Unlike some ant removal companies, we quote what you pay, so there is no confusion.
All of our ant removal jobs are individually priced which is how we end up being the cheapest available solution.
We are a part of the FM Solutions Group, one of the UK's most tried and trusted facilities management groups.
As a part of our ant removal packages, you can pick a time that best suits you for dealing with the most persistent pests.
We're a proudly East Midlands based pest removal company, covering the length and breadth of the East & West Midlands.
We use the most cutting edge technology to give you the best results possible for pest control.
We have been around for quite a while now which means we know our way around professional ant removal.
We guarantee we won't rest until we remove every last pest. Direct Pest goes above and beyond to provide service satisfaction.
If you are looking for great value, reliable ant removal in the Midlands and surrounding areas, you’ve come to the right place. We have teams of ant pest control professionals that are ready and waiting to slide down the firemens pole and rush to your rescue.
For ant and ant nest removal, get in touch with our friendly team of experts. We will then get one of our team to give you a call back at a time that suits you best. Phone 0800 088 6392 today to call out our trusted pest controllers and get your ant problem solved!
All ants live in colonies and while there are three roles of ant in these colonies, it is likely that you will only ever see two kinds: the female workers (drones) and the male ants when they spread the nest. The male ants have wings and so when you see “flying ants” these aren’t a different species of ants they are just your normal black ants trying to spread their nest. At this time, the aptly named ‘Flying Ants’ spread to build new colonies however when they have nested indoors, infestations may cause problems anytime of the year. You are very unlikely to see the queen as she is normally at the very heart of the nest.
Black ants are a fairly easy issue to resolve. Our team can easily and efficiently get rid of the nest with simple control methods.
There are about 60 different species of ant in the UK. They have poor eyesight and use their antenna as well as the scents left by other ants to keep in line with each other. They feed on vegetation as well as other animals and sometimes rival ants. They are incredibly strong and can lift twenty times their own body weight and scientists estimate there are at least 1.5 million ants for every human on the planet! At certain times of the year ant swarms are made up of new queens and males – which is called their ‘nuptial flight’. Once this flight has been made, the males die and the queens land elsewhere and start new colonies. They then bite off their wings, never fly again, and instead settle into their main function of reproduction.
Black ants can bite and sting. You would feel a nip, which may be itchy, but the bite itself is harmless. They pose little risk to our health, but are an obvious nuisance.
Pharaoh ants can bite humans although they cannot sting anything as their stinger’s function is to generate hormones with which they communicate to other ants about foraging trails. Generally Pharaoh ants are two millimetres (1 ⅙ inch) in length and a light yellow colour. They are distinguished from their cousins by their dual noded petiole (their petiole being the narrow waist between the thorax and the abdomen).
Pharaoh ants are one of the more difficult ants to deal with. Unlike most ant colonies, Pharaoh ants always have more than one queen at any one time and this means that they are able to completely take over areas of habitat in small spaces of time. For example, a single colony could populate large office block from nothing to exclusion of all other pests within 6 months. Furthermore, due to the fact that there is more than one queen, Pharaoh ants live in different compartments called buds with one queen per bud. I any single bud is attacked or threatened then all the ants will simply move to an outer bud and abandon their original bud. This means that if you do not treat a nest of Pharaoh ants correctly then you will only be left with a worse situation as they will grow in number and in areas inhabited. They are notorious for ruining lawns and causing problems for biodiversity as they are particularly successful at scavenging all the food in the local area.
While there are 12,500 classified species of ants, there are 20,000 known species of ants which means that we know that there are 7,500 species that we know exist but know very little about! It is very likely that the number of species that exist is much bigger than 20,000!
The biomass of all ants is equal to the biomass of all humans! This means the weight of all ants is equal to the weight of all the humans on Earth!
Our ant removal experts have got it down to a science, but it still takes us around a days work to ensure your ant problem is solved.
The species of ants commonly found in the UK, particularly around the home or on commercial properties, do not have venom that can kill a human. We usually provide ant pest control because they are a nuisance rather than a threat.
There are, however, rarer species of ant that can kill us, such as the Maricopa harvester ant, which has a sting thousands of times more powerful than a honeybee.
Our ant nest removal experts are based in Leicestershire, which gives us the ability to remove ants nest around the Midlands. This includes Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and the surrounding areas. We are a growing business, so if you have found us, we likely cover your area. Find out more about the areas of the Midlands we cover for ants and ant nest removal.
If your business has come under siege from an infestation of ants then it’s time to call in the cavalry. Here at Direct Pest we handle everything from small pest problems to dauntingly large invasions, so that your business can keep running smoothly. Find out how Direct Pest can help your company today.
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Depending on the scale of your infestation, the price varies, but we pride ourselves on offering a great value service. Contact us to find out how much it will cost to solve your ant problem.
At Direct Pest we know what bother and upset ants can cause, so fill out our form and we will get one of our team to give you a call at a time that suits you and arrange a date that would be convenient for you to come and treat your property.