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Ghost Ant

Characteristics  
Size:  Tiny, usually less than 1/16-inch in length.
Color:  Pale, with a dark head and abdomen.
These ants are very difficult to see unless one looks closely.

 

Behavior   Ghost ants may develop huge colonies containing thousands of workers and numerous queens. This species may be difficult to control and does not feed much on ant baits. The keys to control are to find the colonies and subcolonies and treat them directly. Regular inspections and treatment are necessary to find and treat new colonies as they move from neighboring properties.

Habitat   Ghost Ants are now a major pest throughout most of Florida and several of the Hawaiian Islands. It occasionally is found in apartments and greenhouses in northern states. These ants nest outdoors under items on the ground, within landscape mulch, beneath loose bark on trees, under ground cover, in potted plants, and within piles of items such as lumber, firewood, or bricks. Nests may be readily established inside homes in walls, beneath carpeting, and in other suitable voids or spaces.

Tips for Control   Ghost Ants are difficult to control and ant baits may not be effective against it. The keys to control are to find the colonies and subcolonies and treat them directly with residual insecticide. Where the colonies cannot be found, baits may be attempted; however, several baits may be required before positive results are seen. Regular inspections and treatment are necessary to find and treat new colonies as they move in from neighboring properties.
 

Suggested Control Products

Advance Carpenter Ant Bait

Terro Ant Killer

Borid

Demand CS

 

Acrobat Ant

► Argentine Ant

Big Headed Ant

► Black Field Ant

► Carpenter Ant

► Citronella Ant

► Crazy Ant

Fire Ant

► Ghost Ant

► Harvester Ant

► Leaf Cutter Ant

► Little Black Ant

► Odorous House Ant

► Pavement Ant

► Pharoah Ant

► Thief Ant

► White Footed Ant

 

► Flying Ants / Termites

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