There are around 15,000 ant species and subspecies worldwide with around 23 known species found in residential structures and buildings.
Ant colonies can range in size from a dozen or so to many thousands.
Some ants, such as Fire Ants give painful stings when their colony is disturbed.
While a wide range of do-it-yourself products are available for ants, many times effective ant control requires professional pest control. For further details of what can be done, refer to our page on how to get rid of ants.
Most ants come inside your home or business premises looking for food. They are attracted to sweet and sticky substances. It is important to clean up any food and liquid spillages immediately and to cover any food in storage areas. In addition, to prevent ants entering your home, seal access points such as cracks and crevices in door and window frames. For further details, refer to our page on how to keep ants away.
Recognise when you have an ant problem