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Redline Pest Control - Ants

There are over 15,000 species of ants worldwide and the common black ant is mostly considered a pest here in Australia.

Ants are a nuisance and will travel widely in search for a food source, they are attracted to sweet substances usually found in the kitchen areas.

Ants nest can be found almost anywhere from roof voids, cavity walls, sub-floors, under stones, in grass or garden areas.

Black Ants:

The common black ant can be found around the kitchen area of your home if there is a food source there. They generally eat sweet food.

Both female and male ants have wings and once the female has mated the wings of the female will drop off. The queen ant lays small oval eggs, the adults will feed the larvae until they have reach to the pupate stage. Once adults the black ants will range from 4 to 4 mm in length

Bull Ants:

Bull ants are found throughout Australia and usually preys on dead animals, nectar and plant materials.

Bull ants have large straight jaws and will leave a nasty sting once bitten. There is roughly 100 species of bull ants and will range from 8 to 10 mm in length.

Did you know that bull ants will attack if they feel as though their nest is being invaded. They will often bite multiple times.

Carpenter Ants:

Carpenter ants will nest in dead wood or damp wood and will often range from 6 to 12 mm in length. They will eat sweet substances, dead animal material and plant material.

Carpenter ants do not eat the wood like termites do but rather hollow it out to build their nest in.

Did you know that when it is warm and humid both the female and males participate in a nuptial fight and with the female taking on a number of males while fighting. Unfortunately the male will die after mating. The female will usually lay roughly 20 eggs and will nurturing them until they grow to become workers.


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