Ants


Ant control North shore Auckland


Ant control in Auckland! Ants are social insects from the order Hymenoptera ( the same as Wasps and Honey Bees).  

Ant control Herne bay Auckland

The Queen ant runs the show with many sterile female workers doing her bidding. 

are all pest ants the same?


The simple answer is NO!  Ant species differ in terms of their behaviours and responses to treatments. Some nest inside your house and some outside


Why do I have pest ants in Auckland?


You have ants because a queen has flown to your house, found a suitable nesting place, chewed her wings off and started a nest. From there you see the ants depending on their needs. During summer ants are less prominant  as they have a regular supply of food in terms of fruiting plants etc. During the cooler months their food source dries up and often people start seeing ants inside their homes and businesses. 

Should I be concerned about pest ants?


Some of the species do present a minor fire risk as they follow warm electrical wires and short them out. Argentine ants  bite and carry disease. Ants in large numbers have a distinct smell, a highly pungent, penetrating odor. This is formic acid that they produce naturally.  Mostly people get tired of being annoyed by the ants and want them gone. 

How does aces get rid of my pest ants?


We use our training in Entomology to indentify your species of ant and treat it accordingly. We only use  transfer technology, that is we rely on the ants to take the treatments into the nests and kill the queen(s). We match the transfer treatments to your species of ant and your situation. 

Do ant DIY treatments  work?


Unforetunately for the DIYer the most effective products for ants are restricted.  Futher some ants do not respond to the baits available to the public. In fact one species of ant the Queen is fed by specialised ants and your bait never get to her!  Soon the ants are back again! Again!


how soon can ACES pest control get here?


At ACES we understand that when you call its got to point were you want a solution straight away! We will strive to get to you the same day or the very next day.

is the treatment ecofriendly?


Some of our treatments are environmentally friendly and GREEN. They break down into harmless elements when in contact with the soil. Experience: All our techs have 10+ years of experience. Qualified: All our techs have ProTrains Urban Pest Management Qualification.