How to get rid of ants

Get rid of ants

Do you have an ant infestation and need to get rid of them as fast as possible? When it comes to ants, the problem can quickly escalate and before you know it there are ants all through your house, business premises, lawns, and sheds.

But not to worry, there are a number of very effective products that will get rid of ants permanently. We’ve compiled a list of the most effective ant control products for you, including liquids and granular forms. Although both can be used inside and outside, granules tend to be more commonly used outdoors, and liquids more commonly indoors. Which one you use depends on a combination of the application and your preference of use. Both methods can be effective when used the right way.

Granular ant bait

Granular ant bait contains an insecticide that poisons ants upon consumption. The granules are frequently taken back to colonies, effectively reaching the depths of their burrows.

Granules are usually applied in areas where ants are active. To treat your ant problem, simply sprinkle the granules over the area where ants are present or where they have nests or trails. This will provide the most effective result. If ants have infested areas at a high rate, reapply to maintain residual control. Best control can be achieved when spread across an area where ants are commonly seen and known to frequent for food.

Surefire Fipronil Granular Ant Killer

Surefire Fipronil Granular Ant Killer is a highly effective, fast-acting non-repellent, odorless control of ants in turf and external surrounds. It uses the active ingredient Fipronil, a broad-spectrum insecticide that attacks an insect’s central nervous system, killing the insect. When spread on outdoor surfaces it provides barrier protection and when used as directed, the product won’t harm soil or plants. The granules are inconspicuous in use and therefore are ideal for pavers and paths. They are also ideally suited for use on lawns, gardens, or hard surfaces. 

Anstar Granular Insecticide

Bifenthrin is another effective insecticide that acts on the nervous system of the insect.

Antstar lar Insecticide is a Bifenthrin-based granular insecticide that gives excellent control of ants, ticks, fleas, and many turf pests in the garden and outside areas. Bifenthrin is another effective insecticide that acts on the nervous system of the insect. The ant killer contains 2g/Kg Bifenthrin and is registered for use. Antstar Granular Insecticide is convenient in a ready-to-use formulation that is easily applied with a shaker pack. It is odour free and a low-risk product. It has a rapid knockdown with a long residual action and remains effective after rain.

Liquid ant baits

Similar to granules, liquid ant killer is effective because it is taken back to the nest, where it effectively disperses amongst the residing ants. Liquid ant killers are more often used indoors. As with granular ant control, liquids commonly use Fipronil and Bifenthrin as the active ingredient.

Surefire Termiticide and Insecticide

Surefire Termiticide and Insecticide are made of fipronil and are suitable to treat ants, termites, and other insects around domestic and commercial structures. The ant bait is a long-lasting residual insecticide and is effective at deterring concealed entry into a building or structure by termites. Surefire provides long-lasting protection for a minimum period of 8 years and up to 3 months of control of ants when applied as a surface spray.

Zeus Bifenthrin Termiticide and Insecticide

Zeus Bifenthrin Termiticide and Insecticide is a residual action pesticide featuring an extensive label ranging from termites through to common ants and other external house pests. The product can also be used to control crop pests on bananas, sugar cane, citrus, tomatoes, stone fruit, canola, lucerne, and wheat. Zeus contains the active ingredient Bifenthrin in an emulsifiable concentrate formula and it holds a dual registration as an insecticide as well as a termiticide. When using in crops, some withholding periods do apply and we suggest you read the label for further information on this.

Zeus Bifenthrin Termiticide and Insecticide is solvent-based and fast-acting with an extensive range of target pests. It has an excellent residual action with low mammalian toxicity.

Surefire Fivestar Insecticide

Surefire Fivestar Insecticide controls a wide range of indoor/outdoor pests including ants, spiders, cockroaches, fleas, flies, mosquitoes, paper nest wasps and ticks. The product is a water based Bifenthrin formulation with a wide range of registrations for the control of a broad spectrum of insects in five key areas – turf, ornamental plants, public health areas, and where termites and general pests like ants, flies, and mosquitoes infest. The product is a low odour, has a fast knockdown with a long-term residue, and is rainfast and stable in sunlight.

Whatever product you choose, either liquid or granular, fipronil or bifenthrin, rest assured Specialist Sales has the right product to suit your needs. If you are still unsure of the best product for your application, our friendly and knowledgeable customer service staff can help you pick a product that’s just right for you. Simply call us on 1800 780 317 to discuss your needs.

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