There are several species of ants found in New Zealand, including the Argentine ant (Linepithema humile), the common black ant (Monomorium antarcticum), the coastal brown ant (Pheidole megacephala), and the white-footed house ant (Technomyrmex jocosus), among others.
Ants can be found in a variety of habitats in New Zealand, including forests, grasslands, and urban areas. While ants can be beneficial to the environment, helping to control other pests and distributing seeds, some species can also be considered pests when they invade homes and buildings.
If you have an ant infestation in your home, there are several steps you can take to help control the problem. These may include sealing up any cracks or openings where ants may be entering your home, eliminating food and water sources that may be attracting them, and using bait or other treatments specifically designed for ant control. It may also be helpful to consult with a pest control professional who can provide targeted treatments and advice on preventing future infestations