The most common ants you may encounter as pests are garden ants. Garden ants generally nest outdoors in sandy soils but travel widely in search of food. They become a pest when they enter homes in search of food and are particularly attracted to sweet substances. Garden ants become a nuisance because of their foraging habits, as they walk across unpleasant and dirty areas during their search for food.
How do we control ants?
Garden ants are controlled using residual insecticides namely sprays and dusts. In domestic properties we would normally treat the kitchen and garden areas where the ants may have originally entered the premises.
Our treatment programme usually consists of two visits. Our technician will carry out a thorough inspection of your premises prior to any treatment and assess the level and extent of the infestation. A residual insecticide is applied to all high risk areas.
Our second visit is usually carried out 7-10 days after the initial treatment. Once the treatments have been carried out, our technician will fill out an inspection report and discuss ways of preventing a re-infestation.
Our ant treatment is guaranteed until the end of the calendar year in which we carry out the treatment.
We also treat for Flying ants, Pharaoh ants, Carpenter ants and Argentinian ants.