Ants

 

Ants are small insects which live in colonies over a wide variety of environments. They are between 3-5mm in length, and a dark brown colour. They have three pairs of legs and elbowed antenna. Their bodies are in three distinct segments; the head, thorax and abdomen. Often, lines of ants will be seen marching to and from a food source. They are usually drawn to sweet or sugary foods. In warmer weather ants swarm together, and it is quite common to see them indoors. Signs that you have ants in the garden include mounds of finely sifted soil. You may also see the trail of ants outdoors, which should be easy to follow and will lead you to the nest. Ants pose little risk to health, although they can bite and sting. You will feel a nip it may be itchy, but the bite/sting itself is harmless.

 

About the treatment

Prior to our visit, you should not disturb the evidence. Do not wipe over the line of marching ants or disturb where they are feeding. Our Pest Control Officer will survey your property to try to find the source of the problem. We will use either pre-baited feeding stations or droplets of ant gel on the lines of marching ants. This should achieve control within 24 - 48 hours. We will offer advice on prevention of re-infestation, and other contributory factors. If necessary, a date will be agreed with you for us to return to check on how the treatment is proceeding. For more information about the appointment, please see the about the service page.

 

Booking your appointment

Please call 01903 737755 to arrange a pest control appointment. This service is chargeable, please see our pest control fees page for more information. The fee will be payable at the time of booking, so please have your card details ready. We will not usually be able to refund the payment once treatment is underway. If the ants return within four weeks of your last visit we will call back free of charge. If the problem reoccurs after this time, this will be dealt with as a new treatment and a further charge will apply.