11 questions from our users
We have been poisoning ants in our home with talon ant gel for over a week now, ants just love it however still no sign of any effect on the ant numbers. We have used three syringes so far but the ants are still there. How long does it take before the ants start to die?
My ants died within a day there were no more ants.
I put a little in various locations around their ant trail, so if they missed one, they would get to another.
I guess you need to get to the queen, If you can find the trail closest to the queen I would put quite a bit there and do not leave other food lying around, like dog/cat food etc.
The ants you are battling are probably may be Argentine ants, tiny bronze coloured things, They build super colonies. There are multiple queens in the colony. If your infestation is severe it will take time and patience. Baiting is more effective during winter months as natural food sources become harder to find. Learning all that you can, there is plenty of information online about any pest species online, leaves you better equipped to understand and therefore control them.
Is this gel safe if ingested? We stayed in accomodation last night and whilst preparing our dinner realised the kitchen bench top had this gel spread across the preparation area. We disposed of the food that had been in contact, and were told by apartment manager it was harmless but should have been used by cleaners, in cupboards rather than on top of food prep areas. Management have cleaned up kitchen benches this morning. Is it safe for this type of application? what is the active constituent?
Yikes!!!. It is very expensive I would be surprised if the spread it around very far. How are you feeling today????.
We have very small black ants maybe sugar ants coming out of a power plug
And what some ideas have rtied many different and rids and products without any success
Could you advise me?
The only product I have found which is effective for the small black ants we get here is the Talon gel. They completely ignore all the more common treatments such as Antrid. The problem is that, partly due to the uneconomic packaging used for this product, the solution is absurdly expensive. If the product was packaged more economically I suspect I could completely eradicate this pest from my property.
I have found Talon Gel to be effective for all types of ants. You only need to use a very small amount. Place it in the path of the ants as close as possible to where you think the nest is. You will see them start to surround the gel as they begin to collect it to take back to their nest. I have the very small ones at the moment surrounding my house from front to back. I have already placed gel in spots along their trail. In a few days almost half of the ants are gone and I only used half a syringe to go around a very large house outdoors. I will be putting another lot down as there were so many, they collected everything I had placed. This is the worst year I have seen for the small black ants since I have lived here. In the past I have found it can be anywhere from 6 months to 2 years before I see them again once they are gone. Hope this helps :)
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