There are roughly 15,000 different kinds of ant around the world, around forty of these being found in the UK. Only two of these – the black ant and the Pharaoh ant – typically constitute a pest problem, with the black ant being by far the most commonly encountered by pest control workers in the British Isles. Although having your food cupboards invaded by hungry ants is not pleasant, generally they are more of a nuisance than a serious problem – and fairly easy to control.

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One of the most effective ways of dealing with an ant invasion is to stop them getting what they came for in the first place – something to eat! Ants have Houdini-like abilities to defy apparently impenetrable jars, so you require truly sealable vessels and the constant diligence to make sure they are fully sealed up again after every use.

If that doesn't work, then here at Kapow we have a good few more tricks up our sleeves!