Product Type: Nippon garden chemicals
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Nip that infestation in the bud
Nippon Ant Killer Powder
Member Name: jipp05
Nippon Ant Killer Powder
Advantages: Works really fast and is really effective
Disadvantages: Needs to be dry to use it
This summer seems to have been worse than normal as far as insect pests have gone for me at least as I have had loads of problems with different kinds of insects. I had a big problem with ants only a month or so ago and after trying a couple of different things with no success I phoned my mum up for advice and she told me to buy some Nippon as she said it is what she has always used and it has worked a treat for her so I went out to find some.
I actually found this harder to get hold of than I thought I would and the first few shops that I tried didn't stock it but I finally found it in the garden centre where I got quite a large 500g tub for £5. The tub is made of plastic and on top there is a screw lid which is child safe but pretty easy to remove on and off. There is a hole for the powder to come out which I really liked as it was easy to control the spray of the powder and be able to apply it where I wanted whereas if there had been several holes like on talcum powder bottles I don't think I would have been able to apply it as accurately.
The ants that I had were mainly in the garden but there was so many of them that within minutes of being outside I would notice that they were crawling up me. Still they didn't bother me that much but when they started coming inside something had to be done even though I felt a little bit guilty about killing them.
This powder is so easy to use and you are supposed to hunt out the nest first by following the trail of ants but try as I might I could not find a nest though I have my suspicions there may have been more than one or it was a really big nest judging by the amount of ants I had. If you find the nest then you just pour some powder out the tub around the nest to kill the ants off.
As I couldn't find a nest I just liberally poured powder on the ants when I would see them and I also made sure to put some on corners and by the doorways and anywhere really where I thought they might be gaining entry into the house.
This stuff is so effective. It killed the ants really quickly when I actually got the powder on them and within a few days of using it the amount of ants that I could see was significantly reduced and with putting the powder in the house I was ant free within a few days which is mainly what I bought it for.
There are a few things that you need to be careful of when using this powder such as the fact that you shouldn't inhale it which sounds obvious but as the powder is quite fine if there is even a slight breeze when you are pouring it out the powder can easily disperse back into your face. The other thing is you can only use this in dry conditions as if it gets wet then it becomes ineffective so you want to make sure that you are using it on a dry day.
I was really impressed with this ant killer. It got rid of my ant problem really quickly and it had the added benefit of killing off other crawling insects such as woodlice which I absolutely hate. It was easy to use and didn't cost a lot of money for the size of the tub. It wasn't even as messy as I thought it was going to be, inside I just left the powder down for a few days then hovered it back up when the ant problem seemed to be back under control. The ants did come back after a couple of weeks but nowhere near in the numbers they were previously and although I left them outside I did put some more powder by the doors and the cracks in the skirting and I didn't notice one single ant inside the house which is mainly what I was concerned with. I would definitely recommend this and I will be buying another tub for next summer so that I don't have a problem like I did this year again.
Summary: Nip that infestation in the bud