Professional Ant Control Makes Sense
Whether you are a private household or business, if you have any problems with ants, then you need professional pest control. Young’s Pest Control offers a complete service, which will cover both large and small infestation problems.
If in doubt, call or drop us an email for expert pest control advice on how to identify pest infestations and solve your problem.
At Young’s, there is no job too big or small for us to handle.
The ant control preparations that we use are only for professional use by experienced operators. Our company will deal with your pest problem quickly and safely so that pets, wildlife, children and food is not harmed in any way whatsoever.
If an ant problem gets out of hand, it could turn into a serious situation that is unhealthy, unpleasant and not good for your business. Young’s has the depth of experience to deal with whatever that problem is whether it occurs in industrial units, food companies or the porches and kitchens of family homes.
Types of ant
The black ant (Garden Ant) is one of the most common and found in the UK in gardens and buildings.
The Pharaoh, Ghost and Argentine Ant are only found inside buildings that are heated. These type of pests are not only irritation but can also become a health hazard. They are almost impossible to get rid of without professional help because their nests are inaccessible.
The Crazy Ant, Big Headed Ant and Roger’s Ant can be very troublesome indoors but are rarely seen in the UK.
The cause of ant infestations
In the city of Manchester, a common form of pest is the Garden Ant, which lives in the soil and under stones. They can also be found in large numbers in the walls and foundations of houses and under the floors. This type of ant can gain entrance into a room through minute gaps, and as a nest can live for several years, they can be an unrelenting problem unless dealt with professionally.
The Garden Ant is attracted by food, and when this is found, the nest is alerted and a trail set up. At this stage, there is an above average risk of contamination of food, drink, and work surfaces, and anything that they have picked up on their bodies can end up in food preparation areas.
Ant activity and seasons
The activity of ants outside is influenced by temperature, and the warmer it is, the greater the risk of an infestation. Spring and summer are risk seasons, and problems will continue through until autumn. Ants that are living inside heated buildings can be active all year, and it is quite common to find them in places such as hospitals and hotels.
In July and August, when it is is humid, it is not unusual to see flying ants that are the sexually mature form of the Garden Ant. In the hot summer conditions, the sight of swarms of flying ants can be alarming and could lead to problems, if not controlled professionally.
Tropical ants such as the Ghost or Argentine live in heated buildings around the UK. They are attracted to infected wounds and create multiple nests that can cause problems in hospitals. Ant such as these are small enough to invade sterile hospital packs and infest bedding, luggage and plants. If they have made nests in a building, they can only be removed entirely by using professional pest control.
Ants and food businesses
Because of the stringent UK rules relating to food, ants can be a significant problem for a company. Under the Food Safety Act and the Food Hygiene Regulations, if you are preparing food for the general public, it must be fit for human consumption. If it has been contaminated by ants, then the food producer is breaking the law.
Being in contravention of the food regulations can lead to substantial fines, and is also bad publicity, so it is best to have the help of an expert such as Young’s Pest control to maintain your legal liability.
The use of contract prevention to control ants is extremely cost-effective, and avoiding an infestation of ants is a far more suitable solution, rather than reacting to a situation after it has taken place. The use of contract pest control is appropriate for all food businesses from large hotels to small, fast food outlets.
Methods of pest control
At Young’s, we use a variety of techniques for ant pest control. These include gels, sprays, dust and air treatment.
Young’s professional control of ants is a cost-efficient and professional way to keep your business free from pests.