Worker ants are the ones most likely to be seen. Males and females are produced at certain times of the year. The so-called flying ants have wings and are common only in the summer. The workers, about 2-5mm in length, are black/brown in colour. The females and males are larger in body size and are about 6.5 – 10.00 mm for the female and 3.5 – 4.5 mm for the male. Garden ants generally nest outdoors in sandy soils but travel widely in search of food. They become a pest when they enter homes in search of food; they are particularly attracted to sweet substances. Garden ants become a nuisance because of their foraging habits. They walk across unpleasant and dirty areas during their search for food. They are therefore thought of as unacceptable in our homes.
Our treatment programme consists of two visits. Our technician will carry out a thorough inspection of your premises prior to any treatment and assess the level and extent of the infestation. He will then talk through the problems you are experiencing and explain what our initial treatment entails.
Black Garden Ants are normally controlled using residual insecticides namely sprays and dusts even gels. In domestic properties we would normally treat the kitchen and garden areas where the ants may have originally entered the premises.
Once our treatment is complete we will detail our work in an inspection report and leave this with you, our technician will then arrange a convenient time to carry out a follow up treatment.
At Marvel, we provide a fast & effective service to get rid of ants in your home or business.
We understand how stressful it can be to have a pest problem at home or work, so you can be sure of a reliable & discreet service from our pest control experts.