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Why is ant pest control important?

If you’re worried that you have an ant infestation, it will be a good idea to find out what ant pest control options are available to you to have them removed. All ants have the potential to contaminate food and spread germs, and some ants could even deliver a nasty sting or spread dangerous diseases.

As well as this, it’s their ability to build huge colonies that makes ant pest control so important. Some ant species can even cause damage to your property by burrowing into woodwork, foundations and wall cavities, which could become a fire risk if electrical cables are damaged.

Needless to say, if you own a business (particularly one that serves food), commercial ant pest control is even more important.

Are there any dangerous ants in the United Kingdom?

The most common ant pest in the United Kingdom is the Black Garden Ant. While usually not dangerous to humans or pets, Black Garden Ants can become a real nuisance in your home or business. If you are in need of black ant pest control, don’t hesitate to contact us.

As well as Black Garden Ants, there are a few species that could be dangerous.

  • Red Ants have the potential to contaminate food but also tend to be more aggressive than Black Garden Ants. They can deliver a painful sting when they feel threatened and are unlikely to run away from a fight.
  • Pharaoh Ants, noticeable by their light colouring (usually somewhere between red and yellow) and black markings on their abdomens, can be a dangerous pest to have in your home or business. They’re known to carry bacteria like Salmonella and Streptococcus.
  • Ghost Ants are another species that are becoming increasingly common. They can usually be spotted by their dark heads and very pale legs and abdomens. They have the potential to contaminate food and may bite if their nest is threatened.

How to tell if you have an ant infestation

Many people turn a blind eye if they see one or two ants crawling around their home or business. Doesn’t seem that alarming, right? Actually, this could be a sign of an ant infestation and you should consider calling in an ant exterminator or ant removal team. Here are some tell-tale signs of an ant infestation:

  • Ant pathways

Most ants leave their scent in the form of trails for their fellow colony members to follow. If you notice a number of ants following the same track, it could indicate that there is a nest nearby.

  • Small piles of dirt

Some ants like dark, hidden places to nest. That could mean that they nest in your wall cavities, under floorboards or beneath countertops. Look for small mounds of dirt, as this could be the nest site.

  • Rotten or decomposing wood

Black Garden Ants in particular like to nest in moist places. If you have any decomposing wood in your property or garden, this could encourage nesting.

  • Dirt mounds in the garden

The most common types of ants like to nest in soil, which means your outdoor area is a prime spot for nesting. Look for mounds of dirt nearby to hidden places (like your paving slabs or under your shed).

If you suspect you have seen one or two of these ant infestation signs, call an ant exterminator or ant removal team like ourselves so that we can investigate and determine the best course of action. Getting rid of ants can be difficult, so it’s important to work with an ant control team or a qualified ant exterminator to ensure the problem is resolved.

Ant Removal Steps

It’s not always easy to get rid of ant pests. To fully deal with the problem, you need to ensure that the nest is destroyed or that the queen ant is killed. Some ants have multiple queens in their colony too and others can ‘bud’, meaning there could be more than one nest in your home or business.

There are plenty of ant pest removal solutions out there, many of which come in the form of do-it-yourself treatments and off-the-shelf products. We would always recommend choosing a professional ant pest control team/ ant exterminator, as both of these at-home options won’t guarantee that the ant pest is 100% eradicated.

Choosing Professional Ant Removal

At Willis Pest Control, we’re experts at providing ant pest control to homes and businesses in the West Midlands. Call us what you want; ant control, ant removal, or ant exterminators we help remove any type of ant. Whether you’re based in Birmingham, Wolverhampton, or elsewhere across the region, our team of fully qualified technicians is here to help with any ant infestation from ghost ants to black ant pest control.

To get rid of your ants for good, contact our friendly and approachable team. You’ll speak with an experienced pest control technician, who will talk you through what happens next.

We know that ant infestations can be very different depending on your property. That’s why we will always visit your property before deciding on an ant pest control treatment. That way, we can do a full inspection to find out the scale of your ant problem and choose the right removal methods to ensure your pests won’t return.

In fact, we’re so confident in our service that we offer a two-month guarantee to all our customers – both businesses and homeowners alike. Our 100% guarantee means that we promise to remove the offending ants and will treat your property for as long as it takes for the ant problem to be eradicated.

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