24/7 Ant Removal by Pest-Tech
Ants carry a lot of diseases, and as they travel throughout your property, they can contaminate your surfaces, food and water supplies. In addition, ants are highly creative and can enter through small cracks in your brickwork. Over time, this passageway will grow into a larger tunnel that can impact your property's structural integrity.
To eliminate this risk and keep your home and business safe from ants and other pests, call Pest-Tech today at 01622 296055. We will provide a professional pest control service with 24/7 emergency call-outs and guaranteed results.
Expert Ant Control in Maidstone
Due to their small size, ants can go undetected for a long time. This makes it very challenging for you to rectify an infestation without investigation experience and professional pest control training.
Therefore, to effectively control an ant problem, you should always seek expert advice. This will ensure your infestation is dealt with efficiently and successfully. As professional pest controllers, we will conduct a comprehensive survey of your property and create a bespoke treatment plan. Our service will completely eradicate ants and eliminate the contamination risk.
Ants in the UK
Over 40 different ant species in the UK are classified as pests, including Fire Ants, Pharaoh Ants, Carpenter Ants and Black Garden Ants. The ant’s life cycle does not change between different species, following a process of egg, larvae, pupae and adult. Instead, the ant species is a vital identification measure as it determines the necessary control solutions and impacts how we treat the colony.
Black Garden Ants
The Black Garden Ant, Lasius Niger, is the most common ant species in UK homes. These insects will nest under paving stones or between your brickwork and are most active between May to October.
Black ants can form nests in many areas, such as your garden, patio, conservatories, under your floorboards and behind your wallpaper. Typically, they like sand and soil; however, ants are adaptable and will make a nest in any safe location. Ant nests contain a tunnel-like system used to rest in, store food, and keep their eggs safe.
Young queen ants will fly away during the late summer months to start new ant colonies. Therefore, it is common to find an abundance of flying ants during this time, which can be highly disruptive and problematic. In addition, female worker ants can live up to 15-30 years and measure just 5mm in size. As a result, it can be difficult to control an ant infestation with DIY solutions due to their small scale and innovative hiding capabilities.
Ant Diseases and Contamination
Although ants cannot bite or injure humans, the risks associated with ants comes from indirect contact with them. Ants will travel across a multitude of terrains, including drains and discarded rubbish, contaminating areas of your home as they navigate throughout. Therefore, if ants walk across your kitchen worktop or infiltrate your pantry, you risk catching diseases such as salmonella and E.coli. These diseases can make you very sick and cause diarrhoea, stomach cramps and a fever.
Unfortunately, children are more likely to catch one of these diseases as they typically play on the floor and walk barefoot throughout the home. To limit this danger and minimise the health risk, proactive ant pest control is essential in maintaining a safe home environment. Call Pest-Tech to organise your free survey and quote by calling us at 01622 296055.
Signs of an Ant Infestation
If you have noticed ants in your home, you may be here to understand whether you should take remedial action. Seeing one or two ants is not cause for concern; however, it may be the start of a new colony moving in.
Here are some telltale signs that you have an ant problem and that you require our ant removal services:
This is an obvious sign, but if you have identified an abundance of insects around your home, we recommend having this checked out by a professional. Typically, ants will gravitate towards food and water sources. As a result, you may notice that your kitchen, pantry or utility are high-traffic areas for insects.
Ants are intelligent insects and will leave a pheromone trail for other ants to follow. Therefore, identifying the ants travelling in a uniform line can indicate that a large ant nest and colony are close by.
An entrance to a nest can look like a small mound of soil or dirt. Although these nests can be easily missed, you may spot them on your lawn, near an outside door or in your flower beds.
If you do locate a nest, it is essential not to disturb it. Angering the ants can kickstart survival behaviour, and they can rush out of the nest to attack. Although the average ant cannot hurt or bite you, they will certainly try.
Pest-Tech’s Ant Removal Services in Kent
In our extensive pest control experience, we have developed a range of treatments which are 100% effective with minimum disruption to your home and family. For example, our ant removal methodology utilises our unique inspection talents to identify all entry points and nests inside your property. In addition, we implement professional-grade insecticides to eradicate all living insects and stop the ant infestation completely.
So, if you have noticed ants in your home or business, call Pest-Tech today at 01622 206055 for expert guidance and friendly advice. Our team of professional pest controllers will organise to visit your property for a full inspection, and our ant removal services are successful, efficient and guaranteed.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you get rid of an ant infestation fast?
At-home DIY methods are not 100% effective, and it can be difficult to locate all nests on your property. Therefore, the most efficient ant control treatment will be to call in a professional pest control company. At Pest-Tech, we have access to professional insecticides and gel baits and understand the ant’s behaviour. As a result, our ant extermination methods are 100% effective and completed with just one visit.
How do ants get in the house?
Ants are tiny insects that can easily enter your home through a small crack in your brickwork, poorly sealed windows or doors, or cracks in your foundations. Unfortunately, this means you have a high chance of encountering an ant infestation. Therefore, our pest prevention service is top-rated among our clients to minimise the chances of an infestation and to keep your property safe.
Why do I get flying ants in my house?
Flying ants are prevalent during summer, usually between July and August when they emerge from their nests. This phenomenon, known as Flying Ant Day, can disturb homeowners and business owners.
Like other insects, these flying ants are attracted to food and can fly in through an open window or door. Therefore, to reduce your risk, try installing insect screens across your doors and windows to deter ants and other insects from entering your property.
What do ants eat?
Ants are attracted to human food sources. In particular, they enjoy carbohydrates and sweet treats such as honey, sweets, fruits, plant sap and vegetable waste. Furthermore, pet food bowls will attract ants and other pest species.
The most effective solution to deter ants is regular cleaning and proper food storage.
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