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Beware as Ants invade

Grassclippings - Ant InvasionBritain is in the grip of an ant invasion, it has been revealed.  Pest experts blame the extremely wet and warm July for a 64 per cent increase in call-outs to ant infestations.

They say the 'perfect storm' of conditions had led to record numbers of the insects.  While July's combination of heavy showers and short spells of fine sunshine proved frustrating for sun-starved Brits, latest figures show it may have provided the ideal conditions for a far smaller part of the population to thrive.

Pest control experts, Rentokil, revealed that incidences of ant problems were almost two-thirds higher last month than in July 2011, with a 64 per cent increase in call-outs to treat infestations.

Ants in your lawn are a real nightmare as they leave an uneven surface that the mower often scalps.  The Ants do not attack the turf grasses but their Ant hills are a real pain for lawn owners.

Both red ants and common black garden ants caused problems during July, not only outdoors but also inside and around the home, such as in cavity walls, under flag stones and patios.  An ant infestation can prove dangerous as ants can contaminate food and sterile areas.

Read more on The Daily Mail

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