Pest control for ants to eradicate an infestation
Pest Control Herts takes steps to deal with ants thoroughly and prevent future infestations from happening. We offer single treatments or ongoing maintenance.
Unlike other pests, ants are not known to spread disease. They are also unlikely to completely destroy food in cupboards or pantries. That being said, these bugs do sometimes turn into an enormous nuisance. This is mostly due to their numbers. If you’ve had to put up with hundreds of ants marching around your kitchen you’ll know what we are talking about. These bugs also get into your food and this is extremely irritating. Not only that, it may even get to the point where you have to throw food away.
Why do I have an ant infestation?
Constant ant invasions can become a big problem in restaurants. You do not want ants spoiling food. No kitchen should have ants wandering around. If you understand the importance of this, then Pest Exterminators Herts can help.
We have a wide range of treatments which eliminate ants quickly. With our help you can free yourself from these pests and never have to worry about them again.
What you should know about ant control issues
As with any pest your best option is prevention. Ants are attracted by food. This mainly includes crumbs and small particles of food on floors, counters and cupboards. They are also attracted by the relatively higher temperatures found indoors. Another reason why ants are drawn to properties is water. You will often find them in places with readily available water, such as bathrooms and around sinks.
To stop ants coming onto your property it is necessary to deep clean your entire home. You need to pay particular attention to your kitchen. Floors and surfaces should be spotless at all times. Also dry areas around your sinks and check that taps are properly closed.
Food must be properly secured. Keep all food in sealed containers inside your cupboard. Remember, ants can penetrate through incredibly small spaces. This includes things like boxes of pasta and packets of bread.
The biggest sin you can make with pests is leaving dirty dishes in the sink or half eaten food lying around. Everyone has had the experience of finding dishes which are swarming with ants. To prevent these pests from multiplying you should never leave food out.
How to know if you need Hertfordshire ant control
The most obvious sign of ants is large numbers of these bugs around your property. But because of their small size you will not often spot them until it’s too late. Ants will often build their colony near your home and then suddenly invade in huge numbers.
What you should look out for instead is the signs that a colony is being built. This will usually include large deposits of disturbed soil. You may also see a type of sandy substance near the entrance of their nest. This substance is the waste from their colony, and may include dead ants.
While these insects do not generally cause damage to homes there is one species who does. This is the carpenter ant. These ants build their homes by tunnelling through wood instead of soil.
Their colonies can range in numbers from thousands of hundreds of thousands. With this many ants they are able to rapidly decimate any structure made from wood. In fact, pest exterminators Herts has even encountered cases where the foundations collapsed because of these ants.
Despite their relative harmlessness, ants are some of the hardest bugs to get rid of. This is because of their small size. It’s also because they build their nests deep in the ground. Other pests such as rats are easily targeted for extermination due to their size and accessible living spaces.
With ants it is different. These bugs are able to burrow into your home and can walk through even the smallest entrance. You will need repeated pesticide treatments and also preventative measures. Pest exterminators Herts can help you with this.
Fast and effective ant control in Hertfordshire
Pest exterminators Herts is an ant control company in Hertfordshire. We are up to date with the latest pest control techniques and methodologies. Our technicians can quickly implement pest control for Hertfordshire ants and ensure these pests do not return. Pest exterminators Herts is standing by to help. Give us a call today.
If you have or suspect you might have, an ant infestation in your property, you can call us on 01727 613619 or email [email protected] to discuss the options for treatment with you.