Ant Control & Eradication
Ants are social creatures and they love the same food we do. They come into our homes and workplaces to find things they can eat, particularly things that are sweet or sticky.
Ants are cosmopolitan creatures and they are most active during the warm months of the year. If you spot an ant or two around your home, then their numbers will surely grow soon. The first ones are called “scouts” and their job is to seek food, then “report” to the nest which is probably somewhere just outside your home. However, now you can easily prevent the Ant invasion with the help of M.E.S Pest Control.
Ants will travel long distances in search for food sources and leftovers; in most cases leaving trails so that other ants can find the same food source with ease. These particular insect infestations can become a real nuisance for businesses (especially those dealing with food) and households alike.
Our specialists are well trained in providing professional solutions to Beetle infestations in your home or business, using professional and approved methods that are best suited to the scale of the infestation and the surrounding environment.
Ant Species & Description
Below are some of the most common species of Ant found in the UK that you may come across;
Garden Ant - The Black Garden Ant is the familiar and abundant small Ant that lives in gardens, but also turns up indoors searching for sugary food.
Pharaoh's Ant - The Pharaoh Ant is small, yellow or light brown, almost transparent ant notorious for being a major indoor nuisance pest, especially in hospitals.
Carpenter Ant - Contrary to popular belief, Carpenter Ants do not actually eat the wood. Rather, they hollow it out in order to nest inside, which may result in structural damage.
Protect Your Home From Ants
Our BPCA qualified technicians can help protect your home & family by providing fast, discreet, effective targeted Ant control solutions. Get in touch today to arrange one of our technicians visit you property.
Ghost Ant - These are becoming more common in heated buildings. These are a similar size to Pharaoh’s Ants and is pale coloured with a dark thorax and head. Control must be left to professional operators.
Flying Ant - Flying Ants are the fertile male and female ants whose sole purpose is to leave the nest to reproduce and start a new colony.
The most common species are the Garden and Black Ant, but you can also find infestations of Flying Ants and even tropical Pharaoh Ants in the UK. It’s important to determine the exact species of Ant before trying to eradicate them, as they have different colony systems. In some cases, if a colony is scattered they can rebuild it very quickly, potentially giving you a larger problem.
Solutions to Eradicating Ants
We have extensive experience in treating Ant infestations in homes and businesses across the country. Using a variety of methods, our local teams can provide you with the appropriate solution for your needs.
Our BPCA certified technicians provide safe, effective solutions to get rid of Ants using industry-leading treatments. Call us today on 0800 107 8741 and have a chat with one of our trained staff members for more advice & to get your quote.
“ We get Ants in our kitchen every year around late spring. This is the third time that we have used MES as they do it in just the one visit and guarantee the treatment for the rest of the season. ”
— David Tremlow