Ants Pest Control
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Typical Ant Pest Types
The worker(male) ant is usually 3-4mm long with a black/brown segmental body, biting mouthparts and elbowed antennae. The Queen has all the same characteristics but is larger at around 10-12mm. As the name suggests these ants tend to nest outside in gardens, under pavings flags the base of walls and flower beds.
Worker ants usually invade homes and workplaces searching for food, and are always on the lookout for sweet food. During the summer months of June - September winged ants will leave the nest on a warm afternoon to take flight. This flight is how ants mate and may last a couple of hours, after this the Queens land and start to dig tunnels to create a nest which will grow over winter and will create a new colony ready for spring.
These yellow ants are of tropical origin, with the workers being 2mm long and the Queens being 5mm long, with a darkened tip to the abdomen.
The pharaoh ants have become a pest in rest homes, hotels, prisons, hospitals, apartments and food warehouses. Although they are a tropical species they thrive in buildings providing central heating in present, and prefer warm dark areas near hot water pipes. They have been found in drains, toilets, sinks and other insanitary places.
Unlike other ants the Queen can be replaced with another Queen which is key factor to keep in mind during control, as new Queens can be produced when needed and this can cause the colony to split.
A survey is highly recommended to help prevent this from happening.
Also known as the Black-Headed Ant, this ant is tiny at 1.5mm with an almost translucent abdomen, legs and a black thorax and head. The ants are still quite rare having arrived in the UK in the last few years but they are spreading quickly.
he diet of the ghost ant consists mainly of sweet, sugary foods but they have been known to feed on other insects and grease. Like pharaohs ants there can be several queens in a colony and thousands of workers. The ghost ant colony is usually divided up into smaller sub-colonies as they tend to nest in places which are too small for their huge numbers.