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The most common species of ants are the black garden ant and pharoah ants.
Black Garden Ants are a highly organised and social insect, a colony will nest and include worker ants which are attracted to sweet food stuffs.
Pharoah ants are almost transparent and known for being a major indoor nuisance pest, especially in hospitals.
Ants may cause contamination to food stuffs and preparation areas. Limited measures can be taken by facilities staff but professional pest control contracters should be brought in if large numbers of ants nests are found.
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