The UK media loves a scary story involving pests but could they actually be on to something this time?

A recent headline in the Daily Mirror stated the following –

‘Britain set for invasion of deadly pharaoh ants this summer – and other creepy crawlies’

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Why Is This?

There is actually a distinct possibility that this headline may actually be more accurate than many people would like as the recent cold winter and mild spring has combined to make the ‘perfect Are We Set For An Invasion of These???cocktail’ for bugs and flying insects.

The biggest problem is a common summer issue involves wasps making their presence felt – but the ones we really don’t want to make the UK their home are a variety of ant called the Pharaoh Ants.

Pharaoh ants spread potentially fatal dysentery, typhoid and other infections by poisoning food. Originating in the tropics, they are hard to eradicate.

More About Pharaoh Ants

The pharaoh ant is a small (2mm) yellow or light brown, almost transparent and known for being a major indoor nuisance pest, especially in hospitals. The origin of this ‘tramp’ ant is uncertain, although favoured alternatives include West Africa and Indonesia. The Pharaoh ant has been introduced to virtually every area of the world including Europe, the Americas, Australasia and Southeast Asia. Pharaoh ants are a tropical species but they thrive in buildings, even in temperate regions, provided central heating is present.

How To Remove Pharaoh Ants

To eradicate this pest requires a close understanding of its biology, lifestyle and habits. Integrated Pest Management has that expertise and years of practical field experience. We know exactly which product to use, when to use them and where.

Contact Us Today

If you suspect you have a pharaoh ant problem, call us for more advice on 01992 763776.