Berkshire & Hampshire
Need pest control for Ants in Berkshire or Hampshire?
DKG Pest Control provide effective Ant control treatments to domestic and commercial clients across throughout the local area.
Our technicians use colony busting Ant gel baits and strong residual insectisides to treat properties for Ants.
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What are the most common Ants to infest a house?
The most common pest Ant species we get called to treat is the Black Garden Ant (Lasius Niger), these are attracted to sweet foods, and often migrate from ant nests outside the property through small holes in the brickwork
How many Ants are in a nest?
Lasius niger is a very quick, robust and prolific ant, using formic acid and its jaws as a means of attack/defence. black ant colonies can grow very large containing around 15,000 worker ants, all though about 4,000 to 7,000 is the average. Black ants eat insects, nectar, and even the bodies of their own dead or ants from other colonies. They are also attracked to sweet sugary substances.
Do Ants bite or sting?
The the black garden doesn't sting but can bite, red ants, wood ants and other flying ants will sometimes bite. Ant bites and stings are generally harmless, although you'll probably feel a nip and a pale pink mark may develop around the bite.
Why are Ants coming into my house?
Food: Ants in general are foragers by nature, worker ants will scavenge for food from many meters from the ants nest, notify other ants of any potential food sources by leaving scent or pheromone trails and carry the food back to the ant nest for the rest of the colony.
Water: Though ants need water to survive, they don't require a large source of it to prosper. Most ants can get water from their food. However some species of ants, such as the tropical import known as the pharaoh ant, must nest close to a reliable water source.
Ant Nest Control Process
Contact Pest Control
Simply call or e-mail our office, Laura or Claire will give you any advice required and book an appointment for our pest control technician to visit at a time to suit you.
Our ant control technician will survey the infestation to identify the species, possible ingress points and try to identify where the ant nest is located.
Ant Nest Treatment
There are a number of different treatments to consider depending on the type of ant species, the infestation location and who may be exposed to any chemical treatment. The most common ant control treatments are carried out using professional use colony busting ant gel baits, placed along ant runs in protective bait points. The bait points restrict the access of non-target species.
Ant Nest Removal
It is unlikely you will discover the actual ants nest, this is usually located outside of the building in doorsteps or under patios, deep within the building facrication or in the soil around the property footings.
If you choose DKG Pest Control to treat your ant nest you can rest assure we are only on the end of the phone if you have any worries, the ant nest treatments are all 100% guaranteed to be effective or your money back!
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