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Ghost Ants

What are Ghost Ants?

Ghost ants, a common domestic pest, are tough to prevent and even more difficult to exterminate.

Ghost ants desire to reside in close proximity to humans and take use of the food, shelter, and water we supply.

Ghost ants got their name from their distinctive colour, which aids them in hiding from predators.

The head and thorax of these small ants are a dark brown color. Their abdomen and legs, in contrast, are pale yellow or nearly transparent.

When crushed, they give an odor similar to that of a rotting coconut.

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Do you have Ghost Ants in your home or you are not sure? We can handle the identification and get you a solution to your problem quickly.

Ghost Ants Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are ghost ants dangerous?

Ghost ants are not a harmful species of ant. They are nuisance pests that neither do physical injury to humans nor cause damage to our structures, but that does not mean they are ever welcome on our properties.

Ghost ants are challenging to control. Ghost ants will transmit pathogens and contaminate food supplies. As their population grows, the severity of these issues intensifies.

Why do I have a ghost ant problem?

Ghost ants thrive in places with warm temperatures and are active throughout the year. They live in large groups called colonies.

Food is the primary source of attraction for ghost ants. They favor the honeydew and sweet liquids produced by aphids and other garden insects.

Ghost ants are attracted to gardens, outdoor eating areas, and recycling bins. Once inside, ghost ants prefer to feed on sugary and sweet goods stored in the kitchen.

Where will I find ghost ants?

Ghost ants prefer to live outside, but when they need food, water, or a warm place to stay, they come into our homes and businesses.

If your home gives ghost ants with easy access to food supplies, they will likely remain and establish several satellite nests to increase their colony.

Outside they nest in the ground under:

  • Fallen trees and tree stumps
  • Woodpiles or rock piles
  • Within logs
  • Under leaf or brush piles
  • Greenhouses

Inside they nest in or behind:

  • Wall voids or floors
  • Cabinets
  • Potted plants
  • Tubs, sinks, or shower stalls

How do I get rid of ghost ants?

Do not give ghost ants another day to inhabit your property, whether it be a home or a place of business. Get rid of these unwanted visitors with the help of 24H Pest Pros.

We are a local firm that offers prompt response times and high-quality ants control services performed by courteous and seasoned exterminators.

At 24h Pest Pros, we have a comprehensive awareness of the most prevalent pests in our area, as well as how to eliminate them from homes and businesses.

Learn why your neighbors choose 24h Pest Pros for their pest management requirements.

Call us today to find out more about our excellent home and commercial pest control services!

How can I prevent ghost ants in the future?

Prevent ghost ant infestations by partnering with 24h Pest Pros and implementing the following measures.

  • Maintain garden areas, harvest fruits, and vegetables on a regular basis, and gather any that have fallen to the ground.
  • Keep outdoor dining spaces free of food and beverage containers.
  • Keep lids on garbage cans and recycling containers. Keep them from the exterior of your home.
  • Ghost ants can nest in downed trees, leaf piles, and brush piles; therefore, these should be removed from your land.
  • Keep your kitchen clean, organized, and devoid of messes and crumbs.
  • Remove wall-mounted appliances and clean below them.
  • Allow food and beverages to be consumed only in the kitchen and dining room.
  • Regularly inspect the exterior of your property and seal any cracks or fissures detected in external walls and the foundation.
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