Outdoor pest control, ban ants from the house

Ant colonies which converge on fruit and cake on the garden table, look for nesting sites under the patio slabs or even make their way through the patio door into the house are familiar scenarios in many places. When this happens, a veritable plague of ants isn’t far away.

Avoiding ant nests on the terrace

The use of certain materials for joints and waterproofing can provide effective protection against being plagued by ants. For example, avoid plaster-based sand for the jointed terrace stones and use coarser basalt chippings, which are almost impossible for ants to transport. Also, sealing with liquid resin is suitable for ant prevention and can very effectively protect against penetration and settlement of ants.

However, if the ant invasion has already reached the home garden, quick solutions are needed to effectively combat an existing ant infestation. Bait boxes are very user-friendly and easy to use and are an optimal solution for customers with children and/or pets. 

Targeted control of ant nests

A targeted action against ant nests can be done with ant-bait granules, which are spread near the ant nest. The insects are attracted by an attractive bait and drag it into the burrow. Bait granules don’t just help with ant infestations, but can also be used against woodlice, centipedes and other crawling vermin on terraces, balconies and paths. 

Ants are considered nature's health police. In the garden, they provide useful services, and are particularly diligent natural pest scavengers.

Would you have known?

  • Ants have been at home on our planet for ages: Today it is believed that they have existed for about 130 million years.
  • Ants are pretty clever: in proportion to their height, they have the largest brain of all animals
  • Ants like heat: Nests are often found under terrace stones that heat up quickly in the sun
  • Ants are veritable bloodhounds: their sense of smell is comparable to that of a dog
  • Ants have a sort spot for aphids: they protect aphids from voracious enemies like ladybirds or hoverfly larvae, as they especially like the sugary excretions of these plant pests