Insect Control
We offer professional ant extermination & control services to customers throughout the UK.

Ant Control

Ant Control

London Pest Management provide a professional ant control & extermination service for business customers & individuals.

Ants

Ants form colonies that range in size from a few dozen predatory individuals living in small natural cavities to highly organised colonies which may occupy large territories and consist of millions of individuals, common ants in the UK include:-

Garden Ant (Black Ant)

This is the ant which everybody knows and is found just about everywhere. The queen can be as big as 15 mm but the worker or male is only 4-5 mm long. These are the flying ants which everybody associates with in middle to late summer. Colonies can reach in size up to around 15,000 workers but 4000–7000 is around average.

Pharaoh Ant

The pharaoh ant is a small (2 mm) yellow or light brown, almost transparent ant notorious for being a major indoor nuisance pest, especially in hospitals. Pharaoh ants are a tropical species but they thrive in buildings anywhere, even in temperate regions provided central heating is present.

Colonies proliferate by "budding" (also called "satelliting" or "fractionating"), where a subset of the colony including queens, workers and brood (eggs, larvae and pupae) leave the main colony for an alternative nest site. Budding is a major factor underlying the invasiveness of Pharaoh ants. A single seed colony can populate a large office block, almost to the exclusion of all other insect pests, in less than six months.

Fire Ant

A typical fire ant colony produces large mounds in open areas, and feeds mostly on young plants, seeds, and sometimes crickets. Fire ants often attack small animals and can kill them. For humans, this is a painful sting, a sensation similar to what one feels when burned by fire—hence the name fire ant—and the after effects of the sting can be deadly to sensitive individuals. The Fire Ant subspecies found in Southern England is called the European fire ant or common red ant.

Disease & Dangers

While most ants do not pose a significant health risk to humans, some species of ant tend to inhabit grubby areas and may carry diseases on their bodies and fire ant stings can cause severe allergic reactions, including chest pain, nausea, severe sweating, loss of breath, serious swelling, and slurred speech, and be fatal if not treated..

Crawling Insect Rogues Gallery

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For more information regarding our ant treatment & extermination services in Bristol, Birmingham, Oxford, Northampton or anywhere else in the London, Central England or the UK, please contact us for further details.