Got an Ant Problem and You Live in Chiltern?
From structural damage to food contamination, ants can be far more than a nuisance! Killing the workers you see out in the open won’t do anything since their chemical markers will remain and others will just be sent to take their place. With ant pest control in Chiltern, you want to act firmly and destroy the entire colony.
This is not something you can physically do but Cantips Pest Control has the know-how and experience to deliver you from this pest with tactical precision. The ant eradication experts go straight for the jugular and kill the source of all your grief – the queen. You can count on us for ant treatment and other pest control services.
Chiltern homes and commercial businesses are regularly invaded by a variety of pest ant species, which present a health risk via the transfer of various germs and bacteria. This situation presents the opportunity for potential contamination of food items and cooking utensils.
In some cases if left untreated by suitable pest control measures, ant numbers can reach hundreds of thousands and create additional problems when nesting in walls or roof spaces to electrical wiring and equipment such as hot water services, air conditioning units, stoves and fridges, down lights etc.
There are four main species of ants that invade homes or outdoor living areas in Chiltern:
- Brown Ants invade kitchen and bathroom areas and are often found in pantries. They frequently seem to appear from nowhere very quickly and even after they have been ‘cleaned up’ they re-appear.
- Black Ants are often encountered foraging inside homes, mainly in kitchen areas, and are attracted usually to sweet foods. They are also a major problem when they choose to nest in wall or roof voids.
- Coastal Brown Ants are a species that nests within buildings and garden areas, however unlike the name suggests, they are not just in coastal areas and are a major pest species throughout Melbourne suburban areas.
- Argentine Ants are a small brown ant that is an invasive introduced pest species that is common and widespread. They usually nest and invade homes and buildings in cooler months, then spread out in large numbers over the summer period, occupying pot plants, gardens and compost bins. They are also commonly found foraging in rubbish bins, on dead animals or excrement.