Pest Control: Ants
The most common of ants you will normally find in the UK is the Black Ant, also known as the Garden Ant or the Black Garden Ant. You will normally find them outside in the garden or on your patio.
When they go on the search for food, they will stop at nothing to find food for their colony. They can often end up inside the house as they make entry by using cracks and crevasses.
What You Need to Know About Ants
Nuptial Flight. It’s the weather which determines flying ant day, normally around August time, but this is a key part of the ant life cycle. The queens and males grow wings and mate on the wing. The males then die and the queen can then lay fertilised eggs to form new colonies of ants.
Black Ants can carry Salmonella. When the ant scouts go in search of carbohydrates they often end up in the kitchen for their food source. This can be a hazard as they can carry salmonella which may cause sickness and should therefore be treated.
The ant colony has an army of foragers or scouts that will constantly be looking for food sources to take back to the nest to feed the colony. They are looking for carbohydrates so you will often find them on the search in the kitchen. Once they have found a good source, they will get the gatherers to start moving the food to the nest. Sometimes the nest can be inside the property, this is commonly found in an extension or a conservatory.
Ants can become a major problem in a short amount of time, requiring professional ant control. If this happens then we can provide professional strength baits and treatments that are effective in eliminating ants. Ideally you will want to get the situation treated and under control before you start seeing the flying ants.
There are other species of ant that can be found and classed as a pest such as Pharaoh Ants and Fire Ants. If you find you have any sort of ant problem then we would highly recommend you seek further advice from us prior to doing any sort of self help as you can severely make the situation worst and make the infestation even harder to resolve which normally means increased treatment prices.
Please call Pest-Tech today to discuss your ant infestation.
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