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Ant Control Melbourne

Ant Control Melbourne
When we think of ants, we normally imagine small, rather insignificant insects that have no business other than to build sand hills and seek out sugary treats. What most people do not realize is that this common bug is actually one of the most common pests in the home, and can be as large as 40mm in size. They can be attracted into buildings by the lure of uncovered foods, rotting wood and even moisture, and present a real problem to homeowners.
Although they do not eat the wood, many species of ant will use rotting and moist wood from floorboards and supports to create a nest in which to live. This causes a similar problem to termites, where the wood becomes even weaker and can give way to structural problems if left to deteriorate further.
At any moment, there can be as many as 500,000 ants invading a home and living in the walls and floors. Smaller infestations can go easily unnoticed, but once it gets to this size it can present a real health problem to those living there. They may be small, but they can cause painful bites which can have their own complications. Although these creatures are not known for carrying diseases, they can be a sign of poor hygiene or unhealthy living conditions. In addition to this, they are drawn to food and can cross contaminate areas.
Home owners can tell if they have an ant infestation by looking for several tell-tale signs. The first and perhaps most obvious is the visual trail left as they make the pilgrimage through the home. They do this by following a pheromone trail between their colony and the food source. A second thing to look out for is the sign of debris left on the floor from chewing through wood. It might also be clear that there is a problem if food crumbs appear around gaps in the plaster or wood of a home.

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