Ant Control Services in the Northampton 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 intrusion at your property or work place,the Pest Professionals in Northampton can assist. Pest Professionals provide you with immediate help if you have an ant issue in two very easy and effective stages:
We will help you to assess your issue and give you instant, honest and TOTALLY FREE advice … without any obligation
IF NECESSARY, WE ARRANGE A VISIT or ON-SITE SURVEY FOR YOU
Your local Pest Professional will come round to sort the issue out rapidly and without any fuss
The no obligation telephone consultation service applies to both residential and business customers in the Northampton area. No ant job is too large or too small for us to consider. Where appropriate we are able to advise on any immediate action needed to protect your health, property or possessions prior to a visit. If a visit is required 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 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 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 inside to feed upon food remains.
Ants live in nests which are typically located in the soil, often 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 can 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 connected with mating.
Ants are 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 best 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 found under debris or stones in the garden. More typical in countryside than urban environments. Can cause a real problem when the foraging workers come indoors seeking sugary food sources. Swarms when mating, often in August. Stings readily, producing 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 spots. 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 any time of year.
A small ant normally under 2mm in length which can be identified from its pale/ translucent 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 several nesting sites.
If you need sound advice or fast solutions to problems with ants anywhere in Northampton or the nearby towns and villages – speak to us.