If you find ants making their way into your home or property you’re not alone! There are over 20 different species of ants that are known to dwell in human homes or properties. The number doesn’t seem as large when you consider that there are over 700 species of ants in the U.S. alone, and about 24 species of those are considered pest species. The four most common ant pest species of ants found in the United States are the following.
- Odorous House Ants – They are often found in basements, crawl spaces, or adjacent structures. These ants are named after the strong odor they emit when crushed.
- The Pavement Ant – They are located generally both on the East and West coasts of the United States and it’s named for its proclivity to nest under pavement.
- Fire Ants – Originally from Argentina the fire ant is an invasive predatory species of ant. They are known for being extremely aggressive and are known to attack animals or humans alike if you disturb them.
- Carpenter Ants – Another species of ant found almost in the entire country known for there wood destroying ability. These insects hollow out wood for nesting in which can cause severe property damage.
The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) reports that ants are the number one pest problem that which homeowners contact pest professionals for advice on. If you or someone you know is dealing with an ant problem in the greater Boston area make sure to call a licensed professional like B&B Pest Control today. At B&B Pest Control our team of experienced professionals can handle any pest problem you might have fast, and efficiently. Contact us today to see just how B&B Pest Control can protect your business or home today!
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