Pest Nett have been over the last 12 months trialing products for an Australian chemical manufacturer on invasive ant species.
With our field trials and data collection we have now helped this manufacturer bring to market products that will help our industry and governments eradicate invasive ant species such as Red Imported Fire Ants and Yellow Crazy Ants.
Red Imported Fire Ants are viewed as a notorious pest, causing billions of dollars in damages annually and impacting wildlife. The ant has become one of the most studied insects on the planet, even rivaling the Western Honey Bee.
Yellow Crazy Ants are colloquially called “crazy” because of its erratic movements when disturbed. Its long legs and antennae make it one of the largest invasive ant species in the world.
A cost–benefit analysis by the Queensland government found that yellow crazy ants could cost Australia’s economy over $3 billion if the ants were not treated
In Queensland the Fire Ant is a biosecurity issue and the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries work to raise awareness of this pest in our communities.
These ants are seen widely across the Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim, Ipswich and the Gold Coast. Our team is certified to eradicate the fire ant and help control these pests.
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Common ant species can also pose a problem around homes and businesses. These pests are highly active during the Spring and Summer months when there’s heat and rainfall.
They can become an unsightly mess when hundreds infest a home and secondly they can give a person a painful bite, the Green Ant and Fire Ant are well known for this.
If you do suffer a nasty ant bite:
- Wash the bite area with soap and water.
- Place a cold ice pack on the bite for around 10 minutes.
- Apply an allergy cream to the bite area to help reduce the pain.
If the patient suffers from anaphylaxis, seek emergency medical treatment – call 000 immediately.
Tips for reducing ants around your home
These tips will help you reduce infestation of ants around your home. If there is a large number of ants around the home, it is better to arrange an ant control service with a pest controller to professionally control and remove these pests.
Follow these tips to reduce ants at your home:
- Tidy up food and liquid spills immediately inside the home and outside.
- Remove uneaten pet food.
- Dispose of garbage outside in a wrapped bag.
- Trim trees close to the home structure and roof area.
- Ensure all food packaging such as sugar is tightly sealed.
- Seal any cracks and crevices around the home doors and windows.
How much does ant control service cost?
Our ant control service costs $145.00 and takes approximately one (1) hour to complete. We first inspect the home in full to identify where the ants are located and then treat them to stop them breeding further. This service includes a six (6) month warranty.