There are several species of Ant in the UK. The most common being the Garden or Black Ant live outdoors but venture indoors to forage. These varieties are generally straightforward to eradicate. Other more tropical Ant species can be found in the UK, like the Ghost, Rogers or Pharaohs Ant, which can only service inside heated buildings. These varieties can be harder to identify and deal with.
Garden Ant – 1-2mm long, dark brown/black colour.
Ghost Ant – 1.5mm long, pale legs and abdomen.
Pharaohs Ant – 2mm long, brown colour
Rogers Ant – 2mm long, redish brown colour.