The Pest Ant Quick Guide is a one page summary showing photographs of the key pest ants, providing information on nest structure, number of queens, food preferences and recommended control strategies.
Dealing with pest ants can often be a challenge for pest managers. To implement a successful treatment program, pest managers must know some key information about the ant causing the problem:
- Correct identification of the ant
- Does that species have a single or multiple nests as part of the same colony?
- Does the colony contain a single or multiple queens?
- What is their food preference?
This knowledge allows the pest manager to design a treatment program to get the best results. With baits a key component of most ant control programs, knowledge of food preferences is important to select an appropriate bait that is attractive to the species at hand.
The Sumitomo Pest Ant Quick Guide summarises this information for the key pest ants and gives pest managers a great starting point with a recommended treatment regime.