Ants are included in our General Pest Control Service
Cockroaches Ants Spiders and Silverfish are all included, also free Rodent baits in the ceiling.
12 months warranty except rodents is 1 month.
If you include your termite inspection as well $298.00 for both
We are reliable and honest.
Included with your treatment:
In the kitchen and bathroom cupboards we will use cockroach gel,
in the ceiling we use bait for rats and mice,
dust in ceiling for spiders, cockroaches and ants.
We will treat behind the fridge and dishwasher,
border spray all walls inside the house.
Outside we treat around all windows and eaves, we treat paths, garden edges and spider webbing where required.
Your termite inspection covers all outside areas of your property and around your home,
also a complete and thorough inspection on the internal areas including the ceiling for termites or termite activity.
We use the latest technologies for detection including thermal imaging.
You will receive a full report by email on the completion of the job.
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Ants are tiny insects that are easily recognisable thanks to their 3 distinct body regions. These are the head, the thorax and the abdomen; and they also have antennae. There are hundreds of species out there, but only a few of them are common in people’s homes and backyards, and can create problems.
They are social insects that form huge colonies of millions of members. They can eat just about any kind of food, and are especially attracted to sweets, meats, fats and oils. In their constant quest for food they end up foraging through buildings and gardens, building their nests in the most unfortunate places for the owners.
During dry periods they are also in search of water, so there is no wonder that humans and ants end up in the same places quite often. When an ant finds a source of food, it will bring other members of the nests in order to gather and transport the food back to the nest. This is how large numbers of ants can appear out of a sudden. So if you see any signs of ants on your property, it’s time to call a specialist and get the issue fixed as soon as possible.
DO ANTS CAUSE HOME DAMAGE?
Some ants can even build their nests in foundations, potted plants, various areas of the home and even rotten wood and holes in sinks or toilets. Ants do not cause direct structural damage to homes like termites do, but they do take advantage of existing damages. And let’s face it, they are not pleasant and no one wants to have ants through their kitchen.
Outdoor nesting can create dumps of soil in gardens and destroy the appearance of a well-maintained lawn. Some species can even create large chambers close to the surface, which makes the soil soft and uneven. This becomes a big problem on golf courts, but it’s not ok for gardens either.
And least but not last, some species of ants can attack electrical wires. This happens because they are attracted to the insulation and the magnetic fields created by them. This is the most dangerous scenario and in this case ants can cause home damage. That’s why it is very important to take action as soon as you notice the first signs of ants, and call Safeguard Pest Control right away.
Even if you had ants before and they suddenly disappeared, you still need an inspection. Unlike termites who stick to a single location, ants can change their nest very quickly if they are disturbed or the food source is gone. But once they do find another source nearby, they can easily recolonise the place. That’s why you need to take precaution measures and stop them from reappearing.
Ants usually form large colonies that have different types of members. First of all, there is the queen who’s only purpose is to constantly lay new eggs. Then there are the adult workers which are always responsible for building and maintaining the nest, for bringing food for the young ones and for the queen, and also for defending the nest.
An interesting fact is that all the adult workers are females. They are sterile and they do not lay eggs. Winged queens and male ants do exist, but they are present in the colony for only a short period of time. As soon as they emerge, they leave the colony in order to establish a new one somewhere else.
Workers in the colony can vary in size quite a lot. If they are all about the same size, they are called monomorphic. But there is also the case where large workers can be twice as big as small ones, and in this case they are polymorphic.
Ants have a strong division of labour, and certain workers only perform a certain task. This usually depends on their age. For example, young workers stay inside the nest and take care of the eggs and larvae, while later on they handle the construction and maintenance of the nest. Later in life, they will leave in search of food. This strong division of labour, amazing communication systems and cooperation allows ants to thrive in all sorts of environments.