Ant Treatment

Ants are social insects that live in colonies and work together for the good of the colony, which makes them a difficult pest to eliminate. The majority of ant colonies survive out of sight, which means that every ant you see represents many other ants living and working below the surface.

This means that killing only the foraging ants, the ones that are visible to you, will serve just as a temporary solution to your problem.

Without working to defeat the colony itself, surface treatments will do little to help you manage these pests. Your results will be very short-lived and the foraging ants that you worked so hard to get rid of will be replaced quickly. Within a matter of days or weeks, you will be left where you started, frustrated, as ants forage in your home or business.

In order to eliminate these pests, you will need the help of a trained professional. At Hunter Pest & Animal Control, we work to diagnose, treat, and cure your pest control issues. We can assure you that we are looking at treating more than just the symptoms of the problem; instead, we are dedicated to providing a long term solution that will work for you.

There are many issues that need to be considered before treating for these pests. For instance, proper species identification is a very important part of gaining control of the situation.

Additionally, there are several other factors that must be examined before determining the most effective treatment options for your situation.

As an example, is the ant problem an invasionary one or a colony that is located inside the structure?

Does the species of ant, such as Pharaoh Ants, require a specific control choice?

Are there special circumstances, such as children or pets, which could impact your control strategy choices?

Can the nesting site be identified?

Over the years, we have created a number of programs that look at the strategy for control differently than most other pest control companies and we are able to solve problems others cannot.

There are thousands of ant species in the world, in fact, they are the most prolific group of creatures on the face of the earth, but only a few species are truly pests in the Newcastle Area. While we have dealt with a number of ant species that do not normally occur in Newcastle (such as Ghost Ants and Thief Ants) the likely ant issues are Carpenter Ants, Odorous House Ants, Little Black Ants, Pharaoh Ants, and Pavement Ants.