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There are three main types of ants you will find on your land, the common
black ant which nests outdoors however will visit inside your house searching for food. The
Pharaohs and Ghost ant that prefer the warm indoor comfort and will nest inside your premises.
Ants do not present any health problems themselves; however during there travels they walk over
drains and wast products which means they are able to carry bacteria onto your food and
work surfaces, therefore contaminating it. They love the same food we do and have no problem
biting their way through cardboard to get a bite.
Health and Safety, They can cross contaminate your food buy by touch due to
their long journey through your garden beforehand.
Nuisance, It's not a great sight to sit down and start eating just to see ants crawling
around the table and on your plates looking for their share. Or even outside on the patio,
where ants are capable of creating small sand piles in between slabs or bricks when they
enter or leave their nest
Presence, if you see the odd few ants then don't be alarmed they may just be searching
for food and leave, however there may be coloniesnearby,
in walls or within the garden, then you have a problem.
Nesting, Ant nests can look like a small piles of soil or dirt, if you see them
close to your home it can be a possible source for an infestation.