Ants are colonial insects that live in groups. When the temperature outdoors is not too hot, foraging ants emerge in the early morning and early evening. The colony’s existence depends on food and water. Knowing the different sorts of ants is crucial because it allows you better to understand the biology and behaviour of other species to carry out successful ant management.
Crazy Ant, Sugar Ant, and Pharaoh’s Ant are three common varieties of ants seen in Singapore homes. Because various species have varied diets, nesting, and foraging patterns, proper identification of ant species is critical before beginning ant control therapy.
There are about 10,000 species of ants in the world, but only nine species are common in Singapore. These are:
- Kerengga or Weaver Ant (Oecophylla smaragdina)
- Rambutan or Fruit Ant (Dolichoderus thoracicus)
- Ghost or Sugar Ant (Tapinoma melanocephalum, Tapinoma Indicum)
- Pharoah Ant (Monomorium pharaonis)
- Singapore Ant (Monomorium destructor)
- Big-headed ant (Pheidole spp.)
- Crazy Ant (Paratrechina longicornis)
- Fire Ant (Solenopsis spp.)
- Garden Ant (Pheidologeton spp.)
You can identify ant species by their colour and size.
Because of its foraging activities in all sorts of places, the ant carries pathogens on its body before it crawls all over your food, thus exposing you to intestinal upset.
But need not worry; with Aardwolf Pestkare, a reliable ant control company, by your side, your premises will be free from any and all types of ants.