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Managing Ants at Home
Ants can be a problem whether you live in a unit or a house, as these little pests can climb and make their way into anywhere.
This video shows an ant problem in a customer’s townhouse in Brisbane. They had made a nest behind the wall unit of a spilt system air-conditioner.
Inspecting for Ants
An inspection was done firstly to determine where they were coming from. The customer was complaining of ants running around in the lounge room all over the walls, but couldn’t see where they were coming from.
Our inspection soon picked up that there was a nest behind the air-con unit. The ants could have made their way in via the external pipe work that leads to the wall unit.
We firstly did an external and internal spray, ensuring all the external weep holes were treated. Weep holes on houses help to keep the wall cavity dry, but they are also a good place for ants and other pests to harbour or make home. These areas need to be treated for a successful outcome.
We also applied a permethrin dust to behind the wall unit, and as you can see from the video, the ants started straightaway to disburse from the unit falling on to the table below.
Once all of the ants had been removed from the wall unit, they are vacuumed up, ridding them from the home.
To get rid of ants fully is a very difficult task and in some cases is almost impossible. A lot will depend on the environment in which they are living. There is no magic spray to stop ants for good. All that can be done is to try and manage them.
Once you get an understanding of these pests and their harbouring habits, it will become easier to help try and make your home ant free.