Albany Pest Control technicians understand the habits of each species of ant and have a powerful range of pest control techniques to deal with ants. Albany provide the reassurance that the ant problem has been fully dealt with, and offer a call-out service to deal with ants and other pest control problems in the home. Our service is fast, effective and offers the highest level of safety for your family and pets.
Garden (Black) Ants
These ants can be up to 4-5mm in size but the Queen can be as big as 15mm. Queens lay their eggs in the spring in nests that are typically in soil but can be in brickwork or under bark. Garden Ants are attracted to sweet foods and leave a pheromone trail back to their nests for other ants to follow to the food source.
These ants can be up to 1.5 -2mm long and the Queen is 4 – 6mm long. Both workers and the Queen are a yellow-brown colour. Pharoah’s Ants originate from the tropics and require artificial heat in order to survive and reproduce and tend to live in large heated buildings such as hospitals, hotels and blocks of flats. This ant’s diet is largely of decomposing foodstuffs and it carries harmful germs picked up from when it has been feeding.
Red Fire Ants
These ants can be up to 3mm long and the Queen up to 6mm long. These ants are a reddish brown colour and live in colonies of up to 100,000 or more ants! Each colony is led by a Queen who lays between 150 and 200 eggs per day. Fire ants build mounds of up to 2 feet high to live in and these are usually built in open, sunny spaces. Fire ants sting both animals and humans and their sting is extremely painful.