Ant Control Services in the Peterborough Area
There are over a million different 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 invasion at your home or place of work, the Pest Professionals in Peterborough can assist. Pest Professionals provide you with instant help if you have an ant issue in two very easy and effective steps:
We will help you to assess your problem and give you immediate, honest and 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 phone consultation service applies to both domestic and business customers in the Peterborough area. No ant job is too big or too small for us to look at. Where appropriate we are able to advise on any immediate action required to protect your health, property or belongings prior to a visit. If a visit is required 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 range of habitats and is common in urban and suburban locations. A heady cocktail of managed grass, flower beds and sun-warmed paving are especially attractive to the ant. They feed on a wide range of foods and ants living close to buildings readily come indoors to feed on food debris.
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, numerous 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 several 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 vital to gain the best results and is something we specialise 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 stones in the garden. More common in countryside than urban environments. Can cause a real problem when the foraging workers come indoors searching out sugary food sources. Swarms when mating, often in August. Stings readily, producing a reaction similar to stinging nettles. Workers about 3.5mm 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 abdomen and a characteristic ‘double waist’. Each nest has many queens. Feeds on human foods like meat, jam, sugar etc. and can be a real nuisance around food preparation areas. Can swarm at 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 several nesting sites.
If you need sound advice or rapid solutions to problems with ants anywhere in Peterborough or the surrounding towns and villages – get in touch.