Ant Control

ant controlSmall Ants Can Cause Big Problems!

Ants are an unwelcome house guest. Once ants make themselves at home, they like to stay. However, ants live in nests outside which is exactly where allrid’s technicians begin to target them.

What attracts ants to buildings?

Ants cause problems primarily when they forage in buildings for food or water and when they construct nests in buildings and gardens.

They will also search indoors for water during dry periods. When desirable items are found, many species will recruit fellow nest mates to help gather the food and return it to the nest. This can result in large numbers of ants appearing over a short period of time.

Some ants build nests in walls and foundations, or indoors in potted plants, enclosed areas, and even in cavities in toilets and sinks. Outdoors, nesting activity can result in excavated soil being deposited in gardens and on brickwork.

Don’t be fooled by quick fix ant treatments

Ants are difficult to treat. It is often thought that if you sprinkle enough household ant treatment directly into an ant nest, the ants will disappear. No such luck!

Ants simply move nest sites when disturbed. They may leave for short periods only to return later when a new food source is located. Ants can re-colonise from nearby nests very quickly.

How do I get rid of ants?

While ants cannot be eliminated completely, the damage or nuisance they cause can be kept at bay for months at a time through professional treatments applied by a licensed pest control professional.

allrid’s external ant treatments include blanket sprays around the perimeter and garden of your home or the application of specialised fine granules similar to fertiliser, which when professionally applied, infiltrates the ant nests through their natural foraging process.

Having trouble with ants inside your building? Try an ant cafe!

The ant cafe is a secure baiting device that can be used safely inside your home. The ant cafe is a box about the size of a matchbox which contains an liquid attractant that causes ants to enter the box and consume the bait. This treatment is perfect for inside the home as it is self contained, safe and effective.