Ant Pest Control Services Brisbane

When asked, most people assume cockroaches, spiders, or even rodents are the most common form of pest infestation, but it’s ants invading the homes of Queenslanders. While getting rid of an ant infestation is tricky, it’s not impossible.

At Blue Chip Termite & Pest Control, we have years of experience when it comes to ant pest control. If you’ve got an ant problem that needs solving, you’ve come to the right place.

Signs of an Ant

So, how do you know if you’ve got an ant infestation? There are a few signs to look out for, such as:

  1. Ants walking around inside or outside your house.
  2. An ant trail leading into your house from the outdoors.
  3. Ant mounds in your backyard.
  4. Ants crawling in or around food you’ve left out.
  5. Ants living inside dead tree branches around your house.


Ants can be persistent, quickly escalating a small issue into a huge infestation. Getting rid of an ant infestation isn’t always as easy as using a store-bought bug spray. In some cases, professional pest control is essential.

So, when should you call Blue Chip Termite & Pest Control when it comes to an ant infestation?
When DIY methods aren’t working.

  1. When DIY methods aren’t working.
  2. If you have a large-scale infestation.
  3. If you suspect you have carpenter ants.
  4. If you’ve dealt with numerous ant infestations in a short period of time.

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Blue Chip’s Ant Pest Control Service

At Blue Chip Termite & Pest Control, we know from experience that a simple surface spray is insufficient to ensure long-term ant pest control. That’s why once we establish the type of ant responsible for the infestation, we can tailor the bait to that specific species. We also use specialist ant sprays for outdoor areas, house walls and internal walls.


Our ant treatments involve a full perimeter wall spray, including all eaves and any garden areas surrounding the house. The spray is non-repellant, meaning the ant has no idea it’s there and then passes it on to other ants. Once enough of the colony has been affected by the chemical, the colonies around the property will be greatly reduced, and some colonies will even be eradicated.


We will use a different spray inside the house and dust any wall cavities and roof voids. From start to finish, the entire process can take up to one month for the chemicals to give their full effectiveness.


Ants may be small, but don’t think they are harmless. Ants on your property can cause numerous problems, such as:

  1. Structural damage: Many ant species (including carpenter ants) build their nests in wood. Outdoors, this means wood piles, fences or deck structures. Inside, this includes wooden components of your home, such as beams and joists. When you have an ant infestation, they chew through anything to get to a food source. This means costly repairs and replacements for you.
  2. Damage to gardens: Most ant species build their nests in dirt, sand or rocky areas, and some also build them in organic material (gardens). Ants also eat plants, which can be devastating for garden owners. When this happens, ants can demolish vegetable gardens in a matter of days.
  3. Triggering allergies: As well as causing damage to your property, an ant infestation can result in triggering allergies for people and pets.

How to Prevent an Ant Infestation

After you have eradicated an ant infestation, these are some of the things you can do to prevent it from occurring again:

Step 1

If you see any lonely ants walking around your kitchen or home, eliminate them and any trace of a potential trail.

Step 2

Keep your home clean.

Step 3

Ensure your front yard and backyard are kept clean, swept and weed-free.


Ants are attracted to properties for three reasons: water, food and nesting. If there’s food or water on your property, an ant will find it. Once they have a regular supply of food and water, word soon gets around, and you’ll have a literal army of ants invading your home.


If you want to halt the march of the ants in their tracks before they completely take over your property, get in touch with Blue Chip Termite & Pest Control today to see how we can help.

Ant Pest Control FAQs

  • What do ants eat?

    Ants are classified as omnivores, which means their diet comes from a variety of plants and animals. Ants are foragers by nature. Worker ants leave the nest in search of food sources, leaving what is called a “chemical trail” (pheromones), which other ants can pick up on and follow to food sources. Once the food is found, the ant will return to the nest, and other ants will work in shifts to follow the trails, retrieve food to bring back to the nest, and lay new chemtrails for the ants to follow. This is often why you see ants travelling in a single-line formation, following the exact path of the ones before them.

  • How long do ants live?

    The common black ant can live for up to 15 years, and the Queen ant can even live for double that. In its lifecycle, the ant undergoes a complete metamorphosis, which has four stages: egg, larva, pupa, and finally, adult.

  • How many ants are in a colony?

    Ants are classified as a superorganism because they form colonies ranging in size from a few dozen to millions. Ant species, their genetics, and the weather where they are located can all dramatically influence the size of a colony. A “supercolony” can also occur when multiple ant colonies unite.

  • What do ant bites look like?

    Ant bites or stings can vary in size, colour, and reaction severity, depending on the species of ant you’ve been bitten by. You may experience reactions to ant bites ranging from small bumps on the skin that can become red and itchy to more painful reactions like fluid/puss-filled blisters.

  • How to get rid of ants naturally?

    It has been said that white vinegar or essential oils can be used in a diluted solution to repel ants. Unfortunately, these natural options don’t really have a lasting effect and need frequent usage to maintain any repellent qualities.

  • Why do I have ants in my house?

    Finding little black ants in the home is often the result of improper food storage. They will often enter the house in search of food and water supplies. They are quite an opportunistic species and will seek out crumbs, spoiling food, or liquids that may have been spilled and not cleaned up properly.

  • What do I do if I have an ant problem inside the house?
    • The outside part of the treatment controls most ant issues by using nonrepellent transfer chemicals to reduce or eliminate the colonies.
    • The full result of the treatment can take up to 4 weeks.
    • Targeted spot treatments inside can also be done using different gel baits depending on the ant species present at the time.
  • Why do I see dead ants around the window frames and/or the base of the walls?
    • Ants are very tidy and like to keep their trails inside the walls, clear of dirt/dead ants, etc.
    • Spraying the house for ants will stop this from happening.
    • Ants could still be dying for up to 4 weeks after the treatment. This is normal.
  • What areas do you treat?

    We treat the perimeter walls of the house, under the eaves, gutters, garden areas around the perimeter of the house walls, and the base of the internal walls. We also fumigate the roof and wall voids.

  • What do I need to do to prepare for the treatment?

    Outdoor Preparation

    • Remove all clothes, pet bowls, and children’s toys from outside the house. Close all windows and bring children and pets inside.
    • Clean the floors before the day of the treatment as it will need to be left for at least one week before moping.

    Internal preparation

    • Cover/put away all food, baby toys, and feeding items.
    • Kids must leave the house for at least 2 hours before the inside part of the treatment starts.
    • Pets must be put outside.
    • The tidier the house, the more thorough the treatment.
  • Will the spray affect my pets outside?

    Most of the year, the spray will dry within 15 minutes and is not dangerous to dogs or cats.

  • Does the chemical smell?

    The chemicals have next to no smell, and most chemicals we use are water-based.

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Areas We Service 

As a family-owned and operated business based in Brisbane’s Northside, our service areas include

  • Brisbane through to Caboolture
  • Redcliffe to Samford
  • West End to Springwood

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