Ants are one of, if not the most difficult pest to control. Their biology and subterranean existence equips them superbly well for survival. None of the favoured old remedies such as boiling water or petrol will be effective.
Depending on the species there are likely to be less than 5% of the colony above ground at any time, and it is for this reason that commonly used repellent pesticides are only temporarily effective. Most of the colony will remain safely underground and relocate or just resurface a few weeks after the treatment. Hydramethylnon baits are available and can be effective on coastal brown ants but are very expensive.
There is however a few things you can do to help with ant control in and around your home:
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