So you’ve got ants. Did you know that ants are social insects that live in nests. The nests vary in size depending on the age and the species of ant. Ants are a very successful insect group with about 1300 species in Australia making ants one of the most common pests found in Australian homes.
Ants can be broadly divided into two groups - black ants and brown ants.
Black ants, also often known as garden ants, house ants or common ants, only have one queen and live in colonies. Their size varies depending on whether they are a worker (3-5mm long), drone (5-7mm long) or queen (6-9mm long).
Brown ants are generally smaller, between 1–3mm, and are a reddish-brown colour.
Ants often create nests inside cavities between building levels, inside walls, roof voids and moisture affected timber. Ants are scavengers who are constantly on the lookout for food which is why they often pop up in our kitchens and bathrooms as unwanted guests.
Let us take care of your ants with an internal and external treatment. Its perfectly safe.
Interior treatments includes placement of ant baits which combine an attractant and a poison. Ants can travel large distances foraging for food so it is important to not just mask an ant problem. Baits are designed to be transferred between the worker ants and then taken back to the nest where entire eradication of the ant colony is achieved.
External treatment around any access areas may include direct application to a nest site, a perimeter treatment or placement of ant bait gels and granules to areas of ant activity.
Sometimes follow up treatments are done to ensure total satisfaction.
What can you do
- Seal off any entry points where ants are tracking from
- Keep food preparation areas clean, ants are attracted to the food we eat
- Cover up any foodstuffs in sealable containers which could be a food source for ants
Be ant free, call m&m pest management now on
0457 133 953.