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Although ants in the home are a huge source of annoyance, the most common ant species; the Garden Ant, is not thought to carry disease. However, considering that ants frequently travel through unsanitary areas before they end up on your countertops, you should take steps to get rid of ants at the first sign of an ant problem and keep these pests away from your family, pets and food.
There are many different ant species, but the most common ants in the home are:
Usually ants nest outdoors but sometimes they build nests in wall cavities, under houses and in roofs. Woodpiles, paved areas, water features and pebble beds are also ant friendly, providing ants with food, water and shelter. Ants have even been found to build nests in computers! The best way to prevent ants from invading your home is to locate and destroy their nest.
Ant treatment requires an internal and external perimeter treatment of your premises, including window sills, door frames, immediate surrounding paving, under pot plants. This creates a barrier effect. Treatment is a combination of barrier “spray/drenching” of perimeter, plus the use of ant bait granules or gel in difficult “hotspot” areas. The ants carry the ant bait back to the nest, where the queen ant feeds on it, affecting the reproduction cycle thereafter. Ant treatment is normally a once off with a follow-up if necessary.
If you have an ant problem contact Solid Hygiene Solutions today!