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Ghost Ant - Tapinoma melanocephalum

Length
Workers 1.3 – 1.5 mm

Color
Head and thorax Dark - Antennae and legs pale in color

Hatching Time
N/A

Duration of Larval Stage
N/A

Time from Egg to Adult
N/A

Habitat
In cavities (behind baseboards, between cabinets ad walls, voids or in the soil). Outside, under stones, under logs, crevices of trees and shrubs, etc.

Foraging Habit
Feeds indoors and outdoors.

Types of Premises Infested
Domestic dwellings especially in humid areas.

Trail Following
Yes

Food Preference
Proteins and sweet food

Crazy Ant - Paratrechina longicornis

Length
Workers 2.2 – 3 mm long

Color
Dark brown to black

Hatching Time
N/A

Duration of Larval Stage
N/A

Time from Egg to Adult
N/A

Habitat
Underneath floors and in wall voids. Near hot water pipes and heaters.

Foraging Habit
Feeds indoors and outdoors.

Types of Premises Infested
Domestic dwellings, factories.

Trail Following
Yes

Food Preference
Proteins and sweet food

Black Garden Ant - Lasius Niger

Length
Workers 4-5 mm long - Queens 15 mm long

Color
Dark brown-black

HatchingTime
3-4 weeks

Duration of Larval Stage
2-3 weeks

Time from Egg to Adult
8-12 weeks

Habitat
In soil (often under paving stones). Under building foundations. In filled cavity walls.

Foraging Habit
Feeds outdoors and indoors.

Types of Premises Infested
Domestic dwellings, hospitals and factories.

Trail Following
Yes

Food Preference
Protein and Sweet Food.

Pharaoh Ant - Monomorium Pharaonsis

Length
Workers 1.5 - 2mm long - Queens 4 mm

Color
Yellow brown, often with dark abdomen

Hatching Time
1-2 weeks

Duration of Larval Stage
3-4 weeks

Time from Egg to Adult
5-6 weeks

Habitat
Hollow spaces in walls (often behind stoves and hot water pipes) usually inaccessible.

Foraging Habit
Feed indoors

Types of Premises Infested
Hospitals, restaurants, houses and all other well heated premises.

Trail Following
Yes

Food Preference
Prefer proteins.