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Greenhead or Green Ants as they are commonly called are a particular species of ant that is quite common around Brisbane homes. Quite often during the warmer summer months we are asked to treat this particular ant. The main reason for concern is that it is an aggressive species of ant that often inflicts a painful sting on humans and pet dogs causing a lot of discomfort and localised swelling.
The ants are quite easy to spot around lawn areas, landscaping, the edge of pathways, etc. They are quite large in size in comparison to most other Black and Brown Ants at around 5.0 to 6.0mm in size. The nests are slightly raised above the surrounding ground and the ants forage away from the nest site in an irregular movement unlike most other ants that tend to track and follow a distinct line or path.
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