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DO YOU HAVE AN ANT PROBLEM?

Ants are common insects, but they have some unique attributes.Their first unique attribute is their vast numbers. There are more than 15,000 known ant species around the world.  In Australia there are 1275 known species of ants. Only a handful of these (mostly introduced species) are considered pests. 

DO YOU HAVE AN ANT PROBLEM?

Ants are common insects, but they have some unique attributes.Their first unique attribute is their vast numbers. There are more than 15,000 known ant species around the world.  In Australia there are 1275 known species of ants. Only a handful of these (mostly introduced species) are considered pests. 

Ant habitat and structure

Their second unique attribute is their skills in colonisation. Ants have colonised all terrestrial habitats throughout the world except the polar regions and highest mountain tops. They are especially prevalent in tropical forests, where they may be up to half of all the insects living in some locations.

And the third is their structured communities. Ants typically live in structured nest communities that may be located underground, in ground-level mounds, or in trees. Carpenter ants nest in wood and can be destructive to buildings. Ant colony sizes vary; nests can range from a few dozen to millions of individuals. Some species, such as army ants, defy the norm and do not have permanent homes, instead seeking out food for their enormous colonies during periods of migration.

Ants vs. Termites

Ants look much like termites, and the two are often confused—especially by nervous homeowners. However, ants have a narrow “waist” between the abdomen and thorax, which termites do not. Ants also have large heads, elbowed antennae, and powerful jaws.

Most ants do not cause the same structural damage that termites cause. However an ant infestation can be problematic for other reasons. Pest ants often nest in and around buildings, congregate in food preparation areas and have the potential to spread disease.  Singapore ants are attracted to plastics in electrical equipment and have been responsible for electrical fires. .

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Pest Ants

Ants are considered a pest when they infest buildings and surrounds, and feed on human foodstuffs.

The major pest ants in Australia are the:

Ant facts
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Pest Control For Ants

If you need pest control for ants please contact us.

Pest ants can be controlled with good food hygiene and well advised pest control.

The appropriate method of control will depend on the species of ant.