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Ants could go down as some of the hardest working insects on the planet. They are known as workers and definitely punch above their weight, often carrying 10 times their bodyweight. Over 10,000 species of ants are found throughout the world. Ants can be found everywhere from city and rural areas to tropical forests where they can be up to half of all insects found at certain locations.

Some common ants found in Australia include:

Yellow Crazy Ant

Banded Sugar Ant

Meat Ant

Argentine Ant

Bulldog Ant

Tasmanian Inchman

Red Bull Ant

Tasmanian Inchman

Black Ant

Green Tree Ant

Golden Tailed Spiny Ant

Fire Ant

Black House Ant

You will usually find that Ants live in a colony or community and will be found underground, on the surface in ant hills (or mounds) and in trees. Some ants, however, prefer not to live in colonies and will seek out their own refuge where food and shelter is available. Ants have a decent lifespan with the Queen of a colony reaching 15 years of age while worker ants, generally the males, can live up to seven years.

Some common ways to get rid of ants around your home and business include:

  • Boric acid
  • Lemons
  • Flour
  • Vinegar
  • Cinnamon
  • Black pepper
  • Bay leaves

SIGNS OF ANTS

The three most common identifiers for ants are as follows:

  • Ant trail
  • Ant mounds
  • Ants themselves

This is a no-brainer when it comes to an ant infestation. If you can see any of the above then it is a sure sign that you have an ant problem. If you do see an ant trail in your home it means the ants have already formed a big colony outside and have found their way into your home. They are now coming and going as they please. The ant mounds are their homes, however, be aware that some species of ants prefer to live underground so you may not find the colony on the surface.

FAQS ABOUT ANTS

Ants have a narrow waist between their abdomen and thorax and that is something that termites don’t have. Ants also have large heads.

The obvious one here is crumbs which is why you can often find ants carrying off breadcrumbs etc after they have dropped to the ground. Other than that, ants will eat other insects, fungus and nectar.

Where there is one ant you will usually find many. Ants tend to live in communities that are heavily populated.

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