Did you know, over 50% of homeowners have stated, ants are their number one concern when it comes to pests. It doesn’t matter what type of ants, people don’t like them and they don’t want them in their house. Here are some things you should know about ants.
Types of Ants
There are more than 300 different species of ants found across the United States. However, the most common are the carpenter, pavement and odorous ants.
Carpenter ants are the most common to invade homes and they are capable of causing quite a bit of harm. Odorous ants are very smelly and another common home invader. Pavement ants are found all over the United States and they are the third most common and to find in your home.
Structures Ants Often Invade
Ants don’t just invade homes. Single family homes are a very common place for ants to invade, but they also invade schools, restaurants, office buildings, nursing homes, college dorms, apartments, condominiums and other structures.
Most Vulnerable Areas to Ants
In and around your home, you have some areas that are more vulnerable than others. The kitchen is by far the most vulnerable due to the food kept there. Bathrooms are next on the list because ants will seek moisture often. Other vulnerable areas include the bedrooms, basement, living rooms, inside walls and even HVAC units.
The Dangers of Ants
Many homeowners don’t understand the full danger of ants. Some can cause painful stings or bites, while others may contaminate your food. You may have an allergic reaction to an ant or you may find that a colony of ants has caused structural damage to your property.
If you think you have been invaded by ants, call a Las Vegas pest control experts immediately before they cause harm to you, your family or your home.