ANT PEST CONTROL ASHFIELD SERVICES
Ant Pest Control
Summer is here and so are the pests. All the humidity and heat assist in the breeding of insects and other pesky creatures that destroy our homes. Sharing your property with rats, rodents, and ants is not how you plan on spending your summers, right? Pests can be a nightmare for any property owner, damaging things and contaminating the surroundings. Don’t worry though, ants treatment Perth uses the best of technology and eco-friendly products for effectively exterminating these animals.
A colony of ants scurrying about in a straight line like soldiers always working, on the lookout for food is a common sight in most Australian homes, especially during the humid months. And while ants are seemingly harmless creatures, most of the time (unless you deliberately disturb them), they can cause enough damage to your kitchen and living spaces. Ants are very tiny creatures that can reach the narrowest of passages and cracks between the walls and cupboards. Read on to know more about ant infestation and how to get rid of them.
Ants – Appearance and Lifestyle
Ants are social creatures that prefer to live in colonies than survive as vagabonds. Their small, sturdy bodies were evolved from wasp-like ancestors and they have been on earth ever since the Cretaceous Period! They are extremely hard working and diligent creatures that can adapt to all kinds of weather conditions and topography. A typical ant colony comprises of a queen ant, worker ants (sterile females) and soldier ants, each of them assigned a specific role that ultimately contributes to the colony.
The ant treatment services at Perth have to deal with a variety of species such as Argentine ants, Singapore Ants, Odorous ants, Blackhouse ants, Coastal brown ants, Carpenter ants, Garden ants, Bull ants , Fire ants and others. Each of these species has their unique habitat choices and food habits.
Sign of Ants Infestation
Having a couple of ants around the kitchen is a common sight and one that can be dealt with using simple pest control products available at supermarkets. It is when you observe an ant colony nearby and a file of ants marching towards the house that you need to worry about. That is when you should call for professional ant control service. Look for mud structures and ant hills in the gardens. Also, you will find a large number of ants in almost every nook and cranny of the house, in the cupboards, in-between cracks, even in the narrowest of attic passages!
Home Remedies for Curbing Ants in the House
Ants are harmless creatures that stay away from humans, however, if you find a couple of them running around the kitchen, don’t panic. Mentioned below are some home remedies that will help you tackle the infestation without spending a fortune.
Common ingredients such as cinnamon, peppermint, lemon, white vinegar, and borax can be used as effective pest control solutions. All these home remedies are available in almost every kitchen and it takes roughly a few minutes to apply the mixture and exterminate the ants. You can even check out the pest control devices and products available over the counter at supermarkets that are powerful enough to control the infestation, albeit temporarily.
Professional Ant Control Strategies
When home remedies fail to curb the infestation, it is time to call in the experts. From ants inspection services to ant control services, pest control agencies at Perth cover it all.
The STOP System
The STOP system is a process that covers all the steps in a typical ant pest control operation starting from surveying the area and ending as post-treatment services and proofing. Pest control Perth incorporates this comprehensive, path-breaking system to ensure all steps are carried out effectively and produce the best results. The team also takes care of any damages done to the property during the inspection services. This includes fixing the plumbing, repairing the roof, the doors, and other changes.
Surveying the Area
First and foremost, the pest control team inspects the area and conducts a detailed survey of the property to locate the exact position of the ant nesting zone. Ants usually build the colony outside in the gardens or in the corners of the house, mud trails, sand and a file of ants nearby are the most tell-tale signs that you are near their colony. The pest control team also employs various tracking devices to speed up the process.
Treating the Infestation
Treating the Infestation
Once the team has located the infestation ground, the next step is to treat the breeding ground with chemicals and insecticides that will kill or scare away the pests. Here, the team uses only eco-friendly products. The team also uses high-tech devices that produce ultraviolet rays or ultrasonic waves that scare away the ants without harming the inhabitants of the house. Even the pesticides and chemicals sprayed on the external walls of the house are devoid of any hazardous ingredients that can contaminate the surroundings in any way.
Observing the Results
After the team has completed treating the infestation, they wait back and observe the effects of their pest control techniques. It usually takes a couple of hours for the ants to flee away from their colonies and die almost immediately when in contact with the chemicals. The entire process roughly takes a day or two, depending on the size of the property and the intensity of the problem. We can treat the most extreme of infestation cases and emergency situations within 48 hours.
The last part of the STOP system involves setting up barriers and traps in and around the property so as to ensure that don’t return in the future. Most over-the-counter products and home remedies you apply are short-termed and fail to keep the ants once the effects wear off. However, the solutions offered by pest control Perth are professional and long-term.
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