Odorous House Ants
These little guys are the most common household ant pest in the U.S. They have an incredible sweet tooth and love to nest indoors under sinks, mats and appliances. Outside, odorous house ants will hide under trashcans, plant pots and rocks. They love to eat dead insects and spiders, but again, their favorite thing is anything sweet. If you ever happen to squish one of these brown or blackish ants, they actually do have an odor, much like bleu cheese. Some people say they smell like rotten coconut, though! Either way, the odor is a defense mechanism against their predators, and when they are under attack, they spray and scatter. Odorous house ants live in colonies with workers and queens. They like to nest near warm areas, water sources or in insulation.
Velvety Tree Ants
When it comes to these ants, it is best to contact us, as velvet tree ants can be aggressive by nature. Like the smell of house ants, velvet tree ants give off an unpleasant odor when defending themselves. They love to eat sweets and can nest in wetlands, but they are very fond of trees. Velvet tree ants are known to climb into houses through tree branches that touch the house. These guys bite so be careful!
Carpenter ants are exactly what their name implies: They are carpenters and love to dig wood. Carpenter ants can grow to over an inch, they are black and nocturnal (sly man!). These pests penetrate decaying wood and soil, creating systems and structures for their homes that destroy the integrity of the material they excavate. This includes window sills, wooden decks, roofs and more. Their destructive nature can be mistaken for termites. It should be noted that they do not stray too far from the nest; some carpenter ants around the house may not be useful for picking up the phone, but if they are congregating indoors, chances are that their nest has developed in your home. It is time to summon Economic Pests!
Getting rid of Argentine ants on your own is difficult, so be sure to contact us to help you deal with this invasive pest. You may be the most invasive ant in the world. They are brown and territorial; even angry and forced other ants out of the nest. Argentinean ants nest in dark and damp areas, like velvet ants. However, these guys will make a cozy little home in your home when it’s cold outside. They can penetrate the smallest gaps and love to eat sweets. Argentine ants can bite, and although they are not poisonous, their bites can cause burning and itching. If you are still being bitten by an Argentinian ant, wash the bitten area, avoid scratching it, and try an antihistamine or calamine lotion on the spot.
Watch out for the little orange ants that like to stay indoors. Pharaoh ants build their nests in kitchens, bathrooms, and damp places that are hard to reach. Unlike their ant cousins, they eat most foods, especially fatty and fatty foods. They also like to eat pet food and make it very rough, they like to eat open wounds on pets and humans, and are known to spread bacteria such as staph. It’s hard to get rid of pharaoh ants on your own. Economical pest control has been dealing with pharaoh ant problems for decades and is happy to come to your home or business to control and prevent these nasty pests!
Fire ants are named after the feeling you feel when someone bites you – this is a burning sensation, and fire ants love to bite anyone or anything they are protecting. Fire ants are reddish brown in color and nest outdoors. They build their nests on dry soil and you will see crater-like mounds around your garden, with holes at the top where they enter and exit. Fire ants like to eat sweet and oily and fatty foods and eat as a group of small animals and birds (fire ant stings are poisonous to small animals). If you are still being bitten by fire ants, wash the area and try an aloe cream or hydrocortisone to soothe the burn. If you are allergic to fire ant bites, call or see a doctor as soon as possible.
The acrobatic ants get their common name because of their ability to acrobatically lift their stomachs over their chests and heads, especially when they are anxious. Compared to other ant species, acrobatic ants are just a minor annoyance. However, when their colony is disturbed, acrobatic ants can sometimes bite. There are several species of these light brown to black ants in the United States, even at altitudes of up to 8,000 feet.
Combined are urban pests. They don’t attack houses or buildings, but the other way around. nest in mounds, which may be covered in gravel, charcoal, or even bits of dead vegetation used to store heat. When these ants go out to eat, they leave the nest one by one and go in different directions. The name of the combination comes from its habit of removing vegetation when collecting seeds, resulting in large spots on vegetation and lawns. Harvesters can be aggressive in defending their nests, producing bee-like stings, and these ants will have long and protracted wars with other colonies. Combination ant treatment should be carried out by a trained and licensed pest control specialist due to the aggressiveness of these ants. If you suspect you have an ant harvester, contact Budget Pest Control and our friendly technicians will definitely identify you before appropriate action is taken.
Longhorn Crazy Ants
Longhorn mad ants are opportunistic scavengers that feed on a variety of products, including live and dead insects, seeds, fruits, and honeydew. Feeders can invade homes in search of food and moisture, especially in the fall and cooler winters when natural food sources are scarce. The long-lived mad ant is not from the United States. It is a tropical species with a wide population found throughout most of the United States. In southern states with tropical or subtropical climates, infection can occur both indoors and outdoors. Crazy longhorn ants are more common indoors in northern states, which have a temperate climate. Longhorn mad ants do not pose a health threat, but if they enter a building, they can become a nuisance. If you see a mad longhorn ant, contact a pest specialist immediately to discuss a proper ant control course. To prevent Longhorn mad ants, it is important to seal all possible entry points around the home, including small openings and cracks in doors and windows. Cut vegetation away from the house to prevent walking paths inside. Spilled food and other potential attractants should be cleaned up as soon as possible to avoid attracting crazy ants.
Also known by many other names such as hay ants, red ants, and tree ants, the field ant gets its name from its love of outdoor nests. These ants can usually be found in fields, parks, gardens, and lawns that build nests in the ground. Most species of field ants form clearly visible mounds with the soil they dig underground when building their nests. Field ants are the largest ant genus in northern Mexico. Read on to learn more about these pets and what to do if you find ants in your home.