Hospitality Pest Control Sydney: Ants. Sydney Pest Control for Hospitality, Restaurants, Cafes pest Control services: EVO Pest Control is a Sydney Pest Control company providing residential, commercial, termite and aged care / hospital pest control services. North western sydney and surrounding areas: Dundas, Carlingford, Eastwood, West Ryde, North Ryde, Meadowbank, Denistone, Eastwood, Beecroft, West Pennant Hills, Pennant Hills, North Epping, Thornleigh, North rocks, Baulkham hills, Castle Hill, Kellyville, Willoughby, Artarmon, Lane Cove, Parramatta, Hunters Hill, Ryde, Marsfeild, Gordon, Normanhurst, West leigh, Glenhaven, Kenthurst, Annangrove, Crows Nest, St Leonards, Greenwich, Northwood, Longueville, Hornsby, Cherrybrook, Chatswood, Wahroonga, Sydney, NSW.
Hospitality Pest Control for Ants in North Western Sydney
Do you have an ant problem in your hospitality business or premises?
EVO Pest Control can safely and effectively get rid of ants in your restaurant, café, bar, hotel, motel, hostel, resort, bed and breakfast, serviced apartment or nightclub.
In a hospitality environment, 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 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 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 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 hospitality 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 your 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 hospitality 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 hospitality 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, particularly hospitality and retail environments. 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 hospitality premises, we also offer a regular maintenance program that is both economical and effective.
Hospitality business owners, managers and managing agents 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.