Ant Infestations: Facts Every Homeowner Should Know
June 14, 2021
By Hawx Pest Control
You know the drill: one day, you spot an ant or two roaming around your kitchen or bathroom, and the next day it seems like the whole colony has moved in. That’s because ants are very social creatures. One ant will venture into your home, deem it a good place to live, and the rest will follow soon after.
These are the common summer ants you might find:
Fire ants are an aggressive ant breed that will sting both humans and animals when they feel threatened or are hunting. They typically make their homes in hot and sunny areas, so if you’re planning an outdoor picnic, lay your blanket under the shade of a tree to avoid the wrath of fire ants.
Like their name alludes to, carpenter ants like to make their homes in wood, typically the damp or decaying wood of a home. They’re most commonly found in homes with preexisting moisture or water damage issues.
As they build their nests, they dig tunnels through wood beams, causing significant aesthetic damage and, more importantly, structural damage to your home.
Pharaoh ants are a major problem in the US. They not only have the unique ability to get into everything, but they also transmit a wide variety of diseases. Additionally, the incorrect use of pesticides to treat pharaoh ants can cause the colony to split in two, potentially doubling the population.
If you’ve noticed a few ants scoping your house out as a new potential nest, don’t hesitate to contact our team of professionals right away. The faster we can get to you, the less likely you are to encounter a full infestation, and we can prevent some serious damage to your home. Visit our website or give us a call at (888) 372-9514 for more information!