Ants - Pest Control

Identify the ant species, and learn about
the safer and effective ant control methods

Ants ... a serious nuisance pest Ants live in permanent nests, which depending on the species, may be in the soil, in timber, under pavers, in wall cavities or roof voids. Ants may travel considerable distances for food.

Some inflict severe bites but most are a nuisance pest when they infest kitchens and BBQ areas in large numbers.
Ant Control

Identification of species is vital to implementing a control program.

Where necessary permethrin dust is used in wall cavities and roof voids. Recently developed ant baiting systems, which includes an insect growth regulator in a sealed plastic dispenser, are placed near high activity areas. Also a specialist granulated bait is now available which can be placed in external infested areas.

Expect to pay $150 to $250, for small to large premises, usually with a 3 to 6 month written service warranty.

White-footed House Ant The most common of the ant pest species.

Length approx 1/8 in.

Nests commonly found outdoors, in wall cavities, roof voids, architraves and fireplaces.
White Footed House Ant

House Ant The Odorous house ant has a distinguishing smell, like rancid butter when crushed

Length approx 1/8 in.

Odorous House Ant

Common coastal brown ant, often confused for the Argentine Ant

Length approx 1/8 in.

Nests in wall cavities, garden beds and sub-floor areas.
Coastal Brown Ant

Carpenter Ant Vary in colour from black, brown, brown/black & red brown/yellow

Length approx 1/4 to 1/2 in.

Nests - usually outside, in moist wood, soil, wigs and branches.
Carpenter Ant

Bulldog Ant Commonly known as Soldier or Jumper ants

Length approx 7/16 to 3/4 in.

Nests in gardens or bush and will bite if provoked.
Bulldog Ant

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