Of the many varieties of ants in Singapore, the most common types of ants include the garden ants, fire ants and flying ants. These ants may appear harmless, but they can still be irritating to humans. Fire ants especially, are prone to biting people once provoked, leaving swollen bite marks that can be excruciatingly painful. A less common variety known as the Pharoah’s ants thrive in warm and harsh conditions and feed on decomposing foods, which cause them to spread bacteria and viruses when they come into contact with humans. Regardless of the species of ant, these ants should not be infesting your homes and you should call for a reliable pest control service if you suspect an ant infestation.
How to Get Rid of Ants
When homeowners first come into contact with an ant trail, they instinctively eradicate the worker ants that serve only to bring food from the source to their queen. However, this only gets rid of a small fraction of the ants in the colony and does not solve the ant infestation problem.
All ant colonies have a queen ant which acts as the mother of all ants and the only source of new ants for the community. This queen ant is in charge of producing new ants for the colony, which means that killing the queen ant would cause the whole colony to collapse eventually. Since the queen ant is usually hidden deep in the labyrinths of the anthill, it is difficult for humans to kill it directly.
Thus, the best way to get rid of ants in the household is to use poisonous bait that the ants will bring into the colony as food. This poisonous bait would then be fed to the queen, which would kill the queen and cause the whole colony to collapse quickly. Ant baits can be found in various supermarkets in Singapore and are typically easy to implement.
Why Engage a Professional Ant Control Service?
While over-the-counter solutions for ant infestations may be available and effective, homeowners have reported that the ants gradually return after a few days of inactivity. Ant baits will have to be constantly replenished to ensure that the ants are kept at bay and will not return to the home. Furthermore, sealing the entry points of the ants is ineffective as these pests usually seek alternative pathways to their anthill. Thus, these Do-It-Yourself (DIY) methods are not only ineffective in the long run, but also would cost homeowners a hefty sum to sustain them over a long period of time. As such, it would be best to engage a professional ant control service to handle the ant control procedures so that these pests will be quickly and effectively eradicated.
Why Pest Control Singapore ?
Pest Control Singapore has a reputation for being one of the most effective pest control companies in Singapore, offering ant control services of high quality but at competitive prices. Our staff are well-trained in exterminating ants and our methods are very effective in getting rid of the whole colony of ants in one fell swoop. No pest control company can guarantee that the ants will not return but with ant control services from Pest Control Singapore, our consultants offer the most reliable advice on keeping these pests away from your home. Engage Pest Control Singapore today for a fuss-free and effective ant control experience!
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