Ant exterminator, Ant Infestation, Ant extermination, Pest Problems, Pest Control London
Garden ants (Lasius niger) are one of two main species of ants that commonly cause problems in London. The worker garden ants are black in colour and 3-4 mm long, whilst the queen is much larger, at about 10mm. Male and queen ants are only produced with wings during the mating season in summer, when the weather is warm and humid (usually during thundery weather). At this time, you can see them flying and mating in the air. After the mating ritual, the males die, whilst the queen returns to the nest and loses her wings.
Garden ants make their way into homes and commercial premises causing a nuisance as they forage for food , particularly sweet foods.
To control garden ants requires a minimum of 2 treatments, as after the first treatment, young ants can hatch out of eggs, and so the 2nd treatment is essential to destroy the remaining young ants before they reproduce.