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Garden Ants (flying ants)
Biology: Typical worker ants are 3-4mm long of a brown/black colour with elbowed antennae and biting mouthparts. The queen tends to be much larger at about 10mm. Garden Ants usually nest outdoors in lawns,
flower beds, beneath paving flags and at the base of walls. Premises are usually invaded by worker ants foraging for food, especially sweet foods. During summer, winged females (q,ueens) and males leave the nest
on one or two warm afternoons and take flight. During this flight, which may only last for 2- 3 hours, the ants mate. The formation of a new colony starts with a mated winged female digging into the earth to overwinter
and start a new colony in the spring.
Control: The trail of worker ants can be followed to the nest and if the nest can be exposed, and it is safe to do so, the nest can be treated with insecticide. If it is not possible to trace the nest, a residual
insecticidal spray will be used to treat outside the building. Special attention should be paid to likely entry points such as door frames, air bricks and waste pipes to create an insecticidal barrier. In addition,
the use of gels and liquid feeding baits can help with longer-term control.
Crawling Insects Cambridgeshire
- Market Deeping
- St Neots
Crawling Insects Essex
- Bishops Stortford
- Canvey Island
- Great Dunmow
- Leigh on sea
- Saffron Walden
- Thorpe Bay
- Walton on Naze
- Westcliff on Sea
Crawling Insects Norfolk
- Downham Market
- Great Yarmouth
- Kings Lynn
- North Walsham
Crawling Insects Suffolk
- Bury St Edmunds
- Needham Market
- Wickham Market
Pest Solution Ltd provides professional domestic and commercial pest control services in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex and surrounding areas of East Anglia. Our pest control services include wasp nest removal, flying insect control, rodent control, bird control, crawling and biting insect control as well as bird and insect proofing services to name a few.
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