The most important part of ant control is locating areas of activity and seeing what species of ants you have in your home. Nests can often be located in appliances, pot plants, walls, and ceilings making it sometimes difficult to locate them. Inspect infested areas of your property carefully to determine overall ant infestation levels, nesting areas and locations where ants are foraging and or ant trails are seen.
Select the most appropriate application points to place the ant strip applicator.
Outdoors they can be placed near/along the ant trails and indoors they can be placed behind or under equipment or appliances, under tables, within framing of tables or furniture, around sinks, within or near garbage collection areas, attics, crawl spaces, and cracks and crevices where ants are trailing.
Apply the ant gel on marked area on the applicator strips without destroying ants natural trailing behaviour.
If you have a large infestation, place the ant strip applicators about 3-5 inches apart in high activity areas.
With indoor application, ant gel can also be applied to cracks and crevices along walls or floors.
Reapply the bait if all the bait has been taken and there are still ant trials or activity around.
Do not apply Hawkeye Ant Gel on bench tops or surface areas where food preps are done or near dishes where it can get in contact with food.
Do not apply the bait where pets and children can access it.
Hawkeye Ant Gel is safe to use around humans and pets when applied according to the product label.
Some other tips to prevent ant infestation inside homes:
Clean benchtops and floors of food waste and spills quickly
Follow ant trails and try to find out where the ant trails are coming from and going to. Then seal up these cracks and crevices around house making it harder for them to get back in.
Store food in airtight containers.