Ants are social insects belonging to the order of insects known as 'Hymenoptera' - the same order containing bees and wasps. Social insects, such as ants, live in large communities where they depend upon each other for the survival of the entire colony. Ant colonies generally form underground nests comprised of chambers and interconnecting tunnels where ants store food, lay eggs and maintain nurseries. There can be tens of thousands of ants in a single colony and several colonies inhabiting the soil or landscape surrounding a property. For that very reason, ants can be a particularly difficult pest to eradicate. Although an estimated 14,000 ant species populate the earth, in New Zealand, there are only a handful that are known to invade homes and buildings.
Can I do it myself?
Do-it-yourself methods of ant control are not often successful. Many over-the-counter pesticide products for consumer purchase are not an adequate means to control ant colonies because they are not customised or suited to treat the particular species of ant you are having a problem with. Dan's Property Services pest control professionals, are trained to seek out foraging and trails around your property, in an effort to locate and eradicate the entire colony.
We provide our customers with a bottle of ant gel for on going treatment. Ants carry the gel back to their nests to wipe of the whole colony.
As with all pests, the best pest control is prevention! Ant colonies spread quickly and it takes time and expertise to get rid of them completely.
At Dan's Property Services, we strive to give customers a rapid, efficient service and make every effort to be with you as soon as possible.
Call Dan's Property Services now for all your ant control needs!