Ants are among the hardiest creatures on the planet, and there is almost no environment in which you will not find ants. It is this same hardiness, however, that also makes ants such difficult pests. Unlike dealing with other types of pests, such as with rodent treatment London, ants are much more difficult to remove due to their small size and high reproductive rates. If you have an ant infestation in your home, then you definitely require ant treatment London services from a reputable pest control company. |
There are currently 12,000 known ant species on the planet, and scientists estimate that there may be as many 22,000 in total, including species that have yet to be discovered. It is a single species of ant, however, the common garden ant, that is responsible for most, if not all, of the infestations in London homes.
As the name suggests, the common garden ant typically lives in gardens, where their preferred area of residence are the cracks between paving slabs. These cracks provide sheltered areas in which the ants can make their nests. Other areas where nests are commonly found include flower pots and planters.
One of the key characteristics of the ant that has led to its success is the fact that there is a single queen directing all the activity of the hive, and producing workers at an astounding rate. A single colony of ants can send out as many as 15,000 worker ants.
These worker ants leave the nest and forage in the surrounding areas for food, and it is in this way that they enter peoples’ homes. Once every year, the queen produces ants with wings, that are commonly known as flying ants. These winged ants are actually how the ants spread themselves over an area. The flying ants will fly out of the nest, mate, and then start new nests. Many infestations occur in this manner, as the new queens find cracks and crevices in homes to build their nests.
Because ants are so tiny, their nests can be extremely difficult to locate and even more difficult to remove. Even when you find a trail of ants leading through your home, it is likely that the trail will lead underneath a cupboard or into a wall somewhere, stumping your efforts to trace the ants back to their nest.
Some do-it-yourself remedies for ant infestations are sold in stores, the most common of which are ant traps and ant poisons. These often have limited success, however, and it is difficult to rid your home of an infestation with over-the-counter products.
Instead, the best way to rid your home of an ant infestation to seek professional ant treatment London services. A good pest control company will send an experienced technician to your home to investigate the problem, inform you of the solution that is necessary to solve it and, if you want, implement that solution. This applies not only to ants, but to other pest problems as well, such as rat treatment London to combat rat infestations.
For the best in Ant Treatment London and rat treatment London services, look no further than The Pied Pieper, whose experienced technicians will have your home pest-free in no time!
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