Almost anywhere in this state ants will be the most common insects that can be found in yards, gardens, paving areas and fields. Tremendous numbers of ants normally reside in a typical house lot, although most lead unobserved lives underground or otherwise out of sight. Often it is only when they occur indoors or produce their periodic mating swarms that they come to human attention.
Ants most prominently become problems when they are found in homes. Most ants found indoors in Perth, Western Australia are merely foragers, seeking food or water in a home but returning to colonies they have established outdoors. A small number of the ants found indoors may become more permanent residents and establish a nest within a building. This ability to nest indoors is most often associated with pharoah ants; some colonies of pavement ants and carpenter ants may establish within a building.
There are approximately 15,000 different known species of ant currently known. There are likely many more species, and all are adapted for widely varying habitats and climates. All ant species are social animals and can communicate with each other by scents and movements
Ants can damage plants and vegetation as well as invade homes and buildings, contaminating food with their waste products. Different types of ants require different methods of ant extermination. Ants possess a sense of smell and can detect the presence of certain insecticides.
- An ant can lift 20 times its own body weight. If a second grader was as strong as an ant, she would be able to pick up a car!
- Some queen ants can live for many years and have millions of babies!
- When the queen of the colony dies, the colony can only survive a few months. Queens are rarely replaced and the workers are not able to reproduce.
- When ants fight, it is usually to the death!
Ants in Perth are a major annoyance to homeowners and are difficult to control at times. You should not underestimate the importance of good sanitation to eliminate food sources, although good sanitation may not control an ant infestation by itself.
Chambers Pest Solutions trained, licensed ant exterminators know how to get rid of this house hold pest. Through accurate identification of the type of ant infestation, they can develop an appropriate and effective control method. Our exterminators know how and where to safely apply the right chemical products for a particular ant species, and they possess the equipment required to both access and permanently eliminate ant colonies. Call the experts today for a free quote (08) 9313-2871