Green Ants also known as the Green Headed Ant – Rhytidoponera metallica
• Dark, metallic colouration varying from a green-blue to a green-purple sheen. Typically, they reach 5-6mm in length.
• Found in lawns, nesting in the soil as well as under rocks and logs. Their nests can often go unnoticed until someone steps on the nest and gets stung.
• The sting can be painful and in some humans can cause an allergic reaction. Multiple stings could lead to anaphylactic shock.
Green Ant Treatments
Green ants (or Green-headed ants) can deliver a very painful sting, that can itch for days afterwards. More seriously, some people suffer life-threatening allergic reactions that require immediate medical attention. If you have Green-headed ants in your lawn, you should certainly take action, especially if children or pets are around.
Our Green-headed ant control programs involve treating the affected area with a non-repellent spray, which is very effective in controlling the colony. Once your property is clear of Green-headed ants, it should remain clear for a number of months. Frontline Pest Management are pleased to offer a 3 months free service period.
However, with the likelihood that neighbouring properties also have Green-headed ant infestations, treatments once or twice a year may be required to keep your property ant-free.