Ant Control Services in the Kettering & Corby 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 Kettering & Corby can help. Pest Professionals provide you with instant assistance if you have an ant issue in two really easy and practical stages:
We will help you to assess your problem and give you immediate, honest and FREE advice … without obligation
IF NECESSARY, WE ARRANGE A VISIT or ON-SITE SURVEY FOR YOU
Your local Pest Professional will come round to sort the problem out quickly and without any fuss
The no obligation telephone consultation service applies to both residential and business customers in the Kettering region. No ant job is too large or too small for us to consider. Where appropriate we are able to advise on any urgent action required to safeguard your health, property or possessions before a visit. If a visit is required we let you know if there will be a call out fee and advise on the probable charges of any ant treatment should it be needed.
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 especially attractive to the ant. They feed upon a variety of foods and ants living close to buildings readily come inside to feed upon food fragments.
Ants live in nests which are typically located in the soil, frequently below paving slabs, in building foundations and from time to time in the cavity walls of buildings. Each nest comprises a queen ant, countless 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 a few years. This species of ant generates the flying ant on humid days in summer months, behaviour associated 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 crucial to gain the most effective results and is something we are experts in. Call now for a free consultation.
Other ant species
Not so prevalent is the biting ant, known as the red ant, which can often be found under debris or rocks in the garden. More typical in countryside than city environments. Can cause a genuine problem when the foraging workers come indoors seeking sugary food sources. Swarms when breeding, often in August. Stings readily, creating a reaction much like 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 abdominal area and a distinctive ‘double waist’. Each nest has quite a few queens. Feeds on human foods like meat, jam, sugar etc. and can be a real nuisance around food preparation areas. Can swarm any time of year.
A small ant usually under 2mm in length which may be identified from its pale/ semitransparent legs and abdomen. Nests indoors in small spaces such as wall cavities. Likes moist areas and often found under flowerpots in gardens. Feeds on sweet substances. Colonies can have several nesting sites.
If you need sound advice or fast solutions to problems with ants anywhere in Kettering & Corby or the surrounding towns and villages – get in touch.