Choosing a treatment option
Ant management is complex. A single treatment product is not suitable for all ants in all situations. And even more frustratingly, treatments that work in one location don't work in other locations. Click on the shaded boxes in the matrix below (which is based on the case studies of best practice ant management) to identify a solution for your problem ant!
If your problem species is not one of the worst 5, there is little management information available, so as well as working through the flow chart, read about managing other ants.
|open area||forested / densely wooded area||residential area||agricultural / livestock area||near open water / rivers / streams||conservation area|
|yellow crazy ant|
|little fire ant|
|African big-headed ant|
|red imported fire ant|