How did I get Ants?
Poor sanitation is the common cause of ant infestations in Singapore. Leaving dirty dishes in the sink, food products on countertops, crumbs on the floor and trash not frequently emptied provide food sources for meal-seeking ants. What starts with a few foragers entering a home can become a huge problem if ants establish colonies in walls, cracks
How serious are Ants?
One of the biggest problems in Singapore related to ants in the home is food contamination. Ants carry bacteria on their bodies, which spreads when they crawl in kitchens and pantries and across countertops. Only a few species are known to transmit diseases, but finding any type of ant in pantry goods or inside the home is an unpleasant experience that creates nuisances.
Some species, like carpenter and fire ants, cause additional severe problems. A carpenter ant infestation can do costly damage by chewing tunnels through wood beams. Fire ant stings can cause pain and more serious symptoms that often result in allergic reactions to some people who are
Ant control can be a challenge, but there are some things you should know about how ants’ behavior can lead to big headaches for you and your home:
Ants can enter through even the tiniest cracks, seeking water and sweet or greasy food substances in the kitchen pantry or storeroom areas.
Ants leave an invisible chemical trail which contains pheromones for others to follow once they locate the food source.
They can nest about anywhere in and around your house; in lawns, cracks
Colonies can number up to 400,000 to 600,000, and whole colonies can uproot and relocate quickly when threatened.
A colony can live a relatively long lifetime. Worker ants may
Do it yourself effectiveness:
Most do-it-yourself ant control approaches kill only the ants you see. Some truly effective treatments can penetrate and destroy nests to help prevent these pests from returning. Also, home remedies don’t account for the fact that different kinds of ant infestations require different treatments. Sealing the entry points of an ants hole will not always solve the problem as ants may find other routes to gain entry into your home or even make new tunnels in replacement for the closed paths. Some ant poisons may not be very effective as the ants may return after the poison runs out.
Hiring your Execute Pest Control specialist may be the best option to get rid of these ants permanently.
Ants would form colonies and are very social insects. Their system works in a way that resembles like a castle (queen, drone and workers) with specific roles set out for them. They can be found anywhere whilst travelling to look for food. While mostly are just an annoyance to men, some are able to inflict pain through their stings and bites.
Different species of ants have different food preference which can vary from sweet-based to protein-rich, depending on their needs. A scent trail known as pheronmones would be released when a worker ant looks for food, thus leading other members to find their way to the source.
When the colony is over-populated, they will form a new one.
THE COMMON ANTS FOUND IN SINGAPORE ARE:
- Sugar ants
- Carpenter ants
- Fire ants
- Crazy ants
- Ghost ants
Residual spraying is an extremely effective treatment for homes as it is not harmful to humans and will not stain the walls or flooring. A pesticide non-toxic to mammals is sprayed at targeted areas acting as a chemical barrier, killing ants instantly upon contact.