Bull Ant

Bull Ant (Myrmecia)

Appearance

  • About 18 – 20mm long.
  • Tend to be red or black in colour.

Life Cycle

  • When a queen starts to nest, she digs a small chamber to lay her eggs in. There is one queen ant that lays all the eggs, along with one or a couple of males that are there to mate with the queen.
  • The ant’s life cycle is comprised of four phases: egg, larva, pupa and adult.
  • Almost every ant is born female. The eggs hatch into small grubs, which grow into a particular caste (most are workers, then soldiers).
  • The queen Bull Ant leaves the nest at night to forage and supplement the food supply for her progeny (baby Bull Ants).
  • The queen may live for several years.

Habits

  • Very aggressive (if a nest is disturbed, there will be a massive retaliatory attack).
  • Bull Ants typically nest outdoors in soil, and under logs and rocks.
  • Located mostly in bushy areas (they seldom enter buildings).
  • They can inflict a very painful sting to humans.
  • The stinger does not remain in the victim, so the Bull Ant can sting repeatedly.
  • They feed on other insects and things such as honeydew from scale insects or plant nectar.
  • Each ant belongs to a specific caste and has a specific job to do (there are worker ants, soldier ants, the queen and the male – who mates with the queen).

ANTS

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TOP SEVEN COMMON PESTS

Our general pest treatment deals with the top SEVEN most common pests around your home in the one visit saving you time, money and keeping your environment safe.

These pests are spiders, cockroaches, silverfish, slaters, clothes moths, earwigs & millipedes.

SEASONS

Tips on what to look out for in spring.

In Canberra, spiders, ants, cockroaches and rodents are found all year-round. The size of the infestation or how often you see them can vary from season to season and at times month to month. In a Canberra spring, as your gardens start to bloom and temperatures start to rise so do the numbers of pests, particularly spiders. You will also notice an increase in ant activity along with earwigs, and as we approach late September early October, bees also become a problem.

Tips on what to look out for in summer.

In Canberra, spiders, ants, cockroaches and rodents are found all year-round. The size of the infestation or how often you see them can vary from season to season and at times month to month. Canberra summers can be very hot, and pests love heat. Spiders are now at their peak along with ants, many cockroaches and in particular wasps. European wasps become a major hazard – If you find a wasp infestation DO NOT approach the nest or attempt to treat yourself.

Tips on what to look out for in autumn.

In Canberra, spiders, ants, cockroaches and rodents are found all year-round. The size of the infestation or how often you see them can vary from season to season and at times month to month. In a Canberra autumn, pests will slowly reduce in numbers as the temperatures cool. This does not mean that your property will be pest free until spring. You can experience a crossover of the most common seasonal pest species, for example along with spiders & ants, European wasps are still common as well as rodents.

Tips on what to look out for in winter.

In Canberra, spiders, ants, cockroaches and rodents are found all year-round. The size of the infestation or how often you see them can vary from season to season and at times month to month. A Canberra winter can be freezing and pests are drawn indoors for many reasons. Mice and rats are by far the most common winter pest. Rodents can be responsible for the spread of disease, and contamination of more food than they eat. They are known to cause house fires after chewing through electrical cables.

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