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Argentine Ants

May 12, 2017

General Info: Argentine ant colonies can grow to monumental size. A single colony can contain several hundred thousand workers. These dark brown-black ants give off a musty odor when squished

  • Length:   1/16″ – 1/4″
  • Region Found:   Across the country
  • Residential Location:   Anywhere with water and a food source
  • Random/Interesting Fact:   They are native to Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay and were probably introduced to New Orleans via coffee ships from Brazil in the late 1800’s.
  • Identification: The body varies from light to dark brown.They have no stinger, but they will bite if provoked.  Workers do emit a stale greasy or musty odor when crushed.

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