Ant Infestations

black-ant2 black-ant1Garden/Black ants are not regarded as a ‘significant risk to public health’, however they can be a nuisance when found in the home.

Garden ants are found throughout Britain and usually nest in gardens and areas around buildings. They often enter homes in search of food.

Garden ants can find the smallest of cracks in building, and if they locate a source of food within the building they communicate this to other ants and then lead them into the building to feed. During the summer, the flying stages of ants may be seen emerging from the nest in large numbers. This event normally lasts for only a few days.

Food sources, i.e. sugary foods, should be kept in sealed containers and all food and drink spillages cleared up immediately.

Should ants become a nuisance Clear Round Pest Services has effective treatments for all situations. Treated nests are normally dead after a few hours and definitely within 24 hours.