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Ant FAQs


  • How many ant species are found in Ireland?

    There are around 15,000 ant species and subspecies worldwide, with just over 1,000 known in the Ireland. Refer to our Common Ant Species page for details of familiar species across Ireland.


  • How many ants can I find in a colony?

    Ant colonies can range in size from a dozen or so to many thousands.


  • How big can ants grow?

    Ants vary in length and can be as big as 2cm such as a Bulldog Ant. Refer to our Common ant species for more information.


  • Can ants harm me?

    Some ants, such as bulldog can give painful stings, while the garden ant have swarming characteristics that can contaminate food. Unlike bees, ants can sting multiple times.


  • What are the common signs of ants?

    To learn about ant infestation signs, refer to our page on signs of ant infestations.


  • What can I do to get rid of ants?

    While a wide range of do-it-yourself products are available for ants, many times effective ant control requires professional pest control. For further details of what can be done, refer to our page on how to get rid of ants.


  • What steps can I take to prevent ants entering my home or premise?

    Most ants come inside your home or business looking for food. They are attracted to sweet and sticky substances. It is important to clean up any food and liquid spillages immediately and to cover any food in storage areas. In addition, to prevent ants entering your home, seal access points such as cracks and crevices in door and window frames. For further details, refer to our page on preventing ants entering your home or premise.


  • Do you provide free a callout?

    Yes, we do. Our local experts accross 26 counties are able to provide free callouts to our customers. Do you have an ant problem? Don't waste time! Contact us or call 1890 666 444 to book your free callout today!


  • How much does ant treatment cost?

    There are a range of factors which contribute to the price of ant treament such as type of ants, size of infestation, type of treatment and number of treatment. This is to ensure the infestation won't happen again. Contact us today or call 1890 666 444 to get a instant quote from our local team near you.