Ants | Facts & Identification

Ants are considered pests because they invade homes and offices for food or water. They can enter your premises through cracks in walls or foundations, gaps around windows and doors, or other small openings. Ants also follow pheromone trails left by other ants, making it easier to locate food sources within their homes.

Tom’s Pest Control Sydney offers professional ant removal services to help keep your home free from these pests. We aim to eradicate ants from your property entirely and make arrangements to prevent them from returning.

Types of Ants


Argentine Ants

Argentine ants are native to South America but have been introduced and have established invasive populations in many other parts of the world, including Europe, Africa, Australia, and the United States. They are known for their highly organised colonies and aggressive behaviour towards other ant species. Argentine ants form large, interconnected colonies with a unique social structure in which multiple queens coexist. They are considered pests due to their tendency to displace native ant species and disrupt ecosystem balance.


Black Garden Ants

Black garden ants, also known as Lasius niger, are a species of ants found in Europe and parts of Asia. They are commonly referred to as ``black ants`` due to their black or dark brown colour. The worker ants are typically about 3 to 5 mm long, and the queens are about 12 mm long. Black garden ants form large, well-organised colonies and feed on various foods, including sugar, proteins, and insects.


Coastal Brown Ants

Coastal brown ants or big-headed ants are a significant nuisance ant species found in Western Australia. They are light golden brown, their minors measure about 2 to 3 mm in length, and the majors measure about 3.5 – 4.5 mm.


Carpenter Ants

Carpenter ants are named for their tendency to nest in wood, including the structural wood in buildings. These ants are generally large, with adults ranging from 6 to 12 mm in length and queen up to 20 mm long. They have a distinctive appearance with heart-shaped heads, large jaws, and elbowed antennae. These ants feed on various food sources, including sugary substances, insects, and other small invertebrates.


White-Footed House Ants

White-footed house ants, also known as Technomyrmex albipes, are a species of ants that are small, typically only 2.5 to 3 mm in length. They have a black to brownish-black body with yellow-white legs. These ants form large, each having multiple queens and workers. White-footed house ants feed on various foods, including sugar, proteins, and insects, and are considered pests due to their tendency to invade homes and other structures.


Bull Ants

Bull ants are a group of large, aggressive species native to Australia. They are known for their distinctive appearance, which includes a large head, powerful jaws, and large, black or red body. They are also known for their painful sting, which is used for defence and foraging. Bull ants range in size from about 10 to 40 mm in length and are considered dangerous to humans and other animals due to their aggressive behaviour and painful sting.


Singapore Ants

Singapore ants are known to multiply quickly, so if they enter your home once, they will likely grow in number soon. These ants are aggressive and known to form large colonies and replace the native ant population. Removing these ants from your premises is essential because they can spread disease and damage your furniture.

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Ants can be a nuisance to humans by invading homes and other structures, where they can bite or sting and cause allergic reactions. Tom’s Pest Control knows that it is essential for you to always keep your home and office ant free, and this is why we offer high-quality ant control services at affordable prices. No matter how bad the infestation is, our experts can help. So don’t hesitate to discuss your pest problems with us. Call us today.