Ants – garden or black ant
Black ants are social creatures, living like other ants in colonies of queens, males, larvae and infertile female workers. Black ant nests are common in dry areas and sandy soil. They will enter areas like kitchens, and food preparation areas, whilst foraging, and where sweet substances are found they will soon be present in numbers. In July and August, winged males and females emerge for mating flights. They are about twice the size of the workers.
The Black Garden Ant vary in size from 3 mm to 5 mm in length, they are usually black or very dark brown colour.
Mating / nuptial flights generally take place during the hot summer months of July and August. Flights can contain thousands of winged males and females. Once the queens have mated they will land and discard their wings and begin to find a suitable place to dig a tunnel.
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