A small tropical species of ant of increasing importance in the structures of large centrally heated buildings, especially hospitals and high rise blocks of flats where it can be a serious public health pest.
These ants are particularly difficult to control and eradicate due to their ability to split the colony and spread over an area. Successful control only by baiting techniques, not by residual treatments. Hydramethylnon, a slow-acting poison, and S-methoprene, a juvenile hormone that disrupts larval development, are available as ready to use baits. Contact a professional pest controller for expert treatment