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Signs of Ants in Your Business

Ants are one of the most commonly encountered pests in businesses. An infestation of ants can quickly spread throughout a property. It’s important to spot the signs of ants early on so that proper treatments can be applied to prevent a large scale infestation from forming.

Ant Infestation Signs

  • Live ants - If you’re seeing large numbers of live ants then you may well have a problem. If you find them in your kitchen or in areas where you prepare food, then you need to do something to prevent them from entering.

  • Ant pathways - In and out of your home or premises are another sign. Some types of ant will lay down a pheromone trail to a food source. This chemical attracts other ants to find the food.

  • Ant nest - A nest site can look like a small pile of soil or dirt. Some species of ant like to make their home in walls or other quiet, dark places, which are more difficult to spot.

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Ant Infestation Concerns for Businesses

  • Food contamination - One of the biggest concerns any business should have regarding ants is the potential for food contamination. It is important to keep any food stored properly and clean up spills quickly to avoid any contamination issues.

  • Sterile areas - Many businesses working highly regulated industries like food processing or pharmaceuticals need to ensure that sterile areas are not infested by pests like ants.

  • Dining customers - Any business that serves food to customers can do significant damage to their reputation if diners spot ants on the property. The presence of ants or other insects will send a message to customers that the property is unclean and the food is not safe to eat.

  • Dangers in hospitals - Ant infestations in hospitals can be very problematic because healthcare facilities need to maintain very high levels of hygiene. However, hospitals are very busy, have numerous entrances and a constant flow of people coming in and out - providing ants many opportunities to gain entrance.

How To Deal with an Ant Infestation

DIY Products may help you get rid of small garden ant infestations. But when it comes to dealing with ant infestations in your business, you should get in touch with our experts.

Our pest control technicians understand the habits of different types of ant and can offer the most appropriate and effective solution. All our treatments are safe for your family and your pets.

Ant Facts

  • Ants belong to the insect order Hymenoptera. They are close relatives of bees and wasps.
  • Each colony can hold up to half a million ants.
  • Worker ants can live for up to seven years, while a queen can live for up to 15 years.
  • Ants swarm once every year. The young queens fly away and set up new colonies. If you hear people talking about flying ants, this may be the swarm they are referring to, or they could be termite alates (winged reproductives).

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