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Pest Control for Ants

[column place=”first” width=”six” custom_class=”” ] [dropcap]T[/dropcap]here are measures you can take to minimize the likelihood of an ant invasion in the kitchen; wiping up spills and putting food away immediately in sealed containers helps. Keeping your home dry and well ventilated will discourage dreaded Carpenter Ants from entering. When ants do get in, insecticides applied along baseboards or around foundations can provide some temporary relief. But ants seldom carry enough insecticide back to the nest to kill the queen… so the nest must be located and the colony destroyed. The professionals at The Bug Bandits know where to look and how to fight with the best products available on the market.

Treatment includes:

  • Apply liquid spray to base of internal and external walls.
  • Incorporate liquid gel baits.
  • Dust and spread granular insecticides to areas ants are tracking

( treatment methods can be fully determined upon inspection)

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Kinds of Ants

Ants occupy a wide range of ecological niches, and are able to exploit a wide range of food resources either as direct or indirect herbivores, predators, and scavengers.

There are several different kinds of ants that intrude on our lives.


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Carpenter Ants

Usually nest outdoors in stumps and logs in contact with the soil and in dead tree limbs and cavities or in homes in wood damaged by termites, fungi and moisture. They don’t actually eat wood – though the galleries they excavate can be quite extensive.
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Coastal Brown Ant

The coastal brown or big headed ant is a pest of houses, gardens and natural environments in the Northern Territory. It is thought to be a native of southern Africa but has spread over much of the tropical and sub-tropical world. Read more…
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Bull Ant

Bull ants have a fearsome reputation, and deservedly so. They are large with long, straight, powerful jaws and a potent venom-loaded sting. They attack intruders of any size that come too close to their nest. Bull ants also have well-developed vision and will follow or even chase an intruder a good distance from the nest.
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Green Ants

Green Ants (Oecophylla sp)are extremely common in Far North Queensland and build large nests in trees by sticking the leaves at the end of branches together to create a sort of globular home. They clamber all over the tree containing their nest and serve to protect it from invaders. These ants are often found in fruit trees.When the unsuspecting person Read more…
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There are measures you can take to minimize ant invasion...


There are measures you can take to minimize the likelihood of an ant invasion in the kitchen; wiping up spills and putting food away immediately in sealed containers helps. Keeping your home dry and well ventilated will discourage dreaded Carpenter Ants from entering. When ants do get in, insecticides applied along baseboards or around foundations can provide some temporary relief. But ants seldom carry enough insecticide back to the nest to kill the queen… so the nest must be located and the colony destroyed. The professionals at The Bug Bandit ® know where to look and how to fight with the best products available on the market.

Australia has roughly 4,000 species of ants...


Australia has roughly 4,000 species of ants and some of these are very distinctive such as the tree-nesting green ants seen throughout the Wet Tropics. Others are very tiny, making a nuisance of themselves once they get into homes. At the other end of the size spectrum, ant-wise, are the aggressive Bull ants – a species 2 to 3 cm (just over 1 inch) in length whose bite is not quickly forgotten.

There is even an ant species that has a symbiotic relationship...


There is even an ant species that has a symbiotic relationship (each provides something that benefits the other) with an epiphytic rare plant called an Anthouse Plant (Myrmecodia beccarii). The ant provides a physical defence against plant eating invaders and the plant provides housing and possibly food for the ant. A third species is part of this symbiosis making a triangle of survival – if one of the three should disappear, the other two will suffer. The gorgeous Apollo Jewel butterfly lays a single egg on the top of each Anthouse plant. The ants carry the hatched larvae (a caterpillar) inside the plant where the larvae eats out chambers inside the plant, providing more space for the ants. The caterpillar also produces droppings which are nourishing for the ants while the ants protect the caterpillar from predators.


Pest Control for Ants

Have your house free from those pesky ants.