Natural Insect Barrier
Tython Industries
Environmentally Friendly Products
Ants have been around for over 150 million years and stopping them is not as easy
as one might think. Ants communicate with each other to find food. Understanding how
they communicate and how they work is key to stopping them. The feather rings were
developed after many years of testing and experimentation. As best we understand
their behavior, ants mark a chemical path with pheromones (think of these as little
scented drops) that they deposit on the table, table leg, and the area around the floor
where the table is located. The ants leave these trails of pheromones as signals to
“talk” to each other. They mark a trail so that they know where they are going and how
to get back to the nest. If they find food, the chemical composition of the “little drops”
changes so that it means “Food!” for all the other ants to follow. They “smell” the
pheromones with their antennae. So, that is why the first step before using the feather
barriers is to remove all the ants and then remove the pheromones from the table,
legs, and surrounding floor.
How the Feather Barrier Works
The feather barrier stops ants by creating a feathery maze which confuses
the ants and inhibits their ability to find food and mark a path for other ants
to follow. In short, the ants do not know there is food on the other side of
the barrier because the forager “scout” ant never finds it.
Dinner Tables
Picnic Ware
Small Trays
Kitchen Counters
Ovens &
Computer Desks
Pet Food Bowls
Garbage Cans
Cribs & Beds