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Ants are social insects and there are more than 800 species. A few common ones are:

  • Pharaoh’s Ant
  • Carpenters Ant
  • Argentine Ant
  • Black Ant

Ants create a problem in homes and the workplace as they feed off substances containing carbohydrates, glucose and water. They commonly nest under paving, in cavities off walls and in electrical conduits. They can therefore create damage by excavating soil. But they are not termed as major structural damaging pests as termites are.

Have four clear wings, with front wings having a dark patch along the outer line. They are unequal in size and have few veins in the wing. They have bent antennae and their body narrows at the waist.