Reports in the papers today state a strain of ant Lasius neglectus is set to potentially be a hazard to houses as they like to nest in fuse and electric switchboards. These ants originated in Turkey and were first identified in the National Trust building Hidcote Manor.
In fact these species of ants were first noticed at Hidcote Mnaor in 2009, so old news I’m afraid folks, however if you do notice ants near sockets and electric switchboards be assured they can still be treated. These ants are similar in appearance to the common garden ant Lasius niger although a bit smaller. If you have any queries please contact us