Ants are one of the number one pests in the United States. Ant control can be difficult, but that doesn't mean it isn't something Stuart's Pest Control can't handle! Below are ants common to the St. Johns County area along with beneficial things for you to know.
Common St. Johns County Ants:
Argentine Ant, Army Ants, Black Ants, Carpenter Ant, Fire Ant, Harvester Ant, Leafcutter Ant, Odorous Ant, Pavement Ant, Pharoah Ant, Queen Ants, Thief Ant, Winged Ant
Invasion Points: Ants enter through the tiniest cracks or holes seeking water or food (especially sweet or greasy) in your kitchen or storage areas.
Finding Food: When ants locate a food soure they leave a trail of pheromones for other ants to follow. You don't want even a single ant getting inside and finding food in your home.
Where They Nest: These pests can nest pretty much anywhere in or around your house. In the lawns, walls, stumps, in the ground under porches, around pools and even under foundations.
Family Size: An ant colony can grow up to 500,000 and a whole colony can speedily relocate if threatened.
Lifespan:Individual worker ants can live seven years while a queen can live up to 15 years.
Hard to Kill: Killing only the ants you see doesn't stop a thriving colony and do it yourself home remedies typically do not account for different types of ant infestations which will require different treatment.
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