Ant removal services

Commercial ant removal service

We understand that when you encounter an ant nest in your business, you need it to be eliminated safely and quickly by a professional you can trust. Our Abbott Contractors pest controllers will get your business back in order and stop a pest infestation from becoming a major problem.

We provide effective pest control services for businesses of all sizes. So, whether you have an infestation in your restaurant, or you have discovered an ants nest in your independent business, our engineers are always on hand to resolve your ant problem quickly and efficiently. We don’t just treat these pests, we try our very best to ensure they do not return. We’re here to help all your pest control needs. Our fully trained ant removal experts use a powder-based insecticide which is spread across the entrances to the nest and the surrounding areas. The worker ants will then take the poison down into the nest. This in turn, kills the queen and all of the other ants within the colony.

Ant Species That Can Invade Your Home Or Business

There are three common species of ant in the UK that we mainly deal with. 


Garden ants

Also known as the common black ant (Lasius niger), they are black or red in colour and measure at approximately 7mm in length. These ants rarely cause damage to plants however they do feed on sugary foods and can be a nuisance when a colony invades your home looking for food. Their nests are often outdoors in the soil or below paving slabs in your garden. They have no stinger so offer no harm to humans.

Flying ants

Flying ants are the fertile male and female ants whose only purpose is to mate and start new colonies elsewhere. So, if you spot flying ants it usually means the start of a new colony. Regardless of them being harmless to humans, flying ants can also be highly irritating as well as very unsightly. What’s known as flying Ant season, where the bugs fly off to mate, usually occurs in July and can last for anything up to two weeks.

Pharaoh ants

Distinctively red in colour and much smaller in size than garden ants, they average at around 3.5mm in length. Commonly called red ants, they live in colonies that can vary in size, although colonies are made up of several queens. Swarms can take place at any time of the year. If you were wondering what ants eat, they eat all types of food but especially sweets. They are considered to be a pest due to their ability to survive in indoor areas and contaminate foods by the diseases they carry.

How to prevent ants from invading your property

Due to their size and tendency to nest in hidden and protected areas, it can be difficult to initially identify an ant infestation, let alone prevent one. Simple measures that can be carried out in order to stop an ant infestation from occurring.


Clear up

If you are wondering what ants eat, then the answer is simple. It is almost anything that’s sugary. This is why to avoid an ant infestation it is imperative that you clean up all spillages and sweep or hoover all crumbs on your floors or worktops.

Store food

Food that is in your kitchen should be stored away in sealed containers or bags. You should then make sure that the food is stored correctly in fridges or cupboards. This should prevent the ants from reaching the food in the first place.

Seal bins

It is equally important that you ensure all bins are sealed properly, especially bin bags left outside. Ants will see these and view them as an easy food source, gaining easy access and carrying leftover food back to the ants nest.

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Our work is not only approved by major insurance companies but some of our more regular customers, including several county councils, government offices and facilities management companies, not to mention many established high street retailers. We currently respond to over 150,000 emergency callout situations per year; the majority are dealt with effectively and often to very short time-scales.

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In addition to our planned maintenance work, we are proud to provide reactive services for homes and businesses across the UK. Our team work together to provide our customers with an exceptional response rate. We want to be our customers' first point of call and understand that when an emergency strikes, you need the problem to be resolved quickly and professionally by an engineer you can trust. Our fully certified engineers are ready to help you 24 hours a day*, so you can feel safe with Abbott Contractors.

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