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Ants can be really annoying however, they aren’t usually regarded as disease carriers so most people are advised to put up with them if they’re found in the garden.
Ants can become a problem in the house though as they travel around outside across all sorts of terrain and so you wouldn’t really want them marching across your kitchen work surfaces or in your larder cupboard.
The UK climate hasn’t historically been ideal for ants as they prefer warmer climates. However, with global warming, the ant is thriving in the UK and especially during these Summer months.
How do you know if you’ve got ants?
You’ll probably know you’ve got ants as you’ll normally see them first of all. Ants are fascinating creatures – watch how they operate, it is amazing!
You may also see small holes in soil with small piles of earth surrounding them.
What can you do to keep the ants away?
There’s not a great deal you can do to keep the ants away from your garden but you can take some simple steps to reduce the risk of an ant infestation inside your home or business. This includes:
Keeping work surfaces clean and free from sticky residues – ants love sweet things
Make sure you keep foodstuffs in sealed tight containers and put away in cupboards. Remove anything that is a food source for ants
Check to see where they might be entering your property and close the access point, although this can be very difficult as the ant is so small. Keep a close eye on the ants moving back and forth from nest to food to track their movements.
Ant in your pants? A fun fact: the saying “ants in your pants” is generally thought to be due to excitement, restlessness, fidgety or worry but no specific or logical explanation or source for the saying has been found.
Fun Ant Facts
They’re super strong – an ant can carry 20 times its own body weight! Have you seen the ant man?
Queen ants can have millions of babies – wow! imagine that!
A colony will only usually survive a few months without a Queen. Worker ants cannot reproduce and a Queen is rarely replaced.
Ants don’t have ears! What? Instead they hear by feeling vibrations with their feet