There are dozens of types of ants in this area but only 5 or 6 types normally invade structures in this area. They are;
Carpenter ants – Large normally black ants 1/8 to 3/4 inch long. Nest in wood or voids, normal habitat hollow trees but will nest in homes, normally in or near rotting wood.
Odorous House ants- Small brownish-black ants 1/12 to 1/8 inch long. May nest indoors or outside, nest can be very large and can contain numerous queens. This is the ant you see trailing around your foundation and in your mulch beds.
Pavement ants- Small blackish-brown ant 1/8 to 1/6 inch long. Normally nests outdoors under stones or rocks but is also fond of sidewalks, patios, slabs on grade.
Acrobat ants- Small black ants which like to nest in rotting or decayed wood.
Pharoah Ant- Very tiny yellowish to reddish-brown ants 1/15 to 1/12 inch. Has multiple queens in nest and can be very difficult to treat. If treated with standard pesticides the colony normally splits into several colonies and control will take longer to occur.
It is important when dealing with these ant problems to have a proper ID of what we are treating for so we can find the best solution for solving the problem. Some of these ants can be treated once and the problem will not reoccur for a long time. Other types of infestations may take ongoing services to keep them from reinfesting.
Remember all of these ants are naturally occurring in the surrounding areas. That means they can re-infest from the surrounding areas.
Let us inspect and come up with a plan to keep them outside where they belong.
Give us a call at 502-459-7372 or contact us through this site to get rid of these unwanted guests.
Let us handle your ant problem, contact us or call us at (502) 459-7372.