Inch ants are one of the oldest ant groups and have very wasp-like bodies. They don’t lay down scent trails or travel in lines. They have small colonies, with a few hundred or at most a few thousand ants. If you’re unsure if you have an inch ant around your home, use this helpful guide from the South Australian Government to help you identify the ant.
Where do inch ants live?
While inch ant fossils have been found around the globe and dating back 50 million years, they are now only found in Australia.
What to do if you're bitten by an inch ant.
How to live with inch ants in and around Adelaide
- Educate children and others about the risks of Inch Ants and show them what the ants and their nests looks like compared to other ants.
- Wear heavy clothing such as boots and gloves when gardening.
- Some people prefer to remove nests to reduce the risk of stings. Seek professional advice on how to remove the nests/kills the ants if necessary.