Garden Ant (Lasiusniger)
Black Ants are commonly found in many parts of the world, and throughout Northern and Western Europe. Occurs with great frequency throughout the UK and frequently close to and in association with man’s dwellings. They form nests in gardens, under paving stones, in foundations or occasionally within buildings. Workers are very active foraging on a wide range of foods including sweet substances, seeds, insects and aphid secretions.
Garden Ant Removal
If possible, trace the trail of worker ants to the nest. If the nest can be exposed and it is safe to do so, apply an insect powder labelled for that use. If it is not possible to trace the nest, use a residual insecticidal spray to treat outside the building. Special attention should be paid to likely entry points, such as door frames, air bricks, and waste pipes to create an insecticidal barrier. In addition, use of gels and liquid feeding baits can help with longer term control.