You will generally find Field ants, or Formica ants in lawns and open areas. When mounds are built close to the foundation of a home, the ants can get inside looking for food. The ants are often mistaken for carpenter ants, because they are larger in size, a ½-inch and up. They will bite if the mound is disturbed. The queen lives deep underground. Removing her will destroy the colony, but it can be difficult. Professional pest control can help you find a solution.
There are more than 10,000 species of ants and it’s difficult to know which one you are sharing your home or yards with. Some ants are predatory and feed on termites. Ants can kill your good bugs, very likely to contaminate food and damage your home quicker and more than you could ever realize. Ants come into the home looking for food and water sources, especially when the temperatures dry up the ground water. If ants are showing up in your public spaces one too many times, you probably need to treat the nest to rid the pest. Our Flea Master Expert on Call can quickly identify the ant type, the procedure and treatment accordingly.