Ants are very social insects, meaning they tend to dwell in large colonies or groups. Depending on the species, you may have an ant colony living in your property that consists of millions of ants! Ants belong to the insect order Hymenoptera which means they are related to wasps and bees. There are three kinds of ants found in a colony: the queen, the female workers and the males. Check out our ant facts below:
Ants swarm in August when the young queens leave the nest to begin their own colonies.
Worker ants can live for up to 7 years
Queen ants can live for up to 15 years
Ant colonies can hold up to half a million ants
Ants are a common pest in UK households
Ant infestations can be distressing whether you are a home or business owner, causing concerns over hygiene and an environment that is unpleasant to live or work in. If your premises is infested with red ants, they can deliver a painful sting by injecting formic acid. Whatever species of ant is troubling your home, it is important you call pest Control Birmingham. Our team of experts can attend your property, analyse the problem and advise on the best solution.