Ant Control Services in the Norwich & East Anglia 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 complete irritation.
If you have a problem with ants or are unlucky enough to be suffering from an ant invasion at your home or work place,the Pest Professionals in Norwich & East Anglia 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 evaluate your issue and give you instant, honest and 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 swiftly and without fuss
The no obligation telephone consultation service applies to both domestic and business customers in the Norwich East Anglia region. No ant job is too large or too small for us to look at. Where appropriate we are able to advise on any immediate action required to safeguard your health, property or possessions prior to 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 found 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 on a variety of foods and ants living close to property readily come inside to feed on food remains.
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 can 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, behaviour connected with breeding.
Ants are controlled with a mix of insecticides and gel baits which can only be used by qualified pest controllers. Experience in gaining control over ant colonies is crucial to get 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 discovered 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 searching out sugary food sources. Swarms when breeding, 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 close to heated locations. Nests are often deep-rooted. Workers are light yellowish in colour with a darkish abdominal area and a distinctive ‘double waist’. Each nest has several 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 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 discovered under flowerpots in gardens. Feeds on sweet substances. Colonies can have several nesting sites.
If you need sound advice or speedy solutions to issues with ants anywhere in Norwich East Anglia or the nearby towns and villages – speak to us.