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Are Ants In Your House?

Ants can be a menace in your home or business. What looks like an entire organised army marching across your floors and countertops searching for food to bring back to their nest. Although harmless, they are most certainly not welcome visitors. Preying on scraps of food or crumbs that may be lying around somewhere can often lead to ant pathways being created in and out of your premises.

If you see a large number of these insects roaming in and around areas where you prepare food, then it is time to take action. Our pest control experts can effectively remove the ants from your home, whilst offering helpful advice and support to prevent further infestation. Another common sign of an infestation is an ant's nest. This can look like a small mound of soil or dirt, although some species like to make their nest in walls or quiet, dark places. This can make an ant infestation more difficult to spot.

Ant Species That Can Invade Your Home Or Property

There are three common species of ant in the UK that we mainly deal with, these include:

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Garden Ants

Ant Facts: Also known as the common black ant (Lasius niger), they are black or red in colour and measure at approximately 7mm in length. These ants rarely cause damage to plants, however they do feed on sugary foods and can be a nuisance when a colony invades your home looking for food. Their nests are often outdoors in the soil or below paving slabs in your garden. They have no stinger so offer no harm to humans.

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Flying Ants

Ant Facts: Flying ants are the fertile male and female ants whose only purpose is to mate and start new colonies elsewhere. So, if you spot flying ants it usually means the start of a new colony. Regardless of them being harmless to humans, flying ants can also be highly irritating as well as very unsightly. What's known as flying Ant season, where the bugs fly off to mate, usually occurs in July and can last for anything up to two weeks.

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Pharaoh Ants

Ant Facts: Distinctively red in colour and much smaller in size than garden ants, they average at around 3.5mm in length. Commonly called red ants, they live in colonies that can vary in size, although colonies are made up of several queens. Swarms can take place at any time of the year. If you were wondering what ants eat, they eat all types of food but especially sweets. They are considered to be a pest due to their ability to survive in indoor areas and contaminate foods by the diseases they carry.

How To Get Rid Of Ants

If you have discovered an ant infestation in your home, don't worry, one of our expert pest control engineers are on hand to help. Fully certified and trained in the handling of all methods of fumigation, pesticides and extermination, we will effectively treat any ant infestation, no matter how big or small.

We use powerful powders to exterminate ants

We treat all species of ants using a powder based insecticide spread across the entrances to the nest and the surrounding areas. The worker ants will then take the poison down into the nest. This in turn kills the queen and all of the other ants within the colony.

How To Prevent Ants

Keeping ants out of your home or business

Due to their size and tendency to nest in hidden and protected areas, it can be difficult to initially identify an ant infestation, let alone prevent one. Simple measures that can be carried out in order to stop an ant infestation from occurring include:

Clean up any food mess to deter ants

Clear Up - if you are wondering what ants eat, then the answer is simple. It is almost anything that's sugary. This is why to avoid an ant infestation it is imperative that you clean up all spillages and sweep or hoover all crumbs on your floors or worktops.

Keep stored food sealed away

Store Food - food that is in your kitchen should be stored away in sealed containers or bags. You should then make sure that the food is stored correctly in fridges or cupboards. This should prevent the ants from reaching the food in the first place.

Tying rubbish bags up properly helps prevent ants investigation

Seal Bins - it is equally important that you ensure all bins are sealed properly, especially bin bags left outside. Ants will see these and view them as an easy food source, gaining easy access and carrying leftover food back to the ants nest.

Sealing cracks can prevent ants entering

Seal Cracks - another way to prevent an ant infestation is to ensure all cracks or spaces are closed up. This stops the ants having an easy entry point to your home. For best results, seal the cracks or openings with acrylic or silicone where possible.

Ant Commercial Control Service

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Ant Commercial Control Service

We understand that when you encounter an ant nest in your business, you need it to be eliminated safely and quickly by a professional you can trust. Our Able pest controllers will get your business back in order and stop a pest infestation from becoming a major problem.

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Here To Help

We provide effective pest control services for businesses of all sizes. So, whether you have an infestation in your restaurant, or you have discovered an ants nest in your independent business, our engineers are always on hand to resolve your ant problem quickly and efficiently. We don't just treat these pests, we try our very best to ensure they do not return. We're here to help all your pest control needs.

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