Expected results from ant treatment
Pestproof cannot guarantee the total elimination of ants after the initial treatment, but we will continue treatment if the problem persists. The White-footed ant is an extremely difficult pest to control due to the large size of its colonies and its feeding and nesting habits. However, effective control can be achieved.
More information about the external treatment:
To control the White-footed ant colony, a special residual insecticide band must be applied around the base of your building and on the ant trails around the section. This needs to be done on a fine day which is followed by at least one more fine day. The foraging ants crawl over the insecticide carrying minute amounts of it back to the nest.
From then on the ants’ housekeeping behaviour gradually transfers the insecticide around the colony. With the insecticide circulating, colony collapse will gradually follow. We may also apply an ant bait around the foundations, especially where there are strong trails. You should notice that within a few days that strong ant trails around the foundations of your house dis-appear. An occasional weak ant trail may be sighted, which shows that the once strong colony is close to collapse.
It should be emphasised that control of an ant colony using this method is a gradual process. If it is a strong colony, or if vegetation is touching the building, the treatment may need to be repeated in six months or less to control the remaining ants.
Remember that your building probably has other ant infested buildings close by. Your current infestation may have spread from a neighbouring building and an eventual re-infestation is a real possibility. You will need to monitor ant activity on boundary fences with your neighbours, on your external building walls and inside your building. If it increases, or the occasional weak trails intensify, then the insecticide band may need to be re-applied.
If ant trails persist indoors, we can apply an internal spray to the affected areas, or inject an insecticidal dust into cracks and crevices from which the ants are emerging. Internal baiting is also an option in these cases.
And finally, if you are not entirely satisfied tell us. Pestproof will fix the issue. If you are happy with the results, please mention to your neighbours that your building has been successfully treated and suggest they have theirs treated. If you are surrounded by ant free properties, the risk of re-infestation is greatly reduced.