Ant Control Services in the South East of England
There are over a million different 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 the South East of England can help. Pest Professionals provide you with instant assistance if you have an ant issue in two really easy and practical stages:
We will help you to assess your issue and give you immediate, honest and 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 issue out quickly and without any fuss
The no obligation phone consultation service applies to both domestic and business customers in the South East of England. No ant job is too large or too small for us to look at. Where appropriate we are able to advise on any urgent action required to protect your health, property or belongings prior to a visit. If a visit is called for we let you know if there will be a call out fee and advise on the probable costs of any ant treatment should it be needed.
Ants 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 is particularly appealing to the ant. They feed upon a variety of foods and ants living near to property readily come indoors to feed upon food fragments.
Ants live in nests which are typically located in the soil, frequently under paving stones, 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 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 gain 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, known as the red ant, which can often be discovered under debris or rocks 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 breeding, often in August. Stings readily, creating 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 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 can be a real problem 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 small spaces such as wall cavities. Likes moist areas and often discovered under flowerpots in gardens. Feeds on sweet substances. Colonies can have a number of nesting sites.
If you need sound advice or rapid solutions to issues with ants anywhere in the towns and villages of the South East – get in touch.