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3 Common Ants Found Near Homes April 19, 2019

12, Putnam
3 Common Ants Found Near Homes, 12, Tennessee

While they might seem relatively harmless, finding ants in your home can become a real nuisance fast. Whether you’re reluctant to make a sugary snack or head out to your patio, you need some professional ant control to take back your daily routine. If you see any of the following ant species crawling around your house, it’s time to take action.

3 Ant Control Targets to Look for Around the House

1. Pavement Ants

Since these pests are most likely seen on driveways, sidewalks, or patios, it’s easy for them to make the short trip into your home. While they normally rest in these outdoor places, they will head indoors to look for sugar, grease, or meat. This species is known to be aggressive—in fact, they will fight each other to the death, and spring and summer are their most active seasons.

2. Odorous House Ants

ant controlOften seen crawling on counters or floorboards, these dark brown or black pests are attracted to the smell of sugary foods and dead insects. Other times, they’re driven indoors by the rain. However tempting, it’s best to call a professional exterminator instead of using vigilante ant control by smashing these critters. Some liken the resulting smell to blue cheese, while others think it’s closer to rotting fruit. 

3. Carpenter Ants

These dark brown or black insects are one of the largest ant species in the country. As you might surmise, they like to bore holes into wood, but not for the same reason as termites. Instead of eating decaying wood, they make holes in which to lay their eggs, leaving sawdust in their wake. Carpenter ants can be found inside wooden decks, sheds, or door frames, and their carpentry can do significant structural damage to your home.

 

If you believe any of these ants are hanging around your property, get in touch with Central Tennessee Termite & Pest Control to schedule an ant control appointment. They have over 20 years of experience serving homes and businesses in central Tennessee and southern Kentucky, and they’ll get to the bottom of your pest problem with tact and efficiency—with 24-hour service if needed. In addition to ant control, they also get rid of termites, roaches, spiders, and rodents. To learn more, visit the website or call (931) 526-2033 to ask how they can help you.

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