Review this list of ant species we find in our area to help you better understand and identify what little ‘critter’ is causing your problem. Look at identifying characteristics such has body shape and colour carefully. And don’t forget we’re here to help solve your problem.

Black House Ant

(Ochetellus spp.)

  • Small black ant
  • Black & shiny
  • 2.5-5 mm long
Native to Australia
  • Found Australia wide
  • Nest under rocks & logs (Have been known to nest in roof voids & wall cavities)
  • Single nest | Single queen
  • Nuisance in kitchens
  • Prefer sweet

Treatment Options

Every home/building has its own unique conditions that attract and, or provide access for black ants into your home/building. Our technicians have a ‘toolbox’ of treatments. The objective is to:

  • Contaminate nest
  • Eliminate the queen

In extreme cases where building is in close proximity to bushland and or properties where there are no ant management programs in place – more frequent treatments may be required.

5 things you should know about Nuisance Black Ants

White Footed Ant

(Technomyrmex spp.)

  • Small black ant
  • Black & light colour feet
  • 3 mm long
Invasive species (not native to Australia)
  • Found East coast Australia
  • Very large colonies spread out into satellite colonies
  • Nest in trees & structures as well as on the ground
  • Nuisance in kitchens
  • Prefer sweet | are known to harvest ‘honeydew’ from aphids etc.
  • Have the ability to multiply their colony numbers exponentially when colony numbers under pressure.

Treatment Options

Every home/building has its own unique conditions that attract and, or provide access for black ants into your home/building. Our technicians have a ‘toolbox’ of treatments. The objective is to:

  • Contaminate nest
  • Eliminate the queen

In extreme cases where building is in close proximity to bushland and or properties where there are no ant management programs in place – more frequent treatments may be required.

5 things you should know about Nuisance Black Ants

Tips To Prevent Ants

  • Keep surfaces clean and free of food
  • Remove all vegetation from building contact – This can act as a ‘bridge’
  • Pot plants may have aphids, which are a food source for ants – Take action to eliminate the aphids
  • Limit access into your home by blocking cracks and crevices
  • Eliminate food sources – Place food in plastic seal-able containers
  • Remove uneaten pet food – Place food dish in a tray of water