Ant Pest Control Milton Keynes, Bletchley & Newport Pagnell
Ants (Lasius Niger) are temperate species that live in soil or dwellings; this can be anything from a nest in a garden to under paving stones, foundations or occasionally within buildings. They feed on a wide range of foods including sweet substances, seeds, insects and aphid secretions.
Ants can live for many years, you have the worker ants that tend to grow to 3-5mm long, young queen ants that tend to grow up to 12 mm long and once they're large enough will leave the nest to start a new one.
The Problems Ant's May Cause
Because ants are tiny, it's easy to believe they don't pose much risk to property or your general health; this isn't the case.
- Disease Transmission -
- Ants are not a health risk; though you may end up with a disease due to cross-contamination because they forage and may to walk across contaminated.
- Inflamed skin, cramps and headaches due to ant venom received from bites.
- Lawns and gardens can get damaged from nests.
- Electrical cables may get damaged from ants chewing.
- Structural property damage from ants chewing.
Our pest control experts will quickly eliminate your ant problem at cost-efficient prices.
Ant Control Methods We Use
Residual sprays, Dust or Aerosols may be used to kill or deter the entry of ants. Bendiocarb is particularly effective. You can also use Sodium Tetraborate, which is a fast-acting poison.
Prevention Of Future Ant Damage & Infestation
Once your ant problem has been eradicated, there are a few simple tips you can employ to prevent them from returning in the future.
- Fill in or seal windows frames, doors cracks and other access points with caulk to prevent ants re-entering.
- Clean surfaces in your home with white vinegar and water or lemon and water, ants hate the smell of these. This also removes any trace of previous trails the ants used and left. Peppermint oil wiped over surfaces once cleaned also does the same thing.
- Draw a line of chalk outside doors or under windows; this is a great ant deterrent.