Ants Spring has sprung! With the warmth comes the Ant from their long winter break. They resurface from the rocks and its vicinities especially from the trees. They live in colonies and rarely travel alone. These are common types of Ants: 1) Orordous House Ants, most commonly nest outdoors under mulch, stones and under objects. They are attracted to honey and other sweets left unattended, be it in your homes and other traveled areas. 2) Fire Ants can be identified by their Reddish-Brown color. This specie becomes aggressive when their nests are disturbed. They prefer nesting outdoors but often enter buildings during late summer in search of food and water. 3) Pharoah Ants are small yellow or light brown insects, notorious for being a major indoor nuisance. They eat food of all types especially sweets left exposed. They also eat other insects and nests both indoors and outdoors. 4) Little Black Ants have a shinny-black color. They are scavengers and will consume anything from bird droppings to dead insects. While these black ants are tame they can still defend their colonies with the use of their powerful jaws. 5) Carpenter Ants nest in hollow trunks and branches of trees but also make their homes in hollow doors, boxes and in the walls and ceilings of buildings. They are generally large and maybe solid black, brown or a combination of black and orange. This type of ants has proven to be a nightmare to home owners who have seen their property damage escalated into thousands of hard earned dollars. Carpenter ants do not eat wood for food. Instead, they chip out wood for the sole purpose of nesting in the walls, beams, sills and joists in the building, thus weakening the structure of your property.
In general, ants maybe a challenge to identify so it is best to enlist the help of a Pest Management Professional. Call us at Citi Termite Control and we will guide you to controlling them using an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach.
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