Ant Removal & Control in Perth



Perth’s Ant Removal Experts

Ants are a common pest found in households and businesses across Australia. They come in different sizes, colours, and species, each with its unique behaviour and ant nest preferences. While some ants are harmless and even beneficial, like argentine ants and black ants , others can cause significant damage to property and pose health risks to humans and pets thus ant removal for these species is very important.

At Pesti Pest Control, we specialise in providing effective and safe ant pest control solutions to residential and commercial clients in Australia, that not only takes care of current issues but also prevents future infestation.


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Common Ants in Perth

Australia is home to over 1,300 ant species, and specifically, in Perth, there are several common types of ants that can be found in and around homes and businesses. Identifying which species is causing your ant problem is an important step in ant control. These include:

Coastal Brown Ant:

These ants are commonly found along the eastern coast of Australia and can nest in wall cavities, roofs, and soil. They are aggressive and territorial and can cause significant damage to electrical wiring and insulation. Coastal brown ants are attracted to sweet foods and will forage for food both indoors and outdoors. Ant control of this species is relatively straight forward as they aren’t harmful.

Fire Ants:

These invasive ants are a significant threat to Australia’s environment and agriculture industry. They have a painful sting and can form large colonies, displacing native wildlife and damaging crops. Fire ants are commonly found in Queensland and New South Wales, and their colonies can be identified by their characteristic mounds. Ant bites from this species can be extremely painful. If you recognise them around your home or business, contact us as soon as possible.

Black Ants:

These ants are one of the most common ant species found in Australia. They are attracted to sweet foods and can nest in walls, gardens, and soil. Black ants are not aggressive and do not pose any significant health risks to humans or pets. Ant control of this type is also

White Footed House Ants:

These ants are small and often nest in wall cavities, roofs, and soil. They are attracted to sweet and greasy foods and can cause damage to electrical wiring and insulation. White footed house ants are not aggressive, but their colonies can be extensive and difficult to control.

Garden Ants:

These ants are found in gardens and lawns and can cause damage to plants and grass. They are attracted to sweet and greasy foods and can nest in soil and mulch. Garden ants are not aggressive, but their colonies can be large and require professional treatment to control. They are generally considered beneficial as they also help clear environments of dead insects.

Bull Ants:

These large and aggressive ants are known for their painful sting and can be dangerous to humans and pets. They nest in soil and can be found in bushland and urban areas. Bull ants are not a common indoor pest, but they can enter homes and cause significant problems. Luckily they are easily recognisable as they are a big headed ant with prominent (and admittedly threatening) mandibles.

White ants:

Also known as termites, these insects can wreak havoc on your home. They are found worldwide and play an important role in the ecosystem by breaking down dead plant matter. However, they can also cause damage to wooden structures as they feed on cellulose. Termites live in large colonies that can contain thousands of individuals, and each member has a specific role to play. Worker ants gather food and care for the young, soldiers defend the colony, and reproductive termites produce new colonies. It is important to take preventative measures to protect homes from termite infestation while also respecting their ecological value. White ant control is extremely important as they can wreak havoc on wooden structures in residential and commercial buildings.

Argentine ants:

also known as Linepithema humile, are small invasive ants that are native to South America but have spread worldwide. They are considered a pest species due to their ability to outcompete and displace native ant species. Argentine ants are dark brown in color and form large colonies that can contain millions of individuals. They are attracted to sweet foods and can cause damage to crops, gardens, and structures. It is important to take measures to control Argentine ant populations, such as removing potential food sources and using ant baits or insecticides.

Our Ant Treatment Services

Effective ant control services require a combination of preventative measures and targeted ant treatments. At Pesti Pest Control, we use a range of methods to control and prevent infestations, including:

  • Inspection:

    Our trained technicians will conduct a thorough inspection of your property to identify the type of ants, the extent of the infestation, and the nesting sites. Assessing colony size is also essential at this stage.

  • Baits:

    We use ant baits that are specifically formulated to attract and eliminate the target ant species. The baits are safe for humans and pets and are placed in strategic locations around the property.

  • Chemical Treatments:

    We use targeted chemical treatments and eco friendly techniques that are safe and effective in controlling infestations. Our technicians will apply the treatments in a way that minimizes exposure to humans and pets.

  • Exclusion:

    We seal up entry points, cracks, and crevices to prevent ants from entering the property.

  • Sanitation:

    We recommend good sanitation practices, such as keeping food in sealed containers, cleaning up spills and crumbs, regularly removing garbage, inspecting basic structure and clearing garden beds. Although ants may not directly spread diseases, other insects and pests may.

    We will give you an estimation of services at no additional charge to you.

Preventing Ant Infestation

As the saying goes, “Prevention is better than the cure”. Speak with Pesti to set up periodical ant pest control treatments around your home and commercial space to avoid future infestation. Taking the appropriate measures between treatments can also help mitigate a potential problems in your living space in the meantime.

Ensure food sources, including often overlooked pet food, that may attract ants are inaccessible. Keeping organic waste secured in the appropriate bins and keeping your food preparation areas tidy can help. Many ant species prefer sweet foods. Making sure your sugar containers are airtight, honey jars are clean on the outside, and the lids are closed well will help avoid any unnecessary surprises when you’re making your morning coffee.

This is extremely important for food establishments in Western Australia where the weather is ideal for colonies to establish themselves and burrow in your food preparation areas. This can also result in a failed restaurant health inspection, which can negatively affect both your brand and finances.

Book Affordable Ant Treatment with Pesti Pest Control

Are ants invading your home or yard in Western Australia? Don’t let the pests take over. Book affordable ant pest control treatment with Pesti Pest Control today and get rid of these pesky ant problems for good! Our experienced technicians use safe and effective methods to eliminate ant infestations and keep them from coming back. Don’t wait, contact us now to schedule your appointment for a free quote and take back control of your property.


Do ants get worse after spraying?

In some cases, it is possible that ants may appear to get worse after an ant pest control treatment. This is because ant colonies can become disturbed when they sense danger, causing the ants to scatter and move around more in search of food and safety. Additionally, some types of ant sprays may contain a “flushing agent” that causes the ants to move more quickly and erratically, which can make it seem like there are more ants than before. However, in most cases, ant spraying will be effective at reducing ant populations over time.

You can also notice this out in nature; if you happen to disturb the ubiquitous coastal brown ants mound accidentally, they become much more active. Of course, the point of Pesti Pest Control’s ant treatment here in Perth is the eradication of these colonies and mounds.

Will an ant infestation go away on its own?

In most cases, an ant infestation is unlikely to go away on its own. Ants are social insects that live in colonies and leave pheromone trails to help other ants locate food sources. This means that even if you kill the visible ants, there may still be hidden colonies or trails that will continue to attract new ants to the area. It is important to identify and eliminate the source of the infestation to prevent it from getting worse.

What time of year should you spray for ants?

The best time to spray for ants is during the early spring, before they become active, or in the late summer when they are most active. However, the timing may vary depending on the species of ant and the climate of your area. It is best to consult with a pest control professional to determine the most effective time to spray for ants in your specific situation.