Ants are social insects which live in nests. The nests vary in size depending on their age and the species of ant. They are generally found in the ground, in wood or under rocks, although ants can also nest in walls, fireplaces, under paths and in buildings.
Ants are a very successful insect group with over 1200 species occurring in Australia. All species can be beneficial to the environment. Some eat insect pests such as termites, their nests improve the soil, they quickly recycle nutrients back into the soil and they are food for a wide range of native birds, reptiles and other small animals.
Ant treatments vary according to the species and may include the placement of specific ant baits, the use of pesticide sprays along trails and application of dusts in crevices and weep-holes.
Ant activity often increases during periods of high humidity and often new nests are established in areas where ants may not have been noticed before.
Ants commonly enter homes in two primary ways: entering through open, poorly screened windows and doors and through cracks and gaps around door and window frames. Most of the time, ants come inside the home looking for food. The other common method of entry is accidentally hitchhiking inside boxes, on outdoor items and numerous other things that are brought inside a home or business. Contact Jentel Pest Management if you find ants in your home or business. Our licensed technicians will conduct an inspection and a create a comprehensive control plan that is based on the inspection findings.
Do I Need Professional Ant Control Assistance?
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.
Why call in a professional pest controller for your ant control?
Correct identification of the ant species is vital to implement the correct control program. Jentel Pest Management licensed technicians have the necessary knowledge and experience to recommend and implement an effective ant control program..