Ants in March
Ants in March
This is the time of year when ants become noticeable and we will begin receiving calls from customers asking for help. Worker ants will enter dwellings foraging for food, in particular sweet substances. While ants are not a risk to human health, they can be present in large numbers to be a nuisance. March ants will almost certainly be coming from several nests, so just locating one nest and destroying that will have a limited effect on the level of annoyance.
We will treat the infested and surrounding areas with one or a number of insecticide sprays. One of two gel baits may also be used. These insecticides are the most modern insecticides available.
This time of year the colder weather will mean that any treatment will take longer to have a full effect as the ants metabolism will be much slower. Treatment can take up to a month at this time of year to be successful.
The treatment is designed to keep ants out from inside areas. If the bait only option has been used then it is vital that workers are not disturbed. There will even be a burst of activity before the problem subsides. The workers must not be killed but allowed to return to the nest to carry the poison back to the nest to do it’s job.
PESTUK are full members of the BPCA, the governing body for pest control in the UK. Using a BPCA member company ensures you have a qualified, fully insured company treating your pest problem.
Call us on 0330 100 2811 to book an appointment regarding- March ants, or any other pest problem you may have.