“It’s not enough to be busy. So are the ants, the question is: what are you busy about?”

HENRY DAVID THOREAU

Ant Exterminator Singapore:

THE ARMY OF ANTS

Ants are the most industrious pests to invade your home. They enter your home through small cracks and leave trails for others to join them, with colonies sizing up to 500,000. As ants have varying life cycles, home remedies are incapable of targeting different kinds of ant infestations.

WHY DO I HAVE AN ANT INFESTATION?

It's important to know what attracts ants to your home and what you can do to help remove them from the premises. Ants are always in search of food, water, and shelter. If you don't clean up food crumbs and water spillage, you are likely to attract ants. Small cracks in walls can also provide shelter, and sealing them can reduce the chance of an ant infestation. ORIGIN offers several treatment options to best suit your home and family and eradicate your ant invasion problems.

HOW TO PREVENT ANTS INFESTATION?

Ants are a bit bothersome for home and business owners alike. These crawling insects like to forage and will search for any food source—in and around your property! Often, people try to control and manage the issue with DIY methods or home remedies. These might work up to a point, and you may find the ant problem keeps coming back. That's where ORIGIN Exterminators, the premier ant exterminators in Singapore, comes in! We have people who are professionally trained and have the right tools, formulations, and techniques to eliminate the problem. If you feel the ant infestation is out of control, and you think you need help, it's better to call for professional ant control services. Besides calling the best available ant exterminator company, you will also need to follow some good housekeeping tips:

  1. Seal all holes, cracks, and fix leaks.
  2. Cleanliness is essential to stopping the spread. Wipe down all surfaces, especially where food consumption has taken place.
  3. Confine eating and drinking to the kitchen and dining room if possible.
  4. Throw away garbage regularly.
Black Crazy Ants
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BIOLOGY
black
2mm to 3mm

BIOLOGY
life cycle: 6-10 weeks
egg to larvae: 10 days
pupa to adult: 1-2 weeks

BEHAVIOUR
Crazy Ants are highly adaptable - they can thrive in diverse environments from urban spaces to forest areas.

BREEDING
Crazy Ants lay small white eggs in cracks and crevices in wall.

FEEDING
They feed on insects, plant nectar, and household foods like sugar and grease.

FEEDING
Crazy Ants are known to form large colonies to compete with other ant species for resources.

black crazy ants (movement)

MOVEMENT
Crazy Ants are named as such because they move erratically and quickly, making them difficult to follow.

IDENITIFY
They are most known for aggressive behaviour and have been observed to attack and kill honeybees and other beneficial insects.

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INSPECTION

Our Technicians are trained to look out for breeding and harborage sites to identify hot spots for Crazy black Ants. They also take into consideration structural issues, housekeeping practices as well as surrounding environments in which the Crazy black Ants breed.

GEL BAITING

GEL BAITING

The slow-acting effect of gel baits will ensure the ants consume it without sending any warning signal to the others.

RESIDUAL SPRAYING

RESIDUAL SPRAYING

This method applies a solution that remains active for a period of time, killing any ants that comes into contact with the treated surface.

PROFESSIONAL ADVICE

PROFESSIONAL ADVICE

Based on our inspection of your premises and the contribution factors that may be involved, our technician will offer advice on how to keep the ants away.

SERVICE REPORT

SERVICE REPORT

After the service is done, a digital report will be emailed to you. This report contains photos of the problematic spots and the treatment done, along with suggestions specific to your site. 

 

Carpenter Ants
carpenter ants

BIOLOGY
black or dark brown
6mm to 13mm

BIOLOGY
life cycle: weeks to years depending on environmental conditions.

BEHAVIOUR
Carpenter Ants are largely active at night and in the early morning.

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BREEDING
Carpenter Ants create tunnels in wood to build their nest.

FEEDING
They feed on insects, plant sap, and and “honeydew” - a sugary liquid waste produced by plant insects (aphids).

ENVIRONMENT
Carpenter Ants are typically found in wooded areas and parks, but also invade homes and buildings.

PREVENT
Keep them out by ensuring tree branches and vegetation does not come into contact with the building structure.

To deter Carpenter Ants from nesting indoors, maintain low humidity levels within.

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INSPECTION

Our Technicians are trained to look out for breeding and harborage sites to identify hot spots for Carpenter Ants. They also take into consideration structural issues, housekeeping practices as well as surrounding environments.

GEL BAITING

GEL BAITING

The slow-acting effect of gel baits will ensure the ants consume it without sending any warning signal to the others.

RESIDUAL SPRAYING

RESIDUAL SPRAYING

This method applies a solution that remains active for a period of time, killing any ants that comes into contact with the treated surface.

PROFESSIONAL ADVICE

PROFESSIONAL ADVICE

Based on our inspection of your premises and the contribution factors that may be involved, our technician will offer advice on how to keep the ants away.

