Ants are social insects which live in nests. They have several ‘Castes’ with specific duties for the survival of the colony. Ants feed on a wide range of foods, from those found in homes to the sugary excretions from plant bugs. They are the most frequently encountered insects in and around the home. Ants are considered nuisance pests in the home as they enter from outside in the garden and make their way to food handling areas. Depending on the species of ants their nests are made under paths, in plant pots, wall cavities, subfloor areas and roof cavities. Ants can also carry disease organisms as certain species are attracted to dog faecal droppings and to other waste products in garbage, these can contain organisms which cause dysentery or pathogenic bacteria such as salmonella.
Our technicians have undertaken extensive training in the treatment of Ants and are able to tailor a treatment plan for you. This treatment plan and some Integrated Pest Management Procedures that you can implement such as:
- Remove all food particles from floors and food preparation surfaces, preferably with a vacuum cleaner.
- Wipe and wash up any spillage of drinks as many Ant species are attracted to sugary materials.
- Remove any foodstuffs left outside, particularly where pets are fed, as Ants may be attracted to these and then enter the house.
- Remove all dog and cat faecal matter from the grounds and litter boxes.
This will help us work with you to alleviate your Ant problem.