Ant Control in Richmond
The two types of ants most common to Richmond are Pharaohs ants and garden ants. They are very different species and require different treatments.
The Pharaohs ant Workers are approx 1.5-2mm long, yellow-brown with brown abdomen with the males measuring 3mm long, black and winged the queens 3.5-6mm long, dark red in colour with wings and they have black eyes and 2 small segments at the pedicel.
Well defined trails are laid which are often associated with heating systems. The Pharaohs Ants feed indoors on high protein foods like meat, fats, blood and dead insects etc. New colonies are often formed through nests that have been disturbed e.g. as a result of insecticide spray treatments.
The Garden Ant in Richmond is black in colour and has a segmented body. Workers are 5mm in length and the queen 15mm long. Nests are usually found in lawns, flower beds, underneath stones and paving slabs etc. also increasingly found in cavity walls and foundations of properties. Ants are social insects and several thousand may be present in a large nest.
During summer, large numbers of winged females and males are reared in the nest. On warm and humid days, normally between mid-July and mid-September they swarm out and take flight in Richmond. Sometimes they all follow a trail inside premises and hundreds of them may appear in a few hours, causing distress to staff/residents.
Our team have many years of experience within the pest control industry and possess the knowledge and experience to help remove the problem safely, contact us and let our Richmond staff eradicate your ant infestation.