Ants are a very annoying problem. No matter how much you clean up, they never seem to go away. Our technicians are experienced in treating for ants in the interior and on the exterior of buildings and homes.
Ants are scavenger pests, feeding off food and rubbish not cleaned away properly. Because they travel in these areas, they carry diseases. They also excavate the sand and dirt from under slabs, paths and walls which can result in cracking if the infestation is bad enough.
Ants live in small colonies or nests with a queen and travel along the same trail, relying on their senses of smell, taste and touch to find their food source. In Sydney, the two main ant species that cause problems are the coastal brown ant and the black house ant.
Treatment is carried out by inspecting the area for nests and, if possible, by following the ant trails to improve the speed of nest eradication. Granules and ant café stations can also be applied in the path of ants if a nest cannot be located for direct treatment.
Prevention is often fairly easily achieved by ensuring areas which have food are cleaned thoroughly, such as kitchen surfaces and any areas where food is consumed, both inside and out. Pet feeding areas can also often attract ants if all the food isn’t eaten. If there is no food available for ants, the colony will not survive.