Garden Pests - Ants
There are many types of ants, only some of which choose to invade your lawn. But when they do they can create real problems. If you find ants on a newly seeded lawn, you need to act quickly.
When ants invade your lawn, the first sign is small mounds of soil, sometimes with a visible hole in the middle. The other sign is visible tracks across the soil. If left, these mounds get bigger and more mounds appear close by. Equally bad is where ants arrive from somewhere else and decided to forage on your newly seeded lawn.You can repel ants by ...
... applying Sulphur (Azulfre), Talcum powder, Vinegar, Lavender or anything smelly. Unfortunately this only deters them and they move somewhere else - not so good on a newly seed lawn where a few thousand ants are persuaded to take the seed they have in their mouth to an alternative location. Killing them is really the only option. We have an effective Ant killer that works in 30 minutes.Hide this content.
There are two main types of Ant killer. One attracts ants, which then take to poison back to their nest. This type is generally sold in tubes and can be quite expensive for larger infestations of ants. The other type is a powder which contains insecticide. This costs a few euros at garden centers and some supermarkets.
We have an effective Ant killer that works in 30 minutes.
Sprinkle on the ant hill and then rake almost level. This is because the soil will inevitably sink and fall back into the cavities made by the ants. Alternatively (if on a patio) sprinkle around the perimeter of the patio.
For larger quantities of Ant Killer, we sell this in 1/2 Kilo jars. (this is strong and only requires a pinch at a time)
Or if you prefer a visit from a professional, see our Pest Control Service