Ant Control & Removal
Fleas are small, wingless insects that feed on the blood of mammals and birds. They are external parasites that typically measure about 1/16 to 1/8 inch in length and are reddish-brown in color. Fleas have a flattened body that allows them to move easily through the fur or feathers of their hosts.
Fleas are known for their jumping ability, which is due to their powerful hind legs. They can jump up to 7 inches vertically and 13 inches horizontally, allowing them to easily move between hosts.
Fleas are a common problem for pet owners, as they can infest both cats and dogs.
They can also infest humans and can transmit diseases such as typhus and plague. Flea bites can cause itching, redness, and discomfort.
Types Of ANTS In The United Kingdom.
There are over 50 species of ants in the United Kingdom, but here are some of the most common types:
Black Garden Ants: These are the most common species of ant found in the UK. They are black or dark brown in color and can be found nesting in lawns, gardens, and under paving stones.
Pharaoh Ants: These are small, light brown ants that are commonly found in kitchens and other areas where food is stored. They are difficult to control and can quickly form large colonies.
Red Ants: There are several species of red ants found in the UK, including the common red ant and the European fire ant. They can be found nesting in soil and are known for their painful sting.
Lasius Ants: These are small, yellow or brown ants that are commonly found in gardens and under paving stones. They form small colonies and are not aggressive.
Wood Ants: These are large, reddish-brown ants that are commonly found in woodland areas. They build large nests made of pine needles and twigs.
Yellow Meadow Ants: These are small, yellow ants that are commonly found in grassland areas. They build small mounds of soil and can be aggressive if disturbed.
Ghost Ants: These are tiny, pale ants that are commonly found in homes and other indoor environments. They are difficult to control and can quickly form large colonies.
These are just a few of the most common types of ants found in the UK. Each species has unique characteristics and behaviors that impact their control and management.
Ant Control & Removal.
ServLabs Pest Control offers comprehensive ant control and removal services. Our experienced and certified technicians use the latest industry techniques and products to quickly and effectively eradicate your ant infestation. We can also provide preventative measures to help keep ants from returning.
Our team is trained to identify the source of the infestation and provide solutions to help you keep your home and business ant-free. Contact us today to discuss the best ant control and removal solution for your needs.
Ant Life cycle.
Ants have a complete metamorphosis, which means they undergo a four-stage life cycle: egg, larva, pupa, and adult.
Egg Stage: Ants start as eggs, which are small and oval-shaped. Ant eggs are usually white and are laid by the queen ant. The eggs take a few days to hatch, depending on the species and environmental conditions.
Larva Stage: After hatching, the ant larvae emerge. The larvae are legless and grub-like, and they require food and care from adult worker ants to survive. They go through several growth stages, shedding their skin as they grow.
Pupa Stage: Once the larvae reach their full size, they transform into pupae. During this stage, the pupae do not move or eat and are enclosed in a cocoon-like structure. The pupal stage is where the metamorphosis occurs, and the ants develop into their adult form.
Adult Stage: Once the metamorphosis is complete, the ants emerge from the pupal stage as fully developed adults. Adult ants are either male or female, and they have specific roles within the ant colony. The queen ant lays eggs, male ants mate with the queen, and worker ants forage for food, care for the young, and defend the colony.
The length of time it takes for ants to complete their life cycle varies depending on the species and environmental conditions. In general, the entire life cycle of ants can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months.
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Ant Control Treatments.
There are several methods of ant control treatments that are commonly used, depending on the species of ants and the severity of the infestation. Here are three common types of ant control treatments:
Spray Treatment: This involves spraying an insecticide directly onto the ants or the areas where they are commonly found. The insecticide is typically a liquid or aerosol and can be applied with a spray bottle or pump sprayer. Spray treatments are often used for outdoor infestations, such as on the exterior of buildings, but can also be used indoors in areas like kitchens and bathrooms.
Gel Treatment: This involves applying a gel bait that contains insecticide to areas where ants are commonly found, such as along ant trails or near nests. The gel bait is attractive to ants and they will feed on it, which will kill them. Gel treatments are often preferred for indoor infestations because they are more discreet and have a lower risk of exposure to people and pets.
Fogging Treatment: This involves using a fogger machine to distribute insecticide throughout an enclosed space, such as a room or building. Fogging treatments are typically used for severe infestations and are effective at killing ants that are hidden in cracks and crevices. However, they require the area to be vacated during the treatment and for a period of time afterwards to allow the fog to dissipate.
It's important to note that the effectiveness of these treatments depends on the species of ants and the severity of the infestation.