Coming in different sizes, nesting locations, behavior, and food preferences, the ants are social insects that thrive in a wide array of outdoor and indoor environments. It can be said beyond any doubt that these insects are the most common and most irritating household invaders of the planet. Because of their massively spread colonies and the potential for different nesting sites, it is tricky to control the ants.
Irrespective of their species, these following physical attributes will help in identifying the ants.All types of ants have three body languages (the head, thorax, and abdomen), the reproductive membranes, and a pair of bent antennae. Only the males and queens have their wings. Here are some of the most common ant species that invade our homes, yards, and business areas in Phoenix.
These are shiny dark brown or black. The Argentine ants move in wide trails and travel to the sides of the trees, buildings, through the utility lines and fences while looking for food. They are known for their different nesting sites and huge colonies. These ants are extremely difficult to control.
The pavement ants are small in shape and they range in colors from black to dark brown. They feed on almost anything and everything. You can get their names from their favorite nesting locations since they reside on the sidewalks and along the pavements.
The harvester ants are almost ¼ th or ½ inch long and they come in colors like black, brown, and red.Different species also have long hairs present on the underside of the heads.This is what offers them a beard-like appearance. The ants harvest the seeds for feeding their colony and this is why they have such a name.
Most of the species of the household-invading ants (which also includes the pavement ants) are known to be nuisance pests and they don't pose any significant threat to people or properties. However, some species can cause a lot of damage and present more threats to the building structures and people. For instance, the harvester ants cause damage to the lawns, remove all sorts of grass and vegetation from the different areas around the nests, thus, causing unsightly bare patches in the yard. Not only they are considered to be dangerous and damaging pests, but also Argentine ants thrive in areas of moisture. If the Argentine ants are nesting in your home then there can be underlying moisture issues in your home. This can be dangerous.
Whatever the species is,the ants must not live in or around your home because they will contaminate your food and spread bacteria into the surface of the house.
First of all, you have to know that ants work together to care for the colony. Every time they find a food source on the premises of your home, they tend to travel back and forth from their nesting place to collect and store food. Also, ants feed on a wide array of things that include vegetables, sweet liquids, meats, cheese fruits,and grease as well. All the food choices are the elements that are thrown away in the trash cans, compost bins, gardens, pet food bowls, outdoor eating areas,and these wastes are mostly found in the yards of the houses.
After they are drawn to the attractants, it is only a matter of time before the ants find their way inside. Once they are on your property, they will find a way inside your home,outbuildings, and garages while seeking new food sources. Along with the food,ants will also move inside your house if the weather conditions are not suitable. Weathers like extreme heat, dry, wet, or cold weather conditions will drive the ants to take shelter indoors.
With Agro Pest Control at your service, we have got certified professionals who understand that ants and other different household pests are tough to deal with. Rest assured that we are experienced in eradicating all sorts of pest problems throughout the Phoenix area, Arizona. We are here to protect you and your properties. We offer professional ant control services and with our expert professionals, you can trust that all the ant problems will be eliminated from your property and never return.
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