Black House and Coastal Brown Ants

Of the few thousand ant species that exist in Australia, only a few are considered pests.

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The small black house ants and coastal brown ants that develop large colonies in and around houses are of the most concern.

Where do ants live?

Ants live in permanent nests which may be in the soil, in timber, under pavers, in wall cavities or roof voids. They may travel considerable distances for food – if it can possibly be considered food, there will be a species of ant that will want to take it back to its nest.

When are ants active?

Ants can be found active all year around. However, ant activity often increases during periods of high humidity. New nests are often established in areas where ants may not have been noticed before. Besides their nests, you will most likely find them crawling in your kitchen cupboards, in bathroom/s, in your walls, near electrical appliances, along pathways, and anywhere they can find food or water.

Why are ants a pest?

Ants are considered pests for a number of reasons. Firstly, people consider ants a nuisance. Not only can they trailing ants be unsightly but they can contaminate food items. Secondly, they can administer painful bites, especially fire ants, jack jumper ant and the bulldog ant.

Finally, depending on the species, ants are capable of causing damage to wall cavities, electrical equipment, and roof voids.  Others species cause soil subsidence nest in and around gardens and under paved areas. Ant control preserves your property’s value.

Do I need professional ant control?

While there steps you can take to minimise ant infestation, if invasions are severe or consistent, you will need the help of a professional for long-term ant control. When it comes to ant control, you can trust Flick Anticimex to effectively keep ants away from your home. With customer compliance and regular treatments, you can keep the ants out of your home for good. For more information on our ant control solutions, click here.

Tips for ant control:

You can help to reduce ant infestations by:

  • Cleaning up food spills immediately
  • Removing unconsumed pet food
  • Changing pet feeding areas regularly
  • Sealing cracks and crevices
  • Cutting back plants and trees that are touching the house

Call us on 13 14 40 to book to have an ant control service carried out or fill in the form to have a representative contact you.

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