Diamond Valley Termite and Pest Control offer a variety of treatment options for the control of ants to homes and businesses throughout Melbourne including Doreen, Eltham, Greensborough, Epping, Diamond Creek, Doncaster, Hurstbridge & Whittlesea.

Treatment Options Include:

  • Spraying
  • Baiting
  • Granules
  • Dusting

Every site is different and may need a different treatment or a combination of treatments.  Our technicians will inspect the site and decide on the best treatment necessary to control the infestation.

Depending on the building design, a treatment will involve the roof void, subfloor space, perimeter, patios and garden beds.  Internal treatment usually involve light spot spraying to skirting boards and other places where ants are trailing and dusting cracks and crevices.

Ant cafes have proved to be very successful in recent years to control entire nests.  Every effort is made to locate and destroy the nest.  Our technician will generally leave you with ant cafes and if ants re-appear, simply shift the ant cafe close to the trail and they should diminish within 1-2 weeks.  This bait is very effective and targets the destruction of nests.

You may see ants die soon after they come into contact with the treatment.  Many die as a result of directly spraying the ants on the day.  However, it may take up to 3-4 weeks to gain full control.  It is impossible to rid your entire property of all ants and you should expect to see some come and go in and around the building after a treatment.  Ants can walk 20-30 feet before dying, our aim is to keep them under control.

Ant Control Tips

There are plenty of ant control strategies that you can use to limit ant populations in your home or workplace.  We recommend the following ant control methods and strategies:

  • Remove food – you need to be able to reduce the food sources.  Clean up all food waste and spillage immediately, keep food in tight sealed containers, seal your rubbish bags and avoid leaving pet food around for long periods of time.
  • Trim up – keep general vegetation around the premises under control to aid in ant control. Trees and bushes should not be touching the building, gutter or eaves and overhanging branches should be trimmed back.

Please feel free to contact us today to arrange a free quote or even just have a chat about your issue, we may be able to offer some helpful advice over the phone or by email.