Latin Name: Linepithema humile
Length: 1.6–2.8 millimetres
Color: Variable in color from light red to brown or Tan
Digestive Tract: Yes
How to get rid of this?.
To get rid of pest problem under control, inspection is the first and foremost step.
Argentine ants are a common household pest, often entering structures in search of food or water (particularly during dry or hot weather), or to escape flooded nests during periods of heavy rainfall. When they invade a kitchen, it is not uncommon to see two or three queens foraging along with the workers. Eliminating a single queen does not stop the colony’s ability to breed.
Spraying with pesticides has occasionally stimulated increased egg-laying by the queens, compounding the problem.
So to deal with these we use a technique developed by researchers from The University Of California, Irvine. In this method the exoskeletons of the ants are covered with a hydrocarbons-laced secretion. They made a compound that is different, but similar, to the one that coats the ants. If the chemical is applied to an ant, the other members of the colony will kill it.
If you want get rid of these ants, contact us.
Commonly Found in: Lawn/kitchen
How to spot: Look in kitchen under shelves and cabinets
Damages: Spoils Food
How to terminate Argentine Ant: A combination of eco-friendly chemicals recommended and fumigated by Green Pest’s certified professionals
Treatment duration: It can be weekly, biweekly or monthly depending upon the infestation.
Inspection and observation: Annual inspection after complete termination