Ants

Ants

Garden/ Black (Lasius niger), Red (Myrmica rubra), Pharaohs (Monomorium pharaonis) and Argentine (Linepithema humile) are all common visitors to UK gardens and properties.

Ants normally build nests underground during the spring, which may result in a large colony by the summertime.  Large colonies can become social pests and are often found in kitchens, where they are attracted to sweet foods or conservatories and hallways that connect to the outside.

Pharaoh ants are much smaller than the common black ant; they are found inside and often infest hospitals, where they are capable of spreading infections.

Black Ant
Red Ant

Treatment

** Do Not Pour Boiling Water Over The Nest **  –  All this does is split the nest up and create more nests.

Treatment of ants is normally done in one visit and involves laying bait which is far more powerful and effective than “over the counter” substances available to the public.

Call Little Monster for a free quotation on 01727 815 153.