How it works

                                   

 

ANT REPELLENT USED ON ANT PROOF PLATES

Ant Proof Plate uses an all-natural insect repellent made from fossilized water plants also known as diatoms. The diatoms are mined and ground up to render a powder that looks and feels like talcum powder to us.

Diatoms are harmless to mammals. We can eat it. In fact we do eat it! It’s in lots of grain based foods because lots of grains are stored with diatoms to keep bugs from eating the grain!

To insects, slugs and snails, diatoms are a lethal dust with microscopic razor sharp edges. These particles stick to an insect and get embedded between its exoskeleton joints.

As the insect moves, it gets physically cut up. Insects are not willing to crawl on the diatoms as death will follow, when they encounter diatoms they simply will not cross it. There is no build-up of tolerance like there is with poison because the method of repelling is PHYSICAL, not chemical.

 

Ant Proof Facts

FACT! Ants are scavengers….and the average home is a mecca of easy to access food sources.
From honey to pet food, protein powder to sweet alcohols, our homes make great hunting grounds for ants.

FACT! The most effective way to rid your home of ants is to limit their access to easy food sources.

FACT! A major form or ant communication is through pheromones, and once a pathway to your house has been established, the ant grapevine could soon turn your kitchen or patio into an ant super highway.

FACT! Once ants can no longer find food in your home, the path goes cold and the ant army will march to new and greener feeding grounds

 

Ant Proof Solutions

​Our simple easy to use plate can be put in your pantry to keep ants off honey, sugar, condiments, sweet cereals, and so much more.

Or use it to keep pet bowls free of pesky ants, so your furry friend can enjoy their food at their own pace.

Handy Ant solutions

Block ant entrances 

Sealing off tiny crevices around your home, you can help stop these pint-size invaders from marching into your life. 

Because of thier size ants can get through spaces we humans can barely see. 

First, seal off the obvious ones, and have a kit ready at home to be able to block an entry once you see a trail of ants making its way into your home 

A kit can include silicone sealant, putty, plaster or glue. Or for a temporary fix a small amount of bluetac or vasiline.  

 

Seal cracks with silicone.  

Gaps around windows, doors, and walls, make an easy entrance for ants.  

If you’re thorough, the sealing method will be more effective.  Block off any space that might permit passage to an ant invasion.  

This method is great as it will keep other creepy crawlies out as well. However, it is virtually impossible to keep your house sealed all day every day, especially in hot weather. Which is why the design of Ant proof plate is so effective. By keeping ant attracting products, food items, and bins on an ant proof plate, the scout ants will have nothing to report back to the colony. No food source = no ants.  

 

Run anti-ant material around possible entryways   

You can further protect your home by can creating a line of chemical and/or powder repellent around suspected entry points, such as window sills and doorways. Possibilities are diatomaceous earth, talc, or even commercial ant poisons. . 

  • Diatomaceous earth is what we use on our plate, as mentioned above, it is a fine powder that kills ants by pulling all the moisture from their bodies, or cutting them up with its razor sharp (microscopic) edges. 

This method needs to be replaced regularly, as dust settlement, condensation and movement will disrupt its effectiveness.  The patented placement of repellent on our Ant proof plates, solves this problem. It is further enhanced the effectiveness of the repellent with the added effect of gravity.

Although this powder is mostly harmless to humans and pets, you still wouldn’t want anyone in the house (especially pets and children) sniffing it up. Even sand or table salt can be problematic if inhaled. Which is why we have patented the unique placement of the repellent on our plates. Keeping it out of harms way. 

 

Make a barrier with double sided tape. 

You could also line your kitchen and home with adhesive double-sided tape. Under counter tops and skirting boards  

With this barrier there is no need for poison or messy powders.  

When ants try to climb over the tape, they may stick to the adhesive – effectively stopping them in their tracks.  

This method while effective initially, most tapes will lose their stickiness quite quickly, once exposed to open air and day to day life.  

Simply use an Ant proof plate to place any dirty dishes you don’t plan to wash up immediately, and another one to keep sweet food items. This will stop them from accessing food scraps, and send them searching elsewhere for food and lodgings.  

 

Nontoxic ant deterrents. 

There are many scents and substances that ants don’t like. Some combination of vinegar, peppermint oil, cinnamon, black pepper, cayenne pepper, whole cloves, and bay leaves can work to keep ants at bay. 

However, scents will fade over time, and keeping peppers and spicy things away from curious pets and children can prove a challenge. 

 

 

At Ant proof plate we are far more into prevention of ants in your home than extermination.  

But in the interest of giving you all the options, here they are. 

 

Squash the scouts.  

Ant nests regularly send out lone ants to check their surroundings for food. If you see an individual ant wandering through your house, the idea is to stop it from getting back to the nest to tell its friends. this little gossip monger will quickly tell all its colony mates where you keep that yummy honey. If it does makes it back to the nest it will lay a pheromone trail for the others to follow, making your home an ant super highway in no time. So, unless you’re ready to bait them and wait till they all die out – squash them as you see them, and do it quickly. 

  • Wash away their trail with an all-purpose cleaner or a bleach solution, and wipe it up with a cloth.  
  • Or simply vacuum them up followed by some talcum powder or diatomaceous earth to stop them escaping. This second step is important: you don’t want them simply climbing back out of the vacuum! 

 

Use water.  

If the ants are all over a large area, throw some water over them and wipe them up with a cloth. Then wipe the area with disinfectant to cover the pheromone trail