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Black ants are in every state and territory in Australia. They are the most common pest you will come across in your home.
Why they do not cause any significant damages to buildings, they will however spoil foods. Often you will find them feasting on sugary foods like honey.
Their most common food source in the outside environment is insects. They are very good at collection dead or injured insects.
If they come across a live insect, they will often bite the insect delivering some venom. This will in turn paralyse the it, making it easier to capture.
So, in the outside environment they are regarded as natures little undertakers.
Black ants can kill bees
Something that only a beekeeper will know, is that black ants like to attack beehives.
The lure of the gooey honey is just too much for them to resist. Bees stingers are useless against these little invaders.
Trying to defend the colony is hopeless, as the ant’s toxins, from their bites will render them defenceless. This poses a great problem to beekeepers.
Products that are available on the market can harm bees, when sprayed around hives. Many a beekeeper revert to using cups full of sump oil to prevent black ants from invading.
What is not well known, is that some beekeepers will call Jim’s Pest Control to protect their hives.
Our technicians understand how black ants behave and have a wide range of products that will get the job done. These products have delivered outstanding results to residential and commercial clients, which is why beekeepers call us.
We are the go-to experts, that locals trust to eliminate black ants, without harming bees.
Ants predict rain
Did you know that black ants will often predict oncoming rains?
If you watch an ant nest closely you will see changes in behaviour that indicate that rain is on its way. Often black ants will build mounds around the nest entrances. They will look like mini volcanoes.
They do this to stop the water, from rains flowing into and flooding the nest.
When floods come, they move to higher ground
When big storms are on the horizon you will often see black ants moving the whole nest to higher ground. They do this as they know that in pending floods will wipe out the nest.
This feverish activity tends to freak people out. Suddenly, the is a massive line of ants, carrying things into walls and roofs.
At this stage they can be particularly hard to treat, as their priorities have changed. No longer will they be searching for food, rather shelter from the incoming storms.
Our technicians fully understand this behaviour. They will be able to put in place an effective solution to your black ant problem.