In Australia we have a huge number of varieties of ants and each type follows the basic structure of living and working in colonies with their populations being made up of worker and soldier ants plus a single queen, while others are supported by multiple queens. As the majority of ant species prefer sunny climates, our environment is perfect for ants to thrive
.Ants are usually divided in two ways colour and size, for example small brown or black ants or by food preference such as protein food eaters or sugar eaters. Once an ant has discovered a food source it leaves a pheromone trail. This chemical helps other ants from the colony to find the food too
Ants can be a particular nuisance when they get into your home. Ants will travel in a wide range searching for food, following trails they have established and clustering around the source of food, becoming a nuisance in homes, organisations and businesses.
As with all ant treatments, the aim is to kill the queen – the egg-laying machine – to ensure the colony cannot recover from a treatment
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Termidor is the only liquid insecticide non repellent treatment we at Tahmoor pest control steam cleaning services would use generally externally for ants. It’s extremely effective in getting rid of ants, not harsh on the environment and is a product in which we have total confidence.
NON REPELLENT TRANSFER TREATMENT
Ants are closely related to wasps and first appeared around 120 million years ago and have since inhabited almost every corner on Earth. Their success can be attributed to their social organization, ability to modify their environment, and ability to defend themselves.
Ants form colonies that range in size from a handful of predatory individuals to highly organized colonies which may occupy large areas and consist of millions of individuals. These larger colonies are sometimes described as superorganisms because the ants appear to operate as a unified entity, collectively working together to support the colony.
When ants begin to infest homes, they fall into the category of a nuisance pest. Some species can also be a public health problem and can short-circuit electrical components enough to cause fires. Their social organization, diversity, and adaptability in the urban environment have made ants the number one pest for Pest Managers and householders alike
Termidor® has delivered unparalleled control since it was first introduced in North America and Australia. The key reasons for this success are that Termidor is non-repellent plus it has the unique ‘Transfer Effect™’.These key attributes make Termidor the ultimate ant control agent. As ants are social insects living together in large colonies, feeding and grooming each other, it makes perfect sense to bring the power of Termidor to help in the battle again stone of the hardest to control pests.
Termidor is non-repellent, which means the ants never know it’s there, and cannot react to it or avoid it. Ants on their routine travels to and from your home, can pick up Termidor and spread it to other ants throughout their colony.
After a pest manager conducts a thorough inspection of your home, they may recommend an outside application of Termidor ant control. Why treat the outside of your home when the ants you care about are inside? Many of the ants in your house may actually be travelling back and forth from nests outside as they forage for food and water. Termidor ant control is applied outside your home along the exterior foundation walls to create a treated area of protection. This is not a “barrier” (barrier repellents can actually trap ants inside your home). On the contrary, because Termidor is completely undetectable, ants can’t avoid it. Instead, they will walk right through it – which is exactly what we want them to do
Termidor utilizes a unique process called the Transfer Effect™ to affect entire populations of ants, even if many of them never make direct contact with a Termidor treated area. When ants contact Termidor they carry it on their bodies and pass it on to any ants they subsequently come into contact with. Those ants pass it on to more ants, who continue the process of transferring Termidor throughout the ants’ nest.
Most homeowners don’t realize that “do-it-yourself “ant control efforts can actually make things worse. Over-the-counter sprays are repellent and can cause a phenomenon called “budding,” where ants separated from the parent nest and queen, will actually start brand new colonies. For the best and most effective control of ants with Termidor, we recommend application only by a professional licensed pest control manager. Whilst “do-it-yourself” ant control is not the best way of fixing ant problems, here are a few things you can do to help keep your home ant-free:
Clean up spills and food crumbs quickly.
Empty waste baskets often.
Dispose of uneaten pet food.
Store food in pest-proof containers.
Keep trees and shrubs trimmed back from your house.
Keep gutters and storm drains free of debris.
Watch for new ant mounds or nests around your home.
Keep trash bags sealed and in closed garbage cans
Ant baits and ant gels are the smart way to eliminate an ant problem. Baits consist of a food attractive to the ants and a slow acting insecticide. Ants take the bait back to the nest and feed it to their nest mates, including the queen. The slow acting insecticides allow the ants to consume all the bait before they experience any toxic effects. By the time it kicks in, it’s too late, they have all eaten the bait and the colony is doomed. The challenge with using ant baits is that you need to choose bait attractive to the species of ant causing the problem – each species of ant has slightly different food preferences and these preferences change throughout the year.
COMMON ANTS IN AUSTRALIA
• White-footed black house ant are the common black house ants.
• Black house ant is an ant species which normally makes their nests in the ground or in decaying wood.
• Coastal brown ants is an ant species usually found in buildings and in piles of rocks, soil and debris.
• Brown house ants are ants that have similar nesting habits as coastal brown ants.
• Pharaoh’s ant is a rare ant species in Australia but is very common in Europe and USA.
• Argentine ants can be very aggressive and can drive out other ants and other animals from their living or nesting areas.
• Odorous ants are ants that make their nests inside buildings and in wall voids.
• Singapore ants have a powerful bite and sting.
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How long does your treatment take to work?
The products we use will be taken back to the colony where it is passed on to the larvae. This accelerates the destruction of the colony allowing up to 7 days to achieve a transfer affect.
How long will your ant treatment last?
Our treatment involves the use of a non-repellent liquid insecticide which means it won’t kill ants on contact but is taken back to their colony where it is secreted to other members and over a short period of time that colony will die.
I bought an ant treatment from a local hardware store and it seemed to kill all the ants I saw but a week or so later I saw more ants appear?
Store bought ant treatments (eg powder) quite often are repellents that kill the ants on contact. When you see ants you’re only seeing a tiny portion of their colony and these products may not kill the ants you can’t see. When a store bought dust or spray is used, the colony just “closes shop” for a few days and will soon return as though nothing has happened.
Do you offer warranty and after care service?
Yes we do, 3 month external warranty & 6 month internal on all ant treatments however at times we may recommend 2nd treatment depending on level of infestation and surrounding environments, however keep in mind other colonies may arise in the future. We also offer a discounted rate for follow up treatments. Please ensure to check out our customised Termidor packages .
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