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If you have an ant infestation in your home, we can help.
What are the most common Ants found on New Zealand properties?

In New Zealand, the most common types of ants found inside and outside properties are the Argentine ant, the Black house ant, and the Fire ant.

  • The Argentine ant is a small, light-brown ant that typically nests in moist or humid areas such as under sinks, or in gardens. They are known for their aggressive behavior and for being able to form large colonies with multiple queens.
  • The Black house ant is a small, dark-coloured ant that can be found nesting in the soil, or in woodwork or brickwork. They are known for their ability to form large colonies and for their habit of foraging for sweet or greasy food. These ants are common in both indoor and outdoor settings, and can be a nuisance for homeowners.
  • The Fire ant is a small, yellowish-brown ant that is known for nesting in warm, dark places such as walls or electrical appliances. They are also known for their ability to form large colonies and for their resistance to most pesticides.
What damage can Ants cause if left unchecked?

Ants can cause a variety of damage to your property.

  • They can damage wooden structures by burrowing into them, leading to structural weakening.
  • They can also cause cosmetic damage by staining or discolouring surfaces, such as walls or floors. They can also contaminate food and kitchen surfaces with bacteria, and transmit diseases.
  • Some species of ants are known to chew on electrical wiring, which can be a fire hazard.
  • In addition to these physical damages, ants can also be a nuisance and create an unpleasant environment for homeowners, by crawling over surfaces and appearing in large numbers.

These can also cause emotional and financial distress when ant infestations are not properly controlled. Therefore, it is important to take action and address ant infestations as soon as they are identified in order to minimise the damage they can cause.

What can I do to keep Ants at bay?

There are several ways to minimize the presence of ants on your property:

  • Keep your property clean and free of food debris, including crumbs and spills. This will reduce the attraction of ants to your property.
  • Seal any cracks or crevices in your property’s foundation, walls, and floors, to prevent ants from entering your property.
  • Remove sources of moisture, such as leaks or standing water, as ants are attracted to moist environments.
  • Keep trees and bushes trimmed and away from the exterior walls of your property to discourage ants from nesting near your home.
  • Use a mixture of equal parts water and vinegar as a spray, and use it to clean surfaces where ants are present.
  • Keep food in sealed containers, and dispose of garbage properly to prevent ants from foraging for food.
  • Use baits or traps to attract and kill ants.
  • Consider using a professional pest control service if the infestation is severe or if you are unable to control it on your own.
  • Implement regular sanitation and pest control practices to prevent a re-infestation.

By following these tips, you can effectively reduce the presence of ants on your property, and keep your home and surroundings safe and clean.

Where can Ants be found on my property?

Ants can be found in a variety of locations both inside and outside properties.


Inside, they are commonly found in kitchens and bathrooms, as they are attracted to food and moisture. They can also be found in basements, attics, and crawl spaces. Common nesting sites include wall voids, electrical boxes, and insulation.


Outside, ants can be found in gardens and landscaping, as well as in and around buildings, pavement cracks, and other areas with a source of food. They can also be found in the soil, and may build their nests in lawns, flowerbeds, and under rocks or debris.


In general, ants can be found in any place that provides them with food, water and shelter, so it’s important to be aware of these areas around your property to prevent infestations.

When do you need professional pest control services?

A good time to hire an ant pest control service is when you first notice signs of an ant infestation in your property.


This can include seeing live ants, observing ant trails, or finding ant nests.

It’s important to address ant infestations as soon as they are identified, as they can quickly spread and become more difficult to control.


Waiting too long can lead to significant damage to your property, and can also increase the chance of health hazards to you and your family.


Additionally, hiring a professional pest control service during the spring and summer months is important as it’s the time when ants are most active, and the infestation is likely to grow.


It’s also a good idea to have a professional pest control service periodically check your property to prevent an infestation from occurring. By doing this, you can ensure that your property is protected from ant infestations, and enjoy a comfortable and safe living environment.

Why you can trust us at Fumetech Pest Control with your Ant pest problem.

Our pest control service is essential for keeping your property safe and comfortable. Ant infestations can cause a variety of problems, from structural damage to contamination of food surfaces, and can be a nuisance for homeowners.


Our service is designed to effectively eliminate ant infestations, using the latest techniques and most advanced products available.


Our team of professionals are certified and experienced, and have the knowledge and expertise to identify and eliminate ant infestations quickly and efficiently. Our services are tailored to meet the specific needs of your property, and we use environmentally friendly methods to ensure the safety of your family and pets.


With our pest control service, you can rest easy knowing that your property is protected, and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with an ant-free home.