Ant Management

Ant Management

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Steam ‘n’ Dry Ant Control Auckland Services have been solving ant and pest control issues for over 34 years in New Zealand. Our experts provide quality and guaranteed ant control services. We will quickly remove ants, show you likely entry spots, and recommend ways to ensure your area stays ant-free. Ant management demands rigorous efforts as well as the combined usage.

It is not practical to try to eliminate ants from an outdoor area completely. In other words, aim your ant management on excluding ants from buildings. Also, on beneficial plants and getting rid of feeding sites.

Minimising outside ant sources in the area may lessen the probability of ants indoors. Surely, keep in mind that ants also play a crucial role in the garden. Become aware of the seasonal cycle of ants locally. In brief, prepare for yearly invasions by caulking and baiting before the influx. Various species of ants are affected by control methods in different ways.



Steam ‘n’ Dry Ant Control Auckland Services offer both a 24-hour Service Guarantee and a Total Satisfaction Guarantee with your monthly scheduled treatments. We hold our company and team to quality standards and work personally to ensure it is the best in the industry. Steam ‘n’ Dry Insect Control Auckland Services provide quality results and services. In fact, the bed bug control, wasp, ant, spider, dust mite, cockroach, flea, fly and rodent control since 1987.  Serving in North Shore, West Auckland, Eastern Bays, South Auckland and Hibiscus Coast.


Monitoring Ants

Monitor for ants close to food sources of moisture. Ants may invade the kitchen, restroom, workplace, and bedroom. For instance, examine under sinks like cabinets, pipes, and electrical wires. Also, hunt for vast trails of ants or just some stragglers. Straggling ants are scouts searching for food or nesting spots. Similarly, search for holes or cracks in walls that offer access points.


Ant Management and Exclusion

To keep ants away, caulk cracks and crevices in foundations that offer ant entry. In fact, professionals use various items that contain silica aerogel for long term control. They coupled with pyrethrins for additional fast outcomes. Ants would instead make trails and structural elements like wires and pipes to enter inside. Indoors, remove cracks and crevices wherever possible, especially in food preparation and storage areas.

Store attractive food like sugar, syrup, honey, and pet food in sealed containers. Of course, this is done to remove residues from outer surfaces. Wash out empty containers or take them out from the area. Accurately, clean up grease and spills. Also, get rid of trash from buildings every day and change liners frequently. Finally, search for indoor nesting sites, just like potted plants. If ants get in them, take away the containers from the building. Then position the pots for 20 minutes in a water and soap solution at a rate of one to two tablespoons of insecticidal soap per quart of water. Finally, immerse to ensure the water-soap solution covers the surface of the soil.

Outdoor ant nests are related to plants that support vast honeydew generating insects like aphids, soft scales, mealybugs or whiteflies. Indeed, avoid planting such trees and shrubs nearby. Furthermore, control honeydew generating insects, too. Keep plants, grass, and mulch quite a few inches from the walls, since they offer nesting sites for ants.


Ant Management Outdoors

Sweet honeydew deposited on the plants by honeydew-generating insects like aphids or soft scales attracts ants. In addition, ants can be attracted to trees, shrubs by ripening, rotten fresh fruit, or floral nectar. Thus, banding tree trunks can keep these ants out with sticky materials.

Protect young or delicate trees from possible damage by covering the trunk with a collar of heavy paper, duct tape, or fabric tree wrap and covering this with the sticky material. Examine the sticky substance every 1 or 2 weeks and stir it using a stick to limit the content from getting clogged with debris and dead ants to allow ants to cross. Also, you can use ant stakes with bait around trees. In landscapes, a few mulches can repel ants and dissuade nesting. For instance, aromatic pencil cedar mulch repels Argentine ants, while pine straw offers an ideal nesting site. Know that not all types of cedar chips repel ants.


Ant Management and Baits

Baits are insecticides with materials that entice worker ants hunting for food. They are a vital tool for managing ants and the only type of pesticide in most circumstances. Baits draw ants, so they recruit other workers into it. Workers carry tiny portions of the bait back to the nest, where it’s transferred mouth-to-mouth to other workers, larvae, and queens, along with other reproductive forms to kill the whole colony. Bait items should be slow-acting so that the foraging ants have enough time to make their way back to the nest and give food to fellow colony members before they get killed. When appropriately used, baits are far more helpful and less dangerous than sprays and control management. Auckland Steam ‘n’ Dry Limited guarantee ant control Auckland service treatments. Serving in South Auckland City, North Shore, East and West.


Call Steam ‘n’ Dry Ant Management Auckland Services on 0800 199 399, or send us an email.


Experienced, researched and written by Graeme Stephens. An IICRC Master Restoration Technician in 2001. With over 34 years of disinfecting, insect and pest control Auckland services experience.

Published: 6/11/2014 Updated: 12/08/2021