Ants are a common pest nuisance. Some species such as carpenter and fire ants can be destructive or aggressive. Get the facts and get rid of ’em!

Types of Ants

Get an overview of the types of ants that may be taking up residence in your home. We’ve summarized the most common as destructive, aggressive, or nuisance ants. Destructive Types of Ants Carpenter Ants Next to termites, carpenter ants are one of the most destructive insects in the northwest. Although carpenter ants do not eat wood as termites do, they have powerful jaws and make tunnels in the wood structure of your home. Carpenter ants are so destructive that some … Read More

Ants Nests – How Ants Invade Your Home

One of the most common household annoyances that homeowners come across is ants. They show up at different times every year looking for food, water and a place to call home. Ants are great scavengers, and as they are so tiny, just a crumb to us is a meal to them. They are also very good at sneaking through the tiniest crevice or crack to gain entry into buildings. The hotspots for ants are bathrooms due to the humid, moist … Read More

Thriving Ant Colonies in Warm Weather

As the weather starts to warm up, you may start to notice a more prominent presence of insects that are close to your home. One of the most common household insects this time of year is the ever so familiar house ant. Ant Colonies Ants love warm weather and will find any way they can to get inside of your home. An ant infestation can range anywhere from a small group of a few dozen ants to a highly organized … Read More

The Ants Go Marching On

The Ant Colony Ants are very social and have a unique hierarchy that is used in each ant colony. Ants don’t live to better themselves individually, but to better the entire colony. The fate of an individual ant on its own is very dismal. But as part of an ant colony that works as a group, each ant has a specific role. Working together allows all of the ants to live longer! The colony decides what role each ant plays … Read More

Allegheny Mound Ant

Allegheny Mound Ant Appearance The Allegheny Mound Ant is easily distinguishable due to its striking appearance. Its head and thorax are red-orange, while its abdomen is brown-black. Food Source Allegheny Mound Ants hunt other insects as a source of protein. For sugars, they collect honeydew from aphids and leaf-hoppers, which they cultivate, collect, and protect from predators. Habitat Allegheny Mound Ants are native to most areas of North America. They can most often be found building their colonies in fields, … Read More