There are dozens of different species of ants in New Zealand, but the common ants found around peoples homes are the Argentine Ant and the White Footed Ant.
Ants commonly feed on sugars and proteins so it is crucial to keep food zipped up, locked up, and put away in order to prevent infestations.
Ants are by far, the hardest pest to treat around houses as the nests can be found outside in the soil, under concrete paths, in ceilings, and inside the wall cavities.
In late Summer, and sometime at other times during the year, swarms of winged male and female ants emerge to mate and disperse. Treatment for this type of problem is something that is also really hard to guarantee.
Ants have a way of excreting and leaving a pheremone behind which is why we all see the ant trails or the ants travelling in the same areas. If we can locate these trails or understand the ants are coming from (or likely to come from) then our pest technicians will be better equipped to target the nest on the first attempt.
At PestAway, we apply a variety of different treatments, mostly combing all of them in one treatment (depending on the infestation)
WE GIVE A 6 MONTH WARANTEE ONLY ON A COMPREHENSIVE ANT TREATMENT