ValleyPest – Experts in
Servicing the NSW Mid North Coast
Call Us 1300 072 407
If Ants Are Driving You Mad, Pick Up the Phone Now and Call Us
At ValleyPest we take Ant Control Seriously
Effective control of ants often relies on a knowledge of their foraging and nesting habits. At the broad level, a knowledge of the nesting habits and feeding habits of important pest species can be helpful. More speciﬁcally, where a given infestation is being treated, a thorough survey and inspection should be carried out. By following trails — particularly, where possible, those of workers loaded with food — the location of the nest, either approximately or precisely, may be determined. Direct treatment of the nest, where possible, can provide the most effective, longer-term control. Alternatively, the use of chemical barriers that interfere between the nest and possible food sources is often effective.
Why ants are considered pests
Ants are often regarded as ‘nuisance’ pests in and around buildings. Small mounds resulting from their excavations may be considered unsightly along garden paths, on balconies, and around skirting boards and architrave bases. Occasionally, such excavations under paths may be sufﬁciently extensive as to cause cracks in older paths. Trailing of the ants themselves, in and around buildings, is considered unsightly by many. Where plants are grown, ants may attack and damage or consume seeds and seedlings. Swarming may occur
Within premises, and this may prove particularly disturbing to occupants.
As well as general ‘nuisance’ aspects, ants may present a health risk. There are known instances of ants mechanically carrying, on their bodies or in their digestive tract, disease organisms causing dysentery, and a variety of pathogenic bacteria, including salmonella. As ants commonly scavenge in kitchens and other food-handling areas, as well as in garbage cans, dog excrement and other possible sources of disease organisms, their p0tential for transmitting diseases to humans should not be overlooked. Such a threat to health can be very serious in the case of severe infestations in hospitals. In addition to the health threat posed and nuisance aspects, some ants may bite or sting humans.
Worried about ant infestations on your property? Call Us 1300 072 407
Common Ant Species
1. Contact Us
2. We complete your service
3. You enjoy your pest free property
At ValleyPest, our goal is make make the process of getting a Pest Control Service, as easy for our valued clients as possible.
Easy as 123.