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Black Ant Problems in Brisbane

Are you sharing your kitchen with hundreds of black ants? Do you avoid enjoying your lawn for fear of a painful green ant bite? Well you aren’t alone. In the past few years we have seen a steady increase in ant problems throughout Brisbane. This year we have been overwhelmed with the amount of calls from people desperate to reclaim their kitchens and backyards from the ant invaders.

Why Black Ants are on the rise in Brisbane

You might be one of many people who have never had an ant problem before but now suddenly find ants pouring into your kitchen cupboards in search of food and water. Here in Brisbane, we have enjoyed mild winters and wet summers for the last couple of years. In fact since the floods the climatic conditions have been ideal for ants and other insects like Subterranean Termites. Nature keeps a very good balance with insect populations increasing and decreasing in relation to the amount of food and water that is available. So if you can remember back to before the floods Brisbane experienced an extended drought period which brought with it low pest seasons. Now the weather has changed and our summers have been far wetter and our winters more mild, bugs and insects have exploded as the amount of available food and water became more abundant.

But why now? It's been years since the Brisbane floods, why am I seeing so many ants now? In the years since the floods ant colonies around your home have been growing, expanding, multiplying and encroaching on human dwellings so the pressure of ants has been slowly growing as has the competition for food and water so it is inevitable the ants will come inside looking for food and water to sustain their colony.

What can be done to eliminate black ants around your home?

There are a couple of things you can do to first of all, prevent ant visitors but also treat an existing infestation. Prevention is always better than a cure so make sure you take the easy simple steps to prevent an ant problem. Make sure you clean up all crumbs and wipe up spills as they happen. Ants are opportunistic scavengers so if you leave crumbs lying around you better believe they will come and take advantage of the free lunch.

Termidor for treating Black Ants

In most cases, good housekeeping is not enough to fix an infestation that has already set in which is why we offer our Termidor Ant Treatment. Termidor is the same chemical we use to treat Subterranean Termites but when used on the surface it is equally effective against ants. Termidor is a non-repellent transfer chemical, which means in the coming and going between the nest and your home, the ants will walk over the treated areas and unknowingly take Termidor back to the nest. Termidor has a delayed effect so the ants have enough time to transport the chemical back to the nest, infecting other ants and eradicating the entire colony.

Effective in Ant Control

Our Termidor Black Ant Treatment is not like other treatments because it will actually treat the underlying cause of your ant infestation. It will eradicate the ant colonies that are putting pressure on your home (and patience!). Other treatments like ant sand or borax will only kill the ants that come in to contact with it rather than eradicating the entire colony. So you may see some reprieve in the short term, but it doesn't take long before the ants build their population back up.

Are ants driving you crazy? Call Results Home Services now on 3823 2500 and speak to one of our friendly staff about how we can end your ant woes. We also package this service with our other pest control and termite treatment & inspection services so don't forget to ask us about our packages!

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