Ant Control

Ant Control | Ant Extermination | Eradicate Ants – Essex and Suffolk Pest Solutions

Essex and Suffolk Pest Solutions offer the full range of pest extermination services to domestic and commercial clients in Suffolk and Essex. If you have an ant problem we can assist you with fast and effective ant extermination and the minimum of disruption. We offer a specialist pest control service to eradicate ants and other pests. We will also put control measures in place to ensure that these unwelcome pests do not return. All of our work can be guaranteed and we offer an emergency same day appointment service if required. All work strictly adheres to current health and safety legislation and our pest control operatives are CRB checked and qualified to at least BPCA RSPH Level 2. Our ant extermination service is discreet and confidential and if required we can arrive in unmarked vehicles.

About Ants

It is estimated that our world is home to between 12000 and 14000 different species of ant, making them the most popular form of life on this planet. Luckily, here on the British Isles we only have to contend with around 50 of them.

Three of the most common types of ant that we are called in to exterminate in homes and businesses in East Anglia are; the Black Garden Ant (Lasius niger), the Rogers Ant (Hypoponera punctatissima) and the Pharaohs Ant (Monomorium pharaonis).

The most common of these pests is the Black Garden Ant. Lasius niger comes into our homes in search of sweet foodstuffs, crumbs, jams and other sugar sources to take back to the nest for its queen. Quite often these food forages will lead the ant some 10 -20 meters away from its nest, finding its way back using a pheromone trail. Another common ant pest in the UK’s homes is the Rogers Ant, or Hypoponera punctatissima. The Rogers Ant is widely distributed throughout Europe. This medium sized, yellowish brown ant likes to nest in soil. It lives under plant pots, in wood piles or under anything that has remained on the ground for some time without being disturbed. Virtually blind, this ant is rarely found out in the open, preferring to forage underground, but it still represents a significant pest.

One of the most difficult ants to treat is the Pharaohs Ant. Originally from the tropics the Pharaohs Ant has tended to take up residence in larger, centrally heated buildings. Hospitals and large offices are a favourite, but it has made itself equally at home in our residential houses.

The treatment of ants

Treatment of the Black Garden Ant and the Rogers Ant is carried out using residual insecticide or baits. These treatments are unobtrusive and relatively straightforward. Treatment of the Pharaohs Ant is a more complex operation since the problem can easily be exacerbated. If the treatment is not carried out correctly, Pharaohs Ants will scatter, reforming several smaller nests and this will only serve to compound the problem. It is therefore important to call in an expert for the safe and complete removal of this problem.

Ant Control – contact us now for friendly and effective assistance.

We work in the following locations: Ipswich, Felixstowe, Woodbridge, Framlingham, Stowmarket, Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury, Colchester, Manningtree, Harwich, Clacton, Maldon, Chelmsford, Witham and Braintree. Work further afield may also be considered.

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