Things to Keep in Mind to Avoid Ants from Infesting your Property

Ants start getting active in warmer weathers. They are highly destructive pests that are tiny but are capable of causing large scale damage and destruction to any property. Their infestation needs to be avoided at all costs to prevent all the destruction and losses created out of it. Ants usually eat fruits, sweets, meat, oil, or even carcasses of other insects! You need to be alert and keep tab on these troublesome creatures, as the bite of many of these species are really painful. Their stings can trigger allergic reactions. Ants can be kept at bay and away from your property with some easy tips and precautions.  Read ahead to find out what are the things that you need to keep in mind that will protect your property from an ant infestation: 

What are the ant varieties active in Australia? 

  • Carpenter ants – These ants are known for their destructive habits of chewing and damaging wooden items and articles in homes and commercial establishments. They are typically reddish-black in color and are about 5/8 inches in length. They have a habit of finding proteinous food for their nutrition intake which is why they attack wood also to make their colonies for their clusters.
  • House Ants – Also known as black house ants, they are tiny in shape. They forage for food in garbage, kitchens and other dirty areas. They are attracted to sweets, meats, oily products and are capable of spreading diseases. 
  • Coastal brown ant – The females and males of this population are winged. They make colonies in soil and the outer areas of the house. They also eat sweets, fruits, meat and more.
  • Fire ant – Their stings are extremely painful. They feed on animal carcasses, sweets, fatty and protein-rich foods. 
  • Pavement ants – These species have a brownish-black color and are about 3mm in length. They are known to come out during spring and summer seasons. They make their colonies in the external perimeter of the property.  

These are the things to keep in mind to avoid ant infestation in your property: 

  • Cleanliness Management  

Remember to maintain high levels of hygiene and sanitation throughout the property.  Proper and satisfactory sanitation levels keep ants away and repels them while also protecting your house from any other pests and insects that spread allergies and diseases. Do not forget to wipe out any substance spillage while consuming or making food. Picking up food crumbs and scraps so that ants do not feed on them is necessary to help you in preventing ant infestation.  

  • Proper storage 

Ensure that you store food items properly and in airtight containers. Place these containers in cabinets that are cleaned regularly. Avoid eating while at the desk and also while lounging on the sofa. If ants do not find your home to be attractive and with a constant food supply they will not be attracted to your property. They will stop coming to your property looking for food once your property becomes unattractive to them. 

  • Regular checks 

Make sure to check your house from time to time for any ant infestation or its traces. Doing so can help you identify and find any existing infestations. Alternatively, you can also appoint an ant control Canberra company who will carry out the regular check and analysis for you to ensure that your home is not a haven for any pest or ant. An expert inspection will also safeguard you from other pest infestations. 

  • Block all entry points 

Ants are so tiny that they can squeeze themselves in the smallest of cracks and gaps they can find to enter your property. Have such cracks and gaps sealed to prevent them from getting entrance into your home from anywhere. Check for any gaps existing on and near doors and windows. Caulk the gaps and cracks from time to time to prevent the adhesive from coming off easily. This will effectively keep ants off your property. 

  • Baiting system  

Make use of ant baits that you can easily source from your nearest store. Baiting will help in getting rid of ant colonies in a more effective manner as bait contains poison and can spread easily. 

  • Use professional help 

If you have seen live ants or colonies throughout your property, seek help from professional ant pest control Towrang service providers. They would help you out with the most effective and efficient ant pest control options that can eliminate all the active population of ants alongside the anthills. Our ant pest control service team can help you to prevent ants from entering your home and also from creating multiple colonies all over your property. 

Reviewed by: John Smith, Ph.D., MSc

John Smith is a renowned expert in the pest control industry, with over 20 years of experience in the field. He is a licensed pest control professional, and has worked for both commercial and residential clients throughout his career.Throughout his career, John has developed innovative and effective pest control strategies, and has helped countless clients rid their homes and businesses of unwanted pests. He takes pride in his work and is dedicated to providing the highest level of service to his clients as well as providing technical assistance to branch offices and clients throughout Australia.In addition to his professional work, John is an active member of several pest control industry organizations, and regularly contributes to industry publications. He also prepares scientific reports for Ace Pest Control on any changes or updates to government regulations affecting the Pest Control industry.

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