SERVICE REPORT

SERVICE REPORT

After the service is done, a digital report will be emailed to you. This report contains photos of the problematic spots and the treatment done, along with suggestions specific to your site. 

 

Fire Ants
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BIOLOGY
reddish brown
2mm to 6mm

BIOLOGY
life cycle: 22 to 38 days live in colonies that range from hundreds to thousands.

BEHAVIOUR
When threatened, Fire Ants attack by stinging.

BREEDING
Fire Ants typically nest in open sunny areas like gardens and parks.

FEEDING
They feed on insects, seeds, and sweet fruits.

fire ant sting

IDENTIFY
Their stings are painful and can cause allergic reactions in some people.

HABITAT
Fire Ant nests are typical mounds of soil that can be easily disturbed.

INSPECTION

INSPECTION
Our Technicians are trained to look out for breeding and harborage sites to identify hot spots. They also take into consideration structural issues, housekeeping practices as well as surrounding environments.

GEL BAITING

GEL BAITING
The slow-acting effect of gel baits will ensure the ants consume it without sending any warning signal to the others.

RESIDUAL SPRAYING

RESIDUAL SPRAYING
This method applies a solution that remains active for a period of time, killing any ants that comes into contact with the treated surface.

PROFESSIONAL ADVICE

PROFESSIONAL ADVICE
Based on our inspection of your premises and the contribution factors that may be involved, our technician will offer advice on how to keep the ants away.

SERVICE REPORT

SERVICE REPORT
After the service is done, a digital report will be emailed to you. This report contains photos of the problematic spots and the treatment done, along with suggestions specific to your site. 

 

Ghost Ants
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BIOLOGY
light brown colour with dark head and thorax
1.3mm to 2mm

BIOLOGY
life cycle: several weeks to a few months depending on temperature and humidity.

BEHAVIOUR
Ghost Ants display non-aggressive towards humans and other animals, but invade homes in large numbers which makes them a nuisance to deal with.

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BREEDING
Ghost Ants rapidly build large, interconnected colonies that span across trees or buildings.

FEEDING
They feed on insects and plant sap; attracted to sugary and oily foods.

HABITAT
Ghost Ants tend to nest in unusual places like damp soil, potted plants, electrical equipment, furniture made of wood or organic materials, and areas with damp places like bathroom, kitchen and air-conditioner unit.

MOVEMENT
They usually invade kitchens and pantries in search of food.

INSPECTION

INSPECTION
Our Technicians are trained to look out for breeding and harborage sites to identify hot spots. They also take into consideration structural issues, housekeeping practices as well as surrounding environments.

GEL BAITING

GEL BAITING
The slow-acting effect of gel baits will ensure the ants consume it without sending any warning signal to the others.

RESIDUAL SPRAYING

RESIDUAL SPRAYING
This method applies a solution that remains active for a period of time, killing any ants that comes into contact with the treated surface.

PROFESSIONAL ADVICE

PROFESSIONAL ADVICE
Based on our inspection of your premises and the contribution factors that may be involved, our technician will offer advice on how to keep ants away.

SERVICE REPORT

SERVICE REPORT
After the service is done, a digital report will be emailed to you. This report contains photos of the problematic spots and the treatment done, along with suggestions specific to your site. 

 

Pharoah Ants
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BIOLOGY
light yellow to reddish-brown
1.5mm to 2mm

BIOLOGY
life cycle: several weeks to a few months depending on temperature and humidity.

BEHAVIOUR
Pharaoh Ants form “supercolonies” where several colonies work together sharing resources and coordinating their activities.

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FEEDING
Pharaoh Ants feed on sweets, meats, fats and oils including other insects (dead and live).

BREEDING
The Queen lays hundreds of eggs in a day.

ENVIRONMENT
Pharaoh Ants typically nest in warm, humid areas like inside walls, under floors or in voids.

HARBORAGE
They are often found in food storage areas.

INSPECTION

INSPECTION
Our Technicians are trained to look out for breeding and harborage sites to identify hot spots. They also take into consideration structural issues, housekeeping practices as well as surrounding environments.

GEL BAITING

GEL BAITING
The slow-acting effect of gel baits will ensure the ants consume it without sending any warning signal to the others.

RESIDUAL SPRAYING

RESIDUAL SPRAYING

This method applies a solution that remains active for a period of time, killing any ants that comes into contact with the treated surface.

PROFESSIONAL ADVICE

PROFESSIONAL ADVICE
Based on our inspection of your premises and the contribution factors that may be involved, our technician will offer advice on how to keep ants away.

SERVICE REPORT

SERVICE REPORT
After the service is done, a digital report will be emailed to you. This report contains photos of the problematic spots and the treatment done, along with suggestions specific to your site. 

Frequently Asked Questions!

How to Control Ants During the Warmer Months

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What Are Signs of Carpenter Ants In The House?

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Ants: What You Need to Know

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