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Our professional removal services can help you eliminate coastal brown ants, a common pest species in Western Australia. There are two types of worker ants: minor workers and major or soldier ants, and although they don’t sting, they can be a nuisance when searching for food in your home or garden. They have a varied diet but are particularly drawn to sweet and animal-based foods.


Coastal brown ants are light brown ants with shiny dark brown abdomens. They are small, with minor workers measuring 2-3mm and significant ants measuring 3.5-4.5mm in length.

Only one per cent of the population are non-aggressive major ants with oversized heads that use strong jaws to break down food without emitting an odour when crushed.

Let our professional removal services help eradicate coastal brown ants from your property.

Coastal brown ants have a versatile nesting habitat. They can settle in disturbed soils, flowerbeds, and beneath objects such as bricks, flowerpots, and cement slabs. They can also be found near trees, water pipes, walkways, and areas where the soil has been recently moved.

Even with proper lawn maintenance, infestations can still occur, and it’s not uncommon to spot these ants near the edges where the lawn meets the walkway. In addition, these pests can spread rapidly to other areas and establish new nests.

The life cycle of coastal brown ants consists of four stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult, as with other ant species. The queen ants can lay up to 290 eggs per month, usually taking two to four weeks to hatch.

Upon hatching, the eggs transform into legless white larvae, which are cared for by worker ants. After a month, the larvae enter the pupa stage, from which adult workers emerge within 10 to 20 days.

Signs and Risks of Coastal Brown Ants

If you are wondering whether you have coastal brown ants, you can spot them by searching for small holes and dirt piles in your yard or home, especially near your pet’s food. A distinctive indicator of coastal brown ants is seeing ants of two different sizes on the same food source.

While coastal brown ants are not a threat to your property or health, they can still cause annoyance and unattractiveness. They may invade various areas of your living space, including your kitchen, bathroom, and driveway, making your home look unclean and unpleasant for visitors.

Choose Tom’s Pest Control in Canberra for Effective Coastal Brown Ants Removal

At Tom’s Pest Control Canberra, we possess the necessary skills and expertise to eradicate any ant infestations on your property. Our team of professionals is adept at identifying the type of ant infestation and selecting the appropriate treatment method to stop it.

Our experts employ effective methods such as bait, traps, and other control techniques to remove these pests quickly and safely. Regardless of the type of ants you are dealing with in your home or business, we can help you.

In addition to resolving your current ant problem, we are committed to preventing future infestations. Therefore, we offer helpful tips on keeping ants at bay and advice on the necessary steps to take to prevent their return.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are coastal brown ants invasive?

Yes, coastal brown ants are considered an invasive species in many parts of the world. Unfortunately, it includes Australia, where they have caused ecological damage by displacing native ant species.

Where do coastal brown ants live?

Coastal brown ants are a significant nuisance ant species in Western Australia. They are often seen in lawns and brick paving, which they tend to undermine. However, they are also common in urban and agricultural areas throughout the eastern seaboard of Australia, Darwin, Perth, and some inland towns.

How can I prevent coastal brown ants from entering my property?

Keep all food and water sources sealed and cleaned up to prevent coastal brown ants from entering your property. Seal any cracks or openings in your walls, foundation, or doors to prevent ants from entering. Additionally, consider installing ant-proof barriers around the perimeter of your property.