Argentine ants are a common household pest, often entering structures in search of food or water. Attempting to escape flooded nests or humid weather, Argentine ants are likely to find shelter in your home. Though they often live under your home, it's always a good idea to apply a professional pest control barrier to prevent the expansion of their colonization.
Argentine ants can be found in Australia, Europe, South Africa, Hawaii, Mexico, and the U.S. including Arizona. For help with the identification or removal of ants, give our pest experts a call for your free inspection!
Did You Know? Argentine Ants...
- Give off a greasy or musty odor when crushed.
- Are one of the few ant species where queens assist with foraging for food.
- Were probably introduced to the U.S. from their native Brazil via coffee ships arriving at New Orleans in the late 1800s.
- Deposit trails continuously, instead of just from the nest to food source. This habit ensures they do not waste time visiting the same area for food.