Ant Facts & Identification - Identify the Different Types of Ants

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Ants belong to the family Formicidae and are found all over the world. They are known for their highly organised colonies, division of labour, and ability to work together to achieve common goals.

Ants can be considered pests because they enter your homes, gardens, and offices for food and water. They can also damage crops and plants, and some species, like carpenter ants, can cause structural damage to buildings. In addition, some species of ants, such as fire ants, can deliver painful stings or bites that can cause itching, swelling, and other symptoms.

At Tom’s Pest Control, we understand how important it is to remove these pests from your property safely. We offer professional ant removal services to provide an ant-free environment. We aim to eradicate ants from your property entirely without causing any harm to you or your loved ones.

Types of Ant

Argentine Ants

Argentine ants are a species of ant that is native to South America. They are one of the most invasive ant species in the world and have been introduced to many countries through human activities, such as trade and transportation. Argentine ants are known for their large colonies that can spread over large areas and contain millions of individuals. They are also known for their aggressive behaviour and ability to displace native ant species, which can negatively impact the ecosystem. Argentine ants are small, light brown to dark brown insects with six legs and two antennae. They are omnivores and feed on various food sources, including sweets, grease, and proteins.
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Black Garden Ants

Black Garden Ants, also known as Lasius Niger, are known for their distinctive black colour and tendency to form large colonies. These ants are tiny, with workers typically measuring between 3 to 5 mm in length. They are social insects living in large colonies with a hierarchical structure consisting of a queen, workers, and male ants. The queen is responsible for laying eggs while the workers forage for food, care for the young, and maintain the nest.

Coastal Brown Ants

Coastal brown ants, also known as big-headed ants, are a species of ants known for their distinctive light golden-brown colour and tendency to form large colonies. These ants are small, with workers typically measuring between 2 and 3 mm in length. Coastal brown ants feed on various food sources, including sweet substances such as nectar and honeydew produced by aphids and other insects and small invertebrates. They are considered a nuisance in urban areas as they often enter homes searching for food and can establish nests in walls and other structures.

Carpenter Ants

Carpenter ants are known for their ability to excavate wood and build nests inside the structural wood of buildings, trees, and other wooden structures. These ants are larger than most other ant species, with workers typically measuring between 6 and 12mm in length.

White-Footed House Ants

White-footed house ants are a species of ant that is commonly found in homes and buildings. They have dark brown or black bodies and contrasting white feet. These ants are generally considered a nuisance pest because they often nest indoors, where they can cause damage to woodwork, insulation, and other materials. White-footed house ants are attracted to sugary and greasy foods and are known for their fast and erratic movement. They are often difficult to control because of their ability to rapidly establish multiple nesting sites.

Bull Ants

Bull ants are large and aggressive ants found in many parts of the world. They are known for their distinctive large heads, powerful jaws, and potent venom-loaded stings. Bull ants are highly territorial and will fiercely defend their nests, making them a potential threat to humans and animals that come too close. They can deliver a painful sting that can be dangerous to people allergic to their venom.

Singapore Ants

Singapore ants can be found indoors and outdoors. They enter properties while foraging for sugar, fat, and protein-rich food. These ants chew on fabric, insulation, and rubber goods and may also cause damage to electrical appliances too.

Call Us Now

If ants have invaded your home or office and are creating a nuisance, it is time to call the experts. Tom’s Pest Control is an expert in handling ant infestation issues, whether small or large. You can count on us to safely remove all species of ants and their colonies from your property. We promise to carry out the extermination carefully and get you the best results possible. Speak to us now.

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