Ants are an invasive pest most commonly found infesting kitchens where even the most rudimentary scraps of food can sustain a colony. Ants typically nest in a variety of locations in urban environments including in the soil, under paving and in roofing timber and building walls. Complete eradication is difficult though location of a nest is helpful to effective reduction in a local infestation. The tiny black and brown ants are the most common species that cause infestations in the home, and are typically more of a nuisance than a health threat, though allergic reactions to bites are possible.
Consulting an experienced pest control agent is the most effective way of controlling and limiting local ant infestations. They will typically use a variety of insecticides in the treatment of an infestation, including:
Products containing an insect growth regulator (IGR) are increasingly popular. These interrupt the life cycle of ants and are considered extremely effective though they do take some time to be effective. Pest control agents will inform you if the products they use are harmful to humans or pets – so be sure to take appropriate precautions.
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