Best Ant Killers in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update December 1, 2019
Feel like living in a giant block of Swiss cheese? An ant killer can stop that all. We have narrowed down the 5 best ant killers that have different fields of application and can target different kinds of ants. So, keep on reading and choose what suits you the most. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
TYPE
USE
WORKS
FEATURES
SAFETY
CAPACITY
 
PROS

These child-resistant traps can be safely used just about anywhere. They neither have a sticky surface nor leave a poisonous residue behind.

CONS

The holes on the traps are a bit tricky to perforate. 

OUR VERDICT

If you're looking for effective traps that would serve as permanent prevention from pests invasion both indoors and outdoors, the Ant Stop! pack is what you need. In the box, you'll get four bait stations that can be used just anywhere to ensure a pest-free living environment.

detailed parameters
TYPE

Bait stations

USE

Indoor and Outdoor

WORKS

3-6 days

FEATURES

Contains 0.05% Fipronil

SAFETY

Sturdy bait stations

CAPACITY

10 g bail x 4 stations (2 pack),

pack of 1 and pack of 3 are available

PROS

This immediate solution doesn’t have harmful side effects and doesn’t stain or mark the furniture and other surfaces.

CONS

May be a little messy when spraying. 

OUR VERDICT

The KARLSTEN spray gives you a great opportunity to control insect infestations in the most natural way possible. It’s a natural non-toxic solution that is absolutely safe for humans, pets, and the environment. Still, it’s very effective on ants and other pests.

detailed parameters
TYPE

Spray

USE

Indoor and Outdoor

WORKS

~ 5 minutes

FEATURES

Lavender Scent

SAFETY

Made of all-natural ingredients, Environmentally friendly, Child friendly, Pet friendly

CAPACITY

300 ml

PROS

The ant powder is very long-lasting and can provide up to 6 months of pest control before it needs to be re-applied.

CONS

It mustn’t be used on soft furnishings.

OUR VERDICT

The Vitax Nippon Ant Killer Powder is a versatile solution for removing ants, cockroaches, wasps, beetles, earwigs, silverfish, woodlice and other crawling insects from your place. It’s intended for use both indoors and outdoors.

detailed parameters
TYPE

Powder

USE

Indoor and Outdoor

WORKS

Kills on contact

FEATURES

Contains 0.05% Permethrin

SAFETY

Children and pets should be excluded from treated areas; Avoid release to the environment 

CAPACITY

150 g,

300 g, 500 g are available

PROS

The gel comes in a tube with a sharp syringe allowing you to apply it to window frames, between the paths and walls, crevices, and other hard-to-reach places.

CONS

It runs low rather quickly.

OUR VERDICT

In case you seek an effective ant prevention solution that would be able to get into all the nooks and crannies, the Combat Source Kill Ant Gel is what you need. It provides targeted ant control and works extremely quickly.

detailed parameters
TYPE

Gel

USE

Indoor and Outdoor

WORKS

3-5 days 

FEATURES

Contains Fipronil, Food-based attractants, D-Fructose, Sorbic acid, etc

SAFETY

Child resistant

CAPACITY

27 g

PROS

The formula contains Permethrin and D-alethic, making the spray capable of killing ants, fleas, cockroaches, spiders, and other crawling insects on contact.

CONS

This ultra-strong spray should be used in well-ventilated rooms. 

OUR VERDICT

If you’re a massive arachnophobe looking for an immediate solution to kill spiders, ants, and other nasties as soon as you see them, the Rentokil Insectrol Insect Killer is what you need. It takes just a few seconds to kill the insects lurking inside your house.

detailed parameters
TYPE

Aerosol

USE

Indoor

WORKS

Within an hour

FEATURES

Contains Permethrin and D-alethic

SAFETY

Always apply in well-ventilated areas; Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing; Exclude animals during application.

CAPACITY

250 ml

ANTSTOP Bait Station

Stop Them All!

If you're looking for effective traps that would serve as permanent prevention from pest invasion both indoors and outdoors, the Ant Stop! pack can hit that sweet spot! In the box, you'll get 4 ant bait stations that can be used just about anywhere to ensure a pest-free living environment, be it your house, garden, or even vehicle. The baits leave no sticky residue, no hazardous poisons, no strong smell.

Each ant bait contains 0.05% Fipronil along with the food attractants to trap ants. And when an ant eats a bit, it doesn’t die at once but goes back to its nest, leaving traces behind and thus, making the trail more accessible for other pests. In other words, the poison has a delay action that lets foraging ants take the bait back to their mound and share with others, i.e., contaminate the entire colony. And it’s common knowledge - when the queen dies, all her swarm die too.

On average, the Ant Stop! needs from 3 to 6 days to destroy the whole nest. And what is great, each station works within 3 months after installation, serving as a preventive measure. Another thing we like about it is the fact that it targets the most common types of ants. So, if you’re not sure what species are lurking in your place, the Ant Stop! will stop them all.

Review of ANTSTOP Bait Station Home Defence Ant Stopper

 

Karlsten Natural

Safe on You All, Harsh on Them

Are you an eco-conscious customer? Or, probably, you’re a pet owner who cares about safety above all? If yes, the KARLSTEN natural pest control spray is definitely worth your closer inspection. As the name suggests, it’s a natural non-toxic solution that is absolutely safe for humans and pets. Still, it’s very effective on ants and other pests.

