Carter Pest Control, Pest Library: Ants
HOW TO IDENTIFY ANTS: CARTER PEST CONTROL GUIDE
In order to provide proper pest control, it is wise to clearly identify ants and their nests.
Ants have three distinct body regions; a head, thorax and abdomen. Ants also have a set of antennas that bend in the middle similar to an elbow. Ants live together in large colonies that usually consists of worker ants, drones (reproductive males) and queen ants (some colonies may have several queens within one mound).
The most common ants seen in the Southern Central United States are Fire Ants, Carpenter Ants and Crazy Ants. Review the information below to help you identify ants and their nests around your home.
Since most ant species live in very large colonies and aggressively protect their nest and queen, this can pose a problem when nests appear too close to your home. As a homeowner, take action and contact Carter Pest Control for all your pest control needs.
CARTER PEST CONTROL LOCATES ANTS AROUND YOUR HOME
Ants can be found in a number of places around your Southern Central United States home. Since ants live in large colonies, if you see one in your home, know that it’s not alone.
Fire Ants build large mounds throughout your yard and garden, ruining the aesthetics of your lawn and freshly grown vegetation. Fire Ant bites are extremely painful, similar to a burning sensation, keeping true to their name.
Carpenter Ants can be found nesting in moist wood around your home such as roof eaves, under windows, porches and decks. Although these ants are not as damaging as Termites who consume wood, they are considered “wood destroying insects” and could affect the resale value of your home.
Crazy Ants can be found crawling out of your electrical outlets. They can severely damage your home wires and short-circuit electronics. Crazy Ants are slowly outnumbering other ants because of their ability to resist Fire Ant stings.
Servicing the Southern Central United States, Carter Pest Control will alleviate your pest problems by locating ants and their nests in and around your home.
CARTER PEST CONTROL DISCUSSES ANT SEASON: WHEN IS IT?
Cold weather keeps ants less active but does not completely rid them. Some ant species, such as Fire Ants, do not hibernate and can survive the cold winter months. During the warmer months, ants will start building large mounds throughout lawns and infest gardens. These pests pose an issue as families gather for outside BBQ’s and kids play in the yard. When soil temperatures start to rise during these warmer months, ants will make their way into your home in search of food and water.
This ant season, be prepared and contact Carter Pest Control. Servicing Southern Central United States, Carter Pest Control is dedicated to providing premiere pest control services in and around your home.