Pest Free Sydney – Pest Control Sydney specialise in ant pest control and ant removal. White ants are a common.
The ant fauna of Australia is quite diverse, we are currently known to have representatives of 10 subfamilies, 101 general and 1275 described species and subspecies.
Are the Ants at your premises:
- Constructing nests in buildings and gardens
- Damaging your newly planted seedlings / crops
- Attacking your electrical wiring
- Causing health problems through stinging
- Just a nuisance pest!
Correct identification of your ants is the key to implementing an effective eradication and control program for the removal of ants, nests and their colonies.
By using PESTFREE you can rest assured that all of our Ant Control and treatment methods are environmentally friendly and most of all effective.
There is no need to leave home, so you enjoy minimum disruption to your regular home life We arrive on time and leave your home exactly the way we found it With over 20 years experience we guarantee you will be satisfied with the results – No More Ants!
Protecting Your Home & Family from Ant Problems
Dealing with Ants in your Home
It can be annoying to find ants in your home, and many ants, including the common pavement ant can be difficult to control. Considering that ants frequently travel through unsanitary areas before they end up on your countertops, you should take steps to keep them away from your family, pets and food. (Carpenter Ants – which are wood damaging – are covered under a separate section).
Types of Ant Problems
Some ant species live in colonies that are supported by a single queen while others are supported by multiple queens. Although there are thousands of different ant species, there are relatively few that we commonly see as pests. These include:
Black House Ant – Black House Ants are only 2.5-3mm long. These ants are regarded as a nuisance and scavenge in kitchens, garbage and also dog excrement, therefore potentially spreading diseases such as salmonella. ‘Common Ants’ include the intensely black ‘Black House Ants’, which are attracted to sweets and the light yellowish brown ‘Coastal Brown Ant’, which prefers to feed on meat products and grease. The most effective control measure is to find the colony and treat it.
Pharoah Ant – worker ants are 1/16” long and the Queen is 1/8 – 1/4 long. Both workers and the Queen are a yellow-brown color. Pharoah Ants originate from the tropics and require artificial heat in order to survive and reproduce and tend to live in large heated buildings such as hospitals, hotels and apartments. The pharoah ant is one of the most difficult ant species to control.
Bulldog Ant – About 18 – 20mm long the Bulldog Ant typically nests outdoors in soil and under logs and rocks. Located mostly in bushy areas and rarely enters buildings. A Bulldog Ant sting can inflict a very painful sting.
How to Ant-Proof Your Home
Most ants come inside your home looking for food. They are attracted by sweet and sticky substances. Ant proof you home by making food unavailable:
- Always cover food – who knows where that ant has been before it crawls across your food!
- Clean food and liquid spills immediately
- Clean food debris from under kitchen appliances
- Make sure all garbage cans are tightly sealed
- Keep compost piles enclosed and covered
- Put away pet food as soon as your pet has finished eating
You can also help prevent Ants entering your home by sealing access points such as cracks and crevices in door and window frames.
How to get rid of Ants
While a wide range of do-it-yourself products are available for ants, many times effective control requires a professional pest control service to gain control and prevent recurrence.
Although many homeowners struggle with do it yourself ant control remedies the results are often less than satisfactory. Small problems can develop into large ones and this is when many people seek out the services of a pest control professional.
Pestfree technicians are skilled, experienced professionals – they are state certified, licensed applicators and are required to participate in regular training programs to maintain their expertise. They understand the habits of each species and use that knowledge when developing a control program for your home. They also have respect for you, your home, your family and your time.