Ant Control is a must – Don’t put up with them – Here’s Why…
Ants can be a major nuisance around the home. How often do you find them crawling through your packets of sugar, helping themselves to your pantry or enjoying your left-overs? The biggest challenge with ant control is knowing which species is causing the problem.
Ants have very different food preferences and socialising habits. That’s why professional help is sometimes the only way to solve the problem.
Ants can damage your appliances…
Recently one of our customers in Ourimbah had their computer system fail.
The cause wasn’t bugs in the software – it was ants!
The pictures below tell the rest of the story…
What are the risks with ants?
- Bites and Allergies:
Some species of ants can inflict painful bites. Worst still is that bites of some species can cause anaphylactic reactions (similar to bees and wasps).
Ants can be vectors of disease organisms such as dysentery, smallpox and bacteria such as Salmonella.
- Ruined food and appliances:
Ants can be a real nuisance. Not only can trailing ants be unsightly but they can cause damage and spoil products. When their numbers increase they can get into appliances, baby bottles etc, and make life a real misery.
- Potential damage:
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.
- Breeding success:
The social structure of ant colonies means that they are highly adaptable, can breed rapidly and often seem to keep coming back in ‘waves’ – just when you thought they were gone!
- Work Health and Safety:
For a business, ant control is vital to ensure a healthy work environment for your workers and the public.
- Commercial Risks:
Ant infestations can cause major damage to products and property.
How Amalgamated Pest Control deal with ant control
We need to identify the correct type of ant causing the problem. This will help identify their food and nesting preferences. A thorough inspection will provide important clues to a successful treatment.
- Environmental recommendations:
After the inspection you will get advice on environmental corrections that you can make around your property that will make things better and reduce the impact of ants coming back or being a real problem.
- Chemical Treatments:
Chemical treatments for ant control range from liquid and dry powder formulation to granules. Chemical treatments can sometimes provide ongoing protection (like a barrier) against future ant infestation, however this depends on the species of ant, and the type and placement of the ant control product.
- Ant Baiting:
Ants baits are a highly effective ant control tool. After correct identification of the ants, the correct bait can be selected and placed where the ants feed. The advantage of using ant baits is that the ants transfer the bait back to the colony. The disadvantage of using baits is that the baits may need to be replenished over time – and the ants will not die off immediately, so patience is needed.
Management and treatment of ants is best achieved through a team effort between yourself and your pest management technician.
Concerned about ants or other pests around your home or business?
If you would like more information and help on how to manage ant problems at your property, call Amalgamated Pest Control on the Central Coast Today!
Call 4346 4042