Ant Control In Melbourne's Eastern Suburbs
Long Lasting Ant Treatments
You can rely on us to remove nuisance ants from your home & garden with products that are the most effective in complete colony elimination. Our pest control treatments target the nest by using non-repellent treatments that are undetectable. Ants will continue to trail through treated areas and unknowingly transfer the chemicals on to other ants through physical contact, much like a virus in humans. This method of treatment provides long lasting ant control. Please contact us now for a free quote!
There are over 10,000 known species of ants on Earth with each species containing millions upon millions of individual ants spread across hundreds of thousands of colonies. Each colony is headed by a queen who is solely responsible for laying eggs to expand the colony. All worker ants exist to locate and collect food, building, protecting the colony, and looking after younger ants. Male ants only exist to mate with the queen, once this task is completed they then die.
Ants are highly sociable insects capable of working together and coordinating vast quantities of ants over long distances. While they eat nectar, seeds, fungi, or other insects some species work together to bring down larger prey such as reptiles, birds, or even small mammals. While they are found just about everywhere ants only become a pest once they enter a property in search of food and water. Ants can quickly form nests in homes or gardens to the chagrin of home owners.
While they are attracted to a number of different foods different species have a preference for everything from sugars, fats, proteins, and oils. Once desired food has been located by scout ants they communicate through chemicals to alert other ants of the location, where large numbers of ants soon congregate to harvest the source. They form trails and lines that are constantly in motion of ants going back and forth from the nest.
Like rodents, ants are highly intelligent and opportunistic, taking advantage of deterioration in structures to form complex colonies. In the process of making their nests they can cause extensive damage to walls, floors, and other structures in a short period of time. Subterranean ant nests can cause soil to become soft and can cause damage to gardens and crops while also making a mess of the affected area.
While ants can be confused with termites due to their physical description, size, and termites being referred to as “white ants” they are two separate species. While termites specifically target wooden structures any ants found in wood have not eaten through the structure and are merely using pre-existing gaps and cavities to navigate through.
Male ants often have only one role—mating with the queen. After they have performed this function, they may die!