Ant Control Services in the Cambridge Area
There are over a million varying 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 workplace,the Pest Professionals in Cambridge can help. Pest Professionals provide you with immediate help if you have an ant issue in two very easy and practical steps:
We will help you to evaluate your problem and give you instant, 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 problem out rapidly and without fuss
The no obligation telephone consultation service applies to both residential and business customers in the Cambridge 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 required 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 also advise on the probable costs of any ant treatment should it be necessary.
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 particularly attractive to the ant. They feed on a wide range of foods and ants living close to property readily come inside to feed upon food remains.
Ants live in nests which are typically located in the soil, often under paving stones, in building foundations and from time to time 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, 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 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, known as the red ant, which can often be found under debris or rocks in the garden. More typical 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 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 locations. Nests are often deep-rooted. Workers are light yellowish in colour with a darkish abdominal area 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 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 found 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 Cambridge or the surrounding towns and villages – get in touch.