Blog / Ways to get Eliminate Ants in Your Home Permanently
Saturday, 11 August 2012 at 14:31
Only the unfortunates who have experienced it will know the true horror of winged ants within their home. Through an infestation of ordinary wingless ants is bad enough however when they're going through their yearly mating phase the problem can become insufferable. Ants often build colonies under the floors and in the cavity walls of our homes which colonies will love a long time if not treated getting progressively more troublesome each year. Our dwellings are dry and warm and provide the perfect places for any thriving ant colony; even 'solid' concrete floor is not a deterrent to an ant. Our room heating systems maintains their metabolism even in winter and my earliest ant call-out was on my small birthday, at the begining of January! Ants prefer a sandy soil there are lots of areas in Lancashire, Cheshire and Manchester which tend to provide more ant infestations than the others, Southport, Blackpool, Bolton, Sale & Altrincham leap to mind as hot ant towns. Unfortunately during their mating phase that they are most problematic. Within Lancashire, Cheshire and Manchester this tends to be pretty regularly around the third or fourth week in July. Ants mate in-flight and around mid-summer they produce winged immature Queens and winged males which in nature would disappear and mate in-flight. Many thousands of those winged ants are produced per nest and nests often synchronise their release so they mate with ants using their company nearby nests.
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Invariably this process starts after a few times of hot, dry weather and can usually go on for about per week although isolated releases continues throughout most of June, July & August. Unfortunately once the nest is hidden underneath the floor of the home the outcomes can be traumatic, literally thousands of flying ants are released into the lower rooms, collecting on windows as they make for the light. This is often extremely distressing for some people leading to extreme emotional trauma towards the extent that people learn to fear the summer and also have actually sold their homes to flee the invasion of ants that they know is originating.
The wet summers of 2007 & 2008 meant that ant infestations were recorded on previous years but ants seem to have a way of making up ground and 2009 looks set to become a very troublesome year. most people who have this problem opt for DIY solutions with powders from hardware shops etc truly these work is doomed to failure as they are not tackling one's heart of the problem the colony itself, safely hidden in the cavity wall or sub-floor area. Fortunately for many people the answer is at hand. At Harrier Pest Control (subject to site survey) we could cure this issue and give an extendable three year guarantee.