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By Candice Fisher

June 18 2024

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Effective Strategies for Controlling Ants and Maintaining a Healthy Lawn


Ants can be a nuisance in your lawn, causing unsightly ant hills and potentially damaging the grass roots. Fortunately, there are several methods for treating ants and keeping your lawn ant-free. Here's how to treat ants in your lawn like a pro. For more pest and disease control tips, visit Lilydale Instant Lawn’s Pest & Disease Control Guide.


How to Treat Ants in Lawn

To effectively treat ants in your lawn, follow these steps:

  • Identify Ant Nests: Locate ant nests and anthills in your lawn. Look for mounds of soil or small openings in the ground where ants enter and exit.
  • Apply Ant Bait: Use ant bait products specifically formulated for outdoor use. Place the bait near ant trails and around ant nests. Ants will carry the bait back to the colony, effectively eliminating the entire population.
  • Use Insecticides: If ant infestations are severe, consider using insecticides labeled for ant control. Apply the insecticide according to the manufacturer's instructions, focusing on areas with high ant activity.


How to Treat Ant Hills in Lawn

Dealing with ant hills in your lawn? Here's how to treat them effectively:

  • Drench with Water: Pouring boiling water over ant hills can help kill ants and collapse the mound. Be careful when handling boiling water to avoid injury.
  • Apply Insecticidal Dust: Dust insecticidal powder or diatomaceous earth over ant hills to eliminate ants. These products dehydrate ants and disrupt their ability to function.
  • Use Natural Remedies: Sprinkle cinnamon, peppermint oil, or citrus peels around ant hills. These natural deterrents may help repel ants and discourage them from building new nests.


How to Treat Red Ants in the Lawn

Red ants can be particularly aggressive and pose a threat to both humans and pets. Here's how to treat red ants in your lawn:

  • Apply Ant Gel: Use ant gel baits specifically designed for red ants. Place the gel near ant trails and around ant nests to attract and eliminate red ants.
  • Use Ant Bait Stations: Set up ant bait stations containing sweet or protein-based baits to lure red ants away from your lawn.
  • Consult a Professional: If red ant infestations persist, consider consulting a pest control professional for targeted treatment options.


How to Treat Ant Nests in Lawn in Australia

In Australia, where ants are prevalent, it's essential to use effective treatment methods. Here are some additional tips for treating ant nests in lawns:

  • Regular Maintenance: Keep your lawn well-maintained by mowing regularly and removing debris that can provide hiding spots for ants.
  • Monitor Ant Activity: Regularly inspect your lawn for signs of ant activity and treat ant nests promptly to prevent infestations from spreading.

By following these strategies, you can effectively treat ants in your lawn and maintain a healthy, pest-free outdoor space.

For more pest and disease control tips, visit Lilydale Instant Lawn’s Pest & Disease Control Guide.

Say goodbye to ant problems and enjoy a lush, green lawn all year round!