Sydney ant control services.
Hills District, Blacktown and Parramatta ant eradication & pest control services.
Ant control is a common pest control service provided by the team at Pest N Clean. This is because ants enjoy the sunny, relatively dry climate of Sydney’s Western Suburbs and surrounding areas including Parramatta, Blacktown, Hills District and Western Suburbs.
It is the perfect environment for the Pharaohs and Black ants, the most common species found, to thrive in. As homeowners, we would like to kill ants mainly because they are a nuisance, however, Pharaohs ants can also carry disease. Residences with an ant problem often find ants infesting all types of food stuffs, especially sweet foods.
Ants mark their routes using pheromones which is why they walk in straight lines. If these pheromones are disturbed, the ants which are unable to find their way back to the nest will look to start a new colony elsewhere. Pest control specialists should be contacted when trying to kill ants as the incorrect treatment can see a second colony forming and their numbers doubling.
Common signs you have an ant problem
Typical indications of an ant problem can include:
- Ants seen foraging for food both indoors or outside to take back to their nest.
- Heaps or mounds of sand or dry clay found on lawns or concrete is often caused by an ant problem. These heaps are formed by ants pushing soil out of the ground to expand their nest.
- Ants seen entering or exiting their nest which is usually a hole in the ground.
“Do I have an ant problem?”
Typically, a Black Ant problem does not cause severe structural damage to properties and are more of a nuisance when infesting foods in our cupboards.However, ant control is needed where large numbers are found.
Damage to paving and brickwork is caused when ants remove sand to expand their nest. This often leaves a void underneath concrete paving which then begins to crack due to insufficient support.
Lawns and plants can also be adversely affected.
Pharaoh ants are known to carry disease-organisms on their exoskeleton as they are found in garbage bin housing rooms, sewers and drains. Therefore, an ant problem is considered serious in hospitals or healthcare facilities.
A less common ant problem is a red fire ant infestation. These ants have a sting which can endanger infants, bedridden people or tethered pets who can’t get out of their way.
Ant control and eradication techniques
Only a relatively small percentage (about 5-10%) of the ant colony is seen foraging, the rest remain in the nest. Therefore, a residual spray to treat an ant problem has little to no effect.
We advise on two treatments. During the first treatment, we lay baits which the ants take into their nest and distribute among the colony. In this way, the behaviour of the ants works against them.
Direct Ant kill technique
For the second treatment, we use a high-pressure pump to inject the nests with a pesticide. This method is similar to a termite control treatment and will kill ants whom never consumed the original baits. A residual spray as well as gel bait can also be used in the second treatment if the ant problem is severe.
Call or text us to discuss your ant infestation problems and we can discuss a strategy to safely and cost-effectively eradicate and prevent ants from returning to your home or workplace. We service Sydney’s Western Suburbs, the Parramatta and Blacktown local areas, the Hills District and all suburbs in between.
Our complete pest control and cleaning services
Pest N Clean was established for the sole purpose of providing reliable and affordable pest control & cleaning services to the domestic and commercial sectors with quality service, safety and customer satisfaction in mind.
With the recent awareness of public safety and hygiene, professional pest control and professional cleaning have become an integral part of our daily lives. Our cleaning services extend to window and carpet cleaning.
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We are licensed and equipped to offer a full range of pest control services, plus domestic and commercial cleaning. This can be anything from end of lease cleans required by a real estate agency or tenant, to general pest treatments and eradication, to stand alone services that deal with the full array of insect pest species including cockroaches, ants, fleas and more.
Non-intrusive pest control
Where pest infestations are already prevalent, we provide integrated solutions ensuring the least toxic and intrusive control methods are used. We ensure the most humane methods are used and protected species are relocated rather than exterminated. All pesticides used are industry approved and purchased through reputable pest control companies.
We are very aware of local pest control trends and cleaning requirements for local homeowners, tenants and businesses. Our experience allows us to provide professional and preventative measures where possible.
Our expertise includes the following common creepie crawlies :
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Customer satisfaction is our priority
We understand that our pest control and cleaning services are not just a one-off job. A lot of our business is through referrals by clients. We do our best to ensure that our satisfied customers will continue to use and recommend Pest N Clean well into the future. For this reason, we strive to provide the highest levels of customer service with every job. We are the business owners and operators who work closely with our small teams where necessary. When you call our number you will speak with the business owners and not a remote call centre.