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Worker Ants
Red Ants
  • Ants are social insects and had about 5,000 species and sub-species.
  • Most ants consisting of Queen, King, Reproductive, Soldier and Worker.
  • They come in all shades of black, brown, yellow and red and are nearly blind, depending on the Sensory cells on their antennae for touch and taste.

Hazards Which They Can Cause

1. Sting painfully that can easily cut open human skin.
2. They feed on a variety of food, penetrate food packages, causing damage and contaminated, thus posing a health risk.

Control Method

1. Sanitation – always keep clean.
2. Spraying will be carried out in the compound cracks and crevices, skirting boards, refuse collection areas, sewage and drainage systems.
3. Baits - If ant-feeding bait is used as a control, remove other food so the ants concentrate on the bait and not the food.