Ant Control Services in the North London 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 irritation.
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 North London can help. Pest Professionals provide you with immediate help if you have an ant issue in two very easy and practical stages:
We will help you to evaluate your issue and give you immediate, honest and TOTALLY FREE advice … without obligation
IF NEEDED, WE ORGANISE A VISIT or ON-SITE SURVEY FOR YOU
Your local Pest Professional will come round to sort the problem out quickly and without fuss
The no obligation telephone consultation service applies to both residential and business customers in the North London region. 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 required to safeguard your health, property or possessions prior to 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 necessary.
Ants in the UK
The most common ant found in the UK is the Black Ant or garden ant. It is seen in a wide range 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 wide range of foods and ants living near to property readily come indoors to feed upon food debris.
Ants live in nests which are typically located in the soil, frequently under paving stones, in building foundations and sometimes 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 produces the flying ant on humid days in summer, behaviour associated with mating.
Ants can be 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 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 city 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 areas. Nests are often deep-rooted. 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 may be a real nuisance around food preparation areas. Can swarm any time of year.
A small ant normally under 2mm in length which may be identified from its pale/ semitransparent legs and abdomen. Nests indoors in compact 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 rapid solutions to issues with ants anywhere in North London or the nearby boroughs – speak to us.