Ants In The House: Simple Ways To Get Rid Of Them

June 7, 2013


Got ants in every corner of your house? Get rid of these annoying pests effectively with these handful tips. For a hassle-free treatment, call Go-Forth Pest Control. They have the latest pest prevention methods and friendly team of professionals that are ready to help you today. 

Types Of Common House Ants

Carpentry Ants

  • 1/4 to 1/2 inches long, black in color
  • Like termites, they love chewing on wood to dig tunnels

  • Build their nests inside a house's structural wood

  • Getting indoors to find food and water

Field Ants

  • 4 to 8 mm long, black, brown and red in color 

  • Usually found outdoors

  • Build nests in yards, wooded areas, and fields 

  • They can sting and their stings are painful 

Crazy Ants

  • 1/16 to 1/8 inches long, black and brown in color

  • Travel long distance to look for food 

  • Build nests either on dry or damp sites 

  • Considered as nuisance pests 

Fire Ants

  • 1/8 to 3/8 inches long, red in color 

  • Inflict a fiery pain through their stings 

  • Usually found near foundations of structures and landscaping 

  • Gain access inside buildings and houses through air conditioning units 

European Fire Ants

  • 2.2 to 2.8 mm long, red and light brown in color

  • Most intrusive ants in the world

  • Have multiple queens in their colony 

  • During the warm months, can be found in the garden. During cold months, can be found inside the house 

Now that we've identified the most common types of ants that you'll encounter, let's discuss how to eliminate them. If you've discovered an ant infestation on your property, try your hand at these easy tips to get rid of them for good!

  • Seal off cracks and openings by caulking 

  • Place your food in sealed containers 

  • Practice good housekeeping

  • Clean up food residue and drink spills 

  • Sprinkle diatomaceous earth around areas that ants frequent




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