Commercial Pest Control Sydney: Ants
Do you have an ant problem or infestation in your office or workplace? EVO Pest Control provides discreet pest treatment and elimination services for offices, shops and other retail premises, medical centres, warehouses and storage facilities.
Commercial and Industrial Pest Control for ants ant problem in North Western Sydney
In any business premises, ants are a profound nuisance. Not only are they unsightly and likely to cause upset for paying customers, they can also cause damage to or short-circuit electrical components, destroy stock, and transfer viral, fungal and bacterial plant diseases from the insects they feed on.
Ants may also contaminate foodstuffs, destroy valuable stored goods and cause allergic reactions if an individual is bitten or stung.
There are thousands of ant species in Australia, although only a few are considered pests or present problems.
Ants can damage and short-circuit electrical components, destroy stored stock, and transfer viral, fungal and bacterial plant diseases from the insects they feed on. Ants may also contaminate foodstuffs and cause allergic reactions if an individual is bitten or stung.
Several species of ant are usually found inside premises Australia. Of those, the most common include the Black House Ant and the Ghost Ant.
The Black House Ant is shiny, black, and is 2.5-3 millimetres long. They scavenge in kitchens, garbage and also dog excrement, therefore potentially spreading diseases such as salmonella.
The Ghost Ant
The Ghost ant has pale/translucent legs and abdomen and is 1.6 millimetres long. It nests indoors in small spaces and wall voids and outdoors in flowerpots, under objects on the ground and in loose bark. As these ants are attracted to high moisture areas, they can be found in kitchen and bathroom cabinets.
Ants that commonly cause damage to gardens and colonise exterior structures in Australia are the Coastal Brown Ant and the Garden Ant.
The Coastal Brown Ant is yellowish-brown and around 1.5-2.5 millimetres long. They nest in soil and build along pathways around the house including gardens and walls, and can excavate leaving mounds along foot paths and other areas that are unsightly.
The Garden Ant is dark brown to black in colour, and is approximately 4-5 millimetres long. They follow well–defined trails around food sources, and are attracted to sweet foods. They nest outdoors in soil and below paving slabs on the sunny side of buildings.
How can you tell if you have an ant infestation in your commercial or industrial premises?
Internally, the most obvious sign is the appearance of ants in and around food preparation areas. You may see large numbers of live ants in or around the premises, or they may be found in cupboards, bathroom or food storage areas. Some species of ant may also nest inside walls or other quiet, dark places, which may make them harder to detect.
How can you keep ants under control in your commercial or industrial premises?
There are many ways to help prevent ant infestation in your environment. Education of staff is paramount – and best practice for food handling and storage, high standards of regular cleaning, efficient and thorough waste disposal and sealed storage of food items are all vital to minimise the chances of an infestation.
If you believe that you have identified an ant infestation within your commercial or industrial premises, contact EVO Pest Control now for a fast, professional, safe and environmentally responsible solution.
EVO Pest Control understands the need for discretion when it comes to business premises. We know that your business is your livelihood, and you want the safest and most hygienic premises possible for your clients. We also know that perception is important, and you may not want your customers, residents or clients to see visible pest control measures being undertaken.
EVO Pest Control will work with you to establish a time and treatment that will avoid visible vehicles or technicians on or around your premises, and will not disrupt your business service or trading.
EVO Pest Control not only provides discreet pest treatment and elimination services for commercial and industrial premises, we also offer a regular maintenance program that is both economical and effective.
Commercial and industrial business owners, managers and staff are invited to contact EVO Pest Control for an obligation-free discussion and assessment under our simple ‘set and forget’ pest management service – a budget friendly and highly effective system that not only controls current infestations, but also minimises the likelihood of any further infestation. Our regular service ensures that factors for re-infestation are minimised, and that any new pest outbreaks are dealt with in a timely manner before they have a chance to take hold.