As the name suggest, Sugar Ants is a common household pest complaint. Due to its preference in feeding on sweet substance, such as sugar, honey or popular food choices such as bread, cakes or fatty diet, it is no wonder; almost every home would have to deal with persistent and daily sugar ants’ problem. Do you have ants at home?
Ants are attracted to many items we can find in a home, including moist and water, food crumbs and debris, sweet and sugar and cosy environment to hide and nest. Most natural ants control remedies such as using spices, fragrances, chalk or cleaning solutions to deter ants are either ineffective (as it serves as a deterrent and relocation of pests) or are harmful and toxic to the safety among families. In addition, because ants are hard to differentiate from termites, ants treatment might seen as ineffective or potentially trigger a termite infestation later on. Hence, it is best to seek professional advice from a pest control specialist to detect and identify pest infestation accurately.
As ants reproduce and nest in colonies, there are some simple tips you can adopt to help contain the spread of infestation
It may be difficult to identify if that is sugar ant nesting in your home, unless home owners understand more facts of sugar ants. For instance, the outlook between the male and female is different. Male ants are black in colour, whereas female ants are orange-colored.
These mild-tempered ants do not sting like fire ants, which can cause swollen spots, painful blisters, allergy or itch. However, it can cause annoyance once it turns massive.
Pharaoh’s Ant is another type of common ant found in buildings. If you have Pharaoh’s ants at home, do not attempt to spray them with repellent insecticide! This will cause the situation to worsen as the colony splits and make ant control further challenging.
Carpenter Ant is the other species that is often found in your home, because they also feed on protein and sugar, including honey and syrup. Due to their nature in tunneling wood for nesting purposes, they might be mistaken or confused with termites. Unlike termites, Carpenter ants do not feed on wood, however due to their tunneling activities; they may damage or destroy your structures. Their nesting area could also be found outdoors, particularly in landed homes where there is a garden or presence of trees, shrubs, timber and landscapes.
These ants do bite in defense and can be painful. On average, a colony could contain as much as 3,000 ants, thus explain how these ants infestation can get out of control. Here are some short term quick steps you can take to keep the problem under control
Our job is to help you clarify your doubts, particularly, to help you identify which pest is actually bothering your home and why. Accurate identification is the first step before any recommendation can be offered to resolve your worries. Get in touch with us to find out the ant control solutions available today.
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