The most common types of ants here in the UK are the Garden or Black Ant (lasius niger), and the Pharoah Ant (monomorium pharaonis). Most species of ant prefer warmer climates, but those that we do have can be a disruption and nuisance. They share the same taste in foods as humans do! You are most likely to see worker ants. The winged variety are the males and queens.
The Pharoah variety are smaller than their Garden cousins, and are yellow to red brown. Ants are social insects, and will establish trails to any accessible food source, so kitchens and food storage areas can be vulnerable and suffer an unpleasant infestation.
They are also unhygienic, as they will have travelled over many contaminated surfaces before finding their way into your sugar bowl or food jar. Using DIY solutions to disrupt an ant infestation can often make matters worse. You should consult a pest control specialist if your home or business has an ant infestation, so that the most effective and safest eradication method can be used. .
At PEST, we have the expertise and experience to eliminate ants from your home or business. We provide targeted, safe and effective treatments, suited to a particular ant problem and the location. Our tailored solutions and deterrents aim to stop the ant infestation reoccurring, and PEST can also offer preventative advice to protect your home or business in the future.
Below are just a ways to deal with an Ant infestation in your property.
Ants travel over many contaminated surfaces before reaching your kitchen cupboard. So they pose a hygiene issue if they are near foodstuffs or kitchen surfaces.
Identifying and sealing off the access point for an ant infestation can be tricky, and a pest control specialist will be able to able to establish this for you.
Kitchen worktops should be kept clean from sticky and sweet food debris. And foodstuffs should be kept safely out of reach from ants in air tight storage jars.