Perth is famous for 2 things, its amazing weather and for its beautiful sandy white beaches. However people are not the only ones who enjoy these living conditions.
Perth's loosely compacted sandy soils provide an ideal habitat for many different species of Ants. Coastal Brown Ants just loves digging under our pavers while the larger Black Ants enjoy making nests in our lawns and garden beds.
Ants are highly social insects and live in large communities where they depend upon each other for the survival of the entire colony. Ant colonies tend to form underground with their nests comprised of chambers and interconnecting tunnels. This is where ants store food, lay eggs and maintain nurseries. There can be tens of thousands of ants in a single colony. There can also be several colonies inhabiting the soil or landscape surrounding a property. For that reason, ants can be a particularly difficult pest to eradicate. There are an estimated 14,000 ant species populating the earth. Only a handful of species around the region are able to invade homes and buildings.
Ants can be a particularly difficult pest to eradicate due to the nature of their foraging habits and colony development. Only a small percentage of ants within a colony are actively foraging for food at one time, therefore it is vitally important to inspect and locate where the ants are coming from. It is possible for ants to be foraging long distances and the nest may not be located within property boundaries.
Most Ant treatments will usually require a follow up treatment 1-3 months after the initial treatment which will give you the most effective result in controlling the problem long term.