Ants are a huge problem here in Pretoria. Weather they are digging up your paving or wreaking havoc in your kitchen by collecting water from your sink or sugar from your cupboards. The Pretoria Pest Control has a team of Specialists that are here to help. Ant Control Pretoria are on call for any level of Ant Infestations, regardless of the size of infestation you may be facing, our staff have the arsenal and experience to put an end to it in a flick.
Ants are a social Pest, they live in large colonies with a very sophisticated social structure. In the Insects world they are the superheroes. They are capable to lifting objects several times larger than themselves. Some Ants can lift 20 times their own weight. Our skilled and experienced Ant Control Pretoria staff are trained to think like the Ant, well not exactly. They do however known how Ants move, they know what attracts them and most importantly they know how to Exterminate them. Staff are trained in identifying all public health Pest Ants here in Pretoria. Identifying Pest species makes control more effective and longer lasting. Pest Control Pretoria have your answer to any pest issue.
Ants Control Pretoria are the master Ant Exterminators.
As far as Ants concern us, they are very interesting Insects. Their social structures and communicative techniques are highly sophisticated as far as the animal kingdom is concerned. This can make some Ants hard to eradicate even for experts. Here is some interesting information on these pesky critters from Ant Control Pretoria.
- There are more than 12, 000 Ant species found world wide.
- One queen Ant can live for several years and have over 1 million offspring.
- If all queen Ants are killed, the chances that the colony survives is scarce. Workers are females but can not reproduce and with out a queen no further growth can take place.
- Ants take hostages / slaves, once a rival colony is killed the eggs are carried away by soldiers and the hatched Ants are used for clean up duty as well as to take care of other eggs.
Ants in Pretoria
As far as Ants are concerned, there are thousands of species. There are however only a few Ants that cause havoc to homes and workplaces here in Pretoria. This is what Ant Control Pretoria have to say about our local Ant species.
Argentine Ant Control Pretoria
Argentine Ants are of the more common Ant Species of Pretoria. Argentine Ants do not bite or sting. They are medium sized Ants that are light to dark Brown In color. Worker Ants range is size between 1.6mm – 2.8mm.
Argentine Ants are found on at least 6 continents world wide. The success of these colonies are largely dependent on their placid nature. Argentine Ants to not compete with other colonies. They can quite happily co-inhabit without fighting. When Argentine Ants co-inhabit and live together they are often called super colonies. One of the largest super colonies are found in Europe along the Mediterranean cost and stretches for about 6000km.
Garden Ant Control Pretoria
Also known as Back Ants, the Garden Ant (Lasius niger) at the most prevalent Ant Pest here in Pretoria. The Black Garden Ant does not sting or bite. These Ants commonly go about gathering your left overs and hunting for dead insects where ever their journey takes then.
Black Garden Ant workers range in size between 4mm – 5mm and are dark brown to black in color. Black Garden Ant colonies can often reach 40 000 workers with 4000 – 7000 being then norm. Black Garden Ants often excavate driveways and kitchens. Although they do not directly cause damage, they can cause paving stones to shift or animal feed to get contaminated with formic acid.
Sugar Ant Control Pretoria
Sugar Ants are also commonly found here in Pretoria. When it comes to a contaminated sugar pot or grocery cupboard, chances are you have a Sugar Ant Infestation. Sugar Ant workers range in size between 5mm – 15mm in length making them a larger species of Ant. Females have a black head and orange thorax, while males are completely black.
Sugar Ants have larger mandibles and can bite. These are one of few species of Ant with two types of workers namely, minor workers and major workers. The Sugar Ant is the dominant Ant in its class. They can overpower and eliminate other smaller Ant colonies.
Ant Control Pretoria are the experts in Ant Control, by using the latest in chemical technology we can take out a nest at the source ensuring long term results.
Ant Control Pretoria can Exterminate any and all Ant colonies.
By treating an infestation at the source. We kill the queens and lay a protective barrier that protects your home or workplace from stragglers. Ant Control Pretoria are the Experts at Ant Extermination. By using a multiple faceted approach to kill Ants here in Pretoria, our service in unrivaled.
Our Ant Control Pretoria are the end all and be all on all aspects of Pest Control, if your live in the general Pretoria area please give us a call. Our team are trained and qualified, friendly and always willing to share some industry knowledge on Pest Prevention. Weather you have Crawling Insects, Biting Insects or Flying Insects, please don’t hesitate to give our Ant Control Pretoria a call.