The commonest species that invades houses is the Black Garden Ant, which is actually very dark brown.

All ants have the main divisions of the body (head, thorax, abdomen) distinctly separated by very narrow waists and have a sharp elbow joint in their antennae. They are highly organised social insects. It is the foraging worker ants that invade buildings in search of food. These are from 3 to 5mm in length and are attracted to sweet foodstuffs which they take back to the nest to feed to the larvae and queen.

The so-called ants eggs sold for aquaria fish are actually the pupae. Flying ants are the reproductive males and females. These mating ants are winged and have a nuptial swarming flight during only a few days in July or August. Mating takes place in the air and the female then seeks out a nest site where she stays for the winter, laying eggs the following spring in order to start up a new colony.

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  • Active Ant Bait
    Attract and destroy all common ants in and around the home with the advanced bait system, Active Ant Bait. Active Ant Bait is suitable for both indoor and outdoors use and should be placed wherever ants are seen. Its unique formulation, which is highly attractive to ants, is securely contained withi..(Read More)
  • Ant Barrier Tape
    A quick and easy solution to stop ants and other insects from entering your home is Ant Barrier Tape; it acts as an effective barrier against ants and other crawling insects. Once the insects approach the Ant Barrier Tape they will either stop and go the other way or they will be caught by the glue...(Read More)
  • Bug Free Spray
    Use Bug Free, the fast acting multi-purpose insecticide to kill ants, greenfly, whitefly, blackfly, caterpillars, cabbage aphids, red spider mites and other mites on ornamental garden plants, such as roses, flowers and fruit and vegetables in the greenhouse and outdoors throughout the year...(Read More)
  • Doff Ant Killer Powder
    For an efficient, safe and effective way of controlling ants and other crawling insects use Doff Ant Killer Powder. Easy to use, apply librally on and near ants nests for best results. Can be used both indoors or outdoors and lasts for 3 months if dry..(Read More)
  • Doff Wasp Nest Killer
    For a rapid and effective control of wasp’s nests in and around the home use Doff Wasp Nest Killer. Simple to use puffer pack, apply directly to wasps' nests in the home and garden. For use between May and September...(Read More)
  • Protector C
    The original and best ready to use, water based insecticide. Protector C is a professional product with amateur use approval. Protector C has enhanced residual action with aqueous nano emulsion formulation technology making it effective against a wide range of flying and crawling insects...(Read More)
  • Protector CIK – Crawling Insect Killer Spray
    The perfect choice for those who care about the environment and for an all round effective control of crawling insects use Protector CIK – Crawling Insect Killer Spray. Sprayed from 5cm into hiding places, the Protector CIK will flush out insects allowing you to spray them directly for rapid kill. F..(Read More)
  • Rentokil Ant Killer Gel
    Kill ants and their nests in the home with Rentokil Ant Killer Gel. The bait station contains a specially formulated gel containing the active ingredient d-Phenothrin, which not only kills off the ant colony but also the queen in the nest, thereby halting reproduction. The worker ants are attracted ..(Read More)
  • Residex P
    This is an excellent all round dusting powder for use against a very wide range of crawling insects and  flying insects at rest. Residex P is a professional product that is suitable for amateur use. Apply at monthly intervals to resting and breeding sites..(Read More)