Skip to main content

Argentine Ants

Learn More About Argentine Ants

Argentine AntArgentine ants are a common household pest, often entering structures in search of food or water. Attempting to escape flooded nests or humid weather, argentine ants are likely to find shelter in your home. Though they often live under your home, it's always a good idea to apply a professional pest control barrier to prevent the expansion of their colonization.

Argentine ants can be found in Australia, Europe, South Africa, Hawaii, Mexico, and the U.S. including Colorado, North and South Carolina. For help with the identification or removal of ants, give our pest experts a call for your free inspection!

Pest Identification:
Size
1/8 In.
Color
Dark to light
Body Structure
Head, thorax, and abdomen with a single node on the pedicel connecting the thorax and abdomen.
Characteristics
Argentine ants are social insects that reside in colonies often featuring multiple nests. Unlike other species, Argentine ants are not aggressive toward ants from other neighboring colonies, which allows colonies’ numbers to grow and multiply exponentially.
Habitat & Behavior
Argentine ants often are found in mulch or soil, nesting only 1-2 inches beneath the surface. They also are found under debris, rocks, and lumber. Indoors, Argentine ants nest in wall voids, insulation and pipes or drains. In the wild, they feed on insects and honeydew; indoors, they are drawn to any food remains, especially sugary foods.

Our Pest Control Affiliations

National Pest Management Association Logo dark blue on white background
Pest Control Operators of California dark blue logo on white background