Ant FAQs


  • How many ant species are there?

    There are around 15,000 ant species and subspecies worldwide with around 23 known species found in residential structures and buildings.


  • How many ants can I find in a colony?

    Ant colonies can range in size from a dozen or so to many thousands.


  • How big can ants grow?

    Ants vary in length and can be as big as 20mm such as a Bulldog Ant. Refer to our Common Ants Species.


  • Can ants harm me?

    Some ants, such as Fire Ants give painful stings when their colony is disturbed.


  • What are the common signs of ants?

    To learn about ant infestation signs, refer to our page on Common signs of ants.


  • What can I do to get rid of ants?

    While a wide range of do-it-yourself products are available for ants, many times effective ant control requires professional pest control. For further details of what can be done, refer to our page on how to get rid of ants.


  • What proactive steps can I take to keep ants away from my home or business premises?

    Most ants come inside your home or business premises looking for food. They are attracted to sweet and sticky substances. It is important to clean up any food and liquid spillages immediately and to cover any food in storage areas. In addition, to prevent ants entering your home, seal access points such as cracks and crevices in door and window frames. For further details, refer to our page on how to keep ants away.