Blacks ants, black ants everywhere!
Black ants are the most successful life form to colonize the continent of Australia. Their combined biomass is the largest in Australia and they are the only animal that is found throughout the wide land of Oz. The ant fauna of Australia is especially large and diverse. Australia is currently known to have 1,275 species and subspecies (CISRO website 2013).
Have a look at the map displaying the generic ant diversity in Australia (CISRO website 2013) and you can see Brisbane is located right in a red zone, indicating a high population of black ants. You live in this zone!
If you have lots of black ants around your home it is a sign that the ecosystem is healthy – it’s a good thing – really. But we understand homeowners have different levels of tolerance to our crawly friends.
How can I get my place treated for Black ants?
First, you should try to reduce the population of ants by implementing the below actions. If you still have a problem with black ants after doing all these things, or you just want action now, call us on 3088 2100 and book our special black ant treatment using the transfer poison – Termidor on the outside and specicial ant gels baits inside.
Ant Prevention Tips
- Clean up spills and food crumbs quickly.
- Empty rubbish bins often.
- Do not feed pets inside.
- Store food in pest-proof containers.
- Rinse out jars and containers before placing them in rubbish and recycling bins.
- 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.
- Seal doors and windows
New non-repellent spray that has guaranteed results on Black Ants – inside and outside of your home
Termidor For Ant Control
As a homeowner, you know how frustrating it is trying to get rid of ants in your house (especially since trying to do it yourself can actually make things worse!). Fortunately, for effective, professional ant control, you can count on TERMIDOR®.
TERMIDOR has delivered unparalleled termite control since it was first introduced onto the Australian market in 2002. 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 social insect control agent and as ants are also very social insects, it makes perfect sense to bring the power of TERMIDOR to help in the battle against the hardest to control pest.
To control ants, it’s important to target them where they live. Chances are, ants, and some of the other pests in your home, actually live in nests outside. The key to controlling ants is to target them where they live—which is exactly what TERMIDOR does. By applying TERMIDOR to the outside exterior foundation walls of your house, your pest professional creates a treated area of protection.
How TERMIDOR controls ants
In the last decade, the professional pest control industry has been revolutionised by new control technologies, especially in the area of nonrepellents or “undetectable” liquid treatments like TERMIDOR. Unlike older insecticides, TERMIDOR can’t be smelled, tasted, or even felt by pests. So they crawl through the treated area, unaware that ingesting treated materials or merely contacting the insecticide will cause them to die.
The unique Transfer Effect™
TERMIDOR is unique because it even controls ants that never make direct contact with its active ingredient. They need only make contact with other ants that have been exposed to TERMIDOR. Ants are social insects that live together in large colonies and feed and groom each other. The “Transfer Effect™” makes most of this. It’s a key reason why no other insecticide performs as well as TERMIDOR. This “Transfer Effect™” means you’ll see TERMIDOR affecting ants in one to three days and most species will be controlled within the first week following the treatment.
Using ants behaviour
Recent independent research that tested 8 ant control insecticides, concluded that only TERMIDOR was horizontally transferred among nestmates to provide significant secondary kill in Argentine ant colonies. Interestingly one of the reasons for this excellent result lies in the behaviour of the ants themselves. Ants have developed a behavioural trait of removing dead individuals from the nest, referred to as ‘necrophoresis’. Necrophoresis is an important ‘Transfer Effect™’ pathway whereby healthy ants are contaminated upon removing TERMIDOR affected ants from the nest. A successful product needs to be relatively slow acting, non-repellent and have the ability to transfer from one ant to another. Couldn’t get a better description of how TERMIDOR works.
Check this informative video that explains how Termidor works on Black Ants…