As the majority of ant species prefer sunny climes, our climate is not suitable for many of them. However, the few species found here can be a nuisance when they get into your home. Garden or Black ants aren’t thought to carry diseases, the trouble is you don’t know where they’ve been foraging outside, so you won’t want them marching through your food cupboards. Ants will travel in a wide range searching for food, following trails they have established, and clustering around the source of food, becoming a nuisance in homes, organizations, and businesses. Small piles of earth around holes in the soil and at the base of exterior walls indicate their origin.
Track down where they are coming in and seal off the entry point
Clear up any sticky residues on worktops, because ants are attracted to sweet things
Cover up any foodstuffs which could be a food source for ants
If you are still having trouble with the little pests, then you can call on the experts.
Our external Ant Bait Station uses the ants roaming instinct to its advantage, providing an insecticide bait that they eat and take back to the nest – effectively eliminating the colony. The tamper-resistant lid allows it to be used safely in areas used by children and pets.
With their potential to bite, sting, and contaminate food, ants are more than just a nuisance. They can seriously jeopardise your business; compromising the safety and satisfaction of customers and guests, and potentially causing costly damage to your structures and properties. Our Pest Elimination Service Specialists will rid your facility of ants.
Customized treatments to fit your needs. From inspection to detect where ants and crawling insects are entering your facility to targeted treatments and a follow-up outline of corrective measures, your MERIDA Service Specialist will work with you to rid the area of existing pests and protect against future infestations.
Our ant service
- Perimeter inspection to determine ant type and nest locations
- Targeted bait applications in high activity areas
- Liquid and granular perimeter treatments that provide fast knockdown and create a long-lasting barrier against ants and other crawling insects
- Outline of corrective measures to prevent future infestations
- Guaranteed satisfaction
Contrary to her title, the ant queen is not in charge of the colony; she does not direct the ants or make colony decisions. Rather she lays eggs. Her role is vital because she is the only one that can lay eggs and reproduce workers to ensure the survival of the colony.
The queen holds the highest rank in an ant colony— there is no king. Some ant species have more than one queen per colony, but there is a limited number, so if the queen(s) dies, the colony dies, because no new workers will be produced. Once the last of the existing workers reaches its three- to four-month life span and dies, the colony will go defunct.
The queen does not search out food, ever leave the nest, or even feed herself. Rather, she is fed by the workers who are all sterile females. As a colony grows, it will eventually produce winged male and female ants, which swarm from the nest to mate. After mating, the male will die and the female will seek a new nesting site – to start the process over again.
Ants don’t have ears. They “hear” by feeling vibrations in the ground through their feet. (National Pest Management Association) Most ants have very poor eyesight, but some have no eyes at all. These species have developed such advanced communication through their antennae that they have no need for eyes.
The total weight of all the ants in the world is the same as, if not larger than, that of all humans.