Ants

Perkins Exterminators are a family business who have provided advanced ant control and management to Melbourne homes and businesses for over 40 years. For the health and safety of your family or work team, ensure you identify any potential pest problems and manage them before they cause long term damage. For effective management of ants, call Perkins Exterminators on 1300 884 088.

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    About Ants

    There are a number of variety of ants which can cause damage, harm and frustration in your home or business.

    Black House Ants – While Black House Ants are unlikely to cause serious damage to your dwelling, they are a nuisance. They are an Australasian native ant and enter buildings in search for food. They multiply quickly and spread germs.

    White Footed House Ant – The White Footed Ant is another pest which ventures inside in search for food. These ants do not bite, however, they form extremely large colonies and should be treated as early as possible.

    Argentine Ant– Argentine Ants are difficult to eliminate due to their multiple Queens per colony. They travel in large groups in search of food and moisture.

    Carpenter Ant – Carpenter Ants are a larger variety of ant that is found across Australia. They tunnel through wood. While they cause damage to wood and potentially the structural integrity of a dwelling, the damage is not as rapid as that caused by termites.

    Bull Ant – Bull Ants are large and cause a painful sting when they bite humans. Their nests are typically underground.

    Costal Brown Ant – The Coastal Brown Ant is typically found near the base of structures with their colonies extending underground. They do not cause a painful sting.

    Sugar Ant – The Sugar Ant does not bite and can be typically found in branches, shrubs, hollowed trees and near food sources.

    What are the Signs of Ants in a Home or Business?

    Ants can nest in a variety of locations surrounding a dwelling including in ceilings and around windows. Look for a build-up of dust particles on the floor or a table, commonly discharged from an ant nest above.

    Ants can bring diseases inside your home and Perkins Exterminators recommends that regular inspections are conducted at your dwelling to control and limit pests.

    How to Control and Manage Ants?

    An experienced technician will conduct an assessment of your dwelling to determine the recommended treatment. These take place in the roof space, perimeter, subfloor space, garden beds, patios, and internal locations. Depending on the level of infestation, follow up treatments may be required.

    To avoid an ant infestation, avoid leaving food unattended for long periods. Additionally, sticky residue or crumbs on the floor can attract ants.

    Call Perkins Exterminators If you have concerns of an ant infestation. Treating the problem at the beginning is more effective than allowing the issue to eventuate.

    Contact Perkins Exterminators

    Perkins Exterminators have an experienced and friendly team with the capacity to complete domestic inspections and large scale commercial contracts. They work with schools, industrial sites, government facilities, workplaces and families to achieve their customer’s best outcome. For more information on ants or to book an inspection or extermination, contact Perkins Exterminators on 1300 884 088.