Argentine ants are aggressive and prefer sweet food like sugars, fruit juices, syrup, and melons but will eat almost anything including cockroaches and termites.
Argentine ant colonies can be very large. A single colony can contain several hundred thousand members. They are typically found in moist soil close to or under structures.
Argentine ants are very resilient and can survive in conditions that most other ants cannot. They emit a musty odor when crushed.
What we do
A-1 Bonded Termite specializes in safe and effective Argentine ant removal treatments. When taking care of your ant problem, you can expect the utmost care and professionalism by our certified team of pest removal specialists.
A-1 Pest Control thoroughly inspects your property to properly establish what pests we are dealing with, and their colony size.
Once the pest is isolated we find ways to effectively remove the pest from your living area.
Once your pests are eliminated, we ensure they don’t come back.
ARGENTINE ANT PREVENTION TIPS
If you suspect an argentine ant infestation, call A-1 Bonded Termite, Inc. for a free inspection* immediately. This is the safest and most effective way to get rid of argentine ants.
Your inspector will make recommendations to eliminate the infestation and make suggestions on how to correct conditions that may be conducive to re-infestations.
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They forage for food very systematically and leave trails of food to ensure they do no visit the same area. Mating takes place in the nest so swarming ants are not usually found. There can be several queens in each nest that feed and groom themselves. They can be found in potted plants, flower boxes, crawl spaces, insulation, and anywhere with moist soil near food sources. Winged queens can produce fertile eggs up to 10 years after mating with a winged male.
dark brown to black, shiny
ARGENTINE ANT HABITAT
Mainly Southeastern, Mid-Atlantic, and Western Coastal regions of U.S. States.
Argentine ant colonies are found in moist conditions or soil near a food source. Outdoors, they can be found with shallow nests near structures, along sidewalks, under boards or stones, and beneath plants or flower boxes. Acrobat ants like very mobile and will relocate colonies frequently.
They will come indoors to forage for food but may seek shelter indoors when it becomes too wet or too dry outside.
PEST THREAT LEVEL
Argentine ants do not bite or sting so they do not pose a direct threat to humans. However, they can contaminate food.