Common Black Ants can cause a nuisance in the home, particularly in the kitchen where they may damage food.
The Common Black Ant inhabits virtually every garden, living in lawns, under rocks and paving slabs. Occasionally however, ants may become established indoors, living under floorboards or behind fixtures such as gas fires, fitted cupboards, skirting boards, etc.
Ants are social insects and several thousand may be present in a large nest. They feed on sweet substances such as plant nectar and the sticky secretions produced by aphids or greenfly. In the home, therefore, they are attracted to sugary foods and drinks.
Normally, from June through the summer period, Flying Ants are produced in the nest.