Ants communicate with each other using chemicals. These chemicals can alert other ants about danger or food sources
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Although black or garden ants aren’t thought to carry diseases, they do pose a hygiene risk and may contaminate food as they crawl through unsanitary areas before entering your property.
Ants will travel widely in search for food and follow trails they have established to the food source which attracts many other ants indoors.
Ant nests - An ant infestation may be indicated by small piles of earth around holes in soil and at the base of exterior walls. Some ant species like to inhabit walls or other quiet, dark places, making an infestation even more difficult to spot.
Ant pathways - Some types of ant will lay down a pheromone trail to a food source. This chemical attracts other ants to find the food.
Live ants - If you’re noticing live ants in large numbers in your home or business, then you may well have an ant problem. If you find them in your kitchen or in areas where you prepare food, then you need to do something about it as soon as possible.
Ensure that there are no readily available food sources in your home and get rid of ants by doing the following:
Tips for Ant proofing: You can help prevent ants from entering your home by sealing access points such as cracks and crevices in doors and window frames. Be sure to seal any gaps in expansion joints to get rid of ants before they become a problem
While DIY methods can deal with a smaller problem, a professional ant control service will be required for larger or multiple ant infestations. The Rentokil experts understand the habits of each ant species and also have a range of effective treatment options.
Get in touch with us and we’ll set the following plan in motion to get rid of ants:
1 - We provide a call-out service to deal with an ant infestation in your business or home. Our pest control consultant will arrange a convenient time with you for a free inspection inside and outside your premises.
2 - The consultant will recommend an ant treatment plan based on the level of infestation and provide you with a cost to put the plan into action.
3 - Once you’ve approved the price, the consultant will arrange times for a technician to visit. You may need several visits depending on the ant control treatment we use.
4 - On the first visit, the technician will run through the treatment process before the work begins.
5 - We can also set up regular ant control inspections for you so the problem doesn’t re-occur.