It isn't a secret that the majority of homeowners will experience an ant infestation at some point during the time that they own or rent their home. Ants can be more than challenging to remove if they find their way into your home. However, getting a better understanding of how their colonies work and operate will help you with creating a successful elimination strategy.

When do-it-yourself pest control isn't enough, it's always best to contact a professional. Terminix knows excatly how ants behave and know how to eliminate any ant problems you may be experiencing. Get your free quote today!

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Ants have become the primary pest infesting homes in recent years and are usually very difficult to control.  Successful control of ant infestations takes some skill that is gained through knowledge of ant behavior and experience in dealing with ants.

ants are a common pest that affect most american households. here is what you should know:

facts, identification, & control

ant control can be difficult, but there are some things that you should know about how ants' behavior can affect you and your home
  • Entry:  Ants can enter through even the tiniest cracks, seeking water or sweet and greasy substances in the kitchen pantry or storeroom areas.
  • Scent Trails: Ants leave an invisible chemical trail which contains pheromones for others to follow once they locate the food source
  • Nest Locations: They can nest about anywhere in and around your home; in walls, lawns, stumps, even under foundations
  • Colony Size:  Colonies can number up to 300,000 to 500,000, and whole colonies can uproot and move quickly when threatened.
  • Colony Lifetime:  A colony can live a relatively long lifetime.  Worker ants may live seven years, and the queen may live as long as 15 years.
  • Do-it-yourself-ineffectiveness:  Most do-it yourself ant control approaches kill only the ants you see.  Some truly effective treatments can penetrate and destroy nests to help prevent these pests from returning.  Also, home remedies don't account for the fact that different kinds of ant infestations re-quire different treatments.

types of ants

Want to learn more about the types of ants that are typically found in your region of the country?

Get started with the list below:

  • acrobat ant
  • ALLEGHENY MOUND ANT
  • ARGENTINE ANt
  • BIG-HEADED ANT
  • CARPENTER ANT
  • CITRONELLA ANT
  • CRAZY ANT
  • FIELD ANT
  • FIRE ANT
  • GHOST ANT
  • acrobat ant
  • LITTLE BLACK ANT
  • MOISTURE ANT
  • ODOROUS HOUSE ANT
  • PAVEMENT ANT
  • PHAROH ANT
  • TEXAS LEAF CUTTER ANT
  • THIEF ANT
  • VELVETY TREE ANT
  • WHITE-FOOTED ANT

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