There are 4-5000 different species of ants in Australia alone. Most are relatively harmless and don’t cause much concern for us until they show up in their hundreds around our homes and businesses.
This can cause an unsightly mess and lead to ants entering a property to cause damage by eating stored foods and getting into electrical equipment. They can also damage gardens particularly if you’re growing fruit and vegetables.
So, it’s important to get these pests under control fast before they become a large problem. The team from SafeHouse Pest Control are experts in controlling ants on the Gold Coast and know what type of ants are active and when.
As mentioned, most ants don’t cause problems for people. However, some do and can be harmful to us.
Some ants will access electrical equipment and power points. This has been known to have caused house fires with short-circuiting.
Other types of ants such as the Green Ant are well-known for inflicting a very painful bite to a person that results in a sore on the body. Other ants such as the Australian Bulldog Ant and Jumper Ant have caused allergic reactions with people who are bitten.
If you are bitten by an ant, perform basic first aid by washing the bite with water and placing an ice pack on the bite area.
If you suffer from allergies or are anaphylactic, seek immediate medical help and call Triple 000 for an ambulance. You can perform the basic first aid while you’re waiting for them to arrive.
How does Ant Control Services Work?
Spraying ants with products purchased from the supermarket or Bunnings will typically fail and they are expensive to buy.
These products do not have the toxicity nor are designed to work correctly to control ants. Professional pest control is the best way to get them under control for the long term.
Ants are highly active during the spring and summer months, so it’s important to plan ahead and have your pest control done earlier. Your technician will use gel products that are designed to attract all of the ants and get rid of them inside and outside the home. Environmental changes may also be performed to stop them accessing the property.
DIY Ant Tips
Below are some tips you can do yourself to reduce ants around your home:
Inside your home:
- Keep stored foods in sealed containers.
- Clean pet food bowls after feeding animals and remove waste.
- Clean up food scraps and crumbs in the kitchen.
- Clean up liquid spills.
- Seal cracks and crevices in bathroom windows and walls.
- Seal cracks and crevices on external doors and windows with sealer product.
Outside your home:
- Trim back trees and plants that are close to the home.
- Keep large masses of debris and waste to a minimum.
- Keep gutters and drains free of build-up.
- Seal garbage inside plastic bags when put in bins.
- Turn compost over regularly to deter ant nest building.
Arrange Ant Control
If you’re concerned about ants at your home and need Ant Control Services, contact us today to arrange a service.