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How To Get Rid Of Ants

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Ants may be tiny and harmless at sight, but these crawling insects are incredibly intelligent creatures that have the capability to cause a nuisance to your home or business premises.

It can pose as a greater challenge as ants are difficult to control especially when they are always crawling around. In fact, with their strong survival instincts, ant colonies can be very difficult to control once inside your building. As ants are tiny creatures, they are capable of entering through the tiniest openings and nest out of sight in walls, storage rooms, and the landscaping surrounding a building.

The situation worsen when ants get into a building as they leave an invisible pheromone trail for others in their colony that can be home to hundreds of thousands of them to follow. Besides that, ants can also pose potential risk in food contamination as they tend to crawl and forage for any source of food. This becomes a bigger problem for food processing facilities.

Fortunately, there are corrective ways of eliminating your ant problems. By contacting a professional pest controller could help to control ant colonies and conduct proper identification of the ants you are dealing with.

Choose Your Method

DIY or Professional?

When it comes to getting rid of ants in the long run, you are advised to only seek for professional help although DIY methods are available.

The DIY option (not recommended), requires you to:

  1. Prepare home remedies like cinnamon to act as a natural repellent. However, in order for this to work effectively, a high concentration of cinnamon essential oil needs to be applied in the common hotspots where ants are most likely to enter. Multiple applications are needed on the same spots after it dries up.
  2. Apply vinegar to common ant hotspots to mask ant's scent trail. However, once the solution has evaporated, it will no longer be effective. Even though it might help in stopping ants from finding food, this remedy will have little to no effect on infestation that is already in your home.
  3. Use lemon juice to cover ant's scent trail on ant hotspots. However, much effort is required as you have to constantly re-apply lemon juice at the hotspots to keep the juice from drying out.

Although many homeowners struggle with do-it-yourself ant control remedies, the results are often less than satisfactory. Small problems can develop into large ones and this is when many people seek out the services of a pest control professional. The professional option requires you to only find your local, expert pest controller to get rid of the problem for you. Trained service technicians have the experience and correct knowledge to better handle rats and ensure treatment is correctly applied to eradicate the infestation


  • Minimising Ants Infestations

    If you decide to control ants problem on your own, there are a few practical tips that you can try and manage the problem.

    How to minimise your risk of ants infestation:

    1. Be sure to clean up any food and liquid spillages immediately.
    2. Sweep away any food crumbs from under your kitchen appliances and units.
    3. Ensure that your food is stored in airtight containers wherever possible.
    4. Block off the entry points for ants by sealing all cracks and crevices around your doors and window frames.
    5. Throw your rubbish in a tightly sealed bag and make sure all rubbish bins have tightly sealed bins.

    Although these tips can help to minimise your risk for ants infestation, they do not guarantee the complete removal of your ant problems. An effective control requires a professional pest control service to manage the infestation and minimise recurrence.


  • Professional Ant Treatment

    When it comes to ants, our service technicians know best when it comes to ant deterrents. Apart from identifying your ant problems, they are also able to understand the habits of different types of ants and offer the most effective solution catered for your needs.

    Therefore, professional ant control service is the most effective way to get rid of ant infestation from your business. Besides treatment using pesticides, your Rentokil expert will follow the PEST approach to ensure your long-term protection:

    Partnership – Cooperation with clients and sharing of roles in pest management is crucial

    Education and Exclusion – Talks and education materials to enforce general good housekeeping practices to remove food debris and spillages with recommendations on proofing potential entry points such as wall cracks and crevices

    Sanitation – Proper waste disposal process and sanitation to reduce infestation

    Treatment – Use of the correct ant control treatment for your individual circumstances


  • Why Choose Rentokil?

    Experienced and Licensed Technicians - All our Service Technicians are licensed professionals with Pesticide Applicator License/ Assistant Pesticide Applicator License (PAL/ APAL), certified by the Department of Agriculture.

    Expert Knowledge - Our pest experts are periodically provided with continuous training programmes, to ensure that their pest knowledge is up-to-date.

    Targeted treatments - Our extensive knowledge allow us to provide you with targeted treatment to get rid of mosquitoes in your premises.

    Site Risk Assessment - is completed in compliance with Rentokil Pest Control requirement to ensure that all treatments carried out in your premises are conducted in a safely manner.

    As an innovative pest control provider, Rentokil offers myRentokil - an online pest reporting tool can be a part of your organisation’s leap towards assimilating a new records management programme. Rest assured that myRentokil is available from any internet access point, thus providing you with instant access to a wealth of information in a time saving visual format. The application, complements Rentokil’s Integrated Pest Management programme (IPM), is able to help improve your end-to-end supply chain risk management.

Take Action

Contact Rentokil today to get rid of your ant problem and eliminate any stress or pest concerns you have in your home or business.

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