• Length: From 1 mm to 9.5 mm

    Colour: Reddish, brown, black, yellow

    Nesting Preference: Under concrete slabs, rocks, soil, wood, or near foundations


  • 1.

    What should I know about ants?

    • Ants are social insects that live in colonies.

    • Ants often reach population upward of a hundred.

    • Ants tend to be in areas where there is food easily available, or nearby.

  • 2.

    Health risks associated with ants?

    • Ants are capable of transmitting foodborne disease organisms.

    • They can contaminate food particles or utensils.

  • 3.

    How do ants impact my property?

    • Some ants can nest beneath concrete slabs, near foundations, under rocks or in wood.

    • They can infest food in pantries.

  • 4.

    How can I prevent ants from invading?

    • Ensure regular cleaning of your property.

    • Proper food storage and waste management essential to not attract foraging ants.

    • Ask our licensed pest control professional for help!

Common Types of Ants


Size: 1.5mm

Colour: Dark brown to black

General Info: These ants can live in soil, rotten wood, and behind baseboards. They can feed on pollen, insects, grease, oils, vegetables and fruit.

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