Ant Control Services in the Leicester Area
There are over a million varying insect species on the planet, 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 property or workplace,the Pest Professionals in Leicester can assist. Pest Professionals provide you with instant assistance if you have an ant issue in two really easy and effective stages:
We will help you to assess 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 domestic and business customers in the Leicester region. No ant job is too big or too small for us to look at. Where relevant we are able to advise on any immediate action needed to safeguard your health, property or belongings 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 likely 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 found 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 appealing to the ant. They feed upon a variety of foods and ants living near to buildings readily come indoors to feed on food waste.
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 several years. This species of ant produces the flying ant on humid days in summer months, behaviour connected with mating.
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 vital to get the most effective results and is something we specialise 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 typical in countryside than urban 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 locations. Nests are often deep-seated. Workers are light yellowish in colour with a darkish abdominal area and a distinctive ‘double waist’. Each nest has quite a few queens. Feeds on human foods like meat, jam, sugar etc. and can 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 found under flowerpots in gardens. Feeds on sweet substances. Colonies can have a number of nesting sites.
If you need sound advice or speedy solutions to problems with ants anywhere in Leicester or the surrounding towns and villages – speak to us.