If you have ants in your home or business they are easy to spot as they are not nocturnal. They will enter your home from nests just outside or possibly inside your home. Indoor nests are obviously hidden and hard to spot. Most domestic ant treatments are not particularly effective and some can be toxic to humans and pets. Having expert pest controllers remove ants is far more effective than over-the-counter or home remedies which just don’t last let alone require knowledge of how different ants behave and where they can access.
As professional pest controllers, we treat ants regularly by spraying a safe eco-friendly spray onto walls, foundations and entry points creating a very long-lasting barrier. If we can access the nests directly we will treat those too and via a combination of different techniques we can have your home or business ant free very quickly.
Although there are many types found in Australia around the Maitland area in NSW there are several types of common ants that can be a problem. Some bite, some don’t, but all will be a problem so it’s good to know which type you may have:
Black House Ants - These are the most common type of ant all over NSW and Australia. They don’t bite and are active day and night. They are about 2 - 3mm long and are entirely black. They are drawn to sweet foods and liquids and will invade damp places like kitchens, laundry rooms and bathrooms.
Carpenter Ants (Sugar Ants) - These ants don't sting but may bite. They are usually brownish and range from 2.5 mm in size up to over a centimetre. They are far more harmful than black ants as they will chew through wood. They are attracted to not only sugary sweet foods but protein too like pet foods and meat. They fly and breed rapidly so become a big problem quite fast.
Green Ants - These quite common ants sting. They are metallic green and about 5 - 6 mm long so easy to spot. Generally an outdoor variety but will nest in hard-to-spot places like paths, rockeries, brickwork, etc.
Whilst there are many other types of ants, and some more serious, it’s best to give us a call as each type may require a different approach and treatment to remove them effectively.
Depending on what type of ant you have, where they appear, whether they live indoors or outdoors and how many nests you have will affect how we approach your ant treatments and removal. We don’t use a one size fits all approach and will first inspect your property fully to know how to remove them most effectively.
So for fast, efficient and cost-effective ant treatments, give ASPC a call today for a free quote over the phone.
The ant fauna of Australia is especially large and diverse. World-wide, there are 16 subfamilies, about 300 genera and about 15,000 described species and subspecies of ants. Australia is currently known to have representatives of 10 subfamilies, 101 genera and 1275 described species and subspecies.
While the numbers of Australian subfamilies and genera are unlikely to increase significantly, the number of species may well double as species-level studies are completed. Thus Australia currently has representatives of two-thirds of the world’s ant subfamilies, one-third of its genera and, as far as we know, about 15% of its species. A few of the genera found in Australia occur nowhere else, and many are shared with only its closest neighbours. Most of the species, however, are limited to Australia with only a minority occurring in both Australia and neighbouring regions.
If you only have a small nest and its spotted quickly then yes you can, but once you have multiple nests in and around your property then you will require All Star Pest Control to treat them
Yes, but some more than others. All ants can bite, but an allergic reaction is uncommon but can happen and has occasionally resulted in death. Mostly their bites just sting and cause pain afterwards but this varies from species to species with some being more aggressive than others
No, this is a myth. Ants will come into a property at any time of year but people notice them more in summer when it's drier and the ants will search for food more during the day (they are usually nocturnal)
Yes. All telephone quotes are free of charge
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