Surprisingly enough, this environmentally-friendly spray is capable of killing ants, spiders, ants, flea, flies, and other crawling insects on contact. With that, this immediate solution doesn’t have harmful side effects and doesn’t stain or mark the furniture and other surfaces. Based on the all-natural formula, it has a slight citronella type smell. In other words, it doesn’t cause allergic reactions and it’s completely safe on humans, pets, floors, curtains, and paintwork. So, it can be applied to just about anything.

Another benefit is that the spray acts not only as a temporary solution but also as prevention from further invasions. It creates an invisible barrier that deters bugs and ants for a reasonable time. A unique feature typically not found in similar products.

All in all, the KARLSTEN spray gives you a great opportunity to control insect infestations in the most natural way possible. It’s completely safe for humans, pets, and the environment.

Review of Karlsten Natural Pet Safe Pest Control Spray

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Nippon VBPHUKA1291

Long-lasting Protection for Indoors and Outdoors

The Vitax Nippon Ant Powder is one more versatile solution for removing ants, cockroaches, wasps, beetles, earwigs, silverfish, woodlice and other crawling insects from your place. It’s intended for use both indoors and outdoors, yet take note that it’s a rather strong solution that requires you to exclude pets and children from the treated areas.

When applied to ant nests, it’s better to open them up, dust well and tread down. You can also dust along the paths where ants typically run, crevices, doorsteps, window frames and other similar places where they are likely to invade. For crawling insects, you should apply the powder along the cracks and other entry points. And for wasps, it’s better to dust right into their nests or piles at the entrance.

Since this ant killing powder is formulated with Permethrin as the main ingredient, it mustn’t be used on soft furnishings and other elements of decor that might soak in the poison.

Overall, the powder is very long-lasting and can provide up to 6 months of pest control before it needs to be re-applied. The bottle contains 150 grammes of powder, meaning it’s quite a money-saving solution. So, if you’d like to get strong and long-lasting protection from ants and other nasties, the Vitax Nippon Ant Killer Powder seems to be a good investment.

Review of Nippon VBPHUKA1291 Ant Killer Powder

 

Combat Max

Maximum Precision

In case you seek an effective ant prevention solution that would be able to get into all the nook and crannies, the Combat Source Kill Ant Gel is what you need. It provides targeted ant control and works extremely quickly. Actually, you’ll see dead ant bodies within a few hours.

That’s because the gel contains a fast-acting active ingredient - Fipronil. However, its speed is still slow enough to let foraging ants take the poison back to their nests and affect the whole colony including the queen. Simply put, the whole swarm will be killed through the Domino effect.

We would like to point out that it’s not a powder, bait, or spray but a gel with a thick consistency to stick to everything you need. It can be applied both indoors or outdoors and comes in a convenient tube with a sharp tip. Owing to which, you’ll be able to apply it to window frames, between the paths and walls, crevices, and other hard-to-reach places.

The gel is easy to use - just remove the cap and squirt it with the syringe. You can put several little blobs along the gap if the infestation is severe. That’s how it works. So, we can conclude it’s the best product for tight spaces and those ants living inside your walls.

Review of Combat Max Ant Killing Gel

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Rentokil RKLPS136

Immediate Solution

If you’re a massive arachnophobe looking for an immediate solution to kill spiders, ants, and other nasties as soon as you see them, the Rentokil Insectrol Insect Killer is here for you. This miraculous spray can "save you" on many occasions when the insects appear right in front of you. Unbelievably, it takes just a few seconds to kill the insects lurking inside your house.

The liquid formula contains Permethrin and D-alethic, making the spray capable of killing ants, fleas, cockroaches, earwigs, spiders, bedbugs, and other crawling insects on contact. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that this strong product can be hazardous to humans and animals. So, you should apply it carefully and avoid using it in rooms with kids or pets. Also, it has a rather pungent smell, so it’s better to ventilate rooms after using it.

That being said, if you don’t mind all those precautions and need a super-powerful solution to pest problems, the Rentokil is the thing that can save you. It may not be the most humane product but it's really effective and handy to have around.

One bottle contains 250 ml of aerosol, but the manufacturer also offers the packs of 2 or 3 bottles. For the best results, you can get a bundle with insect-killing foggers by the same brand.

Review of Rentokil RKLPS136 Insectrol Insect Killer

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What Is an Ant Killer?

You probably already know that bed bugs, rats, birds, mice, snakes, and other nasties may cause many risks. However, one pest that is often overlooked is the ant. Actually, ants can damage furniture and equipment. Plus, they can bring serious problems if they get into food supplies, especially when they start multiplying. In a word, they can damage your property, home appliances, lawns, and garden plants depending on where they build their nests.

The things get even worse when they bite humans and bring health hazards like swelling or rashes, not to mention allergic reactions and even anaphylactic shock. Also, they may carry and spread such diseases as smallpox and dysentery. So, if you're battling an intermittent or permanent ant problem, it's time to stop that all.

Ant killers come in various styles and have different formulas. While some sprays bring immediate results, others work within days and even weeks. You can find ant deterrents, sweet baits, harsh poisons, sprays, traps, and gels. The choice is vast, so we have reviewed only the most effective products available on the market today.

And in case you want to get rid of other pests and drive them away from your property, you may be interested in ultrasonic pest repellers and bug zappers.

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Publish Date: 2019-12-01 18:31:11