The social insects that can be found on almost every continent in the world are in abundance here in Australia. From the bullet ant (the most painful sting in the world) to the common black ant that infests your kitchen, Australia has it all!
- Nests can be found throughout your yard, trees, in your walls or the roof void of your home.
- They can gain entry through openings in windows, door frames and weep holes.
- Ants are attracted by a food source either sugars, oils or proteins.
- Wall cavities and roof voids often provide ideal locations to establish a nest.
- Common and very active over summer, however persistent all year.
- Ants can be a safety hazard if they get into electrical power points and can threaten electrical equipment.
- The South East Queensland sub-tropical climate provides an ideal climate for black ants to flourish.
Our ant control and protection programs are designed specifically to your home environment, conducive conditions, established ant colonies, species and your expectations.
- Black ant risk assessment of your home.
- Designing an effective treatment plan considering your home design, conducive environmental conditions, established colonies and your tolerance of the pests.
- Treated roof void.
- Treatment to active ant trails with gel baits.
- Internal treatment of specific surfaces with a non-repellent chemical spray.
- External treatment using a non-repellent chemical spray.
- Follow up treatments (Your technician will design a recommended treatment plan for your home).
*Notes: The objective with these treatments is to target the ant colony’s nest/s. The spray chemicals are classified ‘non-repellent’. The ants will continue to walk over ‘non-repellents’ picking up the chemical active and transferring it to the colony. Over time this will infect the nest. Some properties will require more frequent treatments due to the species of ant, size of the established colonies, building design, established colonies in neighbouring properties or bushland.
Limiting conditions that attract ants
- Keep surfaces clean and free of food
- Remove all vegetation from building contact – This can act as a ‘bridge’
- Pot plants may have aphids, which are a food source for ants – Take action to eliminate the aphids
- Limit access into your home by blocking cracks and crevices
- Eliminate food sources – Place food in plastic seal-able containers
- Remove uneaten pet food – Place food dish in a tray of water
You will notice an increase once treatment starts becoming affect to the ants, however these numbers will reduce over a two week period and you should have no significant ant issues within a month.
Depending on your home design, yard conditions, conducive conditions, ant species and size of established colonies your technician can design an ant program for your home or building.
Your home or building will always have pressure from pests trying to get in. 9 weekly, 6 monthly or annual pest treatments will mitigate the risk of colonies becoming established. Your technician can advise you on the best treatment plan.