The most common species that invades houses are the Black Garden Ant, which in fact, is actually a very dark brown.
All Ants have the main divisions of the body (head, thorax, abdomen) distinctly separated by very narrow waists and have a sharp elbow joint in their antennae. They are highly organised social insects. It is the foraging worker Ants that invade buildings in search of food. These range from 3 to 5mm in length and are attracted to sweet foodstuffs which they take back to the nest to feed to the larvae and queen.
The so-called Ants eggs sold for aquaria fish are actually the pupae. Flying Ants are the reproductive males and females. These mating Ants are winged and have a nuptial swarming flight during only a few days in July or August. Mating takes place in the air and the female then seeks out a nest site where she stays for the winter, laying eggs the following spring in order to start up a new colony.
How we can help:
We treat all rooms which contain Ants by using residual insecticides and gel baits.
Before our visit
- The property must be vacuumed and cleaned thoroughly throughout.
- All items on the floor such as shoes, bags etc. should be taken off the floor especially at floor and wall junctions.
During our visit
You should vacate the property during our treatment and until the insecticide is dry. Normally about 3 hours dependent on temperature.
After our visit
- Do not sweep, brush, mop, vacuum, or clean the area that has been sprayed for at least 14 days. This is to let the insecticide work through the insects life cycle which we are trying to break.
- If after 14 days there is still activity then a second treatment may be required.