Of the few thousand ant species that exist in Australia, only a few are considered pests.
The small Black House ants and Coastal Brown ants that develop large colonies in and around houses are of the most concern.
Ants live in permanent nests which may be in the soil, in timber, under pavers, in wall cavities or roof voids. They may travel considerable distances for food - if it can possibly be considered food, there will be a species of ant that will want to take it back to its nest.
Ant activity often increases during periods of high humidity and often new nests are established in areas where ants may not have been noticed before. Many people say that you can predict the weather by ant activity, that ants are more active just before it rains, interestingly, just as many say that ants are less active just before it rains.
Why are ants a pest?
Ants are considered pests for a number of reasons. Firstly, people consider ants a nuisance. Not only can they trailing ants be unsightly but they can cause damage and spoil products. Have you had them invade your pantry lately and spoil food? When their numbers increase they can get into appliances, baby bottles etc, and make life a real misery.
Secondly, depending on the species, ants may nest inside wall cavities, electrical equipment, and roof voids. Others species nest in and around gardens and under paved areas, causing soil subsidence. Ant control preserves your property's value.
Do I need professional ant control?
While there steps you can take to minimise ant infestation, if invasions are severe or consistent, you will need the help of a professional for long-term ant control. When it comes to ant control, you can trust Flick Anticimex to effectively keep ants away from your home. With customer compliance and regular treatments, you can keep the ants out of your home for good.
Tips for ant control:
You can help to reduce ant infestations by:
- Cleaning up food spills immediately
- Removing unconsumed pet food
- Changing pet feeding areas regularly
- Sealing cracks and crevices
- Cutting back plants and trees that are touching the house
How do we control ants on your property?
Ant treatments vary according to the species and may include the judicial placement of specific ant baits, the use of pesticide sprays along trails and application of dust in crevices and sweep holes.
The product we use to eradicate ants depends on which species is potentially invading your property. Some ants respond well to repellent pesticides, some respond to gels and liquid baits, yet others are controlled by the use of bait granules. Our technicians will be able to identify which control measure is best for your situation after an inspection of your property.
Call us on 13 14 40 to book to have an ant control service carried out or fill in the form to have a representative contact you.