The pharaoh ant is extremely small, measuring about 1/16″ in length. It is light yellow to reddish brown in color. This ant is a serious nuisance in hospitals, rest homes, apartment dwellings, hotels, grocery stores, food establishments, and homes.
Fire ants are reddish brown and found in many sizes ranging from 1/8″ to almost 3/8″. Fire ants pose a health risk to anyone venturing into areas where the ants are found. These ants nest in the soil and construct large mounds that are easily seen in lawns and pastures.
The argentine ant is light to dark brown measuring 1/10″. This ant is readily adaptable and can nest in a great variety of situations. Colonies are massive, and may contain hundreds of queens. Their nests are usually located in moist soil, along sidewalks, or beneath boards.
The odorous house ant is about 1/8″ and dark brown in color. It gets its name because when crushed the workers give off a rotten coconut odor. These ants normally nest outdoors under items on the ground, within landscape mulch, beneath loose bark on trees, under ground cover, in potted plants and other suitable voids They are often found invading and nesting in homes.
Did you know that 56% of homeowners have had an ant problem in the last year? Take a look at this infographic from a San Jose exterminator to learn more about ants and find out how you can keep them out of your home!
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Whether you run a Bay Area eatery or own a home in San Jose, in an ideal world, you’d like your 2013 to be as pest free as possible. Who needs mosquitoes nipping at your kids while they sleep, ticks infesting your pets, carpenter ants dancing on your wood floors, and mice and other nasties burrowing through your walls and spreading disease? No one does! Read the entire article.