Ghost ants in Florida

Taking the bait

Ghost ants get their common name from the fact that they are very hard to see due to their pale color and tiny size. They are a tropical species, probably of African or Asian origin. In the United States, ghost ants are found primarily in central and southern Florida and Hawaii.

Ghost Ants look like tiny, white apparitions who suddenly appear and seem to disappear just as quickly. They are found both inside and outside. They may be found in kitchens and bathrooms as they are seeking moisture., the Ghost Ant is also known in some areas as the Black-Headed Ant.

Ghost Ant colonies tend to be moderate-to-large in size with multiple queens. They are very flexible and adaptable to nesting locations. Outside, they may be located under bark, bases of plant pots, under tufts of grass. Inside, they may be found in spaces between baseboards or cabinetry. There may be several sub units of Ghost Ant colonies, with multiple queens.

Ghost Ants tend to forage in a random pattern, so that feeding trails may be more difficult to recognize. These Ants have a high need for water and may be commonly found in or around kitchens, baths, or other moisture sources.

So if those tiny ghost like ants are driving you crazy and you never seem to get rid of them, then it’s time to call Beach environmental for a free inspection.