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This species prefers damp areas which explains why they are commonly seen on balconies. They nest in damp timber and each nest has a queen. To find food one of the ants leaves traces for the rest to follow. The main food consists of excrement from aphids but even sap, pollen and insects.

How to avoid them:

  • Clean properly after consuming sweet food
  • Avoid vegetation close to properties
  • Outer walls must be intact without cracks, if not, we can help you to seal them
  • Clean ant traces

Suitable treatments: placement of ant bait stations (these you can order here) and chemical treatments.