With the recent heavy rains, ants are making an appearance in homes across Ascot. These pests have been seen in high numbers, attempting to and successfully gaining access to homes.
Once inside, they can be very annoying and contaminate foods, show up in bathrooms in high numbers and even bite! It’s important to get these pests under control fast before this becomes a problem.
Recently, we were called out to a home that had hundreds, maybe thousands of ants coming up external walls, climbing into the roof area and into the home. Fortunately, we were able to stop these ants continuing into the house and created a barrier to stop them returning from the garden area.
Our Ant Control service costs $145 and takes one hour to complete.
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Why Do Ants Enter Houses?
Like us, ants are looking for shelter, food and water to survive. They will seek out food in kitchens, wet areas in a home like bathrooms, en suites and laundries. Once inside, they will make their home in these places, consume any food that’s accessible and start breeding.
If you have noticed ants in these areas or outside on walls, paths, garden edges, now is the time to arrange professional pest control. Supermarket and Bunnings products are expensive and do not contain the correct pesticides to stop and get rid of ants long term.
Black ants and Coastal Ants are common around homes and can develop large nests around a home, these species are the main concern. Other ants like Green Ants can inflict a painful bite to a person. If you are bitten, wash the bite area with soap and water then apply an ice pack. If you suffer from anaphylaxis, call Triple 000 immediately!
Where Do Ants Live Outside?
Ants can be found around garden beds, yard areas, sheds, paved areas and trees. They will be focused on creating a nest to live and breed in before trying to access a home for food. If you have noticed a large nest, contact Pest Nett to get it under control. Don’t touch the nest as you may very well encounter hundreds of ants trying to attack and bite you.
How can you get rid of ants in your house?
While there are steps you can take to minimise an ant infestation, if an invasion is a serious concern, you will certainly require the help of a specialist for long-lasting ant control.
Ant control methods include regular inspections and treatments, you can keep ants out of your house for good.
Tips for ant control:
- Tidying up food spills in the kitchen immediately.
- Eliminate unconsumed animal food.
- Changing the pet feeding location on a regular basis.
- Repair cracks and crevices on doors and windows.
- Cut down plants as well as trees that are touching the house guttering.