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The more you spray, the more they split. They form satellite colony very quickly. Ants, this social insect gathers on sweet materials surprisingly fast. Yet, you’ve to be careful not to stumble on those that bite or sting although, some don’t. 

It is, as if, ants come by two colors, black and red. Quite true. But there are other ways to view ants. Some are arboreal- tree nesting, other pavements, potted plants and voids at home. They crawl on all structures of the home, looking for food. Their feeding on sweet, greasy, starchy materials, plants and animal materials of all kinds depends on the colony requirement.

Ants can be harmful to human health; can pose a serious human health risk, as in Hospitals, Health care facilities, food processing or packaging plants or food processing areas when the presence of Ants should not be put up with, due to the potential disease transmission.

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Tapinoma indicum; Tapinoma melanocephalum spp.
(Length: 1.2 -1.7mm)
The Ghost ant is a tiny two toned ant that has a dark head, thorax and a pale colored abdomen. Their resemblance of the Odorous ant which is mostly brown in color. It has one node which is hidden by the abdomen. This species gives off an odor similar to rotten coconuts when crushed.

How Ghost ant gets their name?
They are commonly found here in Malaysia and most dominantly found in Residential premises. Where did they get their name? Most probably comes from the fact that they are difficult to see, being tiny, moving about, even the Pest Control Technician may missed them during an inspection.

Where to look for them indoors and outdoors?
Their primary habitat is outdoors, they will nest in the soil, under stones or potted plants. What about indoors? They can be found nesting in a wall voids, behind baseboards or cabinets. You can usually trace them back to their nest if you’re patience enough.

Do they sting?
No, they don’t

What do they like?
They are highly attracted to sweets and are readily feed of live and dead insects. They seem to have a high need for moisture and commonly seen around sinks, toilets and bathrooms. Look for them in areas where water is available.


Paratrechina longicornis spp.
(Length: 2.2 – 3mm)
Crazy ants are small, looks black in color or dark brown. They have only one node between their thorax and abdomen. The most distinguish features is their recognizable extremely long legs and antennae.

How do they get their name?
They run erratically with no apparent sense of direction.

Where to look for them indoors and outdoors?
The crazy ant is highly adaptable and can live in both very dry and moist habitats. For outdoors, you can locate their colonies most often in soil under items like stones, debris, dumpster areas, firewood or in the cavities of trees and shrubs, When they enter homes they will nest in wall and floor voids especially near hot water pipes and heaters.

Do they sting?
No, they don’t

What do they like?
Crazy ants feed on wide variety of foods, including animal matters, and are partial to grease but will feed on sweets and kitchen scraps. It has been observed that the workers also prey on fly and flea larvae.


Monomorium pharaonis spp.
(Length: 1.5-2mm)
The Pharoah ant is small with golden yellowish to reddish brown in color.
This ant can be found trailing anywhere within a structure. They arewidely spread throughout the country and mostly found in urban houses.
They have two nodes and their workers are of one size.

It is interesting to note that the Pharoah ant New colonies are formed by a process known as “Budding”. When under stress, a group of workers take some of the colony’s brood (larvae and pupae) and move to a new location. When this small group of workers carrying their brood while hiding in item like boxes, they can be easily be transported to new location to start an infestation in that new building.

How do they get their name?
It is of opinion that this ant received its scientific name of “Pharoah’s ant” on account of the plague of Egypt in the time Pharoah reign.

Where to look for them indoors and outdoors?
Pharoah ants colonies have been found living in the soil of potted plants, brick piles, debris trapped in rain gutters and leaf litters. As for indoors, you’ll be able locate them at wall voids, cabinet voids, inside boxes, behind baseboards, they also nest in folded paper sacks, newspaper and folds of clothing.

Do they sting?
Yes, they do

What do they like?
Pharoah ants are capable of feeding of variety of materials including sweets, juices, fatty foods such as grease, meats and other insects.


Solenopsis germinata ; Solenopsis invicta spp.
(Length: 3-5mm)
These ants build mounds in all types of soil in open area that comes in irregular and crater shaped like. They are Reddish Brown in color with two nodes and a sting at the tip of the abdomen.

How do they get their name?
Most probably from their stings that causes burning sensation, It’s painful, burning sting results in pustules.

Where to look for them indoors and outdoors?
Usually in open areas where mounds can be as large as 300mm or more in diameter. Each mound usually has several tunnels just under the surface and extending away from the nest.

Their Colonies can be found inside sprinkler heads and meter boxes in the ground. Mounds are often built around the base of trees and in the soil of potted plants. Their trails can be easily seen or visible along foundations and sidewalks.

These fire ants can also be found inside the building where they nest in wall voids, Bath traps and under carpet.

Do they sting?
Of course, they do. Workers aggressively defend the colony when it is disturbed and will sting and bite people and pets!

What do they like?
This ant is an omnivorous feeder and is known to eat meat, grease, seeds, grains and readily chew clothing especially soiled with food.
They also attack plants and bore into vegetable and fruits if their nest is nearby.


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