Ants are a nuisance pest they will invade you home even when you keep it spotless. Ants may search for food in rubbish bins and carry organisms back to your home, which can cause sickness.
Ants seem to appear from nowhere and may travel a long distance for food and water. In summer, ants build nests and prepare for winter they can bite and sting and cause discomfort. Ants have just about colonised every place on earth they thrive in almost all ecosystems. Their success in so many environments may be due to their social organisation and their ability to modify habitats, and resources, and defend themselves. Ants cause problems primarily when they enter a building for food or water, or when they construct nests in walls or gardens. While searching for food, ants can be attracted to a range of products, with different species preferring things sweets, meats, fats, or oils. They will also search indoors for water during dry periods. When desirable items are found many species will recruit other ants to help gather the food and return it to the nest. This can result in large numbers of ants appearing over a short time.
- Ants can move through the tiniest of cracks, seeking water or sweet or greasy substances in the kitchen, Bedroom and pantry.
- Pheromone trails
- Ants leave an invisible trail which contains pheromones for others to follow they use this to
- Nest locations
- They can nest anywhere in lawns, walls, stumps, foundations, and even under concrete slabs.
- Some ants will establish a colony inside your home, and they don’t just forage for food.
- Indoor colonisation happens all year-round.
- Ant Baits
- Ant bait is a successful method of getting control of them. They are a safe product, and if you have children, we give you added protection by putting the bait in stations.
- Colony size
- A nest can contain thousands of ants, and they can uproot and relocate quickly when threatened or when it’s about to rain.
- Worker ants may live for 5 to 7 years, and the queen may live as long as 10 to 15 years