Ants may not have the reputation for health risks and property damage as some of our other local Darwin pests. But once present, if no ant control is in place, these little creatures will take over and cause you endless frustration.

What may start as a few ants around your pets food bowl outside, will soon become a multitude of ants invading your pantry and living spaces. This can lead to damaging electrical goods and spreading disease throughout your home or business.

Need an experienced ant exterminator? Contact our friendly staff on 131 546 and we’ll be more than happy to discuss your issues with you.

The importance of species identification for ant control

At Jim’s termite and pest control Darwin, we know that ants may be small in structure, but large in numbers.

We realise that nest location, species identification, and thorough inspections are crucial to providing you with a successful ant treatment.

The first stage of our treatment involves spending the time to observe the activities of the Ants, their feeding traits and the possible location of their nest.

We have a variety of treatment options from baiting, dusting and surface sprays. A successful treatment can be reliant on which species of ant we are dealing with and their preference of food source.

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Ant control – why ants are classed as pests

Ants are well known to invade kitchens and a variety of food service areas.

Their scavenging of animal excrement, refuse areas and other diseased organisms accelerates their potential to pass on diseases to humans.

There have been instances of ants passing on salmonella and other bacteria via their body or digestive tract.

Let’s not forget about their reputation for destroying appliance circuit boards and electrical wiring.

Pests can…

Inflict Bites & Stings

Destroy Timber

Spread Disease

Damage food

Infest Bedding, Carpets, Clothes

Make unsightly mess

+ more

Call now and we’ll work with you to control your Ant Problem – Guaranteed!

The life and habits of ants

Ants are extremely versatile insects that live in mostly large colonies with a permanent nest.

There are three castes of ants:
• Male • Female • Worker

The workers are responsible for nest building, protection of the colony and the scavenging of food.

They create well defined trails between their nest and food source, usually marked by smells or pheromone secretions.

Many ant species have only one reproductive female, known as the queen.

Unfortunately for us Darwin locals we are home to some very aggressive ant species.

The likes of the Ginger Ant and the Darwin Bull Ant can be very aggressive. Bites can cause great discomfort and extreme swelling

Why trust Jim’s to get rid of ants around your home

When you contact your local Jim’s technician about ant control, you are trusting a brand used by thousands of Australians every year since the early 1980’s.

You will be dealing with a locally owned Darwin family business, and you have the backing of one of Australia’s most recognised brands.

We have pest technicians in every state and territory always trial new techniques and chemicals.

This is something that enables us to keep up with the most safe and successful chemical applications worldwide.

So don’t let ants move in and take over your home. Contact Jim’s Termite and Pest Control Darwin on 131546 or via the contact form here and let us solve your issue.

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Ant exterminator FAQ’s

How much does ant control cost?

In Darwin, ant control can vary depending on the size of the area to be treated as well as the species of ant in question. Heavy ant infestations may require multiple baiting treatments as well as barrier sprays, costing as much as $330. Basic treatments to small homes or yards may not require follow ups and cost as little as $110.

How do I permanently get rid of ants outside?

Ants outside can have nests in various locations such as trees, lawn areas, and under furniture and pots. Locating nesting sites and species identification is a critical part of ant eradication. Species specific baits to these areas paired with a non-repellent barrier spray can be very effective when applied correctly.

What stops ants from coming inside the house?

Strong repellent barrier sprays around the perimeter of your home will deter ants from entering your home. However, it’s important to note this will only be a short-term fix. When this chemical barrier starts to break down after a few months ants will easily find unprotected entry points into your home.

How do I get rid of ants overnight?

Like many pests, there is no quick fix that offers a long-term solution for any ant problem. The most effective form of treatment is usually a species specific slow-release bait. These baits can often take weeks to wipe out a colony of ants and may need to be reapplied multiple times.

How do I permanently get rid of ants?

A thorough inspection is very important for a permanent ant solution. As many harbourage sites, trails and nesting areas as possible will need to be located. Barrier sprays and baits applied to these areas will be most effective. Some species of ants will only feed on certain baits, making species identification and bait selection also critical.

What scents deter ants?

Although there is often mention of many scents and concoctions that can deter ants, none have ever really been proven to be totally effective. While spraying DIY deterrents around ants may disturb them, it often just forces them temporarily away from the area, only for them to make new trails nearby.