While ants are useful for the nature, because they clear out insect pests and aerate the soil, they become very annoying when they invade our homes and backyards. There are several kinds of ants that may occur in and around the home. They differ in size and colour which ranges from yellowish, red or brown to black. In order to determine the best method of control, it is very important to identify the species and to locate their nest.
Ants are social insects and live in colonies in the soil near the house foundation, under concrete slabs, in structural walls, in the yard or other protected places. The humble ant is possibly the most prevalent household pest as they are found in any building which contains food and water including hospitals and high rise offices. In addition to this once ants build a colony inside a building they can be difficult to control.
Did you know?
- Ant colonies can undermine pavers and plant roots, cause fires by damaging electrical wiring and can spread viral, fungal and bacterial diseases.
- Some queen ants can live for many years and have millions of offspring.
- When foraging, ants leave a pheromone trail so that they know where they´ve been.
- When the queen of the colony dies, the colony can only survive a few months. Queens are rarely replaced and the workers are not able to reproduce.
Apex Pest Solutions use treatments designed to target the nest therefore destroying the colony. We will investigate each problem area; you may have multiple nests around the house.