Ghost Ant – Tapinoma melanocephalum
Tiny ants, the workers are 2mm long and have a pale, almost translucent abdomen and legs, hence the name. The head and thorax are a deep brown colour.
• Colonies are generally located outside but may set up home inside. Ghost Ants have a preference for warmth and high moisture and their trails often lead to sinks, baths, toilets and showers.
• The nests are frequently located within wall voids, behind skirting boards, or in potted plant soil. Workers run rapidly and erratically, trailing along edges and corners.
• This ant’s love of sugary substances leads them to attacking any sugary items such as cakes, chocolate, sugar etc.