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Types of Ants in The UK

The most common pest species found in the UK are black garden ants and pharaoh ants.

Black Garden Ants

Black garden ants are the most common species in the UK.

This is typically a summer pest that can affect commercial and domestic properties. Black garden ants’ nests are found under floors or in the soil in gardens. They forage for a variety of foods, but they are not particularly associated with unhygienic places so they are primarily a nuisance rather than a risk to human health. However, they must sometimes walk over microbe contaminated surfaces during their foraging, and this leads to ants invading buildings being considered unacceptable.

Black Garden Ant
Pharaoh Ant

Pharaoh Ant

This pest ant can be very difficult to control and eliminate. When foraging worker ants are killed by residual treatments, the colony will fracture or split into two or more colonies to ensure part of the colony survives. If such treatments are continued, the infestation is spread throughout the building. Pharaoh ants typically establish themselves in areas near moisture, such as the kitchen or bathroom. They travel from room to room within the walls via plumbing pipes and electrical wires.

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