Ants are one of the most common pests found in homes and businesses. While they may seem harmless, ants can be a nuisance when they start to invade your space. If you are experiencing an ant infestation, it is important to get rid of them. Here are some tips on how to get rid of ants and keep them from coming back.
Identifying An Ant Infestation
Dating back millions of years, ants have had an important part of natural ecosystems (e.g. aerating soil and leaf matter in our yards by foraging). Considering its tiny size, the ant is one of the world’s strongest insects, capable of carrying objects 50 times their own body weight. With over 3000 ant species in Australia alone, it would be impossible for you never to encounter an ant species or two.
Ants feed mostly on organic matter but will feast on any accessible food source like crumbs on kitchen floors, even the envelop glue found in our letterboxes and can be difficult to get rid of.
In reality, though, these hard-working insects are troublesome pests in our Gold Coast, Brisbane, Ipswich and Sunshine Coast homes when they make their way in looking for shelter, food and water. We have all come home to find an ant trail in the hundreds making their way across the floor or up windowsills, taking food to an exit point somewhere else.
How To Address Your Ant Problem
Unleashing a can of household insect spray on the ant trail can temporarily fix the problem, but without a professional ant pest control treatment, it is likely ants will return. Ants can mess with household electronics, set off motion detector alarms and lead to spoilage of food. In addition, ants like fire ants can inflict extremely painful bites.
Having a professional pest control company treat your property is vital in keeping your home and family safe from the annoying species of ants and the more dangerous ones.
Professional Ant Control
GC Pest Control technicians will thoroughly inspect the property before undertaking the necessary ant treatments to ensure effective results. Generally, the ant control treatment consists of applying an ant bait gel, liquid sprays, and insecticidal dust.
The ant bait gel is applied to areas where ants are known to be and along ant trails. The ants feed on the bait and take it back to and kill off the nest. The liquid spray is applied to all external entry points, doors, windows, and internal floor corners. The insecticidal dust is applied to the roof void and cracks and crevices where ants frequent.
So, if you’re experiencing an ant problem and finding it difficult to eradicate them at your home, call GC Pest Control today. We are your local and trusted pest control services in Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, and Ipswich.