As the majority of ant species prefer sunny climates, our environment is perfect for ants to thrive. Ants are ubiquitous. Out of around 15,000 ant species and subspecies worldwide, Australia has just over 1,300 known species so far. The most familiar ant species in Australia are:
- Argentine ants (Linepithema sp.)
- Bulldog or bull ants (Myrmecia sp.)
- Carpenter ant (Camponotus spp.)
- Coastal Brown ant (Pheidole megacephala)
- Common Black House ant (Ochetellus sp.)
- Funnel ant (Aphaenogaster pythia)
- Garden ant (Lasius niger)
- Ghost ant (Tapinoma melanocephalum)
- Pavement ant (Tetramorium caespitum)
- Pharaoh’s ant (Monomorium pharaonis)
- White-Footed house ant (Technomyrmex sp.)
Ants can be a particular nuisance when they get into your home. Garden or Black ants aren’t thought to carry diseases, the trouble is you don’t know where they’ve been, so you don’t want them crawling over food and surfaces in your home. Ants will travel in a wide range searching for food, following trails they have established and clustering around the source of food, becoming a nuisance in homes, organisations and businesses. Small piles of earth around holes in soil and at the base of exterior walls indicate their origin.
If you would like a localised and specific management plan please call our account managers on (02) 96350477.