Ants

At Complete Pest Control, we’re experts in ant behaviour (or antics, if you will).

What are ants?

There are numerous species of ants regarded as pests in South Australia and they can be one of the more difficult pests to control. They have a very structured caste system with each member of the caste responsible for a specific role in their society. Ants can live for long periods setting up new nests and colonies. Many infestations become severe if not treated.

They can enter the home via cracks and crevices, setting up colonies in areas such as wall cavities and ceiling voids. They forage looking for food and moisture hence they are found in kitchens and bathroom areas and are more active in the warmer months.

Count on Complete Pest Control for your ant treatment

Notorious for their constant reoccurrence, black ants can be tricky to control. That’s why we offer a broad range of treatments to stop them in their tracks for good.

Ant treatment

  • A low residual spray of external areas such as base of the brickwork and pathways
  • Dust weep holes & vents
  • Specialised ant granules may also be applied to garden areas and edging
  • Placement of gels/ant café’s inside the property
  • Residual spray to any problem areas
  • Dust the roof cavity with an insecticidal dust if required
  • A follow up treatment is included with a standard ant treatment (Additional treatments may be required for heavy infestations)

Get ready for your ant treatment

  • To prevent any contamination to pets, we recommend all water bowls are emptied and turned over prior to the treatment and any ponds, aquariums or water features are covered, air filters for tanks to be turned off during treatment and can be turned back on immediately after treatment.
  • Any perishable items, hygienic items (such as toothbrush) and items such as children’s toys, to be covered or stored away from treatable areas.
  • Please ensure windows are closed and any pets or persons remain indoors during the external stage of the treatment & outdoors during the internal stage of the treatment.
  • All residents including pets may need to vacate your home for a up to 2 hours when our technician performs your treatment.
  • Any exhaust fan/s & range hood/s should be turned on
  • Clothing or bedding should be removed from the clothesline and any debris, obstructions or foliage should be removed from around the building perimeter.
  • Dogs and other pets must be secured to avoid contact with our technicians.

Ant treatment frequently asked questions

  • Creepy crawlies need to crawl over the treatment, groom themselves and ingest the chemical. Once they have done this, they will usually become slow moving and die from the treatment.
  • You will continue to see the occasional pest from time to time but don’t be alarmed as you need to let the chemical to take effect.
  • For bad infestations, our technician may recommend a follow up treatment to be carried out a few weeks after the initial treatment.

  • If your home has eaves, the main areas where the technician will be treating won’t be affected by the weather as the rain won’t hit those areas e.g under your eaves, windows or door frames, base of the brickwork.
  • Once the chemical is dry, it bonds with the surface and it is designed to work in the rain. It takes significant amounts of rain before it will wash away the chemical

  • If your service includes us treating inside your roof void, hot weather policy does not permit our technicians entering your roof void. However, the technicians have blow dusters with a great reach and in most cases will still be able to provide the service.
  • If the weather is extreme and if the technician is needing to crawl through the roof void to provide the service, we would recommend moving the appointment to earlier in the morning or to an alternative day.

Yes, all our chemicals are bio-degradable and Eco friendly. All products come with full Code Mark of Australia approvals.