Ants are one of the most common pests in Florida homes. These tiny insects can quickly become a nuisance, and if not treated properly, can cause serious damage to your home. There are many different types of ants that can invade your home, but there are three that are most common: carpenter ants, fire ants, and pharaoh ants.
Carpenter ants are one of the most destructive types of ants. They get their name from their habit of tunneling through wood to build their nests. This can cause serious damage to your home’s structure. Carpenter ants are reddish-black in color and range in size from 1/4 to 1/2 inch long.
Carpenter ants do not bite humans, but they can cause serious damage to your property. If you suspect that you have a carpenter ant infestation, it is important to contact a pest control professional immediately.
Fire ants are another type of ant that is common in Florida. These ants are red or black in color and range in size from 1/8 to 1/4 inch long. Fire ants are known for their painful sting, which can cause serious reactions in some people. If you are allergic to fire ant stings, it is important to seek medical help immediately.
Pharaoh ants are a type of ant that is often found in homes. These ants are yellow or light brown in color and range in size from 1/16 to 1/8 inch long. Pharaoh ants are known for their sweet tooth, and they will often invade homes in search of food. This can lead to them infesting pantries and kitchens. Pharaoh ants are not known to bite humans, but they do have the ability to bite; though they are not poisonous. Pharaoh ants are difficult to control and eliminate, so it is best to leave this task to professionals before they get out of hand.
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