Pest Control - Ants
The black or garden ant is the most common British ant to enter houses and it is found in almost all parts of the country. The worker is very dark brown, almost black and about 5mm long. The queen, which is rarely seen except for certain months in the Summer, is about 15mm long and mid-brown in colour.
The queen makes a nest in the soil, in grassed areas, beneath paving slabs, and patios and sometimes in hollow trees, or walls & foundations of houses.
The foraging workers will follow well defined trails to their feeding grounds, which may be many metres from the nest. They enter buildings, often through very narrow crevices, and if one ant finds food there will soon be many others. Ants foraging for food in houses may cause considerable nuisance to the householder.