Black Garden Ants
Black garden ants are the most common species in the UK.
This is typically a summer pest that can affect commercial and domestic properties. Black garden ants’ nests are found under floors or in the soil in gardens. They forage for a variety of foods, but they are not particularly associated with unhygienic places so they are primarily a nuisance rather than a risk to human health. However, they must sometimes walk over microbe contaminated surfaces during their foraging, and this leads to ants invading buildings being considered unacceptable.