Have you got funnel ants in your yard? Did you know there’s a safe way to get rid of them once and for all? Before we look at the best pest control strategy for funnel ants, let’s look at why you need to eliminate them in the first place.
Why You Need to Get Rid of Funnel Ants
The unsightly mounds that funnel ants create on lawns are actually nests. Very often, these nests are extensive and their presence destroys the structure of the soil. The soil, in turn, can become very fragile and may even collapse. Ankle and knee injuries can result if you walk or play on lawns infested with funnel ants.
Also, if you try to mow your lawn when it’s covered in funnel ant mounds, you risk damaging your mower.
And not only do the mounds create problems, but the funnel ant itself can be harmful as well. When its nest is disturbed, the funnel ant often becomes aggressive and will sting adults, children and pets.
How We Get Rid of Funnel Ants
For effective funnel ant pest control in Brisbane, Blue Chip Termite & Pest Control uses a chemical spray that we apply directly to each and every mound. In other words, every nest gets sprayed. It generally takes between 1 and 1 1/2 hours to do an entire lawn.
We use quality chemicals in all of our pest control work. For funnel ants and their mounds, we use a non-repellent based transfer chemical because this has proven to be the best way to get rid of these destructive ants. We also use a high-pressure pump on the back of our vehicles – this enables us to spray the mounds at 100 PSI.
Overall, the control methods we use result in at least a 95% reduction in ant mounds. However, on badly damaged/infested yards, a second treatment may be needed.
How Long Will the Treatment Last?
Quite often, our customers yards stay mound free for up to 3 or 4 years – even when there are tell-tale mounds in your street or in your next door neighbour’s yard.
When Is the Best Time for Funnel Ant Pest Control in Brisbane?
Blue Chip’s funnel ant treatments work best when there is at least one week of dry weather after the treatment. To prepare for the funnel ant treatment, we recommend cutting your lawn a few days beforehand.
Will the Spray Kill My Plants and Lawn?
The sprays we use at Blue Chip Termite & Pest Control will not affect your plants or lawn and will not leave any smell after the treatment.
To get rid of funnel ants for years to come, call Blue Chip Termite & Pest Control, the professionals in funnel ant pest control in Brisbane.