Preparing For The Ant Control in London
The Ant Treatment in London Explained
Initial Visit by the Ant Exterminator
Your local ant exterminator with Archers Pest Control in London will arrive to inspect all areas of your London home to pinpoint ant activity and their runway paths. He will start treating affected areas with the latest methods for ant control available in London. He will place bait gel in safe spots. The product contains attractants, which will stimulate the ants to feed on it. The ants then will return to their nest, spreading the insecticide to the rest of their colony. This is why this ant treatment has remarkable results and is one of the most effective ways of eradicating ant colonies - it kills the entire colony from the inside. The bait gel is not toxic for people and pets since it's placed on safe spots around your property, so there's no need for you to vacate the property during the ant treatment.
The Second Visit for Ant Control
The second visit will provide you with that extended guarantee that you look for in an ant treatment. It is similar to the first visit and is designed to finish off any remaining of the ant colony. During the second visit, your ant exterminator will evaluate the situation and may need to apply a different product, if the infestation is on the heavier side. You may need to vacate the property during this second ant treatment. It will take roughly 3 hours in order to let the insecticide to settle in all nooks and crannies, and is completely dry.
In some instances of heavy ant infestations or infestations that spread from your neighbours, more than 2 visits from your ant exterminator may be needed to completely eradicate the ants. This applies especially in cases of shared, communal, multi-occupancy buildings or restaurants.
After The Ant Treatment
Immediately after the ant control, you need to let the insecticide product dry completely and not clean or wipe any remaining puddles. If your skin comes into contact with the product, make sure to wash well. Don't let pets or children near the treated areas until those are completely dry.
When the ant control has come to pass, you need not wash or vacuum the treated areas for at least 5 to 7 days. This time is needed for the insecticide to take on full effect on the ant colony.
The flying ants are the queens and drones that have been pushed out the nest by the workers to start new colonies. Occasionally, you may see ants swarming after the treatment (usually in late Summer), but don't panic, this is normal - it will quickly die down as swarming ants come into contact with the residual insecticide applied by your ant exterminator in London. The ant treatment is designed to keep ants from the inside areas of your home. If only the bait treatment has been used, then it's vital to not disturb the remaining workers, even if you see a burst in their activity. The problem will subside as they return to the nest and carry the poison in, which will eradicate the entire colony.
Ants get frequently mistaken with other insect pests. A proper examination by your local exterminator can determine whether or not you need an ant treatment, flea pest control, moth removal service, or bed bug treatment in London. Give us a call as soon as you notice excessive insect presence and we will deal with the intruder accordingly.