ant control, extermination, prevention and removal
you have a problem with ants at your London home or business?
If you’re looking for an ant removal service in London to
address a problem with ant infestation, or you want to stop ants
from entering your home or business, we can help.
is the leading London provider in the assessment, treatment and
prevention of ants in both homes and businesses.
can visit your premises and advise you on the best way of dealing
with ants, including the removal or destruction of ants’
nests. Our ant removal and prevention services cover all areas
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Below is some helpful information on the most common types of
Ants that you may be having problems with.
are 3 - 5mm long.
are 12 - 15mm long.
ants can be a dark brown-black colour.
ants have elbowed antennae, large head, slender thorax, characteristic
waist and long legs for rapid walking.
queen ants hibernate over winter months in garden soil. Ants’
eggs are laid in late spring.
Larva: ant larvae hatch 3-4 weeks later and feed on nourishing
secretions from the queen's salivary glands.
these develop in less than 2 weeks and are guarded by the worker
ants continue caring for the larvae, nest building and foraging
for food. The queens are winged at first and can live for several
ants follow well defined trails around food sources. Dieting
on sweet and high protein foods.
between queen ants and fertile male ants (flying ants) takes
place mid to late summer. Male ants perish after mating.
nests are often outdoors in soil and below paving slabs on the
sunny side of buildings. Ants’ nests can be identified
by finely powdered soil around exit holes.
not leave open food around in gardens or in places where you
have seen ants in the past.
not leave ant infestations untreated as they do swarm and
form other colonies around buildings.
ant colonies can continue to grow throughout the winter months
so it is best to catch infestations early.
Ant workers are 1.5–2mm long, straw yellow with a darker
head and abdomen.
Ant queens are 4–5mm long, dark red in colour with wings
ants have elbowed antennae, large head, noticeable black eyes
and twin bulges on the waist section.
laid by the queens within the nest and hatch in around 1 - 2
legless Pharaoh's Ant grubs are fed by workers in nests. They
are full grown in 3–4 weeks. .
these develop in about 2 weeks guarded by workers in the nests.
Adult Pharaoh's Ants live for around 10–12 weeks. Each
colony has several queens, which can live up to 10 months.
they are tropical in origin, Pharaoh's Ants need a minimum temperature
of 18ºC to breed, with 30ºC being the optimum.
Ant nests are deep in cavities of heated buildings. Being
a tropical ant they are use to humid conditions.
that are high in protein are taken back to the Pharaoh's Ant
nests. These include meat, fats, blood and dead insects.
a food source is found, the information is communicated to
other ants using a chemical (pheromone) trail. Long narrow
trails of ants can be seen to and from the food source.
colonies are often formed through nests that have been disturbed.
They can range from a few dozen to 50,000 individuals.
treating Pharaohs ant it is very important to treat adjoining
buildings and not just the infested areas.
have the ability to chew through materials and can spread
diseases carrying organisms from dirty and unsavoury situations
to clean food.