Ants are tiny insects that can cause a huge problem for homeowners. These pests might invade food sources in your house, especially when it is warm outside. They are drawn to sweet things, so they can be drawn to your home when you leave things lying around. Finding the best yard ant killer is one way to combat these tiny invaders, but several other options may work just as well or better for you.
This is a question which many people ask, and it’s not always easy to answer. However, here we will explore the main types of ant killers available for this purpose and give you some guidance on an ant killer and which type should be used. The aim of the article is firstly to try and define exactly what you need to do if you want to get rid of ants from the lawn rather than use insecticides or pesticides indiscriminately, and list some tips on how to avoid ants in the future.
Where Do Ants Come From?
Ants come from nests that are underground. The nest can range in size depending upon species but generally ranges from 1ft – 10ft deep with a width ranging between 4 – 8 inches. So, you can see that if you have a large lawn and the nests are not treated correctly, and it could be challenging to get rid of ants from the property.
Ants Nest Treatment: How To Get Rid Of Ants In The Lawn?
Treatment of an ant’s nest depends on the size of your soil or turf surface. Smaller areas should be dealt with by drenching as recommended below, whereas more significant areas such as the whole garden will require other forms of treatment such as baiting. We can help you with these options – contact us for more information, and we’ll do our best to tell you which would suit your individual needs; alternatively, read about how we treat ants.
Drench Method (Treatment For Small Areas)
The drench treatment method is best applied to smaller lawn areas and can be carried out using either a hosepipe or by using the appropriate product. Here we suggest you use an insecticide containing Methoprene, which acts as an ant growth regulator. This has fewer side effects than other types of ant killers available and works on both ants and their eggs. You should get rid of ants from your lawn in about two weeks depending upon how severe the infestation is, so you need to check daily for results! If there’s no sign of success after this time, repeat the process until you achieve the desired results. Read instructions carefully before application, or contact us if you have any questions or are unsure.
Bait Trap Method (Treatment For Larger Areas)
If you have an ants nest in your garden that is too large to deal with using the drench method, it’s necessary to use a trap. This involves placing poison inside a unique device designed for this purpose. The ant feeds on the poison and takes it back to its colony, where it spreads rapidly through the entire population, killing them all. It will take about 2 weeks or so before full results are achieved but could be faster depending upon conditions. However, this method does not work when ants are only present in small numbers; if there are too few, they may never find the bait traps.