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Pest Control for Ants

Ants are a very common pest problem in homes and business.

Ants in often build colonies under the floors and in the cavity walls of our homes and commercial premises and they make places unhygienic and an unpleasant environment to live or work in.

If untreated, ants nests in Yorkshire can remain in place for years and can house hundreds of ants in each nest with the possibility of it getting progressively worse each year.

The problem is particularly true in the spring and summer when worker ants are foraging for food. Worker ants finding food in your kitchen or workplace will communicate this to other ants through depositing a trail pheromone, which sticks to floors and walls. Many other ants from the colony will then follow this invisible trail.

Possible signs of an ant problem:
• Damaged wood
• Noises coming from inside your walls
• Finding foraging ants in water areas within your home
• Small piles of chewed wood that look like sawdust

Being a leading pest control company, MJ Backhouse can solve your ant problem by initially carrying out an onsite inspection of your home or premises and providing expert recommendations on eradicating the ant infestation. Our pest control professionals will locate the ants nest and use bait treatments and insecticides to control the ant infestation.

For help with ant control, please call our team of experts on 0800 542 6359 who have extensive experience in removing the insect in a range of areas including York, Leeds and Huddersfield.

Ants Pest Guide


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MJ Backhouse understands that no two pests are ever the same, and if you are in a situation where a pest is in your home, you want to know what to do. Our pest explanations should help you.

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All MJB’s pest technicians complete a comprehensive training course and all our staff are professionally qualified in all types of pest control methods.

Our operators are trained in the safe use of Rodenticides and Insecticides in accordance with DEFRA and HSE Codes of Practice and Standards.