Black ants invading your home or business?
We provide expert ant treatments and extermination of ants for Wigan and beyond! Black garden ants (Lasius niger) are causing the most common problems in Lancashire, Liverpool and Manchester.
They belong in the garden and are usually not a problem outside. They are however a real nuisance once they invade homes or businesses. Sometimes a great number of swarming / flying (black) ants can cause nuisance problems in gardens during summer months. They are the drones (males) and new queens. Workers are wingless.
Give us a call for guaranteed ant treatment, control and elimination, and an end to your problem. We use quality professional insecticides, not available to the general public, assuring the elimination of the entire colony.
Ant treatment & elimination, Wigan, Lancashire and Merseyside
About 40 species of ants are found in the North-West of England, with some being introduced by the increase in global travel and trade.
Some of the more exotic species, such as the pharaoh ant (Monomorium pharaonis) being incapable of living outdoors, but breeding successfully in heated premises where they can cause serious problems such as spreading of diseases and contaminating food stores.
Applications containing bendiocarb, permethrin or certain baits have always been a standard procedure to eliminate ants on the surface. The promblem with these methods is that the colony remains viable. In contrast, our operatives use modern baits containing insecticides which become bioactivated to its active (toxic) metabolite once ants digest the bait. We find these baits to be very effective in eliminating the entire ant colony within 7-14 days permanently. However, sometimes a (cavity) wall injection with a long lasting residual insecticidal dust is required for immediate relief of flying ants. Late summer is the time when this is most likely.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Do not use DIY ant control product, such as dust (permethrin / bendiocarb). This will onl destroy visible trails on the surface. The colony will remain viable and just re-route new trails somewere inaccessible. In addition, this will make it more difficult to use professional baits.
Further reading: RHS ant control advice