Why are they pests?

Worker ants will frequently enter dwellings foraging for food, particularly sweet substances.

While not a risk to human health, they can be present in sufficient numbers to cause a nuisance the emergence of numerous winged ants (usually on a hot day in summer) can cause alarm to some people, particularly if these 'flying ants' are emerging inside a building. These flying ants are the females leaving the nest to set up new colonies and may be a nuisance but, are harmless and nothing can be done to stop them swarming.

How can I tell whether my house is infested? Detected by:
How can I prevent?

Report problems with ants to your local estate office here.

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