If you have ever come down to the kitchen in the morning to find a line of ants walking across the counter you know that it can be a terrible damper on the day. Ants are so small and willing to travel to find the food and water they want, they can take over a kitchen quickly. The smallest morsels of food can be a feast to a colony of ants. A-Tex Pest Management list the most common ants found in Greater Austin, TX to help you identify them.
The carpenter ant is one of the most common ants that are found in the state of Texas. They will tunnel through wood that is dead or damp and build a nest inside. They don’t eat the wood but move it out to make room. They can be found tunneling through patios and decks and even making their way into a home to feed. They tend to feed on insects that have died but are not opposed to feeding on food and crumbs in your home. You can identify this ant by their small black body and the colony will have winged adults as well.
Red Imported Fire Ants
These ants are a very small ant and like most colonies protect the queen. They are a reddish brown color and have been known to have a painful bite that feels a lot like a burning sensation. These ants are quite aggressive and if you too close to where they are working they will work as a group to attack. Most people don’t leave with a single bite but with several. They feed on anything from plants to other insects which means that your home is not out of the question.
Pavement ants are most usually found outside around the sidewalks and concrete driveways. They are aggressive even towards other colonies of pavement ants and will go to war to protect their turf. They are usually a black or brown color with their legs much lighter.
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Ants can cause an uproar in a home when they start to makes lines across the counter or build mounds in your yard. If you decide to take care of the ant infestation yourself you may do more harm than good. If you treat the ants that you can see, you are not going to eliminate the problem. You have to get to the queen in order to stop the workers from looking for food. A-Tex Pest Management offers full service pest control services that also includes ant control. Call us to schedule an appointment today!