With many species, you will only ever see about 5% of ants foraging from the nest. For this reason, it is nearly impossible to control ant problems yourself. They can soon return after trying to treat them with off-the-shelf ant liquids or granules.
A professional treatment by a Termitrust technician is your best choice to reduce the presence of ants in your home and save you any hassle. We are trained in ant biology, breeding habits and the latest methods of keeping them at bay.
Most importantly we know ants in your local area. We have pest technicians on the ground in the following key locations and other surrounding regions:
QLD - Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Logan, Caboolture, Ipswich, Toowoomba, Cairns, Rockhampton & Mackay
NSW - Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle, Hunter, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, Dubbo, Tamworth & Canberra (ACT)
VIC - Melbourne
WA - Perth, Joondalup, Mandurah, Bunbury, Busselton & South West
SA - Adelaide
For a no pressure quote and free advice please call us, fill out the Make an Enquiry form or contact your local Termitrust Service Centre.
The coastal brown is a small, light ginger-brown coloured ant with a shiny dark brown abdomen. They range in length from 2 mm to 4.5 mm, and have no obvious odour when crushed. They nest in disturbed soils and are very frustrating for homeowners as they create multiple sand mounds in paving, lawns and gardens. They can rapidly move into new areas as they continue to expand their nests.
The black house ant has a shiny, deep black colour, with adults usually growing between 2.5 mm and 3 mm in length. Although they usually nest under stones or dry logs, they infest homes and buildings in search of food and water. They are especially attracted to sweet foods and will commonly scavenge through kitchens, pantries and rubbish bins.
The white-footed ant is 2.5 mm to 3 mm in length. It is brownish-black in colour with yellowish-white feet. They are strongly attracted to sweet foods and frequently find their way into kitchens and even bathrooms. Generally, they invade with heavy activity.
The Pharaoh ant is believed to have originated from Ancient Egypt. They are about 2 mm in length, light yellow to reddish-brown in colour. They are notorious for being a major indoor nuisance and are often found in buildings such as hospitals, retirement homes, apartment dwellings, hotels, grocery stores and restaurants.
Whilst we treat and control all types of ants, the most common ones are shown above. We have a range of specific ant treatments, all using registered products to suit the relevant species and infestation type.