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pesky ants

Bees have begun buzzing around, flowers are springing from the ground ... and ants have decided to start picnicking in your kitchen – spring has arrived! Ants currently hold the prized #1 position as the top nuisance pest in the United States. Thus, it is very likely that you may encounter ants in your home at some point this spring and into the summer. While there are over 50 species of ants that may infest homes, there are a few in particular that are common invaders. A few of the typical home invading ants you could run into are the odorous house ant, carpenter ant, and red imported fire ant among several other species. Contact us today to provide a detailed assessment and to protect your property.

Odorous House Ant
odorous house antThe odorous house ant is one of the most commonly encountered ant species in homes. They typically nest indoors and are attracted to sweets. They are a medium-sized ant species, about 1/10" long and brown-dark brown in color. They have a distinct musty odor when crushed, hence the name odorous house ant. These ants have large colonies and even have multiple queens in a colony. This can cause problems if the colony gets disturbed because a queen can take off with some workers and spread the colony throughout your home.

Carpenter Ant
Carpenter AntCarpenter ants are a large species, ranging from a quarter to half-an-inch in length. A common misconception is that they eat wood; however, they do not feed on wood, but rather protein and sugary sources. They can be problematic indoors, especially in wood that has a high moisture content, because they will excavate inside wood to form their galleries and tunnels for nesting. Give us a call to assess any damaged wood and to evaluate any suspicious ant  activity.

Red Imported Fire Ant
Red Importaed Fire AntThe red imported fi re ant is a common ant species encountered in the Southeastern US. Most people are familiar with this ant species because its sting packs a powerful punch that is not easily forgotten. Red imported fire ants typically reside outdoors and build visible mounds above ground in open areas with a lot of sunlight. These ants are small, with the worker ants varying in size from 1/16-3/16" and are reddish-brown in color.

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