Get Rid of Ants Fast
Ant control for homes and businesses
Our mobile ant pest specialist operates in Hillingdon, Middlesex, Berkshire and Surrey.
We can visit your property for fast and effective ant control.
RID YOUR HOUSE (OR BUSINESS) OF ANTS
Ants invade the home to forage food, to seek shelter or both
All ants live in ant colonies, consisting of a Queen-egg laying female, short lived males, and workers-sterile females. The ants you see foraging in your garden or kitchen are workers.
If you have an ant infestation problem, you need sorting, please get in touch.
Ant bait treatment and inspections can be useful to control ants in the inside and outside of your property.
REASONS FOR ANT CONTROL
Unlike some other ant species, the queen may be replaced by other queens resulting in colonies which are able to split.They commonly use electrical and telephone wires as a highway system to travel through walls and between floors. The ants are common problems in commercial food handling places such as hotels, grocery stores, hospitals and in apartment complexes.
Pathogens may be picked up as the ants forage – their very small size and their strong jaws mean that they can get inside many products. Thus they can either damage the goods or become a foreign body contaminant. In areas such as hospitals, they can move from dirty, unsavoury areas to clean (possibly even sterile) areas very easily. They are particularly attracted to sweet things such as jam and sugar, but any food scraps lying around will do. As soon as one ant finds a food source, it communicates its discovery to other ants nearby.
ANTS AND ANT NEST CONTROL
Pharaoh ants, black ants, garden ants, house ants, and red ants live in colonies with nests in concealed places, often close to a water and food source. They prefer to feed from foods with high protein content, particularly blood and can actively feed from wounds and soiled dressings.
BLACK GARDEN ANTS
They have a single queen and hundreds of thousands of workers. These ants are normally found in gardens; in the ground and under rocks or flagstones and can often penetrate under the building. They frequently build nests in the foundation layer and from there penetrate into the house itself through cracks and crevasses.
The pharaoh ant is a major pest in hospitals and office blocks; it can make nests between sheets of paper.
Some ant species are considered pests, and because of the adaptive nature of ant colonies, eliminating the entire ant colony is nearly impossible. Pest management is therefore a matter of controlling local ant populations, instead of eliminating an entire ant colony, and most attempts at ant control are temporary solutions.
Ant colony populations are controlled using insecticide baits, either in granule or liquid formulations. Bait is gathered by the ants as food and brought back to the ants nest where the poison is inadvertently spread to other colony members. Bait may be broadcast over a large area to control species like the red fire ant that occupy large areas.
Ant infestations are not easy to control and different strategies should be used depending on ant nest location and the ant food preference points.
Contact our ant control specialist now to for free advice on anything regarding your ant pest control problem, or anything you need to know about ants, from red ants, black ants, fire ants, flying ants, pharoh ants, ants in the house, ants in the garden, how to get rid of ants, ant control, ant colonies, etc.