Ant Control Perth

Are you having a problem with Ants?

Termico Pest Management offers, professional, safe and effective ant treatments across Perth.

Our technicians use ant prevention and eradication products that are far more effective than the standard repellents you can buy off the shelf. The chemicals used have non-repellent ingredients that will effectively control ants by taking advantage of their social interaction. Individuals will inadvertently spread the pesticides to the whole colony and even species with multiple nests can be eradicated.

Ant Treatments

Termico Pest Management offers a complete service in the eradication of ants from your home, which includes:

  • A full inspection of your home to find all ant harbourages
  • Aerosol treatment which involves flushing crevices and cracks
  • Dusting applied to voids and drains in and around the home
  • A wet spray is applied to exterior walls and areas of pest harbourage
  • Granules applied to lawns and gardens
  • Pest-free Advice – Once the eradication treatment is complete we will advise you on how to help reduce future problems.

Identifying Ants

There are many ant species found in and around our homes. Here are a few ant species that are more frequently encountered in Perth.

Perth Coastal Ants

Coastal Brown Ants

Also known as 'Big Headed Ants' these ants are very active in late summer and autum. They can sting but their sting does not cause discomfort or harm to humans.

White Footed Ants Perth

White Footed House Ants

Black with pale segments (not obvious) on its legs. These ants nest outdoors around paths and rockeries or within buildings in the wall voids or behind cupboards or skirting.

Meat Ants Perth

Meat
Ants

These red and black ants eat animal materials and honeydew from sap sucking or other sugar producing insects. They are very aggressive and will bite but does not sting.

Bulldog Ants Perth

Bulldog
Ants

 These ants nest outdoors in soil or under logs and rocks.
Nests are usually large and obvious. They are very aggressive and can inflict a very painful sting.

For more information on these ants download our ant identification guide below:

Ant Control Perth - Identifying Ants 

Ant Control Hints and Tips

Ants are one of, if not the most difficult pest to control. Their biology and subterranean existence equips them superbly well for survival. None of the favoured old remedies such as boiling water or petrol will be effective.

Depending on the species there are likely to be less than 5% of the colony above ground at any time, and it is for this reason that commonly used repellent pesticides are only temporarily effective. Most of the colony will remain safely underground and relocate or just resurface a few weeks after the treatment. Hydramethylnon baits are available and can be effective on coastal brown ants but are very expensive. 

There is however a few things you can do to help with ant control in and around your home:

  • Maintaining sanitation and hygiene in and around the home
  • Clean up uneaten pet food and food particles in and outside the home
  • Pay particular attention to kitchen food preparation benches and floors and any other areas that may become contaminated with crumbs etc.
  • Eradicating sap sucking insects from garden plants will deny ants an attractive source of food.

To download our hints and tips on ant control click below:

Ant Control Perth - Ant Control Hints & Tips

For more information on eradicating ants or to book an Ant Treatment call our dedicated Customer Service team.

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Ants

Why are ants considered a pest?

  • Ants are potential, though perhaps unlikely, transmitters of disease and they can be annoying and destructive pests. 
  • Their nest mounds can be unsightly and undermining of paving and plant roots is common. 
  • Excavation under concrete or foundations can cause cracking. 
  • Fires are sometimes caused by ants nesting behind electrical switches.
  • Bites and stings can be very painful and a serious risk to the health of sensitive individuals.  
  • More often, ants are just an unwelcome nuisance in and around our homes.

Facts about ants

  • Ants belong to the order Hymenoptera (membrane wing) along with bees and wasps.
  • They are a very widespread and varied group of insects; in Australia around 3000 species are known.
  • They are generally omnivorous but feeding habits vary between species. Some are predacious while others only scavenge.
  • All ants are liquid feeders.
  • Ants are social insects living in colonies of thousands to millions of individuals.
  • They nest in soil, rotting wood or even amongst rocks. However nesting sites need not be permanent, they will relocate their nests if conditions become adverse.
  • Some will nest inside buildings in wall voids or any suitable cavities; behind cupboards and skirting boards. More often they are temporary if not infrequent intruders into our homes, seeking food, moisture or shelter.
     

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