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ANTS

Pharaoh Ants

Pharaoh ants are golden and can be hard to discover as they are very small, only 1.5-2 mm. They like warm places and can therefore be found in the kitchen or bathroom close to electronic devices. Apart from the black ant several of the Pharaoh Ant's nests are connected and controlled by the same queen, this is why it can be difficult to combat this species. They spread via stores, working places and journeys abroad. Pharaoh ants like sweet food, cheese products, meat products and dead insects.

How to avoid them:

  • Clean properly after consuming sweet food
  • Clean ant traces

Suitable treatments: placement of ant bait stations (these you can order here) and chemical treatments.

Carpenter Ants

The carpenter ant is the largest ant in Europe whereof two species exist in Sweden. It's black with deep red middle body. The queen sets up a nest where she gives birth to a group of workers that can reach as many as 3000 individuals. They prefer having their colonies in damp trees, trunks and buildings. The carpenter ant is an omnivore but prefer sweet sap and insects.

How to avoid them:

  • Avoid wood stocks and vegetation close to properties

Suitable treatments: removal of nests and chemical treatment.

 

Black Ants

This species prefers damp areas which explains why they are commonly seen on balconies. They nest in damp timber and each nest has a queen. To find food one of the ants leaves traces for the rest to follow. The main food consists of excrement from aphids but even sap, pollen and insects.

How to avoid them:

  • Clean properly after consuming sweet food
  • Avoid vegetation close to properties
  • Outer walls must be intact without cracks, if not, we can help you to seal them
  • Clean ant traces

Suitable treatments: placement of ant bait stations (these you can order here) and chemical treatments.