Ant Control Methods
The black garden ant (Lasius niger) is the most common ant to be found in the UK, it is deemed to be a pest once it migrates inside or starts to cause damage to mortar or the stability of paving. The nest is made up of a single queen and a colony of around 4,000–6,000 workers (sterile females).
Mating flights will usually occur on hot and humid days around July and August; these nuptial flights can contain thousands of winged males and females. It is possible that these flights can occur on the same day across the whole nation if weather conditions are suitable.
This behaviour often prompts a call to our company but there must be a nest present for a successful treatment. Occasionally central heating or warmth in a conservatory or a green house may kick start this mating during other months of the year, sometimes in the home.