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Ants are a common household and business pest in our parts. They can be incredibly annoying, unsightly and costly if they manage to find their way into your food. It is very likely that black ants have been foraging in unhygienic areas only to bring this into your home or business. The exposure to rubbish and animal faeces increases the risk of salmonella, amongst others.
It happens easily enough that one moment there seems to be no sight of them and then the next they are everywhere. There are things you can do to prevent the onslaught of black ants, but the simple fact is that they will appear at some stage.
If the problem becomes too much to deal with then it is best you call our expert team at Best 1 Cleaning and Pest Management. We have the knowledge, experience and equipment to deal with problem black ants in your home or office effectively.
In the meantime, here are some tips you can follow as well as information on black ants, to try and control black ants before they become too much of an issue.
Black ant habits
Black ants are attracted to sweet sugary food stuffs. They also spend time scavenging on rubbish, food scraps in kitchens and animal excrement, more commonly from dogs. They make a trail into your home or office gathering by the food source that they find.
As they take over cupboards and food sources they spread germs. They also make businesses and homes look unsightly. The best method to rid your office and home of black ants is to locate the colony and have this treated.
As ants are attracted by a food source it’s a good idea to make sure there is none available. Food spills, et cetera, should be cleared straight away. This is a simple enough procedure to ‘train’ members in a household to do.
In an office environment it can be a little harder to encourage all staff to ‘pull their weight’ on tidying up and at times there will be some mess left behind. The more people that clean up after themselves in an office situation the better.
All food, wherever you are, needs to be stored correctly in airtight containers. Floors should be kept free of food scraps and anything that ants might find enticing.
Households with pets need to ensure that pet food is not left lying about attracting ants; any leftovers need to be disposed of.
Contact our team at Best 1 Cleaning and Pest Management for a free quote if you need to rid your home or office of ants.