Ants are the tiniest and most annoying of all the pests, their behavior can be seemingly unpredictable and a sea of ants usually follows the presence of a single ant in your home. There are over 3000 species of ants in Australia, the most common in SE Qld is the Coastal Brown Ant, Black House Ant, Green Ant, and Carpenter Ant. Depending on the species they can be quite destructive and in the case of the Green Ant (found in the garden) come with a very painful bite.
With the dry weather ants will often come into your home in search of water, when there is a substantial amount of rain Ants will often come inside in search of the dry. They are always in search of their preferred food source and are a complete nuisance as they can be found on the floor, bench tops, ovens, windows, skirting’s, balconies, footpaths, driveways, letterboxes….just about everywhere.
Ants infestations, especially in the kitchen area can be quite difficult to treat with over the counter products and their numbers can build quite rapidly so both early treatment and taking preventative measures are essential.
Different ants are attracted to different foods and we can break them up into two food groups know as protein ants or sugar ants. It is important we identify the type of ant in order to apply the right treatment, they can be extremely difficult to completely eradicate and a combined effort is needed to massive reduce an infestation. Our technicians will treat the roof void and cavity walls as well as protein or sugar attractants in high traffic areas plus apply a chemical to the 1 meter outside perimeter of your home.
What you can do to control Ants:
- Clean-up the area after handling or having food
- Wipe down bench tops and wash used utensils and dishes at the end of each night
- Keep your bins sealed wherever possible and empty it each night
- Vacuum your home regularly
- Reduce the availability of water wherever possible
- Keep stored foods in air tight containers
- Seal cracks and crevices that may be possible entry points for ants
- Keep stored food off of the floor
- Make it a point to clean those ‘hard to reach’ places
- Make it a point to wash and put away pet’s food bowls
Ant Control Treatment
CTS Termite & Pest Control technicians have extensive experience in the treatment of ants and other pests. They will thoroughly inspect your property before undertaking any ant control treatment. Our certified ant control specialists will provide you with the right ant treatment solutions for your specific situation to help reduce any existing ant infestation. We promise you effective results and also ensure the safety and well-being of your family and pets.