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Ants: "Mighty Invaders"

According to different estimates, ants can carry 10 - 50 times their body weight, or maybe even more! One thing is fo sure, their bodies are built to withstand a lot more force if they need to. With over 12,000 species and more being discovered, the total weight of all ants on Earth is close to that of humans, pretty amazing considering the average ant is about one-millionth the size of a human. 

ANTS' FACTS

Most ant species nest outdoor; only a few species nest indoors. However, it is common for them to forage indoors in search of water & food. When the worker ants forage for food, they leave behind a scent trail (pheromones) for other members to find the way to the food source. Most of the time, only a small number of workers are out looking for food as the rest stay in the nest to do cleaning and caring for the nests.

Once an existing colony is over-populated, they will move to form a new one.

 

The common ants found in Singapore are:

  • Ghost ants

  • Crazy ants

  • Fire ants

  • Big-headed ants

  • Carpenter ants

  • Pharaoh ants

 

Different ants require different solution with no one-size-fits all solution. As nest could be hidden deep in soil or building structures, locating a nest is often challenging. Wrong treatments can trigger nest budding whereby the queens will separate from main nest to establish new nests. 

An integrated approach consisting of sanitation improvements to deny them food & water source, treatment of gel/ granule baitings near entry/ exit points and residual spraying with non- pyrethroid chemicals at floor/ wall skirtings/ permeter to form barrier is often needed. 

    PREVENTION

  • Remove food crumbs, stains or food waste.

  • Empty bin regularly.

  • Clean bin thoroughly once a week.

  • Clean up promptly when spill.

  • Wipe surfaces with cloth dipped in antibacterial solution or hot water to remove pheromone trail and also traces of food.

  • Check on exposed water sources such as jugs, water tanks, vases.

  • Cover up tightly to prevent access by foraging ants.

  • Repair leaking faucets or sinks.

  • Avoid amassing clutter (boxes, newspapers).

  • Check potted plants, landscape area, under carpets/rugs, cabinets.

  • Seal up cracks and crevices on brickwork, concrete slabs, drainage.

  • Trim off tree branches touching building

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INTEGRATED ANTS MANAGEMENT

INSPECT & DETECT

A thorough inspection and detection is carried out to located their entry/exit points and confirmed their species. Potential harborages or food/ water source are checked for any sign of activities. 

FORMULATE PLAN

After correct identification of ants species, a customized plan is formulated based on your situation for the most suitable type of treatment ranging from gel/ granule baits, indoor residual spraying & perimeter barrier treatments.

EXECUTE & TREATMENT

Our highly skilled & certified termite team will plan & execute treatments while taking into safety, health & your environment.  With our focus on safe & green chemicals, you can be assured of continued protection with sustainability.

ADVICE ON PREVENTION

Any leaky pipes, faucets, aircon ducting as well as exposed water source and food source are highlighted. Entry/ exit cracks and crevices  will also be sealed to achieve long-term prevention.  

EVALUTE & MONITOR

Follow up checks on treatments till infestation clears with detailed digital reporting for you to track the treatment progress.  Subsequent regular routine detections to ensure they are kept at bay from your premise. 

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Troubled by Ants?

Speak to our ants specialists to find out more how we can help you treat, prevent & protect your premise today!

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