Ant Control Services in the Sheffield Area
There are over 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 invasion at your property or work place,the Pest Professionals in Sheffield can assist. Pest Professionals provide you with instant assistance if you have an ant issue in two really easy and effective steps:
We will help you to assess your issue and give you immediate, honest and FREE advice … without any obligation
IF NECESSARY, WE ORGANISE A VISIT or ON-SITE SURVEY FOR YOU
Your local Pest Professional will come round to sort the problem out rapidly and without any fuss
The no obligation phone consultation service applies to both domestic and business customers in the Sheffield area. No ant job is too large or too small for us to take a look at. Where relevant we are able to advise on any urgent action needed to safeguard your health, property or possessions before a visit. If a visit is called for we let you know if there will be a call out fee and also advise on the probable costs of any ant treatment should it be required.
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 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 on a variety of foods and ants living close to property readily come inside to feed upon food debris.
Ants live in nests which are typically located in the soil, frequently under paving slabs, in building foundations and occasionally 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 number of years. This species of ant produces the flying ant on humid days in summer months, behaviour associated with breeding.
Ants are 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 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, referred to as the red ant, which can often be discovered under debris or stones in the garden. More common in countryside than urban 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 areas. Nests are often deep-seated. Workers are light yellowish in colour with a darkish abdomen 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 at any time of year.
A small ant normally under 2mm in length which may 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 a number of nesting sites.
If you need sound advice or rapid solutions to problems with ants anywhere in Sheffield or the nearby towns and villages – speak to us.