There are numerous safe and effective ways to control ant infestations in your office or business. We offer preventive measures as well as safe pesticide options.
What you can do to control ant entry into your office or business:
Seal windows, doors and any cracks the ants might crawl through
Don’t leave food lying around
Line suspected access points with deterrent substances such as salt and talc which can be spread under doors, near windows and walls. Bear in mind that there are concerns about the potential carcinogenicity of talc if you breathe it in–wear a barrier mask
Apply scents and substances that ants don't like such as vinegar, peppermint oil, cinnamon, black pepper, cayenne pepper, whole cloves, and bay leaves . Be aware however that some of these might be harmful to pets and irritants to curious children
Interesting Ant facts:
If a man could run as fast for his size as an ant can, he would run as fast as a racehorse
Ants can lift 20 times their own body weight
The average life expectancy of an ant is 45-60 days
There are over 10,000 known species of ants
Each colony of ants has its own smell. In this way, intruders can be recognized immediately
Birds put ants in their feathers because the ants squirt formic acid which gets rid of parasites
If a worker ant has found a good source for food, it leaves a trail of scent so that the other ants in the colony can also find the food
Control Ant Infestations:
Bidvest Steiner offers an integrated pest management approach where we will conduct a full needs analysis on site to offer the best ant control solution for you and your business. Contact us now for an integrated ant control solution now.