Ghost Ant


Ghost Ant

Easily identified by the translucent color on their legs and back of their body. They have a contrasting black head. Related to the odorous house ant, these ants emit a coconut-like odor when crushed. Mostly found near moisture areas of the home.

Ghost ants have high moisture needs, so you'll find them in your home around sinks, showers, tubs, in potted plants, behind baseboards and in wall voids.

Ghost ants cannot sting, but they can bite. However, they are nonaggressive and will only bite if their nest is threatened. These bites are barely noticeable and they do not pose any health threats to humans. The only threat ghost ants pose is the potential to contaminate food.

For outdoor infestations, spray any ant mound you see with insecticides. Inside your home, using sprays can split the colony and make the infestation worse. Protein baits are most effective for ghost ant removal.

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