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Ant Pest Control Newcastle, Port Stephens, Maitland & Lake Macquarie

Within Newcastle and the surrounding Hunter Region we have many species of ants and each species follows the basic structure of living and working in colonies with their populations being made up of soldier and worker ants plus a single queen.

shutterstock 718275046Their colonies tend to be permanent in nature and can be located in soils outdoors where their activity can be seen by the deposition of soil on footpaths, gardens etc. They will also nest in timber, under pavers, in wall cavities and in roof voids so knowing how to get rid of ants can be a priority.

Ants are a highly developed social insect that will travel long distances for food following their own pheromone trails they've established and clustering around their food and becoming an unwanted nuisance in Newcastle homes and businesses.

shutterstock 1097551922The most common types of ant species found in our local Newcastle region are:

  • Black Ants (Sugar Ants)
  • Coastal Brown Ants
  • Carpenter Ants
  • Argentine Ants
  • Bull Ants

To book an ant pest spray in Newcastle, Port Stephens, Maitland or Lake Macquarie call us on 0427 571 447.

Control and Treatment of Ants around your Home or Business

Ants can be one of the most difficult insects to control. The ants that we see on the surface is only about 5% of a colony. "Old" remedies such as pouring boiling hot water or petrol over the ants, or spraying them with hardware store bought repellent dust, will only be temporarily successful as the majority of the colony will remain safely underground and will simply relocate or resurface a few weeks later.

At Perimeter Pest Control we have a great deal of experience in the control of ant colonies and we would recommend the following methods: 

  • External – Location & treatment of the nest. This is by far and away the best ant control method. The ant nest is located along with ant trails, these areas are treated with a targeted termiticide. Ants will continue trekking back and forth across the treated areas over several days in which time transferring the treatment to large numbers of the colony effectively eradicating the nest.
  • Internal – Baiting treatment. Depending on the species of Ant we will attract the ants to feed on a Bait which they will consume and take back to the nest to feed the rest of the colony effectively eradicating the nest.

Our pest control service regions include, Newcastle, Port Stephens, Maitland & Lake Macquarie.

To book an ant spray or general bug spray in Newcastle or the surrounding areas

Contact Perimeter Pest Control today on 0427 571 447
or email us at and have one of our expert technicians solve your ant problem!


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