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How to Get Rid of Harvester, Carpenter & Crazy Ants in Taos, NM

With the winter months coming to an end and the presence of pests coming up more and more you want to know what you are up against. There are lots of pests that are hiding out during the cold months while others have died off and the eggs left behind are emerging. The warm weather is the top reason most pests are making an appearance. You want to make sure that you are ahead of the game and start to prepare for them and what you should be looking for. One pest that makes its presence well known when the spring and summer settle in are ants. Ants is a very general term that encompasses many species that all have different traits and characteristics. It is a good idea to know what common ants are in the area that you live so you are able to properly identify the problem.

Bugman Pest Control Lists Common Ant Species Identification

Harvester Ants: This is an ant that is common in the area and are usually a red color. They are also just under a half of an inch which is large when it comes to ants. One of the interesting facts about these types of ants is that they tend to build their colony deep in the ground. They are an ant that tend to be more outdoors and you know they are there when you see the large mounds that they tend to build up. They can be a real nuisance around your yard and your property. Harvester ants are an aggressive ant species and will bite leaving a welt on the person. The bite is only a problem if the person has an allergy to it. You want to make sure that your property has been treated for ants before they start to emerge to get ahead of a potential problem.

Carpenter Ants: Carpenter ants are a huge problem and you want to make sure that if this ant species is around your home you have them treated. They are an ant that tend to be black in color or a dark color such as brown or red. They are about a quarter of an inch in length and they are a problem for your home since they invade the wood that is exposed. If  you see any signs of this type of ant you need to call out a pest control company immediately. You can tell they are a carpenter ant by the larger exaggerated mandibles that they use to chew through wood.

Crazy Ants: When you have crazy ants around or in your home you likely will first notice that they are more erratic and crazy with their movements. This is not common in ants that usually stick to a trail that follows the ant in front of them. They are dark in color and tend to be a lot smaller than other ants. They are an ant that carries a bit of a sting when they bite as well.

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