 'Kill the queen/s' - First use NO ANTS GEL BAIT. Workers feed on the bait and take it back to the nest to feed the queen(s), other workers and larvae. Use many small amounts of bait where you see ants or have seen them in the past. Ants change their feeding habits depending on the requirements of the nest. NO ANTS GEL BAIT contains a high level of protein and carbohydrate to attract a wide range of pest species and to satisfy their needs for both protein and sugar. Squeeze a small (pea sized) amount of NO ANTS GEL BAIT into the base of each of the
3 BAIT STATIONS. Fold over lid and insert the 4 nibs into the corresponding holes with a pen or pencil. Place the bait stations containing bait where ants are seen or have been seen in the past. Additional baits can be placed on dishes, clean foil or other containers if there are many trails of ants. Ants are very sensitive to strong chemicals. All dishes or containers used to hold bait should be rinsed well with clean water and dried before use (this should not be necessary with the included bait stations). Replenish the bait regularly until you see no more (or very few) insects feeding. Only then should you use spray insecticide to eradicate the nests and to act as a barrier to further infestation.
Note: White Footed Ants are less susceptible to baits as they do not feed it directly to rest of the colony. They process food and produce a sweet secretion which they feed queens and larvae with. Thus they may have filtered out the toxin or have died before having a chance to pass it on. However, it is still worthwhile baiting first when treating for White Footed Ants.
3. Stop them with barriers – Make up NO ANTS SUPER spray. Mix 20 ml of NO ANTS SUPER CONCENTRATE into 1 Litre of clean water or total contents into 5 litres of water (once diluted use the entire preparation). It is the trails of worker ants getting into your home, other building or onto your deck that are usually the nuisance caused by ants. NO ANTS SUPER spray concentrate can be used to spray the nest sites after baiting and to spray around your house to prevent ants pestering you. NO ANTS SUPER surface spray will kill ants that cross the treated surfaces but will also act as a barrier. Many trailing ant species will detect the insecticide and avoid it.
ANTS INSIDE: Cover or remove food, food utensils and food preparation surfaces. Spray or paint skirtings, cupboards bases, inlet and outlet water pipes, and anywhere ants are moving or where you have seen them in the past. Wash down food preparation surfaces after treatment.
ANTS OUTSIDE: Thoroughly spray the base of walls, paths, vents, gaps around pipes and cables and other points of entry to buildings. We recommend using KIWICARE NO ANTS BAIT before spraying nest sites to prevent spreading ant problems by nest budding (colonies splitting and forming multiple new nests). Note: Some ant species, particularly White Footed ants climb trees and walls, so check for trails going up surfaces and spray or paint NO ANTS SUPER around the trunks of trees and plants close to the building and walls. Note: Some ants such as Argentine Ants 'farm' aphids and scale insects for sweet secretions and it worth treating your plants with SUPER SPECTRUM to control these sap sucking plant pests and deny the ants their food supply.
4. Deny the ants a nest site – NO ANTS SUPER should be sprayed at the entrance to previously identified nest sites, even if there is now no activity. Also spray all the cracks and crevices around paving, driveways, stones, and the bases of walls to prevent new ant nest being set up. Note: Kiwicare LAWNGARD PRILLS can be useful in areas of garden where ants are a nuisance and as an additional barrier around a house or other building. The prills (granules) are sprinkled onto soil and gravel surfaces where ants are travelling and then watered in to take the insecticide deep into the soil, forming a curtain barrier.
NO ANTS SUPER concentrate - 100g/L permethrin
NO ANTS GEL BAIT - 50g/kg boric acid in the form of a bait.
HSNO Aproval code: NO ANTS GEL BAIT - HSR000683. NO ANTS SUPER - HSR000314.
Had Argintine ants in our motorhome for 6 months, tried just about everything to remove them however we brought NO Ants Gel with bait stations, placed baitstations around van plus a few baits directly here and there , within 7 days a total wipeout, waited for more to appear but yes the ants have been completely wiped out, Great Product
When they show their faces, we use your NO Ant paste (Gel) to get rid of them. The product is easy to use and is not offensive to the nose. Unfortunately, I don't know the species of ant we are using your product on. They are ordinary regular sized ants. I occasionally have problems with very tiny ants in our house (located in the same locale), and the product works wonders with them as well.
The product is a good one with nothing to hide.
Firstly, I'd like to thank your company for good advice to get rid of ants from home. I bought the products (both NO ANT GEL BAIT and NO ANT LIQUID BAIT) from Mitre10 and followed that suggestion. The result was much better than that when I hired some pest controllers previously.
*But I found some problem. The Gel bait worked perfect. The liquid bait was too strong. Ants just died around the bait area, which made the bait containers shipped with the bait only useful for once or twice. Besides, if ants can not bring back the bait to their nest, there would be less chance that it can kill the queen. I hope the liquit bait can have similar effect to that of gel bait.
Regards, and have a nice Christmas and a Happy New Year.
*Kiwicare Says -
It is likely that the ants dying in the liquid bait are in fact drowning by falling into the bait and getting stuck. This does not usually stop other ants continuing to feed on the bait. It is likely that many other ants fed on the bait and took it back to their nest.