The ability of the nest to bud or split off from the main site causes huge problems in pest control as, if 99% reduction occurs these ants will quickly re-collonise old areas and spread to new previously uninfected ones.
Tropical ants generally feed on anything and, because of their small size can survive on limited food supplies.
Tropical ants carry disease and, as they usually are found in hospitals and will gain access to almost anywhere this causes serious issues.
Control of these insects is possible however a systematic and thorough approach needs to be maintained throughout.
Treatment for tropical ants will be neither short in duration or inexpensive.