Garden Ants, Black Ants, Red Ants, Pharaohs Ants are all common visitors to UK gardens and properties.
The commonest species that invades houses is the Black Garden Ant, which is actually very dark brown.
Ants are fascinating creatures that have been around for thousands of years. Although unsightly and worrying when you detect hundreds (or thousands!) of them running along door and window frames in and around your home, unlike other insects, they do not carry disease but some can deliver a nasty bite or sting!
Ants build their nests during the spring time often creating very large colonies by summer time. Ants are attracted by sweet smelling foods, the Queen will send her worker ants out in search of food and often they find themselves attracted to our homes.
Whilst not dangerous, they can be a real nuisance, multiplying in the blink of an eye. The only real solution is to locate the nest and eradicate it. Now there are may gels available over the counter but if your colony is large this will usually only ever treat part of the nest, therefore large quantities would be needed. At Glebe Pest Control, we have a wider variety and stronger suite of insecticides that can be used safely around your home to guarantee you full removal of the problem.
Please contact us for advice and support……