In a commercial environment, garden ants are more than just a problem pest. If ants are seen by your customers then this can cost you money and damage your reputation. This is particularly true in places that handle food or need to keep areas sterile. Premises like bakeries & restaurants, clinics, offices, hotels, and warehouses that process food and water need to make sure they have the highest standards of hygiene and that means being ant-free.
Size: Male: 0.5 – 0.7 cm (Drones)
Female: 0.3 – 0.5 cm (Workers)
Appearance: Black, brown, or sometimes red.
Breeding: The entire cycle takes approximately two months from egg to adult.
In the UK, indigenous species often nest outdoors but are likely to enter properties looking for food. The common black ant (Lasius Niger) which is the main one we deal with in the Summer, is an active insect. It nests outside under block paving patios, in walls and anywhere near a food source and out of the way of the elements and it will forage a fair distance in search of food, which is how it comes to enter premises.
Foraging worker ants can cause a nuisance as they are willing to travel in search of food, following scented trails and clustering around the food source. Sweet foods are preferred, but depending on the time of the year they will also devour proteins in abundance. They can be an unpleasant sight and may damage food used for human consumption, hence the reason they need to be controlled.
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