Solely the unfortunates who’ve skilled it’ll know the true horror of winged ants of their house. Having an infestation of extraordinary wingless ants is unhealthy sufficient however once they undergo their yearly mating part the state of affairs can turn out to be unbearable. Ants typically construct colonies below the flooring and within the cavity partitions of our houses and these colonies will dwell for a few years if left untreated getting progressively extra troublesome annually. Our dwellings are heat and dry and supply the proper locations for a thriving ant colony; even ‘stable’ concrete flooring will not be a deterrent to an ant. Our room heating programs maintains their metabolism even in winter and my earliest ant call-out was on my birthday, in early January! Ants want a sandy soil and there are a lot of areas in Lancashire, Cheshire and Manchester which have a tendency to offer extra ant infestations than others, Southport, Blackpool, Bolton, Sale & Altrincham leap to thoughts as scorching ant cities. Sadly it’s throughout their mating part that they’re most problematic. Right here in Lancashire, Cheshire and Manchester this tends to be fairly recurrently across the third or fourth week in July. Ants mate in-flight and round mid-summer they produce winged immature Queens and winged males which in nature would fly off and mate in-flight. Many hundreds of those winged ants are produced per nest and nests are likely to synchronise their launch in order that they mate with ants from different close by nests.
Invariably this course of begins after a number of days of highly regarded, dry climate and can normally go on for a few week though remoted releases will proceed all through most of June, July & August. Sadly when the nest is hidden beneath the ground of the house the outcomes will be traumatic, actually hundreds of flying ants are launched into the decrease rooms, accumulating on home windows as they make for the sunshine. This may be extraordinarily distressing for some folks resulting in excessive emotional trauma to the extent that folks study to concern the summer season and have truly bought their houses to flee the invasion of ants which they know is coming.
The moist summers of 2007 & 2008 meant that ant infestations had been down on earlier years however ants appear to have a means of catching up and 2009 seems to be set to be a really troublesome yr. most individuals who’ve this drawback go for DIY options with powders from retailers and many others however normally these efforts are doomed to failure as they don’t seem to be tackling the guts of the issue which is the colony itself, safely hidden within the cavity wall or sub-floor space. Happily for many individuals the answer is at hand. At Harrier Pest Management (topic to web site survey) we’re capable of treatment this drawback and provides an extendable three yr assure petsafeantkiller.org.
The remedy which is completed primarily from the skin of the home, is completely protected for animals and youngsters and has no scent, entails drilling small holes into the cavity partitions of the property, not in contrast to a damp-course injection and blowing an insecticidal powder into the cavity wall below strain. This kinds an impenetrable barrier over which the ants can’t go and along with a precautionary inside spray remedy (if deemed vital) will step by step convey the state of affairs below management. The holes, that are solely 8mm in diameter keep open so it’s a merely matter of topping up the cavities each three years to increase the effectiveness of the assure by three years. This process is finest carried out within the early spring nevertheless it may be completed at any time of yr. As a particular supply earlier than our busy interval begins we’re providing 25% off the conventional value till April 30 2009. While we normally cowl the entire of Lancashire, Cheshire and Larger Manchester