Finally found one that works..
We have had a major ant problem for a few years and have even had Rentokil treat the walls as they had moved into the wall cavities. I have tried Ant Rid and other products but the ants ignored it or even moved the dry crystals out the way. They actually seem attracted to the Talon and crowd round it, its been a few days and I notice the ant run is lessening. Would definitely recommend giving this a go.
Works but I need more than a sample pack.
I seem to be living in the ant capital of the world. The gel works pretty quickly but 5g tubes make it a joke when there are hundreds of nests within 5 metres of the house. This is nothing unusual on Queenslands Sunshine coast. A new nest of ants are always on the search.
The gel is not great on porous surfaces like paths and brickwork. It is great for overhead use.
Is there a source of larger sizes?
Seems to be working!
Working good so far! Thick four or five deep lines of ants working their way into our house at each end. After 2 tubes, seemed to have disappeared. I know it's working as I've got piles of dead ants coming out of cracks from the bathroom. Looks like an ant graveyard in there. Seems to come in waves of death every few days. However! Still have ant activity. It would have been a massive nest based on what I've observed, so still baiting. We also have ants in the outdoor furniture, bins, both cars, up and down the neighbours fence, all over our sa...ndstone retaining walls! So I've bought another 3 tubes and am still working on it. But based on the initial ones. Seems to be working. But just slowly. I regret letting it get this bad! I'm a bit of a nature person and prefer not to kill insects that are outdoors, but they're at plague levels and I'm concerned they're going to screw the electronics in my car and outdoor air conditioning units. Just wish Talon would sell in bulk.
Early days but seems to be turning the tide!
When we moved into our house the soil was very dry and bare and had lots of meat and green ant nests. Watering, adding organic material and use of standard granulated insecticide eventually got rid of them over the years, but left with those very tiny black ants that track up the exterior walls and into holes under the eaves or into weep holes. They seem to be have getting worse in recent years, as didn't notice them as much before. Mostly no ants inside (annual pest spraying), so we suspect nesting in roof-space (and so difficult to get to). ...Have used this twice over the last fortnight or so and numbers and activity down. It certainly attracts ants to feed when laid on trails. However, it does seem to dry fairly quickly and/or be consumed so little and often in places out of direct sunlight and heat seems to be the trick. Still on first syringe but will buy some more and dab it on whenever I see a trail.
Questions & Answers
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.
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