Ants

Identification, treatment, & prevention information.

ABOUT THE PEST

Identifying Ants

Recognising ants is a straightforward process, thanks to their commonality and distinctive features. These dark coloured insects are generally small, though they can vary in size depending on species. Ants have elbowed antennae and three body segments, including the head, thorax, and abdomen. Some ants have wings, and their colours can range from black and brown, to reddish. A number of ant species do and will bite, so take care when dealing with them.

Our team of pest control experts utilise state-of-the-art technology and environmentally friendly chemicals to remove ant infestations and create a cleaner, safer environment at home or work.

Ant Traits

Exploring the Distinctive Characteristics and Habits

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Small

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Three body segments

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Elbowed antennae

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Form trails

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Usually not alone

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Sometimes have wings

TYPES OF THE PEST

Discovering
The Ant Species

Carpenter Ants

Larger ants that can cause structural damage to homes. They are typically black or red and often found in cavities.
Carpenter Ants

Black House Ants

Small, black or brown ants that emit a foul smell when crushed, and can appear in large numbers very quickly.
Black House Ants

Bull Ants

Large ants that can be very aggressive and posses a potent bite. They construct elaborate nests outdoors.
Bull Ants

Treatment Options for Ants

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Professional Pest Control

Consult a pest control expert for severe infestations. We can assess the situation and apply a tailored, effective treatment to get rid of ants quickly.

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Insecticides

Use approved (always double check!) ant insecticides and chemicals in the affected areas. Always follow safety guidelines and instructions carefully.

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Baits and Traps

Ant baits and traps can be placed in strategic locations to capture or kill these pests efficiently, even before they enter your home or business.

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Sealing Entry Points

Seal up cracks, gaps, and crevices in walls and floors to block all ants from entering your home or workplace.

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Clean and Declutter

Clean and sanitise your kitchen and make sure you declutter regularly, to eliminate hiding spots for ants of all kinds, and remove attractive food.

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Eliminate Stains

Stains and spills will attracts ants quickly, so make sure you are always wiping up after cooking or making a snack.

Ant Prevention Tips

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Regular Cleaning

Clean environments are always less attractive to ants. Ensure you clean your kitchen and bathrooms regularly.

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Food Storage

Always make use of sealed food storage containers to keep your food safe from ants and other pests. If they can’t find it, they won’t bring their friends!

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Trash Management

Removing trash regularly will ensure that ants aren’t appearing in your bins or under your sink… and when they’re there, it’s hard to get rid of them.

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Sealing Cracks

Seal up cracks, gaps, and crevices in walls and floors to block ants from entering your home or workplace. This isn’t always easy, as tiny ants find a way!

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Pet Food

Ensure that pet food isn’t left out overnight, and is stored properly in your fridge or cupboards, in sealed containers.

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Regular Inspections

Check any troublesome spots on a regular basis so that if ants do appear, you can deal with them quickly by using insecticides or blocking gaps.

A Combination of Treatment and Prevention is Essential

At Oracle Services, we know that preventing an ant infestation is always better than treating it at a later date. However, large amounts of ants can appear rapidly, and by then it’s too late. At this point in time, quick and comprehensive ant pest control treatments are a must. Our team of experienced technicians will apply all of their skills and knowledge to eliminate any pests from your home or business. Then, we’ll provide a plan to help you prevent them from coming back.

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OUR PROCESS

Our Ant Treatment Process

Step 1

Inspection

The first step is a thorough inspection of your premises, and we will take the time to identify the types of ants that you are dealing with.

Step 2

Consultation

Once we have completed the inspection and identified the type of ant, and where it is coming from, we’ll consult with you.

Step 3

Planning

We’ll plan the most effective strategy to eliminate your ants quickly, preferably right at their nest, so that they don’t come crawling back.

Step 4

Execution

Our expert technicians will execute the pest control plan to maximum effect, aiming to eliminate all the ants in and outside while keeping you safe.

Step 5

Prevention

Once we’ve completed the pest control service, we will provide you with a plan to help prevent a re-infestation of ants, so you get peace of mind.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

These are some of the most common questions we get asked about pest control for ants.

The best course of action is always to hire a professional. We utilise a combination of baits and safe chemicals to remove ants from your home or place of business quickly and most importantly, safely.
It can take months before ants disappear completely, thanks to the fact that they are so small and tend to hide in all manner of cracks. At Oracle Services, we always provide effective and sustainable solutions. That means we’re not happy until you are ant-free!
Ants are outdoor creatures, which means their nests are usually situated just outside. That may be in your backyard, your front yard, or even under your house. If they discover a source of food in your home, you’ll be sure to have a line of ants marching into your kitchen in no time.
Ants will test and carry away just about anything. But it is sweet, high-sugar foods and drinks that they flock to, such as splashes of cordial or soft drink, honey, as well as meat and bread.

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