Ants in particular start to make guest appearances in homes and commercial building. kitchen counter or on the floor below.Finding the most effective treatment for ants depends on the specific types invading homes. Each species has different behaviors, preferences in food, and remedies that will be effective in keeping them out of homes and commercial business buildings.Some ants are specific to region.
Certain ants, for example fire ants and harvester ants, attract our attention because they can sting people and animals. Some, like carpenter ants, are important because they damage building materials. And some ants only become pests when they enter homes in search of food and water.
The last group of ants usually causes no structural damage, and pose little health risk, but are important because of their numbers alone. These are the house-invading ants, nuisance ants or simply house ants. Common house ant species are: odorous house ant, Argentine ant, pharaoh ant and a few other species.
Most ants that invade homes are yellow, red, brown or black in color, constricted at the waist, and 1/8-1/4″ long. If you find ants that are larger than about 3/8″ you’ve probably found carpenter ants. You may also occasionally see ants with wings, these are the so called “reproductives”.