While DIY products can deal with smaller ant problems or problems with garden ants, a professional pest control service will be required for larger or multiple infestations and certainly when the ants are Pharoah’s Ants. Herbal Pest Control Service technicians understand the habits of each species and also have a range of powerful insecticides to deal with ants and provide the reassurance that the problem has been fully dealt with. Herbal Pest Control Service offers a call-out service to deal with ant and other pest problems in the home. Our service is fast, effective and offers the highest level of safety for your family and pets. If you would like further advice or to arrange a visit by a Herbal Pest Control Service technician, call us 01204152210
Ants are incredibly capable and intelligent creatures. Though harmless, they can be a nuisance when they get into your home or business premises. Their complex and cooperative societies allow them to survive and thrive in conditions that would be otherwise challenging to us. Here are some interesting facts that you may want to know about this small but amazing pest.
Garden Ants (also known as Black Ants) : Worker ants 4-5mm but the Queen can be as big as 15mm. Queens lay their eggs in the spring in nests that are typically in soil but can be in brickwork or under bark. Garden Ants are attracted to sweet foods and leave a pheromone trail back to their nests for other ants to follow to the food source.
Pharoah’s Ants : Worker ants are 1.5 -2mm long and the Queen is 4 - 6mm long. Both workers and the Queen are a yellow-brown colour. Pharoah’s Ants originate from the tropics and require artificial heat in order to survive and reproduce and tend to live in large heated buildings such as hospitals, hotels and blocks of flats. This ant’s diet is largely of decomposing foodstuffs and it carries harmful germs picked up from when it has been feeding.
Red Fire Ants : Workers 3mm long and the Queen up to 6mm long. These ants are a reddish brown colour and live in colonies of up to 100,000 or more ants! Each colony is led by a Queen who lays between 150 and 200 eggs per day. Fire ants build mounds of up to 2 feet high to live in and these are usually built in open, sunny spaces. Fire ants sting both animals and humans and their sting is extremely painful.