Ant Control Services in the Kings Lynn Area
There more than a million different insect species on the planet, and in various forms they can bite, sting and spread disease … or just be a complete annoyance.
If you have a problem with ants or are unlucky enough to be suffering from an ant invasion at your home or place of work,the Pest Professionals in Kings Lynn can assist. 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 problem and give you instant, honest and TOTALLY 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 telephone consultation service applies to both domestic and business customers in the Kings Lynn area. No ant job is too big or too small for us to take a look at. Where relevant we are able to advise on any immediate action needed to protect 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 advise on the likely charges 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 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 wide range of foods and ants living near to buildings readily come indoors to feed upon food fragments.
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, 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 mating.
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 specialise in. Call now for a free consultation.
Other ant species
Not so common is the biting ant, referred to as the red ant, which can often be found under debris or stones in the garden. More common 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 close to heated areas. Nests are often deep-seated. 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 nuisance around food preparation areas. Can swarm at any time of year.
A small ant normally under 2mm in length which can be identified from its pale/ semitransparent legs and abdomen. Nests indoors in compact spaces such as wall cavities. Likes moist areas and often found under flowerpots in gardens. Feeds on sweet substances. Colonies can have a number of nesting sites.
If you need sound advice or fast solutions to issues with ants anywhere in Kings Lynn or the surrounding towns and villages in North Norfolk – get in touch.