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 foraging 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.
Ant control can be difficult as ants can enter your home or office through even the tiniest cracks, seeking water and food. Ants can nest almost anywhere; in lawns, walls, stumps, even under foundations and foot paths.
For an insect an ant colony can live a relatively long lifetime depending on the type of ant some can live over a decade.
Most DIY ant control products 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.
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.