Ant colonies can be huge, containing thousands of individuals.
Garden Ants are the most common type to cause a problem, and occasionally the smaller Ghost Ants which are attracted to heated buildings. Infestations of Pharoah’s Ants (smaller than garden ants and red/light brown in colour) are being increasingly seen in blocks of flats. They love the communal central heating system, plentiful water supply and availability of food, but can pose a risk to health by transmitting the germs that cause food poisoning.
Good hygiene is essential and professional pest control must be brought in to eradicate the colonies.
TREATMENT – After a survey and risk assessment has been carried out, our technician would decide on the best treatment to suit your situation. This would generally consist of a gel baiting programme which, when taken back to the nest, will be passed on to the colony and queen, in a common garden ant treatment this proves very effective. A residual spray may also be used.