Ants

Throughout the world there are over 12,500 recognised species of ants, and there are thought to be over 20,000 in total. They are highly organised social insects. It is the foraging worker ants that invade buildings in search of food.

Black Ants
Appearance
Black Ants
Size: up to 10mm
Colour: Dark brown-black


Habitat
Nest in the ground under rocks or logs. It is common for these ants to nest under a slab or beside the foundation of a homes/buildings. They often enter the premises through cracks in the foundation.
Pharaoh Ants
Appearance
Pharaoh Ants
Size: up to 2mm
Colour: Pale straw yellow w/ dark head and abdomen
Habitat
Nest locations are deep seated in cavities in heated buildings. Often found in indoor. Associated with humid conditions. Feeds indoors on high protein foods — meat, fats, blood, dead insects, etc.

Pavement Ants
Appearance
Pavement Ants
Size: up to 3mm
Colour: Dark brown or blackish
Habitat
Nesting in lawns or under stones, wood, or boards. Mounds built along sidewalks, baseboards, and near foundations in clusters. Colonies found near water. May move through pipes and electrical wires.

If you have identified a ants problem in your home or business, Verminex pest control Bahrain can provide a long-term solution for these unwanted pests with four (4) basic steps:
Ants Prevention
Good housekeeping is essential.
  • Clear up food and liquid spills immediately.
  • Sweep up any food crumbs from under kitchen appliances.
  • Store food in airtight containers
  • Clear away pet food that is not eaten immediately.
  • Block off entry points for ants by sealing cracks.
  • Ensure rubbish is kept in tightly closed bins.