Ant exterminator and removal in London
Inoculand's ant exterminator service is very convenient for the client. The gel formulation allows us to carry out the ant treatment without soiling the surrounding area and without emitting any fumes. There is no need for the residents to vacate the property, and no need to clean all the work surfaces after us.The gel is highly viscous, quite colourless and odourless. Yet it remains slightly hazardous if absorbed through skin and can cause moderate eye irritation. Therefore special care needs to be taken to prevent pets and children tampering with it. Normally the gel is placed in cracks and at skirting board level and it is easy to avoid contact. Once the ant pest control service is completed or whenever appropriate, wash thoroughly with soap and water.
What is the cost of ant control in London?
Inoculand can treat your home for any type of ants from £129+VAT using top of the range ant gel. The gel stays active for up to three months and offers you maximum protection. This is why a one-off visit is enough for effective ant control. Still, our service is guaranteed for maximum peace of mind.
How does the ant treatment work?
The gel has a honey like feel and can be applied to a number of surfaces or cracks where ants are active. It hence triggers a domino effect killing the colony's brood and queens. Within days you will notice a visible reduction. It is much superior to any spray or powder because instead of killing the ants, it kills the queens that make the eggs and thus allows complete control of the problem.
Why get rid of ants?
Ants in London will not pose a huge threat to your health. They won't transmit diseases and they won't cause you direct harm either. One of the issues that are associated with ants is cross contamination. They may walk on something nasty, and later walk on your food and surfaces, possibly causing bacterial contamination.
Ant pest control service in London
People in London normally spray ants with an insecticide can. Although these may kill the ants, in the background the queens are just making up more eggs to replenish the numbers. When the insecticidal effect goes down, ants would start appearing again. Using ant gel avoids this. The problem is the nest and the queen. It is better to cure the disease, rather than simply treat the symptoms endlessly. The best ant pest control service is the one that kills off the queens that are at the heart of the problem.
Typical ant problems in London
Most people will only ever see the common black ant species. They do not really pose any health threats and do not carry pathogens. At worst they will cause cross-contamination. And most of the time we can find the nest being just off the outer wall, adjacent to the rooms that are being infested. Exceptionally, we find the nest inside the home, underneath the shower base or inside the masonry.
However, one of the biggest issues we face is down to tropical ant species, which mostly affect purpose built flats. But they can as easily been introduced in any type of home as tenants move from one address to the next. These ants can be carriers of pathogens and therefore could have an impact on your health.
Pharaoh ant treatment
The most common tropical ant infestation in London is possibly with Pharaoh ants. They are so small you would not think much of them to start with. But soon they will build up in numbers, creating new satellite nests and spreading further throughout the building. In the old days the pest control industry relied on boric acid bait. The dry bait dispensers were very convenient to use but did not work brilliantly. The fresh liver bait was very troublesome to work with and would dry very quickly. Spraying would just end up making things worse.
Most of the ant treatment we carry out for flying ants in London is down to a sudden burst of activity coming from the corner of a room at skirting board level. This is a sign that ants are likely to be nesting in the wall cavity.
Suddenly you can have hundreds of large winged ants appearing, even if tenants had not noticed an ant problem beforehand. Flying ants are but one particular type of the same species designed for breeding.Every so often, there will be a burst of flying ants so new queens can be created. By the time the ant exterminator arrives, the burst will have gone down leaving dead ants dead on the floor. The issue here will be once again to take care of the nest before the next swarm takes place.