There are more than 4,000 known species of ants in Australia. Very few of these species are considered pests.
Some pest species include:
- Singapore ant
- Argentine ant
- Whitefooted house ant (black ants)
- Black house ant
- Pharaoh’s ant
- Coastal brown ant
- Carpenter ant (pictured)
Ants can carry disease. If you find ants in your home, you may have an ant infestation that you need to manage.
Here are some tips to manage ant infestation in your home:
- Keep your home clean and free of food scraps, both in and outside
- Use surface sprays to protect against entry from outside
- Pest control dusts are available from retailers
For more information about pest ants, visit the Department of Health website.