London Ant Control and Ant Hive Treatments
While the Common ant or “Black Garden Ant” usually makes its nest outside and can usually be eliminate with very little difficulty, species like Ghost Ants, Pharaoh ants and Feral Ants (all of which are very common in England) routinely set up their hives inside human homes.
They can form in places that are usually inaccessible, and the entrances to their hives are very difficult to locate, since they can be inside walls or between floors.
While they are not dangerous on any level, they are a nuisance, and will often crawl over all parts of a house in search of food, especially grease, sugar rich foods and leftovers, making them quite inconvenient.
Ant Proofing and Removal
Cleaning away food items, properly disposing of garbage and covering up potential entry points for ants will usually keep infestations away, and conventional measures such as insecticide and boiling water will easily deal with a nest of common ants, but home-dwelling species are far harder to deal with.
Attempts at applying pesticide to a hive will often only damage it rather than destroying it, which causes the ants inside to panic and to split up, forming further hives in more locations across the house, actually increasing the ant presence.
A full ant infestation requires a professional treatment – home-owners who take matters into their own hands will often find themselves scrubbing multiple ants from kitchen surfaces only for more of them to appear minutes later.
London Insect Control make sure to definitively locate the nest – or nests – inside the house, and rather than using simple trapping and baiting methods that only catch some of the ants, our technicians go after the hive itself. This can be very difficult without a proper knowledge of locating ant nests, and it often requires an understanding of the different habits of different species of ant, which dictate where they choose to build their nests and the conditions they prefer to live in.
Our technicians are familiar with all the most prevalent varieties of ants, and thus they are able to figure out the extent of the infestation, the location of the hive, and the underlying reasons that have brought ants into the customer’s home.
Our Expert Ant Removal Technicians
It can often be difficult to tell if an ant infestation is coming from a nest within the home or whether ants are entering from outside, and even if you can determine what species you are dealing with and where they are dwelling, the only options available to home-owners are stop-gap measures that don’t tackle the root causes of the problem.
London Insect Control not only provides a comprehensive treatment, but should you be undecided about your situation, we will always provide a consultation that will allow you to decide whether or not you feel professional help is necessary. What’s more, if you do opt for our services, our technicians will be able to give you further advice that will allow you to avoid similar infestations in the future.