Having ants present in your home or business can be a serious cause of concern as they contaminate your food, stock, preparation areas and cupboards etc. Ants in the domestic home can be bad enough, but ants in your business ie Café or restaurant can be a major cause of concern for your customers and can have a prolonged negative effect on your business reputation.
Ants make their way into your home or business looking for rich protein based foods on which to feed and take back to their nests and once a suitable food source is found the ants provide a pheromone trail allowing many more ants to follow and often infest numbering in the thousands.
The most common ant found in home in Bristol and the surrounding areas are the Black ant. There are a number of ways ants can find their way into your home, including:
- Air Bricks and Weep Holes – These are the most common point of entry into your home
- Window and door frames – Ants only need a very small gap to enter, often in damaged or rotten wooden frames.
- Utility points – Is there a gap around pipes leading into the cavity wall?
- Damaged pointing – Ants can easily gain access through gaps in damaged mortar.
Although there are Ant control treatments that you can buy over the counter, these seldom work. These products usually have very little residual activity and are not very strong, they can produce a quick knock down of insects that they come in contact with but are very limited in controlling problems in the long term. To this effect Ant treatment is best left to the professionals.
See what other people have said about our ant treatments:
I own a stationery shop and Adam had helped me with a rodent issue I had there, I called Adam regarding ants at my home and he visited my wife the same day. Adam found that the ants were making their way in from a hole in the wall of the kitchen and had nested behind some pine panelling on the kitchen walls. He treated with a water based insecticide on the outside of the kitchen walls and used a gel bait inside the kitchen itself. My wife said she could see immediate results and by the time I came home there was not one ant in sight. Adam did a fantastic job and I would recommend him very highly and will not hesitate to use him again in the future.Ramin