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Revealed: The Top Ten ​Ant-Infested Counties In Ireland​ As Ants Begin Relocating In Irish Houses

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Apparently, the recent wet weather we’ve been having has been the perfect excuse for ants to relocate in our Irish homes. 

Ireland’s leading pest control provider, Rentokil, has released a survey outlining the top ten counties in Ireland with the highest ant infestations. 

Dublin is number one of the list, with nearly one-third of all their call outs going to homes in the capital and is followed closely by the Kingdom who is just a couple of percent off the top spot. 

The Top ten ant-infested counties are as follows:

  • Dublin – 29%
  • Kerry – 25%
  • Cork – 10%
  • Kildare – 7%
  • Galway – 5%
  • Tipperary – 4%
  • Wicklow – 4%
  • Waterford – 4%
  • Westmeath – 3%
  • Roscommon – 3%

Ants can relocate their entire colony in just one day so whether it’s a shower or torrential, there’s a good chance these creatures could nestle into your home.   

Technical Manager at Rentokil, Dr. Colm Moore, has given these tips as a must-guide for dealing with ants in your home. 

  • Clear up – food and liquid spillages immediately.
  • Sweep up – any food crumbs from under your kitchen appliances and units.
  • Store your food – in airtight containers wherever possible.
  • If you have a pet – clear away any food that isn’t eaten straight away.
  • Block off – the entry points for ants by sealing all cracks and crevices around your doors and window frames.

As well as this, he stated that boiling water and/or vinegar will not get rid of ants so don’t bother trying.

Something to keep in mind over the summer.

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