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Ant FAQs

Posted in Pest Advice on January 17, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions - Ant Control

 Learn about ants, ant behaviour and how to control ants. Answers to the common questions asked about ants.

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Question Answer
Why are ants ignoring the NO Ants bait? There are several possible reasons for ants ignoring ant bait. See here.
The ants have been eating the bait for more than 2 weeks but there seem to be as many ants as before. What do I do? Follow the 1-2-3 Ant Control Programme. However, if the bait has not yet reduced numbers, continue baiting and increase the number of small amounts of bait where you are seeing ants or have seen ants for another week.
What do I do about ants nesting in a roof void? You can use NO Bugs Super Fumigator/s in the affected roof void to control ant nests, but also follow the 1-2-3 Ant Control Programme
Can I buy larger sizes than those available in store? Yes. Many Kiwicare products are also made in commercial sizes for professional users. Contact us if you would like to know what sizes are available.
Is the product safe for children and pets? Products should be stored out of the reach of children and pets. Care should always be taken to keep children and pets away from the area during the application of products. Sprays should be left to dry before allowing children or pets to return to the treated areas. Used as directed all Kiwicare products are safe to use where children and pets are present.
Where can I buy these products? Kiwicare products are available in many stores including hardware stores, rural supplies stores, garden centres and supermarkets. See the Store Locator.
Can I buy these products in Australia, USA, Europe, etc? Currently, Kiwicare products are only available in New Zealand (including the Cook Islands).
Can I buy online? Yes. Many Kiwicare products are listed on websites such as Mitre10, Bunnings and Backyard Living may be ordered online or selected for pick up in-store.
Where can I get the Safety Data Sheet (M)SDS for a product? The SDSs for products are available for download under the Regulations tab of the relevant product page on this site.
Does Kiwicare carry out ant control treatments? No. Kiwicare manufactures and distributes products for DIY and professional commercial use. We advise those requiring professional or commercial pest control to use a company and/or technician registered as a member of PMANZ (Pest Management Association of NZ).
My pet may have eaten some NO Ants Bait, what should I do? If you think your pet or another animal may have consumed some ant bait, contact Kiwicare 8am-5pm (03 389 0778), the National Poisons Centre 24 hours (0800 764 766) or your vet for advice.
Small amounts are not likely to cause harm but you should get advice.

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I cannot identify the pest using the Problem Solver, how do I find out what it is? We have tried to include the most common pests in the Problem Solver, but if your pest is something not on it please contact us with a detailed description and a photo if possible and we may be able to identify it and give advice on control.

These are questions that are commonly asked of Kiwicare Customer Service, store staff, sales team and others regarding pest control and Kiwicare products. We hope you will find the answers you are looking for here. If you don't, please contact us.

David Brittain

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