several black ants gathered round food taking it back to their ants nest


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As the majority of ant species prefer warmer temperatures, so our climate is not suitable for many of them. However, the ant species found in the UK can be a nuisance when they get into your home. Garden or Black Ants aren’t thought to carry diseases, the trouble is you don’t know where they’ve been foraging outside, so you won’t want them marching through your food cupboards. Ants will travel in a wide range searching for food, following chemical trails they have established and clustering around the source of food, becoming a nuisance in homes and businesses. Outside, small piles of earth around holes in soil and at the base of exterior walls can indicate their origin.

Ants in house or garden?

If you've found a few ants sneaking into your home, there are steps you can take yourself to help elevate the problem:  

  1. Watch carefully to track down where they are coming into your home, and seal off the entry points
  2. Clear up any sticky residues on worktops and tables, because most ants are attracted to 'sweet things'
  3. Cover up, put away or securely seal any foodstuffs which could be a source of food for ants

If you are still having trouble with ants in the house, then you can call on the experts. Our external Ant Bait Station uses the ants roaming instinct to it's advantage, providing an insecticide bait which they eat and take back to the nest - effectively eliminating the colony. The tamper resistant lid allows it to be used safely in areas used by children and pets.

FACT: Some birds, like Jays, spread their wings on an ant’s nest to get ants in their feathers. It is thought that this is because the ants squirt formic acid that gets rid of bird parasites.

Ant Species & Guides

There are thousands of ant species worldwide, but in the cooler UK climate the Garden or Black Ant is the most resilient species to live outdoors in nutrient-rich, moist environments. Tropical ant species such as Roger's, Ghost and Pharaoh's Ants only survive with the warmth provided inside heated buildings in the UK.

Dealing with Ant Infestations

Our local BPCA (British Pest Control Association) certified Technicians offer methods of ant control that are targeted to eliminate specific ant species. They can solve the problem quickly and, needless to say, they’re perfectly safe for your family and pets. Call Rentokil free on 0800 218 2210. We’ll get back to you within 24 hours to arrange for ant control that’s tailored to your specific problem.

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DIY Products for Ants

We can offer DIY Ant Products, like Ant Killer Gel, which will get rid of small ant infestations. Our range of products include ant sprays, ant powder and gels, which can be used to treat common ant problems, like garden ants. However, if you have a larger problem or a reoccurring issue with ants you can rely on our expert pest controllers to eliminate the problem.