Ant Pest Control
As most ant species prefer sunny climes, our climate isn’t 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 transmit diseases, but the trouble is that you don’t know where they’ve been foraging outside, so the idea of them marching through your food cupboards is not a very pleasant one.
Ants will travel in all directions from their nests, searching for food, following established trails, and clustering around food sources, becoming a nuisance in homes, organizations, and businesses.
Do You Have an Ant Infestation? Act Quickly!
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 ants, call your local pest control specialists to get rid of the ant infestation in your building or garden once and for all!
Effective Residential and Commercial Ant Control
Our external ant bait station uses ants’ roaming instinct to its advantage, providing insecticide bait that they eat and take back to the anthill – effectively eliminating the ants’ nests. The tamper-resistant lid makes it safe to use 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 effective pest control services can free your home and business from ants and give you back your comfort and peace of mind! Thanks to our experience, we can handle all kinds of ant infestations, from common black ants to carpenter ants and even tropical species such as Pharaoh ants. We will survey your property to find the source of your pest problem and choose the best ant control treatment to eliminate it.
Solve Your Ant Problem With Professional Ant Control
We offer customised pest control treatments to fit your needs. From inspections to detect where ants and crawling insects are entering your facility to targeted treatments and a follow-up outline of corrective measures, your ant exterminator from our team will work with you to rid the area of existing pests and protect it against future ant infestations.
Our Ant Control Service
- Perimeter inspection to determine ant species and nest locations
- Targeted bait applications in high-activity areas
- Liquid and granular perimeter pest control treatments that provide fast knockdown and create a long-lasting barrier against ants and other crawling insects
- Outline of corrective measures to prevent future ant infestations
- Guaranteed customer satisfaction
Common Signs of an Ant Infestation
- If you notice one black ant somewhere in the house, it’s not a cause for alarm yet. But when they start appearing regularly, their nest may be somewhere in the building or your garden.
- Small piles of soil around holes in the garden and at the base of exterior walls may point to a much bigger problem – ant nests hidden underneath.
- Flying ants near your property. Winged ants are not a separate ant species but regular ants, such as black ants, mature enough to leave their nests, reproduce, and start new colonies. Their presence may indicate that there’s a nest in the area or risk of a new one appearing soon.
- If you hear rustling noises coming from inside your walls, it may be a sign of an ant or other type of pest infestation.
Ant Control FAQ
How do I get rid of ants permanently?
As long as there are existing nests inside or in close vicinity of your property, there’s always a risk that ants will come back. That’s why using DIY methods may not be the best way to solve your problem with ants. Professional ant control treatments are a much better choice if you’re looking for an effective and long-term solution.
When should I call a professional pest controller?
If you have tried store-bought or home remedies and sealed off entry points, but ants keep reappearing, especially in big numbers, there’s no time to lose! Call us, and we’ll help you identify the problem and provide an effective ant control service to get rid of them permanently. With our 24/7 emergency pest control service, you can count on our help when you need it most!
What types of ants are common in the UK?
Apart from the common garden black ant, in the UK, you can also regularly find carpenter ants, yellow meadow ants, red ants, horse ants, and Pharaoh ants, among others.
Contrary to her title, the ant queen is not in charge of the ants’ nest; she does not direct the ants or make colony decisions. Her role is vital because she is the only one that can lay eggs and reproduce worker ants to ensure the survival of the colony.
The queen holds the highest rank in the ant hierarchy — there is no king. Some ant species have more than one queen per nest, but the number is limited, so if the queen(s) dies, the colony dies because there will be no new workers. Once the last of the existing workers reaches its three- to four-month life span and dies, the colony will cease to exist.
The queen does not search for food, leave the nest, or even feed herself. Rather, she is fed by worker ants that are all sterile females. As a colony grows, it will eventually produce flying ants (male and female), 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. Most ants have very poor eyesight, and some have no eyes at all. These species have developed such advanced communication through their antennae that they do not need eyes.
The total weight of all ants in the world is the same as, if not larger than, that of all humans.