Ants

Ants - Pest Control Brisbane

Ants are a common pest in Australia.  They generally don’t sting or bite, but a few species do such as the fire ant and the green ant.  These species of ant will only attack if provoked or you disturb their nest.

Ant nests are mostly built around and underneath wood, gardens, soil, built up rubbish and anywhere where they have the ability to dig and burrow. They generally spend most days gathering food, maintaining their larvae, and defending the nest.

There are three main types of ants, the queen (winged female), worker ants (wingless females) and the males.  Male ants are winged and only exist to mate with the queen and reproduce.

Common types of ants in SE Queensland include:

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The Argentine ant

The Argentine ant is native to northern Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, and southern Brazil. The ant was accidentally introduced into Australia.  They generally develop nests under loose material as they are unable to dig into the soil.

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The bulldog ant

The bulldog ant is a large ant, comprising of around 93 species around Australia.  They are aggressive and are known for their stings and bites, and they can also jump when agitated.  They have large mandibles and large eyes, giving them excellent vision.

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The black house ant

The black house ants habitat ranges from Queensland and New South Wales to southwest Western Australia.  It prefers human dwellings and often builds nests inside buildings where it has close proximity to shelter and food.  They can often be seen in trailing lines progressing through kitchens and near water.

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Coastal Brown Ant

Coastal Brown Ants are a major pest problem in Queensland as well as Australia.  They are also known as big-headed ants.  Their preferred nesting habitats include lawns and bricks, which they mine to build their nests. They are light ginger to brown and can bite or sting.

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Black garden ant

The black garden ant also known as the common black ant, forage for aphids and farm the honeydew they excrete.  They can be a problem for gardeners as they can spread aphids to other plants.  They also eat ripe fruit that has soft skin such as strawberries.

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Odorous house ant or sugar ant

The odorous house ant or sugar ant, otherwise known as the stink ant or coconut ant, commonly is found in houses or human dwellings.  They forage for honeydew secreted by aphids and other insects. They are a household pest and are found near sources of sugary food and water.

How do I get rid of ants

Hiring the right pest control professional in Brisbane is the key to successfully ridding your home, business, office or industrial area of ants.  Using specialised treatments to maintain their absence is also an essential part of ant pest control.  Some species of ants are aggressive and can cause serious pain to your family, friends, patrons or employees if not dealt with.  While other, being non-aggressive, can cause loss of food, damage to property and gardens such as the common garden ant.

Further reading and source

Ants pest control Brisbane for units, homes, domestic residences, contracts, tenders, restaurants, hospitals, doctors surgeries, food processing, factories, manufacturing, cafes, bars, hostels, hotels, clubs, gymnasiums, kindergartens, supermarkets, retail, shops, nursing homes, aged care, facilities management, common areas, body corporate, renovations, builders, pre-sale, pre-purchase, settlement, high rise apartments, townhouses, unit complexes & many more.

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