Ant Control Services in the Nottingham Area
There more than a million different insect species in the world, and in various forms they can bite, sting and spread disease … or just be a complete nuisance.
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 Nottingham can help. Pest Professionals provide you with instant assistance if you have an ant issue in two extremely easy and practical steps:
We will help you to assess your issue and give you immediate, honest and TOTALLY FREE advice … without obligation
IF NEEDED, WE ARRANGE A VISIT or ON-SITE SURVEY FOR YOU
Your local Pest Professional will come round to sort the issue out quickly and without fuss
The no obligation phone consultation service applies to both domestic and business customers in the Nottingham region. No ant job is too large or too small for us to consider. Where relevant we are able to advise on any urgent action required to safeguard your health, property or belongings 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 costs of any ant treatment should it be needed.
Ants Found 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 prevalent 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 wide range of foods and ants living near to property readily come inside to feed upon food remains.
Ants live in nests which are typically located in the soil, frequently below paving slabs, in building foundations and occasionally 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 produces the flying ant on humid days in summer months, behaviour connected with breeding.
Ants can be 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 common is the biting ant, known as the red ant, which can often be found 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 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 around heated areas. Nests are often deep-rooted. Workers are light yellowish in colour with a darkish abdomen and a characteristic ‘double waist’. Each nest has several queens. Feeds on human foods like meat, jam, sugar etc. and may be a real problem around food preparation areas. Can swarm any time of year.
A small ant usually under 2mm in length which can be identified from its pale/ translucent legs and abdomen. Nests indoors in small 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 fast solutions to issues with ants anywhere in Nottingham or the nearby towns and villages – get in touch.