Ants are a familiar sight in many Canberra homes, especially between October and March. There are over 1,200 ant species in Australia, but only a handful of them cause major problems in Canberra: the black house ant, white-footed house ant and Argentine ant. As a leading provider of pest control services in Canberra, ACT Pest Control can help you eradicate ants quickly and safely.
Canberra is home to black house ants, white-footed house ants, Argentine ants, meat ants, sugar ants and bull ants. From time to time, pharaoh ants, coastal brown ants, odorous house ants and Singapore ants turn up in Canberra.
Ants can carry bacteria, such as streptococcus, e. coli, shigella, staphylococcus and salmonella. In addition, ants can bite or sting if provoked.
Ants in large numbers are fairly easy to spot. The best time to spot ants is during the twilight hours (sunrise / sunset). Keep an eye out for the following:-
Ants look for food and water in your home. As a general rule, ants love sugary and fatty foods. That’s why it’s important to wipe down kitchen benches and sweep up sugar spills.
A colony can range in size from tens of ants to over a million ants. Large colonies usually have several queen ants.
Ants generally start breeding in the spring and continue throughout the summer.
Insecticides (in spray, bait and dust form) are used to eradicate ants. Most ant species require a specific insecticide.
If you suspect an ant infestation, please call the friendly team at ACT Pest Control on 1300 022 122 to discuss the situation further. Our pest control services in Canberra are second to none.
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