Ant Control Services in the Derby Area
There are over a million different insect species on the planet, and in various forms they can bite, sting and spread disease … or just be a thorough annoyance.
If you have a problem with ants or are unlucky enough to be suffering from an ant intrusion at your home or work place,the Pest Professionals in Derby can help. Pest Professionals provide you with instant assistance if you have an ant issue in two extremely easy and effective stages:
We will help you to assess your problem and give you instant, honest and TOTALLY FREE advice … without any obligation
IF NEEDED, WE ORGANISE A VISIT or ON-SITE SURVEY FOR YOU
Your local Pest Professional will come round to sort the issue out rapidly and without fuss
The no obligation telephone consultation service applies to both domestic and business customers in the Derby area. No ant job is too big or too small for us to take a look at. Where appropriate we are able to advise on any immediate action needed to safeguard your health, property or belongings prior to a visit. If a visit is needed we let you know if there will be a call out fee and advise on the likely costs of any ant treatment should it be necessary.
Ants in the UK
The most common ant found in the UK is the Black Ant or garden ant. It is seen in a wide variety of habitats and is common in urban and suburban locations. A heady cocktail of managed grass, flower beds and sun-warmed paving is particularly appealing to the ant. They feed upon a variety of foods and ants living close to property readily come inside to feed upon food fragments.
Ants live in nests which are typically located in the soil, often below paving slabs, in building foundations and sometimes in the cavity walls of buildings. Each nest comprises a queen ant, numerous workers (which are 2mm to 5mm in length and are the most commonly seen), some males and some juveniles. There may be thousands of ants in one nest and a nest can persist for several years. This species of ant produces the flying ant on humid days in summer months, behaviour connected with breeding.
Ants can be controlled with a combination of insecticides and gel baits which can only be used by qualified pest controllers. Experience in gaining control over ant colonies is vital to gain the best results and is something we are experts in. Call now for a free consultation.
Other ant species
Not so common is the biting ant, referred to as the red ant, which can often be discovered under debris or rocks in the garden. More common in countryside than urban environments. Can cause a real problem when the foraging workers come indoors in search of sugary food sources. Swarms when mating, often in August. Stings readily, creating a reaction similar to stinging nettles. Workers about 3.5 mm to 5mm in length.
The Pharoah’s ant is a tropical ant species but one that survives in the UK around heated spots. Nests are often deep-rooted. Workers are light yellowish in colour with a darkish abdomen and a distinctive ‘double waist’. Each nest has quite a few queens. Feeds on human foods like meat, jam, sugar etc. and may be a real problem around food preparation areas. Can swarm at any time of year.
A small ant normally under 2mm in length which can be identified from its pale/ translucent legs and abdomen. Nests indoors in compact spaces such as wall cavities. Likes moist areas and often found under flowerpots in gardens. Feeds on sweet substances. Colonies can have a number of nesting sites.
If you need sound advice or rapid solutions to problems with ants anywhere in Derby or the surrounding towns and villages – get in touch.