Fantastic Ant Control and Eradication Services in Melbourne
Ants are the perfect invaders in the animal kingdom. They are masters of expansion, which often includes your home. This often makes ant control necessary, because dealing with ant infestations isn’t the easiest thing in the world.
Seeing only a few ants may not seem like a big deal in the beginning. Until you realise those are probably scouts and they will probably bring in the rest of the invasion force, especially if they find some food. Fear no more - Fantastic Pest Control is in Melbourne to solve all your ant problems. Getting rid of an infestation has never been this easy.
The ant exterminators need to determine the level of the infestation. They also need to locate where the ant colony is situated. It will usually be nearby. All this information is necessary in order to take the right course of action.
The ant control technicians will then use dust or spray insecticides around the whole house and set pesticide baits around food areas. In both cases, ants will bring poison back to the colony, where the queen will be affected and eventually killed. Since most ant species can only have one queen, this will deal a deadly blow to the whole colony. With the poison acting on them, even if they have the ability to develop a “backup queen” (as some species do), she will die as well. Once the colony is dealt with, your home will be safe from unwanted insect guests.
In case you have any lingering doubts, you can schedule a second visit, which will determine if the problem has been fully dealt with. The ant pest controllers will then have another look around the premises.
After they’re done with the ant treatment, the technicians will give you advice on how to proof your home and how to repel more potential attacks from this tiny invader.
Frequently Asked Questions
What caused my ant problem?
Ants would literally eat anything, so any food leftovers are bound to attract them. Whether you left pizza in the open rubbish bin, spaghetti in the fridge, or an open snack in the kitchen cabinet, as long as it exerts any sort of scent, you can be certain that, sooner or later, it will attract ants. They are especially fond of sugary foods, so anything sweet works like an ant magnet.
How can I deal with the infestation?
The best way to deal with an infestation is to remove the reason for the infestation. Ants came to your home in search of food. This means that you should put food leftovers in sealed containers. You should clean spillages immediately. Take out the rubbish regularly, especially if there are food leftovers inside. Ants have a very keen sense of smell. If they can’t smell food, they will assume it’s not there. This will deprive them of a reason to stay.
What’s a natural ant repellent?
Ants communicate mostly through their olfactory receptors or, in other words, their sense of smell. This means strong scents are their natural enemies. They mask their pheromonal pathways and block signals they send each other. Peppermint oil, citrus oil, cinnamon, and vinegar are perfect for this job. Apply them around possible ant entry points or pathways. You should notice a change in their behaviour soon.
Are ants dangerous?
Some species can be. Australia has some pretty aggressive ant species, such as the bull ant. They have huge mandibles and their bite is extremely painful. They are also quite big in size, so you shouldn’t have any trouble identifying them. To be certain, it’s best to keep your distance and call in professionals.