There are over 10,000 species of ants, 50 house infesting. Ants come in many shapes , sizes and can be found almost everywhere, usually lots of them in an area. They are amazing creatures to watch, but you don't want them in or around your house, especially the carpenter ants or fire ants. Did you know ants can lift over 20 times their own body weight? If humans were able to do that, a 200 pound man would be able to lift 4,000 pounds! That's 2 tons!
Ants and termites are often confused. There are three characteristics that differentiate them.
- The waist of a termite is thick vs. an ant, which is thin.
- Wings of termites are equal in size whereas an ant has different size wings.
- The antennae of termites are straight. An ant's are elbowed.
HomeTeam's technicians will identify the species of ant that is pestering you. With that information, we can treat the area and help you get rid of the pests. If you are a current customer, please inform your technician at the next regular scheduled service. If you aren't a customer yet, give us a call and we'll be happy to schedule an appointment.
Contact the branch office nearest you to find out how you can help control ants on your property.