Ant Control Brisbane
Reliable Treatment Services to Keep Ants Away
Unwanted ants in your home can be frustrating and concerning. Not only do they contaminate food and surfaces, but some species also bite or sting, posing a risk to health and comfort. At EPM Pest Control Brisbane, we understand how disruptive an ant infestation can be. With over 10 years of experience, we provide affordable, high-quality ant control services to homes across Brisbane.
Our fully licensed and insured technicians use the latest treatments and technology to get rid of ants quickly and effectively. We care about your family’s safety and the environment, using products that are low in toxicity whenever possible. Our thorough but minimally invasive methods target this pest directly while minimizing impact on your property. We guarantee 100% customer satisfaction, offering flexible scheduling, and provide fully documented services so you know exactly what was done.
Don’t put up with an ant problem any longer. We’ll inspect your property, identify the ant species, and recommend customised solutions to eliminate them and prevent future infestations.
Call us now on 07 3132 3773 for fast and effective ant control services. Protect your home and family today.
You can relax knowing your home is protected.
What are Ants?
Ants are social insects that live in colonies usually headed by a queen or queens. There are over 12,000 known ant species worldwide with various behaviors and appearances. Some facts:
- They have three body segments, six legs, antennas, and strong mandibles for carrying food
- They communicate by touch and by secreting pheromones
- Most ant colonies also contain sterile female workers and males (drones)
- Foraging worker ants bring food back to the colony to feed larvae and other members
- Common foods include dead insects, sugary substances, fats, plants
Common Ant Species
- Black house ants: Most common around homes. Travel in trails to food sources.
- Argentine ants: Aggressive species that swarm together. Attracted to sugary and fatty foods.
- Whitefooted ants: Nest outdoors in soil but forage indoors. Follow scent trails along edges.
- Green ants: Live in trees and bushes. Bite aggressively if nest is disturbed.
- Bulldog ants: Large ants common in bushland. Will sting repeatedly if threatened.
- Fire Ants – These are an aggressive, invasive species that has become problematic in parts of Queensland. First detected in Brisbane in 2001, fire ant colonies have now spread to other regions including the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. Their painful stings and mound building damage pose issues for residents, pets, livestock, and horticulture. Ongoing treatment and eradication efforts aim to stop further spreading of fire ant populations.
Signs of an Infestation
They can pose the following risks if an infestation is left untreated:
- Contamination of food – They can spread bacteria such as Salmonella by walking over surfaces and food. This can cause food poisoning.
- Painful stings and bites – Green and bulldog ants will bite or sting repeatedly if disturbed, leading to pain, irritation, and potential allergic reactions.
- Structural damage – Carpenter ants burrow into wood to create nesting galleries, progressively weakening structures. Argentine ants also damage buildings.
- Electrical hazards – They are attracted to electrical wiring and appliances, and can cause shorts or fires by chewing through insulation.
- Plant harm – Species like green ants may tend sap-sucking insects like aphids that can damage plants. Some also feed on seeds and seedlings.
Signs of an infestation include trails indoors, swarms around food or water, flying ants emerging inside, and visible dirt mounds or nests outdoors. The sooner an infestation is treated, the better.
Outdoors, look for dirt mounds or nests in mulch, soil, under objects, and in trees. Pest activity increases during warmer months.
Controlling and Preventing Ants
Effective ant control starts with identifying and removing indoor and outdoor food sources that attract ants. Good sanitation is key. Sweep up food crumbs, clean surfaces with soap and water, empty garbage frequently, wipe grease, store food in airtight containers, and don’t leave pet food out.
Outdoors, trim vegetation touching the home, move mulch and yard debris away from the foundation, and eliminate standing water from leaks or sprinklers. sealing cracks and crevices where ants enter. Investing in ant-proof garbage bins is also useful.
For active infestations, baits and sprays containing fast-acting insecticides offer safe, targeted control. Our expert technicians will assess your property and determine the optimal treatment methods to eliminate your problem. A follow-up inspection is recommended to ensure they are gone.
What to Do If You Have an Ant Problem
Don’t wait for an ant infestation to get out of hand. Call us as soon as you notice signs of these insects. We’re ready to help with customized solutions. Our experienced, licensed technicians will:
- Inspect your property and pinpoint areas of ant activity
- Identify the species to select the right bait and treatment
- Treat indoor and outdoor nesting areas
- Apply perimeter barrier sprays to keep ants out
- Share tips for ant proofing your home
- Offer a warranty on ant treatments
- Provide scheduled follow-up to ensure are gone
You’ll have peace of mind knowing your home is protected from ant issues. Contact us today to schedule service.
Our Ant Control Services
- Interior and exterior inspection to locate nests
- Targeted, eco-friendly treatments and baits
- Power spraying of nests and entry points
- Perimeter barrier sprays around your home
- Follow-up appointments as needed
- Advice on ant-proofing your property
- Detailed reports after every service
- Outdoor residual treatments
- Gel baiting
- Nest tracing and elimination
- Fumigation if required
- Sanitation and entry point sealing
- Preventative treatments
- Termite Treatment
Why Choose Us
- 10 years experience controlling ants
- Fully licensed, insured, and accredited
- 100% satisfaction Guaranteed
- Flexible booking and rapid response
- Family-friendly and pet-safe treatments
- Focus on environmentally responsible solutions
- Cost-effective treatments and pricing
- Expertise and Experience
- 24/7 Quick Response Time
- Affordable Pricing
Don’t live with ants. Call the ant control experts at EPM Pest Control Brisbane today on 07 3132 3773.
Our friendly team is ready to help protect your home with our affordable ant treatment services.
Contact us online to schedule service.