Ant Pest Control Sydney
Your local ant control experts providing specialised ant treatments throughout Sydney
Losing patience with an ant problem and need to get rid of ants fast?
Whether it’s ants in the house, in your lawn or digging up your pavers
We’re here to help!
Ant’s can be
ANNOYING – in the house
PAINFUL – biting ants in the lawn (green headed ants and tyrant ants)
EXPENSIVE – undermining lawn and pavers (big-headed ants and funnel ants)
They are difficult to control due to their nest structure, behaviour and large numbers. A simple spray may kill the ants you hit, but it is unlikely to kill the nest, meaning the problem will return. At SouthSide Pest Management our knowledge of the different ant species and range of specialists ant control products, means we guarantee to solve your ant problem. If you are struggling to get rid of your ant problem give us a call for a FREE QUOTE.
SPECIALIST ANT CONTROL TREATMENTS
Although our general pest control treatment provides 6 months protection from internal ant problems, if you have an established ant problem inside the house, or problems outside the house (in the lawn or pavers), you will need to consider one of our specialist ant control treatments.
Broadly speaking, ants cause problems around the home in three different areas; inside the home, around the perimeter of the home and in the lawn. We have developed our ant control treatments for these locations, which we further modify depending on the ant species present.
Indoor ant treatments
Ants often come inside looking for food and moisture, but certain species also like building their nests inside too! Roof voids (they love insulation) and wall cavities are warm, dry and safe nesting places. Before we start a treatment we spend some time trying to locate the nest (or nests!) as this can impact our ant control treatment.
As we try to minimise spray treatments inside the home, indoor ant treatments rely heavily on ant baits. Ant baits consist of a food matrix and a slow acting insecticide. Foraging ants find the bait irresistible and take it back to the nest where it is spread throughout the nest, killing the queen and the colony. We may also use insecticide powers and the treatment often involves an ant spray treatment around the perimeter of the building and ant entry points.
These perimeter spray treatments also provide long lasting ant protection, by preventing new ants entering. Our indoor ant treatments come with a 6 month warranty.
Outdoor ant control treatments
Ants around the perimeter of buildings are not normally a nuisance until they start to take over your outdoor entertaining areas or building their nests under pavers, undermining your paths and driveways. If their numbers build up there is also the chance they will start coming inside looking for food and moisture, so it’s best to get on top of any problem before it gets out of control.
Control of outdoor ants often requires a combination treatment of sprays and baits. As the outdoor species often have large colonies with multiple nests and queens, sprays are vital for getting the ant numbers down. The sprays we use are special non-repellent sprays designed for maximum ant control. The non-repellent nature means that ants walk across treated areas rather than being repelled. Not only does it kill the ants that come into direct contact with the treated surface, but it also gets transferred from one ant to another, maximising its effect and potentially killing the whole colony.
Depending on the ant species, baits are used to target the queen and larvae back in the nest, essential to eliminating the colony and getting lasting control. Often we will use granular baits spread over the infested area.
Our outdoor ant treatments come with a 6 month warranty. After this, new ants may move into the treated area. As such, with outdoor ant problems it may be necessary to have treatments once or twice a year.
Ant control treatments for lawn ants
Although there are a number of species than can cause problems in lawns across the Sydney area, most of the problems are caused by funnel ants and green headed ants. These two ants cause very different problems for homeowners and require very different ant control treatments.
Green-headed ant Treatments
Most homeowners in Sydney will have come across Green ants (or Green-headed ants), which tend to build their nests in lawns. As we all know, they can deliver a very painful sting that can itch for days afterwards. What many do not know, is that some people suffer life threatening allergic reactions that require immediate medical attention. If you have Green-headed ants in your lawn, you should certainly take action, especially if children or pets are around.
Our Green headed ant control programs involve treating the affected area with a granular bait, which is very effective in controlling the colony. Once your property is clear of Green headed ants, it should remain clear for a number of months. Multipest Solutions are pleased to offer a 6 month warranty.
However, it is more than likely that neighbouring properties also have Green headed ant infestations. Eventually these ants will re-invade your lawn, meaning a treatment once or twice a year may be required to keep your property ant free. Of course if you can convince you neighbours to get their lawns treated at the same time, the results will be long lasting (and we can probably provide a group discount as well!).