Have ants invaded your kitchen or office? Do you have more guests at your barbecue than you’d like? Whilst the common black garden ant is harmless, they can be a nuisance, but Emris Services can resolve your ant problem quickly and safely.
Ants are very social insects and are related to wasps and bees. This happened some 130 million years ago when they lost their wings. There are more than 22,000 Species of ants.
They can be identified by their antennae; Ants form colonies that can range in size from a few dozen to millions. Ants are organised in these colonies with workers and soldiers who all work together to form a very successful entity working for the Queen and to support the colony.
Ants have colonized almost every land mass in the world and can adapt very quickly to varying climates. They have the ability to quickly tap into resources and to defend themselves against predators
However, their ability to exploit resources brings ants into conflict with humans, as they can damage crops and invade buildings.
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.