Once a food supply is found large numbers of worker ants might be involved in taking food back to the nest. In dry weather, ants might invade a house looking for water.
Some species of ants can bite or sting which can cause discomfort but, usually, they are not a danger to humans.
Of the three types of ants, queen and male ants are responsible for reproduction and worker ants are wingless sterile female ants.
Sometimes a flying ant can be confused with a flying termite. While both have wings, the major difference between the two is that termites have a thick waist and straight antennae and an ant will have a narrow waist and bent antennae, amongst other differences.
How Do You Know You have a Problem?
Unsightly ant trails or the accidental uncovering of a nest will usually be the way an infection is discovered. Some species have visible ant hills and others may affect ground level with shallow burrows.
Steps You Can Take
No food, no nest. Ants love anything sweet and sticky.
Keeping a property clean is the primary way of ensuring there is no easy food for a nest.
- ensure no spilled foodstuffs are left lying around,
- wipe down food preparation areas after use
- keep rubbish bins well sealed
- keep logs and similar potential nesting places away from the house
- block any cracks or holes in property walls
How to Get Rid of Ants?
Inside a property, it is possible to lay a bait. Unsuspecting worker ants will take the poison back to the nest. Over time the poison will have its effect.
Surface sprays will repel exploratory worker ants but are not the preferred method to eradicate a nest.
If the infestation is heavy and you wish to call us, don’t disturb the ants or their nest.
Our treatment will be more effective if life goes on normally for the nest. The worker ants will bring back the poison to their nest and pass it around.
How can Mr Pest Controller help?
If you are continuing to experience problems with ants, please give us a call. At Mr Pest Controller, all our staff are highly trained, pest control professionals licensed by the Australian Department of Health and Human Services.
All our chemicals are safe, eco-friendly and biodegradable. We use the same chemicals for our clients as we would at our own homes.
All treatments carried out by Mr Pest Controller Pest Control Melbourne meet the strict health regulations of the Australian Government, as per Section101 of the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 (PHW Act) and the Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009 (PHW Regulations).
Our treatments are pet and child friendly.
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