North Queensland has an abundance of ant species. Some of these have a significant pest status, while trying to co-exist in our homes and gardens. Ants create troublesome mess around carpet edges, window frames, bathrooms and benchtops, as well as causing problems by damaging gardens, attacking wiring in electrical outlets and helping themselves to food in your pantry.
In Townsville, Green Weaver Ants (green ants) can cause a painful sting, but other species, such as Ghost Ants pose little more problem than being a nuisance. With colonies being very social and structured with kings, queens, workers and reproductive ants, knowing the type of ant you have, as well as where the nests are located is paramount when determining a treatment method.