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Flying Ants Causing Big Problems in the UK This Summer

Friday, August 14, 2015

Most of us know that summertime is the most likely time for pest problems relating to insects. This year, some of the biggest problems we have seen are those created by swarms of flying ants. In fact, the news wires have been flooded with recent stories about the tiny but annoying creatures.

Flying ants are most dangerous when they swarm. Swarming is most frequent during the summer months, especially when a moderate to heavy rain is followed by high temperatures with additional humidity. Such weather conditions bring the ants out of their nests in search of food and/or new nesting places. Getting rid of a swarm of flying ants is challenging, to say the least.

Getting to the Root of the Problem

What most people do not know about flying ants is that the insects they see are in the last stages of their lifecycle. There is a whole colony of ants that have not even begun to fly yet. So simply going after those that do fly does not solve the problem. The ant can only be eradicated by attacking the nest itself.

Like most pest insects, flying ants breed prolifically. They also are not fussy about their food sources. Even if you take every measure to make sure your home is as uninviting as possible, they still may decide to set up shop in your walls, under your floors, etc. It is best to contact a professional pest controller to remove them.

In Berkshire, we are the preferred pest control experts with more than 20 years of experience. We service all of Berkshire, including the towns of Hungerford and Thatcham. We offer quick and affordable service for all sorts of pests including flying ants, wasps and hornets, mice, rats, and more. We would be more than happy to service your home or business.

Remember, where you see flying ants there is at least the same amount in a nearby colony that have not yet started to fly. Rather than trying to fight them with an over-the-counter insecticide or a DIY solution, call the experts at Pest Control Berkshire. We are the fully trained and certified professionals more than capable of correctly and permanently addressing your problem. We will treat your property to remove flying ants and their associated nests. You will be back to enjoying your home as quickly as possible.


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