An ant has one singular purpose in life: to care for and protects its colony. The three most important things to an ant are food, moisture and shelter. Typically, about 10% of the colony spends their time foraging. These are most likely the ants that you see. They are searching your house for food, water and a place to hang out.
The most common house infesting ants are considered nuisance pests and are not dangerous to humans or pets. However, carpenter ants make their nests in wood and a large colony can cause structural damage.
It is extremely difficult to get rid of ants once an infestation is established. The ants you see are only a small portion of the entire colony; more than likely less than 10%. To eliminate them, you must find where the ants are coming from and eliminate the entire colony, including the queen. The main colony may not even be located on your property. We recommended that you call us, the ant experts at QFI Pest Control. We are highly trained in the correct techniques needed to successfully eliminate an ant infestation.
Follow these steps to prevent ant problems:
Ensure there is no readily available food
Always cover food – we do not know where the ant has been before it crawls across your food!
Clear away food and liquid spills immediately
Clean food debris from under kitchen appliances
Make sure all rubbish bins have tightly sealed lids
Keep compost enclosed and covered
Clear away your Pet’s food immediately it has finished eating
Seal access points such as cracks and crevices in door and window frames
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