HOW IT WORKS
The Simple Version
We do not use poison, instead we use natural non-toxic repellent known as diatomaceous earth. This is harmless to humans, dogs, cats, birds, reptiles and rodents.
The Reppellent is placed neatly out of the way, under the top plate. This provides the repellent with protection plus if an ant does try to cross it, gravity causes the repellent to come away under their feet.
How To Use it
Simply place, your item on the top of the plate. The design of the plate and the use of the repellent will make sure no ants will reach your goods!
Repellent will last for years, in fact it can last up to 3 years! To clean all you need to do is wipe the plate clean.
The Detailed Version
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.
It's where and how we place the repellent that makes ant proof plate special.
Repellent alone, can be messy and usually only last a few days before condensation and dust impacts it's performance.
Ant proof plates repellent is securely tucked away on the base of the top plate, which gives the diatomaceous earth the protection and added effect of gravity to really be ant proof.
Gravity? But ants can walk upside down? How does that work?
On an ant proof plate the repellent is attached to a glue pad. And if an ant thinks can get over the discomfort caused by the diatomaceous earth, it will still not be able to get a foot hold, as the repellent will simple fall way under it's tiny feet.