Ants are among the most difficult pests to control. With their complicated colony structure, ever changing foraging behaviour and of course large populations, successful ant control is a challenge even for the experts. Our experience combined with a range of specialist ant products allows us to get on top of even the most persistent ant problem.
Our standard Southern Highlands Pest Control will stop ants getting into the house, but if you have a major problem, to get lasting control of ants it is important to kill the queen (or queens) in the nest. Without the Queen laying eggs the nest cannot recover from a treatment. But with nests hard to find and some species having many nests in a colony, control can be difficult. We use a range of ant baits to eliminate nests. Ant baits consist of attractive ant food and a slow acting insecticide. The ants take the bait back to the nest and feed it to their nest mates (including the queen) and the colony is doomed. Baiting can take between a couple of days to 2 weeks to eliminate the nest, but it provides complete control.
All our ant treatments come with a 6 month warranty. Although we will solve your ant problem, it ‘s possible that ants may re-invade in the future (from the neighbours’ for example!), so for some battling ants can be an ongoing problem.
A word or warning… spraying ants with a household insecticide aerosol will only kill the ants you can see, it won’t kill the ants back in the nest. The problem will return. Also by spraying the ants with household insecticides before giving us a call can actually make our job more difficult – not only does it disturb the ants but they tend to be repellent, making it more difficult for ant baits to work (when we need to attract them to an area).
So if you have an ant infestation that won’t go away, just give us a call…