Ant infestations are one of the most common pest problems reported in South Carolina, and there are multiple species known to be active in this region. Some ant colonies can have millions of individual ants living in them! At Bugs Out Pest Control, we know how overwhelming an ant infestation in your home or business can be, and we take many phone calls from customers inquiring about the types of ants they’re seeing on their property. For that reason, we’ve compiled a list of the most common ants we get calls for and what you should know about them.
Carpenter ants are the largest ant you’ll find in your Georgia home. At ¼-½ an inch in length, these ants are hard to miss. Carpenter ants can be entirely black or have a mixture of dark red and black, depending on the species. These ants have a single node between their thorax and abdomen and antenna that are long and thin. Some facts about carpenter ants include:
Pharaoh ants are an extremely tiny ant at only 1/16 of an inch in length. They are mostly tan and have antenna that have an elbow in them. Pharaoh ants have two nodes between their abdomen and thorax–not that you’ll notice these features, being that pharaoh ants are so small. Things to know about pharaoh ants include:
Crazy ants, also referred to as Rasberry ants or tawny crazy ants, are twice as big as pharaoh ants at ⅛ of an inch. If you’re able to see one of these ants up close, you’ll notice that it is brownish-red with light-colored bands on its abdomen and that they have a single node between the abdomen and thorax. Crazy ants are considered pests because:
Argentine ants are a light to dark brown and range from ⅛–1/12 of an inch. These ants have a single node between their abdomen and thorax and only a slight elbow in their antennae. Some facts about Argentine ants include:
If you live in our Georgia service area, schedule a free inspection to determine what ants you have, and let the Bugs Out Pest Control ant experts design a pest plan to deal specifically with your problem. We know how frustrating these pests can be.
You can be sure that we will work quickly and safely to solve your ant issue, guaranteed.
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