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TESTIMONIALS

ANTS

Garden Ants

Lasius niger

Identification

2mm-3mm, shiny black, elbowed antennae, large head, slender thorax, characteristic waist and long legs.

 

Ghost Ants

Tapinoma melanocephalum

Identification

They are recognised by their dark head and pale or translucent legs and gaster (abdomen). This colouring makes this tiny ant (1⁄16 of an inch, 1.5 mm) seem even smaller.

 

Argentine Ants

Linepithema humile

Identification

The worker ants are about 3 millimetres (0.12 in) long and can easily squeeze through cracks and holes no more than 1 millimetre (0.039 in) in size. Queens are two to four times the length of workers.

 

Pharaoh Ant

Monomorium pharaonis

 

Identification

Workers  are up to 2mm, queens 3.6mm, males 3mm. They are pale straw yellow with darker head and abdomeo, large head, and they have noticeable black eyes, with a twin bulge at waist section. A stinger is present. The queens are with or without wings and are slightly darker in colour than workem. The males have wings and are black in colour.

 

Habitat

A wide range of locations, ant colonies can sometimes be in close proximity to human dwellings, entering buildings to forage for food. Sometimes nests can be found well inside factories with the ants exploiting proofing defects such as cracks in the building fabric. The Queen Ant lays a variable number of eggs, three to four weeks later legless grubs hatch, three weeks later larvae mature, two weeks after pupation adult ants emerge. Late summer winged and mature males leave nest ant mate and the males die whilst the females find new nest sites. Many thousands of ants live in a nest in a social hierarchy tending to various functions.

 

Control

Control is often difficult if the seat of a colony is not reached when applying a residual insecticide. It’s advisable to watch foraging ants going back and forth and to treat the nest sites rather than applying a blanket spray treatment to theft runs, the latter method seldom works and results in copious call-backs to site. Deep seated colonies in a wall or cavity or even a concrete floor will probably require a follow up treatment.

 

 

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