Ant Control

Ants

Spotted the signs of an ant problem? Contact your local Prokill expert, call us on 0800 328 9354  or Contact Us Online

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Ant Pest Control

One of the most effective ways of preventing an ant invasion is to stop these insects from reaching food sources: especially sweet, but they will look for high protein sources, such as meats. Ants are notoriously determined on the trail of food and can get into jars and boxes through the tiniest gap.

How to get rid of Ants

To ensure you are dealing with your problem with ants quickly and effectively we recommend you contact us as soon as possible, we will guarantee that you receive the following service to deal with your ant infestation and eradicate the issue.

  • FREE Pest Control Audit - we will assess the size and type of infestation in your home or business
  • Accredited Experts - qualified technicians certified with British Pest Control Association
  • Tailored Pest Control Technicians - each assessment will be specific to your infestation and the type of property affected
  • Proofing and Prevention - our technicians will provide prevention tips for the future

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Need to know the best way to get rid of ants in your home or business? Call the experts.

All ants belong to the order of insects known as Hymenoptera, which include some of the most highly evolved insects known to man. Ants are social insects which construct and develop complex nests with a highly organised hierarchy of roles, attributed to male and females. Sterile, wingless female ants also known as workers build nests, nurse the young and search and gather food. Reproduction is performed by fertile females known as Queen ants and the males are responsible for the fertilisation of the Queens.

  • Live Insects If you are seeing a large number of ants in one area of your property you will likely have an infestation nearby.
  • Ant Pathways Some ants will lay down a pheromone trail as they move toward a food source.
  • Ant Nest May look like a small pile of dirt or soil.

How can you prevent an Ant infestation in your home, your kitchen or your business?

What can you do? Follow these simple tips to help prevent an ant problem before it happens.

Helpful Tips

Measures you can take to prevent an ant problem in your home or business focus on steps to prevent attracting them in the first instance. Follow these steps to protect your home or business:

  • Clear up food and liquid spills as quick as you can
  • Sweep up any food crumbs or debris
  • Store your food in sealed containers
  • Block of any entry points such as cracks in walls and gaps in doors
  • If you have any pets clear up their food immediately

Your local Prokill Professional will provide you with advice like this and more in your FREE Prokill Pest Audit, as well as creating a comprehensive control plan that is specific to your problem and environment. Contact us to book yours today!

Different Types of Ants

Garden Ant

(Lasius niger)

Most common of all in the UK, and the easiest to treat is the Black / Garden Ant (Lasius niger), and for commercial and domestic premises alike, are pests that present numerous difficulties during the summer months.

Rogers Ant

(Hypoponera punctatissima)

Rogers Ant (Hypoponera punctatissima), are sub-tropical and are not confined to heated premises, preferring damp locations in the cracks and crevices and drainage runs.

Pharaoh’s Ant

(Monomorium pharantis)

The Pharaoh’s Ant (Monomorium pharantis), however, is of tropical origin and is at home in heated buildings. Treatment of this pest, if undertaken incorrectly will dramatically compound the infestation, by fragmenting the nests and doubling the problem.

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