December 21st, 2023
Ant Pest Control
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Who we are
Acorn started out as a small family-run business which was formed in 1990. At first, Acorn only specialised in Pest Control. However, due to the Chairman’s drive and expertise, Acorn expanded its service offering cleaning and clearances, part of their daily routine. In October 2021 Acorn expanded into the water hygiene sector and has qualified operatives with over 25 years of experience in the industry.
Acorn has become a successful environmental service company; offering a great range of services to cover all areas, both internal and external for all types of industries, commercial, public and private clients within the North West and beyond, Acorn has more than 200 clients and employs 40 specialist staff members in their field.
Acorn is a family-orientated environmental service company who are happy to assist with any problem. Its target to make a difference to the environment drives its vision to REACT, COMMUNICATE and DELIVER the best service possible to its growing client portfolio.
As the majority of ant species prefer warmer temperatures, our climate is not suitable for many of them.
However, the ant species found in the UK can be a nuisance when they get into your home. Garden or black ants aren’t thought to carry diseases, the trouble is you don’t know where they’ve been foraging outside, so you won’t want them marching through your food cupboards. Ants will travel in a wide range searching for food, following chemical trails they have established and clustering around the source of food, becoming a nuisance in homes and businesses.
Outside, small piles of earth around holes in soil and at the base of exterior walls can indicate their origin.
If you would like to know more about our Ant elimination service or any other of our pest control services, including prices and availability, please get in touch.
Signs of Ants in the house
If you’ve seen a few ants scuttling around on the floor in your house, they are probably searching for food. Particularly if the queen ant has decided to set up her colony close to your house, this could be the first signs of a larger infestation.
Ant Infestation Signs
Live Ants – if you’re seeing large numbers of live insects then you may well have a problem. If you find ants in your kitchen or in areas where you prepare food, then you need to do something about it fast.
Ant Pathways – in and out of your home or premises are another sign. Some types of ant will lay down a pheromone trail to a food source. This chemical attracts other ants to find the food.
Ants Nest – a nest site can look like a small pile of soil or dirt. Some species of ant like to make their home in walls or other quiet, dark places, which are more difficult to spot
Ants belong to the insect order Hymenoptera – they are close relatives of bees and wasps.
Each colony can hold up to half a million ants – they can all get up and go very quickly if the colony is threatened.
Worker ants can live for up to seven years – while a queen can live for up to 15 years.
Ants swarm once every year often in August – the young queens fly away and set up their own, new colonies. If you hear people talking about flying ants, this is the swarm they are referring to
Why choose Acorn
Expert Knowledge & Support
With over 30 years of experience, our onsite teams can quickly and easily handle all types of pest control tasks.
Thorough reports & audits
As members of NPTA and other official bodies, we provide detailed reports and solutions on how to deal with your pest problem.
Dedicated Aftercare & Support
Our support doesn’t end with the job, with our teams of experts being on hand to answer any questions you have about aftercare and pest prevention.
Our specialist services extend nationwide for your convenience.
Pest Control & Specialist Cleaning
Our pest control services deal with every aspect of pest infestation removal. We’ll provide an initial report, remove them, and then advise on how you can keep them from coming back in the future. For pest removal in your home or commercial property, no matter the size or nature of the infestation, trust Acorn Environment Services Ltd.
We offer a wide range of water hygiene services, including Legionella risk assessment, water sampling, and the cleaning & disinfection of water tanks. We carry out in-depth audits and follow strict health and safety guidelines designed to keep your water supply safe and hygienic. We also offer bespoke packages for our clients when needed.
We offer thorough specialist cleaning services designed to treat hard-to-reach areas, including any job considered outside of typical commercial and industrial cleaning. These include graffiti removal, biohazard cleaning, or fogging to remove bacteria and fungi. For more information on specialist cleaning, hit the link below.
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Whatever hygiene improvement requirements you may have – from pest removal to commercial cleaning – we want to help. Speak to one of our specialists today to take the first steps towards a cleaner future.
How Pest Services works
Acorn’s pest control specialists will handle your situation with care.
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"Acorn came to remove a wasps nest from the time to reporting it to Acorn arriving to remove it was a total of 3 hours. I was so impressed. The lads who came were very helpful, professional and polite. Great value for money and I will be recommending to all my family and friends"
"I rang out of hours for a wasp nest and someone came that evening and sorted the problem for me and my little boy as he's highly allergic, he was friendly & helpfull and reassuring, would highly recommend them really easy to contact Friendly team"
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"Really grateful to Demi and the team for assisting at such short notice. Prompt service which ran smoothly. Highly recommend!"
"Your technician was very polite and well mannered, he even made time to have a quick chat which is a surprise for me as most people who work on your home are just there to get job done and go 10/10!"
"I had a pigeon problem so I contacted Acorn, they came out and got rid for me. They also did a house clearance for me at the same time. I was amazed at the quality of the work done, and the aftercare. I would 100% recommend them."
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