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Don't waste money on flying ants warns pest control company
This is the time of year when pest control companies' telephones are red hot with people ringing up about giant ants with wings erupting from the ground and then getting on to clothing, getting stuck in hair and covering walls.
The problem normally disappears on its own within a few hours and there is very little a pest control company can do apart from charge a lot of money.
Cleankill Environmental Services Managing Director Paul Bates explains:
"It's the normal mating flight of the common black garden ant and it happens two or three times over the Summer months causing some people great distress. We advise the callers not to panic and just wait a few hours.
"Unfortunately some other pest control companies take advantage of people's aversion to flying insects and suggest carrying out a treatment to eradicate the ants when it's totally unnecessary and wasteful."
The ants normally take to the air on a still, warm Summer evening. They will be coming from the thousands of nests that cover every square mile of the country as they look for a suitable mate.
"Pest controllers should be called to treat infestations when ants are foraging for food in kitchens, and the nests are around the property exteriors but not for flying ants," warns Paul. "Small infestations can be treated using DIY products, but you need to know exactly where to put the poison or the problem will keep coming back."
Pest problems you should call experts like Cleankill to deal with include rats, mice, squirrels, pest birds, wasps, clothes moths, brown tail moths, cockroaches and fleas.
Cleankill is a specialist provider of pest control services to retail, commercial and industrial properties throughout the UK. The company deals with 'distress' pests such as wasps and fleas, as well as offering preventative maintenance against public health pests such as mice and rats. Cleankill can also clear and proof buildings against pest birds.
Cleankill has been solving pest problems for commercial and domestic customers for more than 15 years. Using the most up-to-date pest-control techniques and technology, the company keeps its customers pest free and makes sure it is at the forefront of the industry when it comes to the use of pesticides and non-toxic pest control methodology.
As an Investor in People, Cleankill ensures that all its staff are highly trained and offer an exceptionally fast and efficient level of service. The company is a proud member of the British Pest Control Association, as well as being approved to ISO9001 and ISO14001. Cleankill is also fully accredited to the Safecontractor, Exor, Constructionline and Achilles Health & Safety Accreditation Scheme and aims to be recognised as a market leader for innovation and new pest control techniques.
T: 0800 056 5477
9th August 2012