Made another ant bait for your property but they keep on coming back? There may be an ant colony near your property! To guarantee the complete removal of these pests in your property, getting a professional ant control service is the most effective way. Set up a consultation with the BPC team now and we will provide a customized ant control program for your property needs.

Common Types of Ants in the Philippines

  • Ghost ant
  • Fire ant
  • Carpenter ant
  • Weaver ant

Characteristics

Similar to termites, ants are social insects that form colonies and communicate through pheromones. Most ants are either red or black. Their habitat depends on their species and colonies, either supported by a single queen or by multiple queens. They are most active during warm seasons. 

Ants also have fascinating characteristics: They work all day to find food, respect the colony’s hierarchy, and follow an organized work shift— thus, they are one of the smartest insects around. Although there are about 23 ant species known in the Philippines, relatively few are commonly found on our premises. 

Injury or Damage

Ants are pretty harmless, but they can be more of a nuisance when they invade your property. Since they work all day, our food easily gets infested and gets contaminated. Some ants also inflict painful stings— especially the red fire ants— that itch and cause discomfort. To some customers, the sight of these pests equates to compromised health and hygiene, which could stain the reputation of your business, especially if it’s a food-related business.

Prevention

Any premise has many favorable nesting locations for ants. They usually nest underground or in spaces behind walls, cabinets, and appliances. You can easily spot ant infestation on your property just by seeing ant trails. For low-cost measures, integrating deterrent measures like proper sanitation and exclusion methods into your everyday practices are the best prevention techniques you can do for your infested property.

  1. Sanitation
  • Keep garbage properly sealed and well-disposed.
  • Maintain a clean surrounding. 
  • Always clean up food crumbs and leftovers.
  • Keep food properly sealed.

2. Exclusion

  • Seal cracks and holes around the property to remove pest access.
  • Install weather strips or mohair at the bottom of doors to establish a barrier.

BOAZ Pest Control Services Ant Control Programs

Using a professional ant control service is the most effective way to guarantee the complete removal of ants from your property. 

Four or five-phase Ant Control Programs starts on:

  1. Inspection and Survey. 
  2. Sanitation.
  3. Exclusion
  4. Combination of Non-chemical and Chemical Methods
  5. Monitoring