Appearance and Size Facts
- Argentine ants are light brown to brown in color
- Size: Roughly 1/10 inch in length
- Often present in massive numbers and move in large trails up buildings and trees
- Found all year-round
- Will eat almost anything but prefer sweet food
Behavior and Habitat of Argentine Ants
Workers are often present in large numbers and are moving in trails. Trails may be similar to White-footed ant trails, but Argentine ants are more slender and move more quickly so the trails may not appear as condensed. Workers may overwhelm outdoor eating areas, even entering parked cars. Argentine ants have multiple queen nests with many widespread subcolonies containing millions of ants. They are usually found in heavily disturbed sites, but can invade natural environments. They nest in mulch, soil, near tree roots, in trees, in rotten wood, or even in garbage piles.
Signs of Infestation of Argentine Ants
The most visible sign of Argentine ants infestation is foraging trails of many ants traveling up buildings, trees and into homes.
Tips for Prevention of Argentine Ants
Keep food items secured and pet food off of the floors. Keep bushes and shrubs trimmed 2 foot from the home. Caulk any visible cracks around windows and doors.
Argentine Ant Gallery
Latest Pest & Termite Control News
A new year means new pests are trying to call your South Florida house their home. This year, along with new year’s resolutions to improve your health, finances, attitude, and whatever other things you want to change in your life, make this year the year you keep your South Florida home...Read More ›
Dec 08, 2022—Florida Lawn Care
Living in South Florida means rodents, ants, and other pests don't take the winters off! Meanwhile, your lawn needs less watering and mowing during the winter months and is susceptible to various diseases such as brown patch fungus. Your lawn in winter While we’re outdoors, let’s talk...Read More ›
Thanksgiving starts off the holiday season in grand style with a sumptuous feast surrounded by family and friends. If you’re hosting one of these Thanksgiving gatherings, you‘ve probably got a lot on your to-do list getting ready for the big day. Pests, such as roaches, ants, and...Read More ›