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ANTS

Ants

The two most common types of ant in the UK are the Garden Ant (Lasius niger) and The Pharaoh Ant (Monomorium pharaonis). Garden Ants form colonies around a single queen. On average these colonies consist of between 4,000 and 6,000 workers but in some cases can be as large as 15,000. Garden ants generally build their nests underground. Pharaoh Ants are more likely to be found inside buildings, particularly in kitchens and warm areas. Their colonies average around 4,000 – 4,500 workers. Pharaoh Ants are smaller than garden ants and are orange-brown in colour.

Problems caused by Ants

During summer months Garden Ants begin to explore their surrounding area in search of food and this can result in them entering the home, in these cases they are often found in the kitchen or other places where they are most likely to find food. During mating season (July – September) Garden Ants develop wings (commonly referred to as Flying Ants) and gather in swarms of thousands around the nest. 

Garden ants can also cause problems for gardeners as they farm certain types of plant and fruit. Pharaoh Ant Colonies have multiple queens and split off to form smaller migrating colonies (parts of the colony split off and form smaller nests) this causes are a particular problem inside buildings because of their wide distribution. This migrating behaviour poses a risk of cross contamination because they can spread from toilets and other unsanitary areas to kitchens and food preparation areas.

How do we treat them?

We will begin by assessing the nest area and any access points to the home. We will then apply the appropriate insecticide depending on which type of ant we are treating. 

Post Treatment Control Tips

REMOVE SOURCES OF FOOD
Ensure surfaces are clean and any crumbs or other food residues are vacuumed or swept from floors.

PROOF YOUR PROPERTY
Eliminating entry points to your property is the most effective way to prevent Ants entering your home. Chase Pest Control can undertake any proofing works that are necessary.

Some feedback from our customers

I don’t normally add reviews but I really wanted to thank Peter for helping me out last week. I’d discovered a wasp nest in the loft and needed an urgent solution given I had builders coming in a few days to put some new insulation in. Peter came right over that morning, and even popped back a few days later to check all was safe and ok. I’d definitely recommend Peter and Chase Pest Control. The service was fast, friendly and excellent value for money.
Ben Clarke - Enfield
I was introduced to Peter by a friend. I phoned him and he arrived within the hour. The problem was dealt with efficiently and he came back as many times as was needed till the problem was eliminated. I would highly recommend Chase Pest Control to anybody. Peter is a lovely man and was very thorough and kept me informed about what he was doing which made me feel very reassured that the problem would be resolved. I was very lucky that my friend passed his details to me!!
Judy - Finchley
I found chase pest control online as I was in a terrible state as I had a rat somewhere in the house! Their response was within an hour as soon as I meet them I felt very reassured every visit was very professional and thorough I would 100% recommend chase pest control! they are absolutely amazing at their job as well as being lovely genuine reliable people. Thank you very much Peter for solving our problem you truly are a wonderful company.
Lisa – Enfield
Having spoken unsuccessfully to many companies for help, I finally came across Chase Pest Control. What a breath of fresh air. Within the hour, Peter was on our door step. He was not only helpful, professional and friendly but the job was done quite quickly. He came back as many times as we called him without complaining. Afterwards all holes were blocked. What I liked most about Chase Pest Control is the fact that they kept me informed at every step. Thank you Peter, my daughter has now happily settled back into her bedroom. I highly recommend Chase Pest Control.
Joyce - Bounds Green
Called on this company initially to deal with wasps. Prompt, efficient and reasonably priced service. Due to well done first job I had no hesitation of contacting the company again to deal with a mouse infestation. Peter carried out the work efficiently. He dealt with the cause of the problem by putting mesh on air vents and was very thorough and helpful in returning on four occasions to dispose of mice. Reasonably priced, friendly and professional service. Highly recommended.
Mary - Tottenham
Just to say that we had our wasps terminated by Chase Pest Control last week. Great service with integrity and such a nice company to deal with. It was so quick and easy, and they came at a time that was good for us! Thank you Peter.
Lauren - Enfield
I had a problem with squirrels in my loft, I had previously called out two different pest control companies and neither could resolve the problem, the squirrels just came back. Chase Pest Control were friendly and efficient, they quickly found out where the squirrels were coming in and blocked their access. To date they have not come back. I’d definitely recommend Chase Pest Control.
Sally - Cheshunt
We use Chase Pest Control for all of our managed properties. They manage all of the work, do the bookings directly and any problems get sorted out quickly and without any hassle which is exactly what you need in this business
Colin - Holden's Property Services
I don’t normally add reviews but I really wanted to thank Peter for helping me out last week. I’d discovered a wasp nest in the loft and needed an urgent solution given I had builders coming in a few days to put some new insulation in. Peter came right over that morning, and even popped back a few days later to check all was safe and ok. I’d definitely recommend Peter and Chase Pest Control. The service was fast, friendly and excellent value for money.
Ben - Enfield EN2
Chase Pest Control are amazing!!! Fantastic service!! Amazing staff, friendly, professional and thorough!! If anyone has any kind of pests they need "controlling" ants, wasps nests etc.... please call these guys!!! You won't be disappointed!!
Anna Bella - Palmers Green
Peter recently carried out treatment and proofing to our house to get rid of a rat problem that we had. Peter was professional and courteous throughout, taking extra care to ensure that the problem was dealt with thoroughly and carrying out the works in an efficient and conscientious manner. I would highly recommend Chase Pest Control.
Esther – Enfield
What a brilliant find - Peter came very quickly as I had trouble with rats in the kitchen. He was very polite, friendly and worked hard even had to take all my kitchen units out to find where the rats were getting in and put the units back immaculately. After a few days Peter rang to see how things were going & even came back to make sure all was well. I highly recommend Chase Pest Control and Peter and feel sure anyone else will be just as delighted as I am.
Rita – Enfield
I had a problem with a wasp nest at the back of my house. Chase Pest Control came out within a few hours and took care of the problem quickly and without fuss. They were friendly and professional. Lovely to use a family business instead of a national chain.
Paul White - Enfield
We had an ant infestation in our office and called Chase Pest Control through a recommendation on here. We called them at 6.30pm and at 9am the next day the lovely Peter was here to hopefully banish them for good! I would thoroughly recommend them to anyone! Fast, efficient, reliable and friendly!
Anna Theofanus - Palmers Green

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