Ants are the 3rd pest problem in the country. Ant control can be difficult, but there are some things you should know about how ants’ behavior can lead to big headaches for you and your home.


Fire Ant: Facts, Identification & Control

Ginger Ant ,Red Ant ,tramp ant.Fire ants are a variety of stinging ants with over 285 species worldwide

Argentine Ant

Characteristics:

Workers are polymorphic; body length ranging from 3-5mm. Body is red-orange brown, head brown.

Diet:

Omnivorous ground nesting ant.



Reproduction:

A queen is generally the largest individual in the colony. Her primary function is reproduction; she may live for 6 to 7 years and can produce up to 3,500 eggs in a single day. That is roughly 9 million in her lifetime.

As Pest:

Occur in agricultural areas, coastland, disturbed areas, natural forest, planted forests, range/grasslands, riparian zones, scrub/shrublands, urban areas. Most prevalent in insolated areas.
Omnivorous ground nesting ant, preferring sunny, open areas or partially shaded ones. In a field nests may be moved to the perimeter of the crop when the canopy closes and shades the ground Ants may affect fruit/pods, growing points, seeds, stems, vegetative organs and the whole plant.
Pest management:
Spraying with pesticides
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