Ant pest control is a pest control service that our clients frequently request. The sign of a large number of ants crawling through a home is never a welcome sight. Fortunately in the UK we don’t have to deal with more destructive species of ant such as carpenter ants (who tend to destroy wood) and odorous ants, who can cause health and hygiene issues.
Whilst there are a number of species of ant present in the UK, the most common species that we tend to tackle with our ant pest control service is the common black garden ant. Whilst this is the most common, there are other species of ant that can cause issues in a commercial or residential property. This is important to note, as the species of ant can sometimes influence the best course of action from a pest control perspective.
Areas we offer ant pest control
We offer ant pest control to the North West of England and Shropshire in areas such as:
How do you treat an ant infestation?
There are a number of different ways to treat an ant infestation, and whilst there are generic ant killing products available, it’s never a ‘one size fits all’ approach, off the shelf products are always a compromise as lower concentrations and different active ingredients mean they aren’t upto the job. The first step to treating an ant infestation is understanding the species of ant that you’re dealing with. Whilst you might be able to get an idea of the species of ant in your property, it’s always best to get a professional to confirm this.
Once you’ve identified the species of ant, you’ll then be able to diagnose where their nest is most likely to be located, as well as the food/elements that are attracting them to your house.
When it comes to treating an ant infestation, as with many forms of pests, the best way is to seek preventive measures. Our team offers ant pest control plans which help you to stay one step ahead of a potential infestation at all times. To find out more about this, get in touch with us here.
Ant pest control tips
As we’ve mentioned, the best way to combat an ant infestation is to focus on prevention, rather than ant pest control. Our recommendation will always be to do this through a service plan with a professional pest control team, particularly if your property is prone to infestations. However, there are preventative steps that you can take to aid this:
- Adopt a strict cleaning routine
- Wipe down all surfaces thoroughly after use
- Vacuum regularly
- Take your bins out regularly
Cost of ant pest control
There are a large number of facts to consider when it comes to the cost of ant pest control. As we’ve mentioned, pest control methods will vary even by the species of ant. Other factors that can influence the cost are:
- The size of the infestation
- The location of the infestation
If you’re worried about an ant infestation then please get in touch with our team, who will be able to provide you with a bespoke consultation for ant pest control.