Types Of Ants Common In Chandler

Ants are very common pests in Chandler, but not all species present the same issues. Here are the most common types of ants that residents may encounter:

  • Odorous house ants: Perhaps the most iconic ant, the odorous house ant is the one that homeowners are most likely to see in their kitchens and bathrooms. They’re dark brown to black in color and, while they’re mostly a nuisance, they can contaminate food with bacteria like E. coli.
  • Red imported fire ants: These small orange ants are aptly named for their fiery exterior. They typically live outside in mounds and attack when they perceive a threat, leaving people with severe allergic reactions. When they gain entrance into a property, it’s usually through HVAC systems.
  • Carpenter ants: This species of ant is reddish-brown in their appearance and the threat they pose is property damage. Carpenter ants are capable of ruining homes similarly to termites, though they burrow through wood rather than eat it. They attack wood that has been made vulnerable due to fungus or water damage.
  • Pavement ants: Named for the place they like to call home, pavement ants live in the cracks in driveways and sidewalks and are searching for sweets and protein to eat.

For complete ant control, contact Green Home Pest Control today.