There are approximately 3,000 species of ants in Australia which nest and form ant colonies in locations such as wall cavities and enclosed spaces.
Australian ants are generally considered a nuisance pest, but can also cause some structural damage, plant damage and spread disease via manual transmission, much like a cockroach.
From black house ants to coastal brown ants, carpenter ants, and green headed ants – we have the ant control solution for your ant problem.
Our team has specialised knowledge to address your ant problems, and provide you with the best solutions.
There are several options and methods used to control ants. Some use non-repellent insecticide or granular ant baits but baiting can be a relatively slow procedure. If you try to treat the ant problem with store-bought spray, it may give you some short term relief, but it will not stop ants from coming back again and again.
Different ant species may require different treatments but, following a thorough inspection and ant treatment assessment, our qualified technicians will know exactly which ant treatments and ant control program will work for you.
Q1. When are ants most active
Q2. What are ants attracted to
Q3. What are the signs of an ant infestation
You are seeing more ants than usual
If you find them in your kitchen or in areas where you prepare food.
You notice an ant pathway in and out of your home.
Ant nest in the garden
Nest sites usually look like a small pile of soil or dirt. Some species of ants make their home in walls or other dark places which are more difficult to spot.
Q4. How to prevent an ant infestation
Clear up food in the kitchen
Ants are drawn to fatty and sugary foods, its important to clean up food scraps as much as possible.
Find and seal the exterior of your house
If you are unsure of how ants are making their way inside, follow any visible trails to find their entry point and fill or seal them with putty, glue, or plaster.
Clear out ant nests
If you notice visible ant nest near your home, use a small spade to make a hole in the centre of the nest and pour boiling water in the hole. Repeat this until no more ants resurfaces from the nest.