Ant Control Philippines
Common Ant Species in the Philippines
Black ants are common and have a dark brown-to-black appearance. They forage in trails and are frequently seen in areas where food is available. Ants eat a variety of materials including grease, oil, meats, fruits, vegetables, and other insects. Little black ants can nest under rocks or in rotting logs outdoors, and indoors they can nest in various areas including woodwork and behind facades.
Little black ants have a weak stinger, but can still be a nuisance when invading homes and businesses for food and shelter.
Ghost ants have a brown head and yellowish abdomen and legs. They adapt easily and have multiple queens and nesting sites. They like sweet food and often invade kitchens. They nest in the ground outside, under stones, or in dead trees. Inside, they nest in walls, baseboards, and potted plant soil, and are often found near water sources.
Odorous House Ant
The Odorous House Ant is a brown or black ant species that have a preference for sweets, especially honeydew. They display a habit of relocating their nests approximately every three months in response to rainy weather conditions. When ants inside the buildings, they tend to nest near moisture sources like water pipes, heaters, leaky fixtures, and damaged wood caused by termites. They are also commonly found in exposed soil or under stacks of firewood.
While they do not pose a public health risk, odorous house ants can contaminate food and should be avoided.
Pharaoh ants have pale bodies with dark abdomens, living in large colonies that can establish new ones through budding. They feed on a variety of food sources and can be found in commercial food establishments, nesting in warm, humid areas. They travel through electrical and telephone wires, living in shaded areas and debris outdoors but not in colder climates.
They are commonly found in commercial food establishments and nest in warm, humid areas near food and water. They use electrical and telephone wires to travel through walls and floors. Outside, they reside in shaded areas and debris, but cannot survive in colder climates.
Dangerous Facts About Ants
Dangerous Facts about Ants
Some ant species can cause severe allergic reactions: Fire ants, for example, are known to cause painful stings that can lead to severe allergic reactions in some individuals. These reactions can be life-threatening in some cases.
Ants can cause damage to structures: Carpenter ants are known to cause structural damage to buildings by burrowing into wood. This can weaken the structure of the building and lead to costly repairs.
They can contaminate food with bacteria and other pathogens. This can lead to food poisoning and other health problems.
Ants live in large colonies, making them difficult to control. DIY ant control methods are often ineffective, and professional ant control services may be necessary to eliminate an infestation.
Ants attracted to plants because it is where they find shelter as it provides moisture.
Ants can enter your home or business through cracks, crevices, and gaps. You can use specialized substances to seal these entry points and prevent ants from foraging in your home.
In conclusion, ant control is an important aspect of pest management solutions in the Philippines. Common ant species in the Philippines include Argentine ants, carpenter ants, fire ants, and Pharaoh ants. All the ants CAN be dangerous due to their ability to cause severe allergic reactions, damage structures, contaminate foods, and be difficult to control. It is important to inspect and take proactive measures to control ants and prevent infestations from occurring.
Our Ant Control Methods
Our Ant Control Methods:
Gel Baiting – ant treatments such as ant-baits contain insecticides mixed with materials that attract worker ants looking for food. It is effective in eliminating the nest structure and provides long-term protection.
Spraying – Green-labeled and FPA - approved chemicals are sprayed in determined areas to keep the ant colonies out of the premises.
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Having Ant Problems?
We offer ant control in residential, commercial, industrial properties in the Philippines; eliminating and preventing ant infestations.