Hospital, Aged Care and Child Care Pest Control for ants
Do you have an ant problem in your hospital, aged care or child care premises?
EVO Pest Control can safely and effectively get rid of ants in your hospital, nursing home, aged care facility, retirement village or child care centre.
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In a hospital, aged care or child care environment, ants are a profound nuisance. Not only are they unsightly, they can also cause damage to or 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, destroy valuable stored food and drink 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.
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
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.
Pic of black house ant
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.
Pic of Ghost Ant
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
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.
Pic of Coastal Brown Ant
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.
Pic of Garden Ant
How can you tell if you have an ant infestation in your hospital, aged care or child care 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 your 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 hospital, aged care or child care 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 regulation 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 hospital, aged care or child care premises, contact EVO Pest Control now for a fast, professional, safe and environmentally responsible solution.
EVO Pest Control, Sydney, is fully compliant with industry requirements for your premises, ensuring that the pest services we provide are in accordance with official standards and meet requirements for scheduling and safety.
Our strict adherence to industry-relevant guidelines means that, when you engage EVO Pest Control to manage your premises, you can effectively ‘set and forget’ about your pest control needs, safe in the knowledge that we will maintain your premises to the highest professional stands, with full compliance.
At EVO Pest Control, we understand that your premises is a reflection of your business itself – and you want to provide a safe, hygienic and well-presented environment. In medical, aged care and child care facilities, special care is needed to ensure the safety and comfort of those in your care. So, when you need to manage a pest infestation, you want to ensure you get the best and most effective service using the safest and most ecologically sound solution.
EVO Pest Control, Sydney, not only provides pest treatment and elimination services for hospital, aged care and child care premises, we also offer a regular maintenance program that is both economical and effective.
Hospital, aged care and child care facility 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.
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Contact EVO Pest Control now for a fast, professional, safe and environmentally responsible solution.