Get rid of pesky ants in a jiffy! – your ultimate ant solution

Get rid of pesky ants in a jiffy! – your ultimate ant solution

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Get rid of pesky ants in a jiffy! – your ultimate ant solution

Ants are generally regarded as beneficial insects in the garden because they are scavengers or predators that feed on a variety of eggs, larvae and mature pests.  They are also considered a nuisance, especially in the home where they descend upon any morsel of food.  To get rid of them, sometimes feels like a never ending battle.

Ants are social insects and live in large colonies. The colony is typically divided into the following classes: queens (reproductive female ants), male ants and workers (non-reproductive female ants).  Life in an ant colony is very organized. Each member has a specific task, ie. reproduction (male ants and queen), collection of food and protection of colony (female non-reproductive ants).  Only the worker ants come to the surface to collect food and they represent only a fraction of the ants in the colony.

Ants have the ability to communicate with each other through pheromones which they leave behind when they find food or water. That is the reason why they quickly come in droves when there is food in the vicinity.  Protek offers the ultimate solution to eradicate ants, even in their nest. 

Protek AnTrap® is a ready-to-use ant bait and can eradicate the entire ant nest, including the queen. AnTrap® can be used indoors and outdoors. The unique bait has a sugar base and is packed in a bait station that gives up to 2 months control. There is no contact with the insecticide and is therefore convenient and safer to use. Each container contains 2 bait stations each containing 10g of sodium cacodilate (active ingredient).

Protek Nip-it Ant Control can be scattered around nests (do not disturb the nest), where ants are spotted or along the ant trail. The grain bait has a protein base and is carried to the nest, where they feed on it and then stop gathering food. This way the whole colony is wiped out within a few days, including the queen.  Nip-it is 99% organic with a very low toxicity to humans and pets.

Protek Knox Ant can be used indoors and outdoors, and does not stain or smell. Mix with water according to label instructions and spray on walls, skirting boards, furniture, window frames, door frames,around work surfaces and inside cabinets and drawers. The active ingredient is micro encapsulated (contained in a sugar cell), and sticks to the insect’s body as they go about.  In this way they take the insecticide with them to the nest. The insecticide is released with normal nest activity, wiping out the entire colony, including the queen. Knox Ant also has a long residual control of up to 3 months and can be applied 4 times a year, if necessary. 

Protek Alphathrin can be used indoors and outdoors and does not stain or smell. Alphathrin has a very strong concentration active ingredient.  Use only 5ml per liter of water and spray on walls, skirting boards, furniture, window frames, door frames, around work surfaces and inside cabinets and drawers. Once the ants come in contact with the pesticide, they will be eradicated. Alphathrin has a quick knockdown and long residual control of up to 2 months. 

Nip-it 200gr
Knox Ant 100ml
Alphathrin 50ml

Top tip: It is good practice to vary pesticides in order to prevent build up of resistance to a particular active ingredient.

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