If you have Lawn Ants invading areas around your garden lawn and you are unsure how to deal with the infestation, you may very well turn to the internet to search for “How can I Kill Ants in my lawn” or “How to Remove Lawn Ants”. The search will no doubt provide you with a huge variety of sources. If you contact a lawn specialist who understands pest control you will be doing the right thing.
Any DIY attempts of getting rid of Lawn Ants are not as simple as you think and you may actually make the situation worse. By letting a lawn care professional take the hard work away and make sure that any insecticides are applied safely you will get the results you want.
A great lawn care company will understand lawn pest control. They will understand that to successfully kill Ants relies not only on the specific products used, but also in their correct placement and application. Lawn Ants live in colonies so it is important to inspect and understand this behaviour. When our professionals visit and review an Ant problem in a lawn, you will not find us simply spraying, baiting, and filling out an invoice. A full review of the situation will be carried out and we will discuss the solutions available to get rid of the Ant infestation you have.
An ant infestation in a lawn is very frustrating as they will ruin the appearance of the grass. Simple tasks such as mowing will become more difficult as nesting mounds or anthills make the lawn uneven and can sometimes damage your lawn mower’s metal blades. Carpenter ants will make unsightly trails over lawns as they will want to get from their main colony to any smaller colonies around your garden, mostly around sites containing wood such as sheds.
Your lawn and surrounding grass or plants will be destroyed by ant nests and their underground tunnelling. When we visit lawns with an ant infestation we see that the grass has turned yellow or brown, thinned out or disappeared completely around the nesting sites. Worker Ants want their trails to have clear pathways and this kills any grass in their way.
During the warmer months when lawns get drier they will be very attractive to ants wanting to nest. So, if you can keep your lawn watered when possible it will help to cut down on the ant population.
Even though Ants do not eat the grass, they will destroy it by disrupting nutrient absorption and protect other insects that do eat grass.
A colony of Ants, which can grow to the size of about 5,000 workers, will cause considerable damage to your lawn and will become quite a nuisance as they forage for food. Any attempts at disturbing an ant nest could result in the ants stinging and their sting can be very painful.
Once an Ant Colony moves into your garden lawn, it can be a real challenge to get rid of them. They will eat other insects, even bodies of other ants, nectar and sugary substances, all the while leaving a pheromone trail which lets other ants know where to get a meal.
Certain pests can be easy to get rid of, but ants are not one of them. Treating your lawn with a regular Pest Control Programme will continuously address nuisance ants and other pests.
Preventative treatments will make sure pest issues do not get out of hand.
If you are concerned about Ants and an infestation in your lawn, please let us help. Lawnscience professionals are fully trained in Ant Control and will help with Ants and other Pests that are causing you and your lawn problems. Contact us today for a FREE review of your lawn issues.