Ant Control Manchester
Ant Control In Manchester, Stockport and Cheshire.
There are 41 different species of ant living in Manchester. The one that causes most problems for people is the garden or black ant (Lasius Niger), which is 3.5 to 5mm long and dark brown to black in colour. Black Ants – Pest Control
Black ants are commonly found throughout the UK, and although they nest outdoors, they are often found inside houses, causing a nuisance more than anything. They are social creatures, and live in colonies containing workers (infertile females), males, queens and grubs (larvae). Ants mate on the wing, so the “flying ants” are either males or immature queens.
Where do ants come from?
You will find ants nests in dry earth around plant roots, with sandy soil in particular attracting colonies.
The sand used in house foundations, garden paths and patios forms a good site for the queen ant to start a colony. Nests are increasingly being found inside the walls of properties (cavity walls, for example). Once a colony develops it can be difficult to get rid of.
Why do ants come indoors?
The ants found indoors are usually worker ants, which are foraging for food for the queen and the grubs. They have found that buildings inhabited by humans are a good source of provision, particularly sweet or sugary items
Do black ants just live on human food?
No, the worker ants are scavengers and collect seeds, nectar, even dead insects to take back to the nest. They also prey on greenfly, blackfly and other small insects, so cannot be considered to be all bad.
Do black ants do any harm?
Although it is unpleasant and a nuisance to find a large number of them in your home, black ants do not transmit any serious diseases.
However, you should remember as well that the ants may have travelled through unpleasant or dirty places during their foraging and before entering your home. This means that they can taint any food, making it unsuitable to eat.
Do not leave food uncovered if accessible to ants, but if they have contaminated food, dispose of in the dustbin (wrapped first to prevent it smelling in the warmer weather).
How do I get rid of ants?
The cheapest, but not necessarily most successful, way of dealing with an ants‘ nest is to pour boiling water onto the nest. This will certainly control the problem, but may only be a temporary solution.
Another way of eliminating ants’ nests is to buy a household insecticide which you should apply on and around the nest, together with possible entry points for the ants. Entry points would include doors, windows, cracks in walls, even waste pipes. Remember, for your own safety, to follow the manufacturers’ instructions on the pack.
This again may only be a short term answer, firstly because of the low dosages allowed in domestic insecticides. Secondly, there can be so many ants in one nest that it is difficult to eradicate the whole colony in one go, so the problem may recur.
Both the methods described above are worth a try, but if you still find you have an infestation, please contact Protec Pest Control.
Protec Commercial pest control Manchester offers a pest control services to hotels, restaurants, schools, offices, shops, factories and other commercial premises in Manchester, Stockport and Cheshire
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TREATMENT & CONTROL for Ant infestation in Manchester.
Prior to carrying out treatment against ant, a thorough inspection or survey of the property, site or area should take place to decide on the extent and size of the infestation.
Adjoining areas should also be included in this survey (as rodents may travel from other areas to feed or drink then return to a harbourage).
PROTEC PEST CONTROL Manchester will treat the ant infestation using bait stations in safe locations. Mice are neophobic and may be reluctant to approach DIY bait stations. Our pest control operatives are experienced in identifying and locating runs and places of harbourage, and the placement and use of bait to overcome bait shyness. We also provide tamper-resistant stations, having regard to all the circumstances of the infestation, the premises, the people involved and with minimal disruption to business, where appropriate.
Protec Pest control can arrange to treat your Ant problem, and offer a 24 hour 7 days week pest control service.
A thorough inspection of infested premises will ascertain the extent of the infestation, since the measures necessary for control will depend on whether the infestation is established and widely distributed throughout the premises, or recently introduced and likely to be more used.
To eradicate the infestation it will be necessary to treat the premises thoroughly with suitable insecticides, including the beds, other furniture and harbourages of infested rooms. A professional pest control organisation such as Protec Pest control who will treat your ant problem in a professional manner. Protec pest control cover Manchester, Stockport and cheshire for ant treatment. The detection and thorough treatment of all ant hiding places is a job which requires experience in order to completely eradicate the infestation and prevent recurrence.
Many people think they can treat the pest problem themselves, only to find that they make the infestation worse by purchasing household pest control treatments from DIY outlets (B&Q, Homebase, Focus DIY, Taskers, Wickes etc.) with a low dosage of insecticide. This may prove to be an expensive waste of time and money.
Protec Pest Control operatives are specifically trained to identify the causes of infestations and to provide an effective solution to your pest control problem with advice to prevent any infestation recurring.
Protec Commercial pest control Manchester offers a pest control services to hotels, restaurants, schools, offices, shops, factories and other commercial premises in Manchester, Stockport and Cheshire.
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