Argentine Ant

Argentine Ant

Argentine ants are very persistent and can be difficult to control once they have an established colony. The adult workers are typically about ½-inch in length and light brown in color. The normal nesting site for Argentine ants is in the soil around structures but they will also construct nests under plants and boards. The workers can be seen in the thousands foraging in trails along sidewalks and driveways. Once inside the structure, they search food such as sugar, honey, syrups, and fruit juice.

The queens will lay tiny white eggs throughout the year, but the maximum production is done during the warmer months where they have the potential of laying in excess of 20-30 eggs per day. The incubation period usually lasts for about 4 weeks under favorable weather conditions.