Ants in a domestic situation don’t pose a health risk but they are a real nuisance when they invade our homes. The ant that we are most familiar is the Garden, or Black Ant and whilst this normally requires one treatment to eradicate, it may take a day or two for all the stragglers to disappear but should be effective for several weeks.

Other pest ants that cause a problem in the UK are the Pharoah’s Ant and the Ghost Ant. These are tiny tropical ants that thrive in heated buildings and can pose a serious health risk if left unchecked.

DIY TIP: ants will only make a habit of visiting your home if they are finding something to eat – keeping surfaces clear of uncovered food and sugary deposits will make your home less welcoming to these pests.