The truth about ant treatments...
Many pest control companies will tell you that their general pest treatment will also treat ants. Unfortunately this is not entirely true. A General Pest Treatment will keep ants at bay for a very short period of time inside your home but will not truly cover the outside of your home at all. Ants will simply close off their nest entry points and reopen them somewhere else.
When you are having an issue with the ants we will determine if you require an internal or external ant treatment, or both which is recommended. Internally, we use a low toxic ant bait which will be placed in areas where you are seeing ants. The ants will carry the insecticide back to the nest which will kill the queen, wiping out the whole colony. Externally we will spray around the perimeter of the house. It is common to continue to see ants up to 3 weeks after treatment but if ants appeared scattered or dying our treatment is working.
Around 3000 species of ants are known in Australia therefore there is a big variation in size and colour. Worker ants forage for food by traveling in well defined trails once a food source has been located. Ants are often regarded as a nuisance pest in around buildings. Swarming may occur within premises which can be particularly disturbing for occupants.
Colonies are located in soil, wood and among rocks. Ants pose a health risk to humans as they can carry disease organisms which cause dysentery and salmonella. Ants may also bite or sting humans.
Our ant treatments will not just eradicate the surface ants.. it will eradicate the entire nest, including their queen.