Ant Control

November 27, 2018

 

Ants form colonies that range in size from a handful of predatory individuals to highly organised colonies which may occupy large areas and consist of millions of individuals. These larger colonies are sometimes described as super organisms because ants appear to operate as a unified entity, collectively working together to support the colony. 

 

When ants begin to infest homes they fall into the category of a nuisance pest. Some species can also be a public health problem and thus have made ants the No.1 pest for pest managers. 

 

Most home owners don't realise that do it yourself ant control efforts can actually make things worse. Over the counter sprays are repellant and can cause 'budding' where ants are separated from the parent nest and start new colonies .

 

Here are a few things you can do to help keep your home ant free; clean up food and spills quickly, empty waste baskets often, dispose of uneaten pet food, store food in pest proof containers, keep trees and shrubs trimmed back from your house, keep gutters and storm drains free of debris, watch for new ant mounds and nests around the home. 

 

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