New Zealand has 40 species of ants, with pest control methods varying depending on the species you are dealing with.
Ants and Insect Control Rotorua
Ants are an irritant when they come into the home looking for food, but the most common species in NZ, the Garden Ant, is not thought to carry disease. However it’s impossible to know where the Ants were last foraging for food so it is advised to take steps to prevent them entering your home and food cupboards by keeping all food in airtight containers and clean up all food and drink spills.
Controlling ants can be difficult as they can enter your home or office through even the tiniest cracks in their quest for food and water. Ants can nest almost anywhere: in lawns, walls, stumps, even under house foundations and foot paths.
Don’t ignore the ants around your home or business as an ant can live a relatively long lifetime and depending on the type of ant some can live for over a decade.
While it’s tempting to kill an ant when you spot one, it more important to track that one ant back to the nest so you can take out the Queen(s) and larvae. Most DIY ant control products will only kill the ants you see and many home remedies don’t account for the fact that different kinds of ant infestations require different treatments.
Sprays, poisons and other DIY ant control products can help to deal with smaller ant problems, however it is advised to get professional pest control services to effectively deal with larger, multiple or tropical ant infestations and knock out the nest once and for all.
To remove an ant infestation form your home of office call the Rotorua Pest Control experts, Bay Pest Services today for a free quote and professional advice.