Ants – The most common invader
Of all insects that infest buildings, ants are the most common. There are many different species of ant. Each is unique in terms of nesting sites, habits, characteristics and feeding preferences. 

All ants live in colonies, consisting of:

  • An egg-laying female (Queen)
  • Short-lived males and workers (sterile female)
  • Foragers in gardens or kitchens (Workers)

Workers are a nuisance. They forage widely in search of food and can damage food used for human consumption. In hospitals, the pharaoh ant feeds on blood, intravenous fluids and fluids associated with wounds and vomit. Materials can be damaged by ants chewing and some bite.

Identify the invader

Conduct surveys to determine the extent of the infestation and the ant species. Species identification is essential to determine the most effective bait. 

Achieve long-term ant control

Successful, long-term ant control requires the destruction of the nest. This is often difficult to achieve as nests are typically located in inaccessible places. Baiting will achieve the most effective control. Foraging ants feed on the bait and transfer the active ingredient back to the rest of the ant colony. Spraying can also be used to form a perimeter barrier treatment that ants don’t like to cross, effectively keeping ants outside the premises.

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  • This is a short note to let you know that my wife and I are very pleased with the recent work you did treating our white ant infestation. Discovery of white ants eating our Bathroom wall was certainly alarming but we became even more concerned when our enquiries to a number of other companies about treating the problem raised more questions than answers. From the outset we were very pleased with not only the thoughtfulness with which you went about your work but also your high degree of professionalism.
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